Bushnell in the Community

Arts are a transformative resource both for individuals and for communities. Beyond its walls, The Bushnell is committed to finding ways through which arts can be creatively and strategically deployed to meet critical community needs.

The Bushnell recognizes the unique power of the arts to strengthen and re-energize Hartford. Over the past 25 years, The Bushnell has developed a unique capability of using arts to energize and enrich our community, and has been nationally recognized for its exciting ideas and arts-based solutions in education, social services and urban revitalization.


The iQuilt plan is downtown Hartford's exciting urban design strategy for walkability and creative placemaking.

Our Neighborhood Vision

Over the past decade, The Bushnell has emerged as a leader in the creative development of downtown and of its own Capitol Avenue neighborhood.

Access and Outreach

The Bushnell is dedicated to promoting the inclusion of all people and organizations, including those who may not have the means to participate.

Bushnell Speakers Bureau

The Bushnell provides its senior staff members to speak at various events throughout the Greater Hartford area.

Economic Impact

As a downtown arts organization, The Bushnell is truly an anchor for Hartford, supporting the local economy and contributing to the quality of life.

Bushnell Management Services

Bushnell Management Services has provided expertise and quality to management of a number of area venues and organizations.