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Get A Look Inside The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

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    "Stockings are an invention of the Devil," Katharine Hepburn, style icon of the 1930s, once famously quipped. Katharine wore men's pants, on and off set, and it's rumored that she never owned a skirt or dress in her life. The daughter of a Suffragette, Katharine's take on fashion not only broke style barriers, but also made a statement about the freedoms of women.

    The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook is finally ready for its close-up.

    After several years and several million dollars, the new performing arts center on Main Street held a free open house Sunday afternoon.

    The building, known as the old town hall, was originally a theater, then became town offices, and has now been renovated into a performing arts center. From fundraising to construction, the entire process took seven years. It's a tribute to the Oscar-winning actress who was a resident of the borough of Fenwich.

    The center's schedule is already full of musical and theatrical performances.

    Visit the center's website.