Kick Off Reception

ArtSpace Hartford, 555 Asylum Street

At the Kick-Off you'll join hundreds of artists, art lovers, VIPs and community supporters for a popular opening party at the impressive ArtSpace Hartford Gallery. 4,500 square feet when nearly 300 pieces of artwork will be on display! It's a snapshot of the whole event!

In 2017, instead of having an opening party, we will have an "Art Reception" following Ekphrasis: Poetry, Music & Dance Inspired by Visual Art" as an After Party on November 18th! Food, beverages, entertainment and a final chance to see the OSH Group Show.

This past 2016 Kick-Off was sponsored by Salute, Downtown Hartford on Trumbull Street, who catered awonderful buffet of Italian entrees.
In addition there was a hefty Caesar Salad, Italian meats, vegetables and breads. 
Capitol View Deli, donated a fantastic Anti-Pasto and Cheese Display.
Live entertainment by the Blue Cherry Trio.

Awards were presented by Erik Ben Kiki of EBK galleries. Please visit again for a list of the winners.


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