Art on the Streets

Call for Creativity!

Deadline EXTENDED to: March 30, 2018

Art = Health 

Art on the Streets returns in 2018, bringing artists and interactive artwork to the streets in downtown Hartford. The Greater Hartford Arts Council is once again partnering with Aetna to place artists in outdoors settings around downtown Hartford, drawing attention to the idea that art is all around us, connects us to one another, and makes our city more vibrant. A special focus of Art on the Streets is the relationship between art and health.

Call for Creativity 

We invite you to participate in keeping Hartford healthy through Art on the Streets with this call for creativity! We’re looking for artists to imagine ways to bring art to the streets of downtown for all to enjoy. Art on the Streets will showcase various art forms, including visual, dance, and music! Details and eligibility requirements are below.

Call for House Band 

The Greater Hartford Arts Council also seeks an “Art on the Streets House Band” for 2018. The House Band will lead a community jam session in State House Square every Thursday during Art on the Streets, performing their own tunes and providing backing for musicians interested in sitting in for the community jam session. The Greater Hartford Arts Council will promote “Bring Your Instrument to Work Day” each Thursday, encouraging downtown workers to bring their instruments to State House Square to participate in making music with the Art on the Streets House Band.

Call for Art on Trees

We are also commissioning two Greater Hartford artists to install eco-friendly artwork on Constitution Plaza for Art on the Trees, an extension of our Art on the Streets program. These temporary art installations will activate spaces where trees can be found on the plaza, attracting passersby to enjoy the space in a new way.

Download the Call for Creativity form

Download the Call for House Band form

Download Call for Art on the Trees form 

Questions? Please contact Amanda Roy, Community Programs Manager, Greater Hartford Arts Council at 860-525-8629 x252 or 


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