The Empty Spaces Project In Putnam, Connecticut Brings Art To Life

11231903_733549883456970_7076532311072048526_nPaul Toussaint had an idea…fill an empty space on Main Street in Putnam, Connecticut, with art and people will come see it and that will create vibrancy. Toussaint, who grew up in Danielson, calls his idea The Empty Spaces Project and it is a non-profit. His place is in an area known as the “quiet corner” of the state. After a few years, “noise” is being created here and people are coming and are taking notice.

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Word is spreading about his “pop up” art shows, that this is a good things for all towns that have vacant store fronts and they are starting to reach out to Toussaint about how to do this.  He has never shows his own art here yet, but that is coming. He is a photographer, his camera is his iphone and about ten apps.