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New Britain Reception For Veteran’s Art At City Hall


Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the New Britain Commission on the Arts will host a reception on Wednesday, September 28 from 5-7 p.m. to mark the opening of a new art exhibit at City Hall that features the work of 12 artists who are veterans.

The Mayor’s Arts Commission recently set aside gallery space on the second floor of City Hall as a place where veteran artists and their families can show their art. Most of the work does not have specific military themes, but encapsulates the experiences the veterans and their families have lived through.

“We are grateful to our veterans and proud that we have a dedicated space in City Hall to display their artwork,” said Mayor Stewart. The exhibition is being put on with the assistance of veteran Edward Santos, who was in the Army National Guard for nine years and was twice deployed to Afghanistan. The reception will mark the second reception in City Hall this year, giving the public an opportunity to appreciate a diverse collection of works created by Connecticut veterans—including those of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

The reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the start of the Common Council meeting, on the second floor of City Hall. Food and light refreshments and food will be available. To view the exhibit, City Hall is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Parking is available in the Badolato Garage and on surrounding streets. Contact: David Huck at 860-826-3303 or go online to for more information.