The Arts Desire opened its doors in downtown Torrington, CT in October 2012. Sisters Jess and Lisa wanted to open their own shop so that they could be their own bosses, spend more time with their kids and love their jobs (mission accomplished!). They were immediately embraced by the downtown community and found their shop was perfect for events and classes. Cocktails and Canvases is now extremely popular and well attended, check the calendar new dates are being added daily!
Cocktails & Canvases: Grab your friends and come join us for a fun and creative night out! We provide all the materials and supplies and give step by step instructions and you go home with your very own masterpiece. Perfect for date night, parties and more. BYOB and enjoy a cocktail as you paint. Come meet friends old and new. No art experience required!
Cookies & Canvases: We have a junior edition of our popular painting series for kids 5 and up called Cookies and Canvases! We provide a fun environment, all the art materials, and step by step instruction to help your little Picasso make a finished painting of their very own!
"We sell wonderful works of art, jewelry, home decor, and unique gifts. We provide an outlet for people to share their creativity - much of what we sell is produced by local artist and artisans right here in Torrington."