Southington Community Cultural Arts Center (SoCCA) located in the historic Gura Building creates a welcoming environment... Read More
Our multifaceted Art Program provides creative skills training to improve the quality of life for intellectually disabled adults. Read More
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View art, hear live music and participate in interactive events. SoCCA regularly presents a wide of array of performance and visual artists plus exclusive happenings. Stop in often as exhibits rotate monthly. Read More
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SoCCA Opens Gift Gallery June 3, 2020
SoCCA is happy to announce that we will be opening our Artisans’ Gift Gallery on June 3rd. We will be following all state and local policies and procedures to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 Virus. We welcome you to visit our gift gallery knowing that ALL will be safe during your visit.
• All staff will be wearing masks and ask all visitors to do the same.
• Floors are marked with “safe distancing” areas and traffic patterns
• Automatic hand sanitizers are mounted entry points.
• The entire building has been deep cleaned and sanitized from top to bottom.
• All door handles and community spaces will be continually kept clean.
• Welcoming only two visitors at a time, and the Hopko gallery is open for those waiting to enter.
As we begin to offer virtual Art Classes online, the pottery studio will be opening in the near future. Open studio time will be available to four experienced participants at a time for hand building or throwing on the wheel.
Our new hours for the store are Wednesday-Friday 12-5:00 and Saturday 12-3:00.
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks concerning our virtual online classes and open studio time in the Pottery Studio. We look forward to getting back to a new normal. In the mean time, stay tuned to our YouTube channel HERE: for creative at home projects and messages from our staff.
If you need to contact us: Regarding administration, classes and gallery; 860.276.1581 or, firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding Clay Studio work/sessions, Robert Riggs - 860.329.5780
Regarding Access Program, Lauri MacLean - 631.332.9768. or, Maclean.email@example.com
Your Friends at SoCCA
SoCCA and SACA Arts Scholarship Awarded to Southington Resident Making Face Shields.
SoCCA and SACA (Southington Arts and Crafts Association) have awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Southington resident Nik Thomson, a recent Syracuse University graduate who studied industrial and business design.
While quarantined, Thomson has been producing much-needed face shields for various hospitals and companies through the use of a 3D printer. SoCCA Executive Director Mary DeCroce shared that Thomson will use the funding to purchase upgraded 3D printers and materials to more quickly produce and distribute the plastic shields. View printing HERE:
According to SoCCA Executive Director Mary DeCroce and President of SACA Bob Rembish, their Arts scholarship for a Southington High School student pursuing further study in the arts, did not receive any applications this year partly due to the Covid-19 shutdown of schools. When they found out what this young Southington artist was doing with his talent and education in the arts, they decided that Nik would be the perfect recipient. “Nik is using his industrial arts background and his artistic talents to fulfill a dire need for face shields for our medical workers and both Bob and I are excited to help him attain his goals and at the same time help our local hospitals,” said DeCroce. Check out this LOT of masks!
SoCCA and SACA have partnered over the years with scholarship monies to assist and support young artists, each giving $1,000 toward the $2,000 scholarship. DeCroce stated that both SoCCA and SACA members “were very excited to award their Arts scholarship funding to Thomson for this worthy cause.”
Thomson is the son of local residents Diann and Bill Thomson. View photos of the project HERE:
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