HAL publishes workshops on our website to inform our membership of opportunities to enhance their skills or to exhibit their work.
We are not responsible for program content.

Summer 2016
Call for Artists

The New Haven Chalk Art Festival

Saturday, August 20th, 10am - 6pm - The Shops at Yale, Broadway Island, 56 Broadway, New Haven, CT (across from Apple / J.Crew / Urban Outfitters)

All professional and amateur artists are invited to participate in The New Haven Chalk Art Festival.

All artwork will be judged by local chalk artist, Michael Micinilio, for the Grand Prize, a $500 gift card to Hull's Art Supply & Framing.

Prizes will be awarded in each age division by People's Choice: Youth - ages 6-12, Teen - ages 13-17, Adult - ages 18+, Adult Group - minimum 2 artists 18+.

There is no cost to participate.

Artists will be given a 3' x 3' square, on a black asphalt surface.

Pre-registration is required.

Please contact Stephanie McDonald at Stephanie.mcdonald@yale.edu or 203-982-0676.

Registration and Additional information may be accessed at
Silverbells 2015

Download Entry Form
Hamden Art League's Silverbells Art Exhibition to open November 18th

The Annual Silverbells Art Exhibition and Sale by members of the Hamden Art League will afford viewers an extended viewing period this year, running from November 18, 2015 to January 5, 2016. The popular event, at the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut provides an opportunity for the public to view and shop, as many of the works will be available for purchase. A wide array of original art includes paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor as well as graphics, mixed media and pastel. The exhibition may be viewed Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, December 8th, a Reception will take place in the Social Hall of the Senior Center from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. During this much-anticipated event, there will be a raffle of art related items and the presentation of awards to winning artists, as selected by an invited juror. Several monetary awards are generously donated by various local businesses and benefactors.

Both the show and reception are open to the public. If the library is closed due to inclement weather, the reception will be cancelled and possibly rescheduled.

League members are residents of Hamden, North Haven, Cheshire, New Haven, West Haven, Meriden, Milford, Orange, Woodbridge, Bethany and surrounding towns.
Here's a note from Joan Jardine:
I completed my demo painting at home. Here is the finished results. Thought you might want to share with your members.

I am having a one day workshop on October 15th at West Hartford Art League, from 10 to 4.

Any one interested can contact West Hartford Art League, 860-231-8018.
You can also contact me for questions.


ps, Again thank you for having me do a demo for you. I so enjoyed your group

Open Studio: Sue Nally
Susan Nally invites everyone to come visit her and the many other artists at Erector Square, Peck Street, New Haven for the big open studios event on Saturday and Sunday, October 24- 25, noon to 5 pm. Susan will be in Building 5 on the second floor.

Stephanie Birdsall, PAS
Visit Stephanie's website

Find out more about her DVDs or sign up for her newsletter.


New this year, the Hamden Art League, with the cooperation of the Miller Library Senior Center, will be opening the display space at the Senior Center for monthly exhibitions by members of HAL.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our members to have a space to display their work to the public.

Prospective Hamden Art League artists should contact Joan Lakin 203-288-4196 to receive additional information or download the application forms and exhibition policies.



Create more interesting, more expressive watercolors and acrylics. Explore styles, techniques, concepts, and YOURSELF.

Classes forming - contact instructor Bill Colrus at 203 689-5675 or imaginegh@gmail.com to save a spot.

WHERE: Hobby Lobby, 68 Frontage Rd., East Haven
WHEN: Fridays, 12 - 2:30 - $160 for 8 week session
Bring your own supplies or learn what you will need at the first class

      New Haven Paint and Clay Club      

Elena GerardArt work by Elena Gerard

1) Christ Presbyterian Church 135 Whitney Ave.,New Haven, CT has wall space in the church fellowship hall for art exhibitions and can be available for receptions as new exhibitions are installed.

2) Size of framed art should not exceed 36" Any medium is accepted including photography except sculpture. There is no charge for installing art and the church art committee reserves the right of refusal of any artwork presented.
3) Art must be framed and wired for hanging, no brackets please.

4) No commission will be paid to the church and it's expected work will remain in place for 4-6 weeks.

5) We show artwork of any medium that can go on the wall. As the room is used by many children, we do not feel we can adequately protect sculpture. Our only other rule is that work be appropriate for audiences of all ages. If you wouldn't want to explain it to a 3 year old, chances are others don't want to either. Lastly, if you are willing to share about your work, we love having art openings!

6) Call Elena Gerard at 203-287-0404 or the Christ Presbyterian Church at 203- 777-6960.

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven:
They have detailed listings of Art Activities in the Community.

Adae Fine Art Academy private art instruction
817 Chapel Street, New Haven

Art League of New Britain - Open Studio
30 Cedar Street, New Britain
New Britain Art League

Guilford Art Center - courses
411 Church Street, Guilford
Guilford Art Center

Silvermine Arts Center - courses
1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan
tree logo
Silvermine Arts Center

Miller Library Social Rm, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT
The Hamden Art League meets the second Tuesday of the month.