As most of you know I have been spending much of my time working on the Artist Relocation Program in Torrington since I arrived here a little over a year ago . That program is now live and much of it has been turned back to the city for execution .
Recently we sent out a PR about the project and WTNH Channel 8 in CT. contacted us to do a video segment on the the town.
With their permission here it is.
You can skip to 1:20 for my piece or check out the 3 min clip which is well done.
I don’t care who you know, Ed Jaffe is the coolest man in town.
A sculptor and artist, he moved to Torrington a year ago, as the charter member of the city’s Artist Relocation program.
Torrington is one of just a few cities in the nation that blur the lines of zoning to accommodate artists.
“Where you could actually have a zoning permit to be able to buy a building, and put your artwork studio in it.”
What makes Torrington so attractive to the art community?
“Artists are beginning to realize that places like Torrington are within an hour of a very strong art market, and we have the right place, at the right time, at the right price.”
Video created by News 8 WTNH