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  • Sep 07, 2016

    under Middletown Code of Ordinances, Chapter 44, Section 44-11 Federal, state or other grants, Part B and is here transcribed in its entirety:
    Municipal grant awards.
    Unless specifically approved by the Common Council, all grants requiring the expenditure of any City funds must have a 1:1 matching requirement so that every dollar expended by the City is matched by a dollar expended by...

  • Aug 10, 2016

    August 9, 2016 around 8 pm -

    I'm sitting on the boardwalk at Harbor Park watching the Connecticut River slide by while listening to the wonderful music of The Afro-Semitic Experience. Two of the pivotal members of the band are Warren Byrd and Saskia Laroo. Please think long and hard while you consider the value of the music and the musicians in your life. Warren and Saskia had no insurance for all their belongings, their music, their instruments, and you can help bring some semblance...

  • Aug 10, 2016

    Sponsored by St. Luke's Community Services and The Inn at Middletown, The 9th Annual Holly Days Tree Stroll & Holiday Craft Boutique is seeking crafters. Space fee is $35 and you should contact Pam at 203.522.0224 or pjmamodio@gmail.com for further info or to reserve a spot!

    Event: St. Luke's Community Services 9th Annual Holly Days Tree Stroll & Holiday Craft Boutique
    Location: The Inn at Middletown, 70 Main St....

  • Jul 25, 2016

    MIDDLETOWN – Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater and Middletown Commission on the Arts presents The 28th Annual Children’s Circus of Middletown: TIME for Circus.
    This one-time-only show will be performed at 5 pm, Friday, July 29, at Spencer School, 207 Westfield Street, Middletown, CT. In the event of rain, the show will be at 5 pm, Saturday, July 30th. Tickets are available on the day of show, cash only at the gate, $5 for adults and $3 for students and...

  • Jul 15, 2016

    ARTFARM's 2016 Shakespeare in the Grove production is Carlo Goldoni’s "The Servant of Two Masters".
    Hold on. Wait just a minute. How did an 18th century Italian playwright get invited to Shakespeare in the Grove? He is not Shakespeare. He’s not even English. He did not live in the Elizabethan Era. What do the two possibly have in common, and why is ARTFARM not doing Shakespeare this year?
    As to what they have in common, the answer is Commedia dell’ Arte. Commedia was an outdoor,...

  • Jul 07, 2016

    MIDDLETOWN: On Thursday, July 14, Joel Marsh Garland, currently appearing in Orange is the New Black, will be the special guest at a summer party to benefit the scholarship fund for Oddfellows Playhouse.
    The Summer Gathering is from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The afternoon will include an assortment of summer wine and cheese, chances for fun prizes, circus performances, and highlights from the 40th season at the Playhouse. The $25 admission can be paid at the door or online through the...

  • Jun 22, 2016


    The Buttonwood Tree - a cultural center and arts venue that includes an intimate performance space, an art gallery, and used bookstore - located in Middletown, Connecticut is seeking to commission an artist who works with ceramic tiles.

    Proposals for a piece of tile art depicting The Buttonwood Tree’s logo and/or a creative interpretation of the organization’s mission are being solicited (reference The...

  • May 27, 2016

    If you play an instrument and you're fourteen or older and you're ready for adventure, come audition for the Middletown Circus band! We're looking for horns, reeds, drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, and strings.

    The Middletown Children's Circus, a joint venture of Oddfellows Playhouse and the City of Middletown Commission on the Arts, has been a thriving local arts program for decades, and the band is an essential part of the show. The program runs from the last week in June until the...

  • May 10, 2016

    June 10 & 11 at Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford
    Tickets on sale now
    May 9, 2016 - 5 Arts Connecticut proudly announces the first round of art and artists selected to appear in this year’s showcase/fundraising event to be held on June 10th and 11th at Charter Oak Cultural Center. After months of sorting through submissions from local playwrights, musicians, filmmakers, painters, and poets, eight artists have already been selected. Seeking to present...

  • May 08, 2016

    Prospectus - Art Guild of Middletown.

    Call to Artists for The Art Guild of Middletown’s 13th Annual Juried Exhibit at Wesleyan University's Zilkha Gallery June 3-12, 2016.

    Open to members and non-members, we welcome the submission of original artwork in acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, oil, pastel, sculpture, graphite, collage, and fiber.

    Juror is award-winning painter Bill Colrus.


  • May 05, 2016

    The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is open for entries. Now in its ninth year, the Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement in the art world.

    Prizes include:

    · £5,000 Main Prize Winner, courtesy of Hiscox
    · Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
    · Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
    · Publication in the Aesthetica Art...

  • May 04, 2016

    Middletown Residents Only
    Age Groups: 12-17
    18- 59
    1st place prize: $20 Gift Card and the picture will appear in our next brochure, on our Facebook page and at our exhibit.
    2nd place prize: $10 gift card and the picture will appear in our next brochure, on our Facebook page and at our exhibit.
    *Must be captured in Middletown in the year 2016 by the person entered into the contest. Photo must be...

  • May 03, 2016

    On Wednesday, April 27 the MCA Arts Advocacy Day Awards ceremony took place at MAC650 Gallery, 650 Main St. Below are the letters and the proclamation as presented to the awardees by the Mayor, Daniel T. Drew, and the chair of the MCA, Jenny Lecce.

    April 27, 2016

    In the spirit of April 2nd 2016 being the official Pamela Tatge Day here in our city, The Middletown Commission of the Arts acknowledges and celebrates the work and...

  • May 02, 2016

    Kids are kids everywhere, so shouldn’t they be able to play everywhere? KaBOOM! is excited to announce the launch of the Play Everywhere Challenge, a national competition that will award $1 million in prizes for the best ideas that make cities more playable for kids and families. The Challenge is open to anyone with an idea for creating playful moments in unexpected places – from sidewalks to vacant lots, bus stops to open streets.

    Developed in collaboration with the Robert Wood...

  • Apr 20, 2016

    Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, the resident company of The Egg (Performing Arts Center) in Albany, NY is celebrating 25 years of artistic excellence and they are holding auditions for male and female dancers for the 2016-2017 season.

    Auditions are Saturday, May 21 or Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 1-4 pm at The Egg Performing Arts Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.

    Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company is a professional modern company with 6 dancers. They hold an average of 15-25...

  • Apr 09, 2016

    Featuring beautiful handmade artwork from more than 30 of our co-op members, instructors and students. Shoppers will find a wide array of affordably priced pottery, jewelry, metalworks and hand-woven items. It’s a great opportunity to get those one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends--and maybe even for yourself. The perfect gifts for Mother’s Day, Father's Day, graduations and weddings.
    The Spring Sale is held at our studio 350 S Main St (Rte 17) in Middletown, CT, Meet our artists...

  • Apr 08, 2016

    The Shoreline Arts Alliance is looking for a Capital Campaign Consultant. Full details and the RFQ can be found here.
    Deadline for submission: April 25, 2016

    Background: For more than 35 years, Shoreline Arts Alliance (SAA) has served the artistic and
    cultural needs of the central Long Island Sound Connecticut Shoreline...