Westville is home to a deep and uniquely committed artistic community, featuring critically-acclaimed galleries, a lively music and theater scene, scores of talented visual and performing artists, two arts magnet schools and a wide range of year-round cultural events and programming.
Westville Village has been a bustling commercial district since colonial times. The Historic District features a trove of local restaurants, cafes, boutiques, salons, and galleries laden with New England culture and thrumming with the best of New Haven’s creative spirit. Dive into Westville’s utterly individual community and find out just what you’ve been missing!
Westville is a neighborhood in New Haven with amenities galore. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy community activities,
the Mitchell Branch Library, nature trails, restaurants, boutiques, and more!
The Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA) is a New Haven non-profit and designated Connecticut Main Street organization. Our mission is to partner with local businesses, property owners, residents and public and private institutions to foster and sustain economic revitalization, community engagement and cultural vitality in Westville Village.
ARIADNE is an experimental sacred music and new media art duo whose work explores the intersection of mysticism, dream analysis and the failure of digital systems through a synthesis of music performance, digital and interactive art, poetry and dramatic experience. Much of ARIADNE’s output consists of interactive audio/visual performances which employ custom built hardware and software, real-time 3D animation, and machine learning to create immersive and captivating experiences. ARIADNE’s body of work includes feature-length audio/visual albums, web-based virtual reality, and a/v installations. Local support provided by Krem ôn’ Wo͝ol (ambient/drone/tape manipulation out of Meriden, member of Florida=Death, among other bands), Hedonist (sound art out of Shelton, formerly of Coke Divas), and Human Flourishing (dreamy noise from New Haven). Come prepared for other surprises (8mm film projections? tattoo demos? choreographed dance numbers?). RSVP on Facebook