Art on the Streets 2019 | May 28 – June 20
Tuesdays on Pratt St
Thursdays in State House Square (feat. House Band with Dan Liparini)
Art on the Streets populated downtown with a variety of free and interactive art activities, including Urban Improv: Downtown Dance & Movement Meditations with The End Ensemble, Creating with Mixed Media with Rebecca Maloney Art, Everyday Impressions with Elizabeth McNally, and Dancing in the Streets with The Dance Collective.
See more below:
Modern Art & Meditation
with Bri DillExplore color theory and emotion through the mesmerizing movement of alcohol ink. Create a piece to take with you and add your art to a collaborative piece.
with Vintage Fiyah Poetry CollectiveWhat does a healthy Hartford look like? What is community? These questions and more will be the topic of exploration at this spoke word open mic on Pratt Street. Share your poems or just enjoy the work of local poets and spoken word artists.
Poetry on the Streets
with Melanie FaranelloPoetry on the Street’s little blue typewriter always succeeds in encouraging pedestrians to stop and pick a word from the jar of emotions and write an original poem based on their chosen word. Write your own poem using the typewriter and paint it with water color paints. Take your finished painted poem with you or leave to share. See more about POTS at www.poetryonthestreets.com
Not Your Grandmother's Weaving
with Hartford Artisans Weaving CenterWeaving is an age-old practice. But, what if we put a contemporary twist on it? Step up to the loop to make a piece of fabric using different patterns and fun colored fibers! Take a minute or two to contribute to a piece of fabric your grandmother would love!
Hello from Hartford
with Anita BalkunVisitors are invited to add their own artistic touch to a hand-printed “Hello from Hartford” postcard, with the option to address it, add a postage stamp and drop it in a ‘mailbox’ that will be be delivered later that day to an official Hartford post office.
Don’t take our word for it…here’s what the End Ensemble had to say about one of their Movement Mediations:
“There was a gentleman who had just gotten off of a stressful 2 hour conference call. He was very tight and tired and decided to join in our movement mediation. He followed along in our guided movement for about 10 mins. Afterwards, we asked him how he felt. He said he never felt better. He was astounded by how the simple action of moving his body in a different way really opened him up and relaxed him. His whole posture and facial expressions changed. He walked away tall and happy, not looking like the slunked over businessman he came in as. It was great and exactly what we set out to do!”