Art in the Park

The 48th Annual Art in the Park Manchester
The First Sunday in June - June 4, 2023 - 10am-4pm

An Outdoor Festival at Center Memorial Park on the grounds of the Mary Cheney Library
586 Main Street, at the intersection of Main Street (Route 83) and Center Street (Routes 6/44)

Supported by the Town of Manchester!
AITP is part of "Celebrate Manchester", a week of events beginning with Concert in the Park on June 3rd at 6:30pm

Directory of 2023 Participating Artists   -   Stage Schedule of 2023 Live Performers
Check back for Printable Program
CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE as an Artist, Vendor or Performer

The annual ‘show in the park’ had been faithfully produced by Manchester Art Association for over 40 years. It was passed along to other dedicated members of the community to continue the fine work of past years as well as add new inspiration.

Now, AITP is a part of Artists in Real Time, Inc. a non-profit organization that is responsible for events such as Open Studio Hartford, the capitol city’s “arts extravaganza” and providing local artists with opportunities to promote and sell their work.

The picturesque park surrounding the Mary Cheney Library makes a lovely backdrop for the outdoor festival. Visitors will enjoy a variety of artistic vendors featuring all media and genres including traditional art alongside cutting edge work in painting, sculpture, photography, digital, jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts and more. In addition, there will be a variety of crafts, handmade goods, art-related products and more.



Featuring CREATE & EXPRESS yourself projects by Shine Your Light CT
and Come Paint a Town Mural with your Best Friend, Joey Batts.

Families, children and adults can join in on creative, interactive and community projects and murals or see other live art demonstrations scattered throughout the park. Have a professional caricature or other customized work created on the spot, face painting and henna body art.
Stay tuned for specific projects!

BROWSE the 2023 Online Artist Directory Here


The Main Stage will host a full day of performance art and entertainment including music, vocals, spoken word and dance of all genres.

Food trucks and specialty food items are available for your convenience.. 

For more information regarding the event, sponsorships or providing in-kind support and volunteering, contact the event coordinator, Cynthia Bulaong, at or like us on Facebook.


To participate as an artist, vendor, food truck or performer, CLICK HERE for more information


Check back for Printable Program
Every year of AITP, a new branch appears in the logo!
A seed is planted each year in hopes that “Art in the Park” will continue to grow into the future! Stay tuned for 2023.
Logo annual updating thanks to artist, Gary Jacobs

Art in the Park is Pet Friendly! Please leash your pet, thank you.

Art Event Participation Map of Open Studio Hartford Sponsor, Donate, & Volunteer

Click here to see the 25th Anniversary Video Retrospective produced by CT Public Broadcasting!

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