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Member Spotlight for June!

Member Spotlight for June!

Our members at the Cultural Alliance make us who we are. They create a vibrant community of artists and culturally minded people. This is the best of Western Connecticut, and we’re honored to have them as our allies who inspire and enhance their communities. Follow this blog monthly as we shine a spotlight on some of these members and learn more about who they are and what they offer.

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Danbury Street Festival

Danbury Street Festival

Get ready to spend Saturday, June 4th, from 12noon to 6pm with us, as CityCenter Danbury will once again turn Main Street (between White St. and West St.) into a pedestrian-only festival. This FREE, family-friendly event, will have over 50 artists and vendors that line the roadway that day, highlighting the arts, music, crafters, and local small businesses. Macaroni Kid & Ventura Law is sponsoring a Family Fun Zone, with plenty of exciting activities for people of all ages!!

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Become a Member!

Become a Member!

Art serves as the bridge that connects community and culture, which ultimately promotes unity. We recognize the importance of such endeavors and are committed to providing our members the tools required to continue thriving. We do this through advocacy, collaboration, and of course, by elevating you, and your organization.

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Calling ALL Artists: Arts Across the Prairie is Seeking Submissions

Calling ALL Artists: Arts Across the Prairie is Seeking Submissions

Arts Across the Prairie is a first of its kind, statewide Creative Placemaking program, developed by North Dakota Council of the Arts (NDCA). This grew out of a presentation on art as a catalyst for community change at the fall 2019 Governor’s Main Street Initiative in Bismarck. North Dakotans expressed a concerted desire for greater cross-community collaboration and to enhance the vitality of the state through art.

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Pulitzer Center Fighting Words Poetry Contest 2022

Pulitzer Center Fighting Words Poetry Contest 2022

we’ve just launched our 2022 Fighting Words poetry contest. Students are invited to enter a poem that includes lines from one of our reporting projects and can win cash prizes up to $300, publication on the Pulitzer Center website, and performance opportunities. The deadline is Sunday, May 15, 2022.

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Artist Treasure Hunt

Artist Treasure Hunt

SomethingProjects, is a statewide geo-tracking Artist Treasure Hunt called THE EXCHANGE, to take place throughout the state of CT August 15-November 1, 2022. This Open Call includes all artists living in CT (see attachment) and we anticipate the project will engage the public in fun and meaningful ways. The DEADLINE to submit is May 15, 2022.

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2022 Danbury Juneteenth Celebration

2022 Danbury Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth will be celebrated in the city of Danbury on Sunday, June 19th from 12-5PM at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU), Midtown Campus on 181 White Street and will lift up the theme that garnered the most votes by Danbury residents* — “Honoring our Heritage: Forging the Future”.

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Call for Entries! LIBERATION: Juneteenth Visual Celebration

Call for Entries! LIBERATION: Juneteenth Visual Celebration

The Cultural Alliance of Western CT partnered with the Greater Danbury NAACP, WCSU Racial Justice Coalition and More, to proudly present Danbury Juneteenth — National Independence Day — Celebration 2022 – “Honoring our Heritage: Forging the Future.” Through “Liberation “, we invite artists and artisans to explore feelings of freedom and a spirit of celebration. Honoring our history, its struggles and triumphs, while expressing strength, perseverance, and hope for the future. Visual expressions are uplifting and include multicultural representation.

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