We’ve partnered with Aetna to bring Art on the Streets back to downtown Hartford this spring! Local artists and musicians will present interactive experiences for the public to enjoy that also draws attention to how the arts make us happier and healthier. Share your Art on the Streets photos with us on Instagram using #GHACxAetna and we’ll repost!

Tuesday, May 29 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM | Pratt St. 

‘Hello from Hartford’ Postcard Design with Anita Balkun. Have fun with snail mail! Design your own postcard to be mailed from Hartford. Add your artistic touch to a “Hello from Hartford” postcard using art supplies and Hartford landmark rubber stamps created by Anita Balkun.
Dance Jamboree with Caribbean American Dance Co. Get up and move with dancers from the Caribbean American Dance Co. Dancers will lead you through movement in reggae, Caribbean folk, Afro-Caribbean folk and Soca.
Words from the HARTBEAT Poetry with Vintage Fiyah Open Mic. Spoken word presentations centered around the notions of a Healthy Hartford will give you a chance to interact with or just enjoy the work of local poets and spoken word artists.

Thursday, May 31 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM | State House Sq. 

Small Paintings on Paper with Rebecca Maloney. Design your own abstract print using paints, pencils, and oil sticks. Mount your masterpiece so it can easily hang in your office or home for future inspiration to get creative.
Paint a Poem with Melanie Faranello. Write an original poem based on the “jar of emotions” or prompts provided by Melanie. Site at the typewriter and type up your finished work and even add some color with watercolor paints. Take your poem, give it to friend, or leave it on display for others to enjoy.
House Band feat. Mike Carabello. Bring your own instrument to jam!

Tuesday, June 5 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM | Pratt St. 

‘Hello from Hartford’ Postcard Design with Anita Balkun. Have fun with snail mail! Design your own postcard to be mailed from Hartford. Add your artistic touch to a “Hello from Hartford” postcard using art supplies and Hartford landmark rubber stamps created by Anita Balkun.
Small Paintings on Paper with Rebecca Maloney. Design your own abstract print using paints, pencils, and oil sticks. Mount your masterpiece so it can easily hang in your office or home for future inspiration to get creative.
Collaborative Tapestry Making with Hartford Artisans Weaving Center. Make your mark on a collaborative tapestry! At the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, we believe that art strengthens the fabric of our community. Stop by to learn how to weave a tapestry, and hear stories about the blind and senior weavers creating beautiful textiles here in Hartford.

Thursday, June 7 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM | State House Sq. 

Everyday Impressions Printmaking with Elizabeth McNally. Create your own art print using everyday objects. Take a handmade note card, bookmark, or printed paper back to your desk or home.
‘Hello from Hartford’ Postcard with Anita Balkun. Have fun with snail mail! Design your own postcard to be mailed from Hartford. Add your artistic touch to a “Hello from Hartford” postcard using art supplies and Hartford landmark rubber stamps created by Anita Balkun.
House Band feat. Mike Carabello. Bring your own instrument to jam!

Tuesday, June 12 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM | Pratt St. 

Dance Jamboree with Caribbean American Dance Co. Get up and move with dancers from the Caribbean American Dance Co. Dancers will lead you through movement in reggae, Caribbean folk, Afro-Caribbean folk and Soca.
Small Paintings on Paper with Rebecca Maloney. Design your own abstract print using paints, pencils, and oil sticks. Mount your masterpiece so it can easily hang in your office or home for future inspiration to get creative.
Words from the HARTBEAT Poetry with Vintage Fiyah Open Mic. Spoken word presentations centered around the notions of a Healthy Hartford will give you a chance to interact with or just enjoy the work of local poets and spoken word artists.

Thursday, June 14 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM | State House Sq. 

Paint a Poem with Melanie Faranello. Write an original poem based on the “jar of emotions” or prompts provided by Melanie. Site at the typewriter and type up your finished work and even add some color with watercolor paints. Take your poem, give it to friend, or leave it on display for others to enjoy.
Everyday Impressions Printmaking with Elizabeth McNally. Create your own art print using everyday objects. Take a handmade note card, bookmark, or printed paper back to your desk or home.
House Band feat. Mike Carabello. Bring your own instrument to jam!

Tuesday, June 19 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM | Pratt St. 

Paint a Poem with Melanie Faranello. Write an original poem based on the “jar of emotions” or prompts provided by Melanie. Site at the typewriter and type up your finished work and even add some color with watercolor paints. Take your poem, give it to friend, or leave it on display for others to enjoy.
Everyday Impressions Printmaking with Elizabeth McNally. Create your own art print using everyday objects. Take a handmade note card, bookmark, or printed paper back to your desk or home.
Words from the HARTBEAT Poetry with Vintage Fiyah Open Mic. Spoken word presentations centered around the notions of a Healthy Hartford will give you a chance to interact with or just enjoy the work of local poets and spoken word artists.

Thursday, June 21 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM | State House Sq. 

Collaborative Tapestry with Hartford Artisans Weaving. Make your mark on a collaborative tapestry! At the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, we believe that art strengthens the fabric of our community. Stop by to learn how to weave a tapestry, and hear stories about the blind and senior weavers creating beautiful textiles here in Hartford.
Dance Jamboree with Caribbean American Dance Co. Get up and move with dancers from the Caribbean American Dance Co. Dancers will lead you through movement in reggae, Caribbean folk, Afro-Caribbean folk and Soca.
House Band feat. Mike Carabello. Bring your own instrument to jam!