Stonington Borough’s nonprofit cultural center presenting concerts, lectures, and art exhibitions to our region.

Mail Art Project: We invite you to participate in La Grua Center’s Mail Art Project with the theme of “A New World.” Create your own postcard/mail art on a standard (4x6) or oversize (5x7) postcard with paint, crayon, marker, or collage--anything goes! Then mail it to La Grua Center, P.O. Box 342, Stonington, CT 06378. OR make it a group project by beginning your own postcard art, and then sending it to a friend, colleague, or family member to add their own artwork and mail to La Grua Center. Be sure to secure proper postage! Click here for a flyer with more information and click here for a short video by local artist Fiona Frohnapfel for inspiration. Join us for a community arts project that is hands-on, not virtual!

EXTENDED! Postcards will be displayed throughout La Grua Center through May 16, 2021. Rolling submissions up to May 1.

Please note: By mailing/submitting your art to La Grua Center, you give La Grua Center the right to use your art and your name for any exhibition, promotion, and fundraising purposes.

Contact us at 860-535-2300 or

Current Exhibit: Fantastic Souls, Surreal World: Juan Balaguer, Juan Carlos Fernandez, Guido Garaycochea, and Michelle Melo-- Argentina, Honduras, Colombia, and Peru.

Tour the virtual gallery here.

We have dedicated gallery hours beginning March 10 on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday afternoons 1-4pm (excepting holidays and holiday weekends), during which times a staff member or volunteer will be available. People may also make an appointment to see the show, or can generally drop by for independent viewing weekdays during regular business hours. Note that since we are a small organization, these hours are occasionally subject to change. Please call ahead if you plan to visit outside of the dedicated gallery hours.

In accordance with the Governor's current guidelines due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have had to postpone many of our live events and are pivoting to digital programming where we can. Please check out our YouTube channel for recordings of our concerts and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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    We are so very fortunate at Mystic Middle School to have the opportunity to have two of our select ensembles, jazz band and select singers perform in this beautiful hall.  The intimate setting, wonderful acoustics,  beautiful art adorning the walls, the set-up/break-down by all participants and of course the quality of well diverse performers makes this a memorable experience.  Our students are so honored and proud to perform at the La Grua Center, a special place in Stonington.

    James Hilbie & Ellen Gilbert (MMS Band and Select Chorus Directors)
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    As a supporter of the La Grua Center, I can't think of a better resource that provides the Stonington community a wide variety of intellectual, musical, and artistic events. Additionally, the use of the center for nutrition, dancing, exercise and yoga classes is yet another way to strengthen the community while improving its members health and welfare. Though we are not year round residents of Stonington, my husband and I have taken advantage of  the many exceptional talks and musical events along with the yoga classes.

    Casey Malcolm, Stonington
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    The Center's attention to detail and obvious appreciation of artwork make exhibiting an easy and enjoyable experience. I especially appreciate the time and effort put into hanging the art pieces. The La Grua Center offers an intimate atmosphere of modest elegance and sophistication. Thank you for offering this delightful venue.

    Grace Coduri, Artist, Pomfret
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    I joined the La Grua Center as a volunteer a couple of years ago.  I could never have anticipated  the impact this wonderful facility would have on the Boro and surrounding areas. To have access to world class musicians, art exhibits, interesting speakers as well as all of the other events and programs, is such a gift to our community.  We are so fortunate and I am thrilled to be a part of it!

    Cindy MacNeill, Stonington
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    La Grua Center is the jewel box of the Borough.  Music, visual arts, dance, health, wellness, and education are just some of the jewels within.  It’s a wonderful and enriching resource for all.

    Jim Quinn, Stonington

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La Grua Center,
32 Water St., P.O. Box 342,
Stonington, CT 06378
phone: 860-535-2300
Kelli Rocherolle - Program Director
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