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Another RECORD Year for RiseUP!

RiseUP had another year leaving an impact on the streets, eyes, and minds of Connecticut through our Public Art efforts. As Connecticut's leading Public Art agency, we are hyper focused on creating a Connecticut that is filled with vitality and positive energy.

Through Public Art, RiseUP is able to bring thousands of people together to create localized, community centric projects that will have an impact on a town or city for decades to come. It is an incredible honor to be trusted with our partners ideas, concepts, and funding to produce our larger-than-life murals and placemaking activations.

We have another exciting year ahead of us in 2023 and hope you continue to join us for the journey and mission to:

"Empower communities to imagine NEW possibilities through public art and education"

Start 2023 off with a Tax-Deductible Donation to RiseUP

2022 Recap

  • Number of Public Art/Placemaking Installations: 142 (vs 76 in 2021, 86% increase)

  • Amount Invested in Public Art in 2022: $575,000+ (vs $361,090 in 2021, 60% increase)

  • Number of Square Feet of Public Art Produced: 40,637 sq feet (vs 31,900 in 2021, 27% increase)

  • Number of Communities Impacted: 25 towns (vs 14 in 2021, 79% increase)

  • Number of Youth Impacted: 665

  • Number of Volunteers: 1,178

  • Number of Partner Organizations/Clients: 150+

  • Number of Murals Produced at Public Schools: 10

  • Visit: for a viewing of our public art projects

Other Key Accomplishments

How You Can Support in 2023

  • Directly Donate to RiseUP:

    • Direct donations help RiseUP offer free or discounted public art programs and projects for youth throughout Connecticut

    • BONUS TIP: Be sure to ask your employer about their employee donation match program. Many large corporations have this in place.

  • Become an Art Club Patron

  • Partner with RiseUP to create Public Art projects in your community

  • Hire RiseUP to create a new mural at your office, home, building, or school

    • RiseUP for Arts, creates public art through public art consulting and curating, donations, grants, and community goodwill. RiseUP partners with artists, municipalities, other nonprofits, companies, and local community members in making their public art projects come to life. We help create the vision and manage the entire process to beautify communities

  • Purchase Artwork and RiseUP Swag directly from our website:

  • Share the murals on social media and tag @CTMurals and the artists!

  • Join RiseUP on May 13th for the Third Annual, ART maniFESTation event on Bartholomew Ave in the Parkville Neighborhood of Hartford. Check out recap of previous year

How to Get Involved as an Artist

  • Join a Virtual Information Session: REGISTER

  • Become a FREE Art Club Member: REGISTER

  • Complete application to join the RiseUP public art team: APPLY

  • Come create at our Open Studio hours in Hartford and Bridgeport: REGISTER

  • Rent The Studio CT to host your next exhibit, class, or workshop: RESERVE STUDIO

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