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National Arts

The National Arts Program® For Hartford and Middlesex Counties

Encouraging and developing artistic talent in Central Connecticut 

For 28 years, the Community Renewal Team has hosted an annual National Arts Program providing an opportunity for local artists to showcase their art within the community. Youth, teens, amateurs, intermediate and professionals from Middlesex and Hartford Counties were all invited to participate. All prizes are determined by a panel of judges with experience in the arts. 
In this year’s show there are more than 215 piece on display at Capital Community College located at 950 Main Street in Hartford, CT – on the 1st and 11th floors now through March 2, 2019. Show hours are: Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. 
The choice is yours! You get to pick the winner for the "People's Choice Award"! Click here to cast your vote!
An awards ceremony and reception will be held at Capital Community College’s Centinel Hill Hall Auditorium on the 11th floor on March 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
Note: In the event of inclement weather, all participants will be notified of rescheduled date for the ceremony.
All artists are asked to pick up their artwork on March 2, following the awards ceremony at Capital Community College. 
Be sure to Like us on Facebook to get the most up to date information. For more information about the rules of the exhibit, please contact Ilana Bernstein at (860) 560-5657 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Updated February 2019  
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Deanna Troy Henry
Intermediate Artist
Best of Show 2013
 “I’m so honored to have received this when you see all of the talented artists that submitted some truly great art.”