TORRINGTON — The sounds of guitar and singing filled the air when Art Life Culture Gallery opened, introducing busking to the downtown community by performer Adelaide Punkin.
“We want to be part of this community and what’s happening down here,” said the singer’s dad and gallery owner Alex Datzek. “Busking is part of what we do. We also promote art for everyone, all kinds of art and creative work.”
The gallery, tucked into a Main Street space next door to Sasso Wood Fired Pizza, is also a retail store, art studio and music promotion venue. The music side of the business is overseen by daughter Adelaide, a 13-year-old Har-Bur Middle School student and a budding singer-songwriter and musician. Her stage name is Adelaide Punkin, and she has already gained a following on Facebook and performs live concerts. Most recently, she was invited to perform at the upcoming iHeartRadio music festival