OXFORD CULTURAL ARTS CALENDAR
Earth Day Poster Contest
Promoting Young Artists; Family Fun
We sponsor an Earth Day poster competition for Oxford High School with prizes from the OCAC and local businesses
May - Nov (2019)
Bards and Brews: Open Poetry Reading
Promoting performing arts
Join us for Open poetry mic night! Read your original poems, short stories or from your favorite poets. Come to listen and enjoy fresh coffee and homemade pastries! All are welcome, sign up when you arrive.
In late May, the Caryl Sousy Memorial Scholarship is awarded, in addition to others sponsored by Cultural Arts. The Connecticut Community Foundation is our partner in managing this scholarship.
June 21 Annually
Make Music Day
June 21 is Make Music Day internationally. We support this fun appreciation day because it incorporates so many aspects of what we support in Cultural Arts: music (make music), creativity (writing music or making up a tune), artisanship (creating instruments out of everyday household items) and community (sharing your music)
World Singing Day
Promoting the Arts
The third Saturday in October is host to the annual World Singing Day! Singers unite to share in a day of song! Oxford Cultural Arts will be hosting a sing-a-long!
Fall Photography Contest
The annual Fall photography contest kicked off in 2021 and will continue as part of our regular programming. Residents and surrounding community members are encouraged to photograph scenic views in our beautiful town of Oxford and submit them to our contest. The photo must have been taken in the current year and the subject matter should reflect fall and be located within Oxford. The contest begins in September and concludes on the final day of November with results shared via our web site and social media the first week of December. Good Luck fellow shutterbugs!
Jack Frost Contest
Winter kicks off the snowy season! Annually Dec 1 - March 1 we invite the community to build a snowman or snow sculpture and send us a picture or post it (must be a public post) and tag us @OxfordCulturalArts or use #OxfordJackFrost. Voting commences March 1-15 and the picture with the most "likes" will receive a Donut and Hot Chocolate/Coffee party (serves up to 20). Winner announced the week of March 15.
Arts & Crafts Fair
Promoting the Arts
The first Saturday in November is host to the annual Arts & Crafts Fair which has been an Oxford tradition for 50 years! Artisans and crafters from Oxford and surrounding towns bring their wares out for sale just in time for the holidays! Unique curated items make for perfect one of a kind gifts for loved ones.