Founded in 2008, Center without Walls is an initiative started by Luis Cotto to spark the creation, production and exhibition of the performing and visual arts free of physical, financial and geographic limitations. Our aim is simple..to make the arts available to all!
Center without Walls depends on the generosity of a whole community in order to make what we do happen. The generosity may be in the form of volunteering services, time or space, financial contributions or moral support. 100% of monies received by Center without Walls goes directly to program cost (artist fees, rentals, food and flyer printing)
In 2009, Center without Walls received $3000 from Kickstarter which went towards our 2010 offerings. Here is a list of the wonderful souls who made that happen: Abby Ohlheiser, Abdul-Rahmaan I. Muhammad, Alberto Bonello, Amy Mielke, Andrea Miller Keller, Anita, Anne Lambright, Anne Rice, Barbara Hocker, Bob Hohler, Bessy Reyna, Brian Cook, Brianna Snyder, Carol Buckheit, Carol Tudisco, Catholic Worker Home, UCONN – Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Cheri Quickmire, Comerio Restaurant, Dan Barry, Dan McKinley, Dan Russell, Evelyn Mantilla, Fahd Vahidy, Geno Ayala, Greg Garcia, The Hartford Advocate, Heather Brandon, Heidi Green, Helder Mira, Helen Raisz, Hillary Keller, Jain Hayles, Jeanne Webb, Jennifer Holmes Weston, Jill Friedman, Joe Barber, Kate Drabinski, Kerri Provost, LaReese Harvey, Laura Rozza, Lindsey Eichler, Luis Rodriguez, Lucy Fuentes, Lynn Ferrari, Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Marty Lang, Maureen Welch, Mercedes Soto, Nancy Macy, Nancy Doherty, Nicola Cappellini, Pablo Delano, Penny Leto, Rachel Sclare, Renae Reese, River Brandon, Robert Cotto, Jr., Ronald Jarrett, Sally Hayes, SINA, Steven Ginsburg, Terry Ogawa, Tim Black, Viana Turcios and the Wolter Family.
In 2010, Center without Walls received a $5,000 grant from The Arts Committee of Trinity College – Center for Urban & Global Studies. Working in collaboration with the Trinity College Studio Arts Dept and Pablo Delano, Center without Walls was also able to utilize the Broad Street Gallery.