May 30, 2019

The members of the East Hampton Arts & Culture Commission (EHACC) were thrilled to award this year's EHACC Capstone Grant of $200 to East Hampton High School Senior Isabella DelOrfano. Isabella used the funds to purchase supplies to design and sew her own prom dress. E...

May 30, 2019

During the recent East Hampton Art Association (EHAA) art show, members of the East Hampton Arts& Culture Commission (EHACC) purchased two pieces of artwork by local artists Cecilia Peterson of Colchester and Skye Garofalo of Moodus.

Each year EHACC purchases artwork at...

August 14, 2018

On August 14 the East Hampton Arts & Culture Commission hosted a lecture titled Politics and the American Musical, a non-Partisan look at the influence of politics on the American Musical with Wade Russo – Assistant Musical Director of Goodspeed Musicals.. The talk ref...

July 2, 2018

The East Hampton Arts & Culture Commission presented this beautiful oil painting by East Hampton artist Betsy Rich to the East Hampton Youth and Family Services Department during a short ceremony on Sept. 20, 2016. This is the third year the commission has presented an...

October 31, 2017

The Open Studio 2018 planned for Oct. 27 has been cancelled due to a lack of participation.

The East Hampton Arts & Culture Commission hosted the third annual Open Studio on Oct. 28th and 29th, 2017. Artists of all mediums were invited to open their working studios to t...

June 18, 2017

KOCO Child Care Center will be celebrating East Hampton's 250th Anniversary all summer long with  campers grades K-7. They will design and create a Little Free Library to donate to the town of East Hampton. The plan is to install the Little Free Library at Seamster Par...

June 17, 2017

East Hampton students MacKensie Strickland, Marissa Martin, Noelle Lavender, Isa Siewert and Riley Pawlewitz were honored by the East Hampton Arts & Culture Commission during the annual Student Art Award Ceremony held on June 7 at the Sears Park Pavilion. Their origina...

June 6, 2017

Grant Recipients for 2018

Epoch Arts, a non profit, (501(c)3), arts for youth and community organization which offers programs designed to offer life-changing experiences that are relevant to the needs of all youth. Epoch will use the grant funds to support tuition scho...

January 26, 2017

Each year, the EHACC presents several projects including the East Hampton Student Art Awards*, which recognize the talent of our young creators; an Art Purchase Award initiative to support local artists;  A Mini Grant Program, which provide financial support to East Ha...

January 26, 2017

Held in the fall, this new initiative for the East Hampton Arts & Culture Commission has been a successful event over the past two years, featuring participation by many local artists, who opened their private art studios to the public for the day or exhibited work at...

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2020 Capstone Winner

Jason Gardiner, 16, of Troop 57 in East Hampton completed his Eagle Scout project on Saturday, October 10, by installing two historical signs along the East Hampton portion of the Air Line Trail.  He put up these signs to make access to historical information easier to the members of the community, and give them the ability to learn about the history of the trail.

 

One sign is located halfway between the Watrous Road and Smith Streets section of the Air Line Trail at a location called Bishop’s Cut. The second sign is located at the Cobalt trail head parking lot on Depot Hill Road.

 

His funding came from donations from family and friends, as well as two generous grants provided by the Rotary Club of East Hampton and the East Hampton Arts & Culture Commission. Additionally, Ace Hardware of East Hampton donated all eight bags of concrete.

 

Jason researched the topics and found the historical pictures for the signs by reviewing archives at the Chatham Historical Society, the East Hampton Public Library and the University of Connecticut Archives. He also received help from local historian Sandra Doran.

 

The signs were designed and created by Cheryl Gioielli, of Gioielli Designs, and approved by David Buckley of DEEP and Betsy Pittman, head archivist at UCONN. Once Jason had the finished signs, he reached out to his troop and adult leaders for help installing the signs.

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