Call for Artisans! Danbury Juneteenth Celebration

Emancipation Jubilation: Danbury Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 15th 12-5 PM


WCSU – Higgins Lawn
181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Exhibitor Eligibility: The show is open to all applicants in CT and NY regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or national origin. The exhibiting artist must be present during show hours. No dealers, agents, artist representatives, or sit-ins are allowed.

ELIGIBLE WORK FOR DISPLAY: All artwork and hand-made goods must be one-of-a-kind, original work created by the artist. Exhibitors may not exhibit work purchased for resale from other artists or commercial suppliers (no buy/sell). 

Exhibitor Space: We will be supplying one 6ft table and 2 chairs. You may bring your own tent. 

Calling Vendors for Artisans Market at the Danbury Juneteenth Celebration 2024. Deadline to apply: May 17th.

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Danbury Juneteenth Coalition invite creative vendors in CT and NY to participate. Our goal is to produce an artisanal experience for the community, provide exhibitors the opportunity to show their work to its best advantage; support the purchase of original fine art and hand-made goods; and fosters art and cultural appreciation. The theme for 2024 Juneteenth is Emancipation Jubilation.

Artists and Artisans will support the event through their creativity to celebrate freedom and bring people together. The Artisan’s Market will display beauty, distinctness, and discovery of one-self through art. Our Danbury Juneteenth event will be on June 15th from 12pm to 5pm. It will take place at Western Connecticut State University, midtown campus at 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810 on the Higgins Hall Lawn. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. Online applications only. Deadline to apply is May 17, 2024.

About Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.

Today, it is a holiday that highlights the extraordinary contributions made by African Americans to the community, and also celebrates unity and hope for communities across the nation.

Visual Art in Work Places has it’s rewards.

We are accepting applications for solo art exhibitions at Connecticut Institute for Communities.

2D & small sculpture works only.

Engage more with your staff, clients, visitors.

Hancock Hall specializes in Short-Term Rehab, Long-Term Care, and Respite Care. They provide a broad range of assistive and rehabilitative services, 24 hours a day. We’ve been partners for years providing a rotating visual art exhibit for the facility. A rewarding experience for employees, residents, visitors, and participating artists. Photo: (2022) Diana Gubbay, Artist; Adrienne Thompson, Matt Knickerbocker

Integrate the arts to reflect an inclusive work environment and diversity.

Connecticut Institute for Communities (CIFC) is an important service provider supporting the healthcare needs of low-income children in greater Danbury, while offering residency programs for graduate medical education. We love their commitment to integrate the arts through the lens diversity and inclusion. Video: “A Mindful Path Home” Art Exhibit (2022) Dedan Davenport, Artist

Get Involved.

Have a program or project idea and you don’t want to manage?

Contact Lisa Scails

Past Projects

Sculpture adds to the experience.

Perched on a hilltop in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown, Aquila’s Nest Vineyards is an innovative family-owned winery, tasking room and event venue. We partnered with the winery in 2021/2022 and presented outdoor sculptural exhibits at this stunning space.

An 1800 Square Foot Wall Mural at Danbury Fair

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and Danbury Fair Mall engaged artists for a large-scale mural installation at 7 Backus Ave. The opportunity attracted artists from CT, NY, NJ, MA, and other parts of the country.

Jobs for Artists and Arts Organizations

We teamed with Art in Common of Ridgefield to expand the mural project at Danbury Fair Mall. Six permanent but moveable mural canvases to showcase local and aspiring artists. 

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