Celebrate at Artspot!, the only happy hour with an arts twist at Creative Arts Workshop on Thursday, December 13, and get your holiday shopping done too at The Celebration of American Crafts.

If you choose to, you can begin at the Shubert Theater with Unsilent Night, a boombox caroling processional with Phil Kline and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. End the caroling on Audubon Street, and keep the good time rolling at Creative Arts Workshop, filled with special holiday treats. Shop for breathtaking, hand-crafted gifts by over 400 artists from across the country at the Celebration of American Crafts!(runs through December 24), enjoy fantastic food and drinks from local eateries, learn how to make your unique craft, groove to the music, and talk the night away with some wonderful new friends. Doors open at Creative Arts Workshop at 6pm, the fun goes until 9.

Special $10 admission for all!!!!!!



The Arts Council of Greater New Haven will honor oustanding individuals and organizations from the region at the annual Arts Awards Luncheon on Friday, December 7, at the New Haven Lawn Club. This yera's theme, "Mentors and Shakers," celebrates those whose selfless dedication and behind-the-scenes magic enrich the great community in countless ways. For more information about the Arts Awards, or to purchase tickets, please call (203) 772-2788.


Herbert S. Newman - Recipient of the C. Newton Schenck, III Award for Lifetime Achievement in and Contribution to the Arts – An award-winning architect and inspirational mentor whose breathtaking vision and love of beautiful lines has changed how we look, how we feel and how we interact within the Greater New Haven community.

Louise Endel—A true champion for the arts and humanities, whose boundless energy and steadfast guidance to dozens of organizations and boards have helped foster and connect a thriving cultural community.

Linda Friedlaender—Curator of Education at the Yale Center for British Art whose innovative programming brings the power, beauty and nobility of the arts to all members of the community, from doctors and nurses to students and teachers.

Jesse Hameen II—An accomplished jazz musician and devoted educator at Neighborhood Music School and ACES Educational Center for the Arts whose encouragement, dedication and lively spirit have inspired generations of students, audiences and peers.

New Haven Chorale—A distinguished organization whose commitment to mentorship and community cultural enrichment provides vocalists of all ages the opportunity to study and perform electrifying choral music.

Rafael Ramos—A gifted artist, talented producer and passionate visionary whose groundbreaking company Bregamos Theatre has transformed and revived the spirit of community theatre in the region.


ARC Workshop

The Arts Resource Center (ARC) at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven offers affordable expert-led workshop for the community throughout the year. The workshop include: marketing, technology, legal issues, health insurance, housing, finance and much more.

How to build a WEB site!

Co-sponsored with the Shoreline Arts Alliance.
Two part series, $25 AC members, $40 nonmembers.

November 14 and November 28, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
ACES Educational Center for the Arts.

Learn what it takes to start and run your own website!

This workshop is currently FULL. If you'd like to add your name to the waiting list or wish to be contacted for technical workshops in the future, please contact Kara Arsenault at karsenault.ac@cshore.com or (203) 772 2788

Small Space Gallery

Spectra 2007, the Photographic Arts Collective Annual Members Show.

70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor

November 5 to December 28. Artist's reception on December 13 from 5 to 7 pm.


Enviromental Visions: Beauty and Fragility

Photo by Sheila Hale

Haskins Laboratories, 300 George Street, 9th floor
Through November 23, 2007

Works by Diane Barcelo, Stephen Grossman, Sheila Hale, Mitche Kunzman, Roger Mudre, Dorothy Powers, Jeremy Saladyga, Eve Stockton and Torrance York. Curated by Gerald Saladyga.


The Photo Arts Collective meets on the firs Thursday of the month at the Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, at 7 pm.

For updated information concerning PAC, please visit web site, www.photoartscollective.org


ARC Workshop Series

The Arts Resource Center (ARC) at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven offers affordable experts-led workshops for the community throughout the year. The workshops range in topic and scope to include: marketing, technology, legal issues, health insurance, housing, finance and much more.

Upcoming Fall Workshops

A Healthy Practice:
A Look at Medicare

October 2, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
ACES Educational Center for the Arts

Join Coordinated Financial Resources/ Chamber Insurance Trust and Health Net as they explore the latest in Medicare coverage. Learn who's eligible and how to apply for Medicare in this important and free workshop.

A Healthy Practice:
Health Insurance for Artists and Independent Contractors

October 23, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
ACES Educational Center for the Arts
Co-sponsored with Artspace

Join Coordinated Financial Resources/ Chamber Insurance Trust as they discuss the best health insurance options for artists and self-employed individuals. Learn about the types of insurance available, find out how to avoid being denied coverage, and discover how to access insurance whether an artist, self-employed or small business.

Don't miss out on this fall's free series on health. To register for the "Healthy Practice" series, please call the Arts Council of Greater New Haven at (203) 772-2788

Still to come this fall: The Wonders of Websites.

Small Space Gallery

Photography by Ben Melendez

EXTRAordinary: Contemporary Comic Books and Cartoons

Discover the history, beauty and intrigue of cartoons and comic strips.

Exhibit will be available until October 31, 2007
Location: 70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor.



Image by Irene Miller


An exhibit featuring works by local artists Irene Miller and Jan Murdock. The exhibit will run from September 10 to December 14. Artists' Reception is Tuesday, September 18, 5 to 7 pm with an Artists' Talk at 5pm. Gallery 195 is located at the New Alliance Bank, 4Th floor.


Photography by Torrance York

Environmental Visions: Beauty and Fragility

Paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and installations that explore the beautiful, fragile and impermanent world around us. The exhibit will run from August 29 to November 23. Artists' reception will be held on Thursday, September 6: 5 - 7 pm. The Artists' Talk is at 5 pm. Haskins Laboratories is located at 300 George Street, 9Th floor.


ArtSpot! July 12, 2007

Join us for ArtSpot!--the monthly Happy Hour with an arts twist--from 6 to 8 Thursday, July 12. Enjoy a lovely Summer evening in Park of the Arts, located on Audubon Street behind the Neighborhood Music School. Drinks, snacks and a celebration of Site Projects' newest art installation, created by artist Matej Andraz Vogrincic and located in the Farmington Canal, which borders the Park. Hope to see you there!

Admission: $10 for Arts Council Members, $15 for Non-Members

Small Space Gallery

Off the Wall 2007



Organia by Isaac Canady takes place at Rumberos ( 216 state street) and the Arts Council from June 8 to July 16. Artists' Reception will be held at Rumberos on June 27 from 5 to 8 pm.


Small Space Gallery

The Show is over, but the Blog is still up! Check it out: www.acmailart.blogspot.com

Gallery 195

art by Laura Barr

Two Painters
An exhibition featuring paintings by local artists Laura Barr and Laurie Flaherty, will take place at Gallery 195, New Alliance Bank, 4th floor, through July 27.
Haskins Laboratories Gallery

art by Kelli Newton

Table Tops Discover what items on a table top can reveal. The exhibit is at Haskins Laboratories Gallery, Haskins Laboratories, 300 George Street, 9th floor, May 10 to August 17. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday, 10 to 4, with an artists'reception on Thursday, May 10, 5 to 7 pm.


ArtSpot! comes to Artspace

Come and preview the contemporary art auction of the year with over 100 contributing artists at ArtSpace, 50 Orange Street on Thursday, April 12, from 6 to 8 pm. Live auction artists will include Donald Baechler, Walker Evans, Chris Mir, Eve Stockton and more. And not only will the ArtSpot! crew get a unique, up-close peek at all auction items on display, but they'll also get to enjoy tasty food, sip fantastic drinks and flex their networking skills — and all for quite a steal. ArtSpot! costs just $10 for Arts Council members, $15 for everyone else. Hope to see you there!

International Mail Art Exhibition

Wishing You Were Here is the theme for this year's annual International Mail Art Exhibition, which will be held at The Arts Council of Greater New Haven's Small Space Gallery from May 9 through June 27. Deadline for entries is May 7. For more information, call the Arts Council at (203) 772-2788 or visit www.acmailart.blogspot.com.


Small Space Gallery is at 70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor. Gallery hours: Mondays through Fridays, 9am - 5pm. Third Annual Young Artists Show through April 27. Paintings, pictures, photographs and more by area artists aged 18 and under.


An exhibit featuring paintings by Laura Barr and Laurie Flaherty will take place April 26 to July 27 with an artists' reception on April 26, 5 to 7 pm.

Painting by Laurie Flaherty



In Dreams, Memory and Sleep, artists explore themes of dream and sleep through a variety of art forms. The exhibit is at Haskins Laboratories, 300 George Street, 9th floor, from January 24 to April 25. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 10 to 4. Artists reception on Thursday, April 19, 5 to 7 pm. Featured artists include David Coon, Ann Holley, Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, Julie Fraenkel, Joan Gardner, Judy Gelles, Mary Lesser, Maryann Ott, Jay Seeley, and Greta Stromberg. In collaboration with the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health.
Artwork by Julie Fraenkel Mamis


Grits and Soul, a collection of paintings by local artist Katro Storm. The exhibit, located at the Arts Council and Sandra's Place, runs through March 28. An artists' reception will be held at Sandra's on Saturday, February 17, 1 to 3 pm


Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions explores quirky roadside sites from February 5 to March 16. Gallery hours: Wednesday- Friday, 10 to 4. It takes place in collaboration with the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health. Artists' reception will take place Friday, February 9, from 5 to 7 pm.



Artwork by Karen Klugman

An exhibit featuring digital photographs by Karen Klugman and paintings by Peter Ziou will take place at Gallery195, New Alliance Bank, from January 17 to April 18.