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Art Day Celebration in Hartford

Mar 02, 2017 09:19PM

The Connecticut Office of the Arts, in partnership with the state’s nine regional arts organizations, presents the annual CT Arts Day 2017 to celebrate Connecticut’s investment in and support of the arts and to reaffirm the role the arts play in our state. The art day celebration is scheduled for March 2 from 9am to 4pm at the State Capitol in Hartford.

The theme of this year’s event is Moving Forward: Connecting Cultural and Creative Industries. The day will include networking opportunities, workshops, special performances and interactive opportunities to share #CTARTS17 stories. 

The roster of speakers by state leaders includes Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, House and Senate officials, and other state and local representatives. Special guest speakers include Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, founding directors of the Land Art Generator Initiative, and keynote speaker Laura Callanan, founding partner of Upstart Co-Lab.

The nine regional arts organizations participating include Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County; Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut; Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region; Northwest Connecticut Arts Council; Arts Council of Greater New Haven; Greater Hartford Arts Council; Shoreline Arts Alliance; Windham Arts; and Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition.

General registration for the event is free but ticket reservations for both admission and the panel discussions are encouraged as there is limited space. Boxed lunches are also available for purchase online only for pickup at the event.

To register for the event, visit Eventbrite.com/e/Connecticut-Arts-Day-2017-Registration-21317951567. Location: The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford.

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