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Manchester Citywide Arts Festival

September 11 -17, 2023

September 11 - 17, 2023

Get ready for an artful and eventful week of workshops, classes, tours, dancing, music, and more at creative spaces around town! View the full calendar of offerings and events.

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The Currier invites you to join us throughout the week for the following events at the museum:

Wednesday, 10 am to 5 pm

Visit the Currier and take part in a special scavenger hunt for the whole family featuring Manchester and local art related works from the collection. Available throughout the week.

Thursday, 5 to 8 pm

Join us for a special Art After Work celebrating the Arts Festival with live music from Regals starting at 5 pm! Add your dreams to the Wishing House – a Manchester community installation by artist Mark Ragonese, and don’t miss a special live painting by local artist Molly Lastra!

Friday, 11 am and 2 pm

Join Curator of Education and Interpretation, Rachael Kane, for special tours of current exhibition Distant Conversations: Ella Walker & Betty Woodman at 11 am and 2 pm. Both tours are free, register below:



Saturday, 11 am to 2 pm

Veterans, active military and up to four family members can enjoy free lunch at the Currier’s Winter Garden Café and participate in a fun, family art activity creating animal totems for Art for Vets Family Day!

Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

Celebrate the final day of the Manchester Citywide Arts Festival with a special donation-based admission day at the Currier. Be sure to visit the Street Fair before or after your museum trip if you didn’t make it on Saturday!

Grab a takeaway art activity from the Currier’s booth at the Street Fair – find the instructions here!

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Looking for Art Classes? Please find a full selection here.

You can access a mobile audio guide for your visit here.

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