OXFORD CULTURAL ARTS CALENDAR

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April

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

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May - Nov

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.  April is National Poetry Month

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May

Scholarships Rewarded

Community

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.  

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June 21 Annually

Make Music Day

Promoting Music

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)

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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!

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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 nearly 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.

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Jack Frost Contest

Community

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.

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