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State of the Arts 2017

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The Arts Commission would like you to save the date for the annual “State of the Arts”. This year’s event will focus on the public art in Manchester.


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2016 State of the Arts

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March 31 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

The Manchester Arts Commission invites the public and arts organizations to participate in a community forum. Join us and hear from out keynote speaker, Kristen Newman Scott to discuss the current state of funding in the arts, and grant opportunities.

The Manchester Arts Commission began the State of the Arts conversation in 2011 and it continues today.

We think that you will be excited to see and hear about the opportunities and plans for the near future. If you are a spokesperson for your group you may be able to share your progress or comments. Tables for literature distribution will be available.

Light refreshments will be served.


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Poetry Reading with Richard Blanco

On October 27, 2015, join us for an evening of fine poetry with Richard Blanco and an assortment of Connecticut’s poets laureate.

About the poet: Richard Blanco is a poet, public speaker, author, and civil engineer. He has taught at Georgetown University, American University, Central Connecticut State University, and the Writer’s Center. His poems appear in The Nation, Ploughshares, Indiana Review, and many other journals. In 2013, he was President Obama’s inaugural poet, reading his poem, “One Today,” at the inauguration.

MAC Richard Blanco Flyer

More information on this event located here.


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New Website!

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The Arts Commission is proud to announce the launch of our new website! Please bear with us as we get it up and running and check back often for new updates! We welcome your content suggestions, feel free to contact us and let us know what you would like to see on here.


Town of Manchester
Arts Commission
41 Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Email: arts@manchesterct.gov

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