Programs & Initiatives

In addition to working on design concepts for Hartford that emphasize and enhance the overall goals of the iQuilt Plan, we also work with our cultural partners to bring events and public art to downtown Hartford. Learn more about some of our ongoing initiatives below.



Envisionfest Hartford was created to showcase Hartford’s extraordinary cultural wealth and highlight the tenets of the iQuilt Plan walking, culture and innovation. This day-long festival of art, theater, music, walking, biking, tours and more, brings over 15,000 visitors to downtown Hartford each year, offering free admission to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, the […]

Winterfest Hartford

Winterfest Hartford brings over 100,000 visitors into Bushnell Park for free ice-skating, free ice skate rentals, free photos with Santa, free skating lessons and more. Winterfest-related programming strengthen’s the relationship we have with our cultural partners while bringing more visibility to both our partners and Winterfest. We worked with the XL Center on a Wolf Pack […]

Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden

The sculpture garden has been temporarily relocated to the rear of the Hartford Club.   The Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden is a collaboration between the Bushnell Plaza Association, the iQuilt Partnership and Joan Hurwit, the creator of the sculpture garden at the Governor’s executive residence. Objects in the Bushnell Park Sculpture Garden were created, transported […]

Promenade: In Progress

Update, November 2015 The Horace Bushnell Promenade, a beautiful new 30’ wide pedestrian and bike-friendly public space that runs along the north side of Bushnell Park, extending half a mile from Union Station to Main Street, is nearly complete. It is the primary new feature of both Bushnell Park North* and the TIGER Intermodal Triangle […]