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A Manchester Bicentennial Art Project

Pups in the Park

Like the Chicago Cows, the Belfast Bears, and the Manchester Marathoners, this new Manchester Bicentennial art project is all about dogs. Concept submissions for designs are being accepted now. Please click here for further information and an application. This project is sponsored by the Manchester  Bicentennial Committee. Submissions must be completed no later than February 28th, 2023, by 4:30 PM.


Project Timeline

• Jan 20 – Artist packets and Sponsorship packets available for distribution

• Feb 1 – Sponsorship recruitment

• Feb 28 – Submission deadline for concept proposals

• March 1 – Review Concept Proposals

• March 20 -Announcement of accepted artists/teams

• March 22 – Artist packets delivered and letters of acceptance/denial sent

• April 15 – Artist pick up Pups at Northwest Park

• May 12 – Artists – progress reports

• June 1 – Artists – progress reports

• August 12-13 – Drop off of completed projects at Northwest Park

• August 19-20 – Installation of Pups in OurParks

Art Center East

Still Lifes Exhibit

This Still Lifes Exhibit is to celebrate the legacy of the style and showcase artists who are working in the style of still lifes today. Open to artists 18 years and older working in acrylic, pastels, oil, watercolor, charcoal, and colored pencil. Subjects can vary from traditional still life or memento mori composition (flowers, fruit, timepieces, etc.) to more contemporary or surreal compositions. Submission Deadline: March 25, 2023. Juror Results: April 1, 2023

See all the details and apply at Arts Center East

The Galleries at WORK_SPACE artist videos

Workspace started a library of artist videos (5-8 minutes) on YouTube that they share via social media every Friday at noon. All artists are invited to participate. These videos be anything related to art, the artistic process, and/or the impact art has on artists individually and collectively. Artists can create their own video, or Workspace can conduct and record a Zoom call where the artist is interviewed about their work. Their goal is to showcase artistic friends and spark creativity in their audience. If interested, you can email the gallery for details. See the flyer. Enjoy the past videos

Manchester Land Conservation Trust Photo of the Month 

Email a high-resolution photo of one of the Land Trust properties. Include your name, date and location of photo, and tell them what you like about that particular property. They'll select the photo on or about the 20th of each month, to feature on their website and Facebook page. No prizes, but gratitude to the photographer, and gratitude for the protected open space lands in the Manchester area. 

Send photographs to with “Land Trust Photo of Month” in the subject line. A list of properties is on the Land Trust website: Or see the locations on this map.

Monet's Table in Tolland

Heidi Ludwig is looking for artist exhibitors to show their work at Monet's Table Restaurant in Tolland CT. Monet's Table is a fine dining restaurant with great meals. Currently they are only open for Lunch, weekend brunch and catering. Evening dining will start late summer. But... they have wonderful art which they hang on their dining room walls. Each of the 2 dining rooms will hold 5-6 paintings. Work is exhibited for 2 months at a time. Artwork does sell and she does not take a commission. Artwork should be appropriate to all age groups and suitable for restaurant patrons to enjoy. You do not have to be a TCAA member to exhibit. Please contact Heidi Ludwig with inquiries.

South Windsor Public Library Friends Room and Stairwell Gallery

The library space and display cases can be booked for solo or group exhibits on a first come first serve basis. There is no charge to use the room or display cases, but prices for displayed artwork may not be posted. (One copy of a price list will be kept at the Circulation Desk.) Bookings are on a month-to-month basis, from July to March (student exhibits are April - June). For details and more information, call Mary Etter, Library Director, at (860) 644-1541.

Also, the Stairwell Gallery at the South Windsor Public Library is a great place to exhibit artwork. If you, or someone you know, would like to show your art work in the Stairwell Gallery, contact Frank Pane at 860-644-1659 for information.

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