When the University of Hartford was incorporated just over 50 years ago by business and community leaders, they envisioned a center of education and culture for Greater Hartford. At its core, it would be a university for the community created by the community.
The University has come a long way since its humble beginnings on Hartford’s last remaining farm, evolving from a local school for commuters into a comprehensive university that attracts students from throughout the world. Yet it remains true to its original mission of serving as a valued resource for individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout the Hartford region, offering hundreds of programs that serve the University and its neighbors every day. For over 45 years listener supported WWUH has served an important role in the University's community service mission.
Hartford’s newest event will showcase and celebrate the ingenuity of the city’s and state’s industries, artists and people, while offering a taste, for the first time, of the transformation of Hartford through the iQuilt plan. Get a glimpse of the future as you experience the iQuilt Plan through walking, culture and innovation.
Hartford cultural institutions, Connecticut industries and artists will celebrate their vision of the future through interactive displays, exhibits, performances and activities in open houses and public spaces throughout downtown, all connected through walking and biking routes.
The iQuilt vision will be displayed along the GreenWalk, along with sidewalk activities and prototypes of seating, lighting and signage. Walking throughout downtown will bring you to various Hartford destinations connected with food, drink, music, artists and activities.
EnvisionFest begins with a Kick-off Party on Friday, September 28, from 5-8 p.m.
Multiple simultaneous events will take place on Saturday, September 29 starting at 11 a.m., at 34 locations throughout the city.
For full details and the up-to-the-minute schedule, visit http://www.envisionfesthartford.com/.