I Am An Artist Day

Wednesday, September 28 | Old State House | 11:00AM - 2:00PM

Update 9/29: Thank you to all who attended the event! 

Photos from I Am An Artist Day 

Live Press Conference with Mayor Bronin 

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Discover your inner artist through creative and interactive experiences with local arts organizations and artists! Here are just a few examples of the exciting activities of the day:

The Amistad Center for Art & Culture's Creative Collage Making
Join the Amistad Center to create your own collage, inspired by modern artists and works from the Amistad Center's collection, using cut paper and glue. 
Amistad Center, I am an artist

Ballet Theatre Company's 'Strike a Pose'
Strike your favorite ballet pose (with or without the tutu!) with Ballet Theatre Company instructors. 
Ballet Theatre Company IAAA Day

Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts' Fabric Collage

Fabric collage with a twist! Design a unique note card by layering fabrics gathered from around the world to create images and expressive patterns. 

Charter Oak Cultural Center's Zentangles
Create your very own beautiful zentangle, a drawing created through structured patterns, and enjoy this artistic relaxation method! 

Connecticut Landmarks' Sliced Nations
Play "Sliced Nations," an interactive floor puzzle game highlighting Connecticut and Hartford landmarks! 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center's "Words That Changed the World"
Experience "Words That Changed the World," an interactive installation featuring Stowe's own Uncle Tom's Cabin, as well as other books that have inspired social action.
Hartford Stage's Shakespearean Insult Wheel

Ever at a loss for words? Spin the "Shakespearean Insult Wheel" for some lyrical tongue-twisters that are truly amusing! 

Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Instrument Petting Zoo
Stop by the Symphony's Instrument Petting Zoo to try out a variety of instruments and experience the joy of live music!
 Hartford Symphony I Am An Artist

Hill-Stead Museum's Collaborative Creations
Help recreate a Monet painting from the Hill-Stead's own collection and contribute to an on-going poem about the painting! 

Judy Dworin Performance Project's Dream Catcher
Hartford is a community with big dreams! Join fellow community members and add your dream to JDPP's large dream catcher. 

Mark Twain House & Museum's Master Storytelling
Are you a master storyteller? Stop by to visit with Mark Twain himself and browse through Victorian artifacts. Then, like Mr. Twain did for his daughters, make up a creative story about one of the objects to entertain and delight your friends and family. 

New Britain Museum of American Art's Relaxing Mandala Poster
Take a break from your busy day to relax and participate in a large collaborative mandala poster!

Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society's Giant Scrabble
Take part in an epic Scrabble challenge! Play giant Scrabble and compete to create the most exceptional word of the day.

Real Art Ways' Hand-Bound Books
Create a hand-bound blank book that can be used as a notepad, sketchbook or anything else you can imagine. 

TheaterWorks' Auditions for Relativity
Do your best Einstein impression and "audition" for TheaterWorks upcoming production of Relativity. (Hint: Academy Award Winner Richard Dreyfuss technically already has the part for the production that's set to open on October 7, but have fun with it!)

Wadsworth Atheneum's Curator for a Day
Ever want to be a museum curator? Here's your chance! The Wadsworth Atheneum invites you to imagine a layout in the museum and curate a space in a playful way inside a box. 

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