Art on the Wall @City Hall: 13th annual Employee & Family Art Show opens Aug. 6

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Art on the Wall @City Hall: Examples of artwork from the Professionals Division.

MANCHESTER, NH – “Art on the Wall at City Hall” kicks off Aug. 6 with the 13th Annual Employee & Family Art Show,  a celebration of the artistic talents of City Employees, Manchester School District Employees, their immediate family members, elected officials, volunteers and retirees.

“It’s great to see so many creative submissions to Art on the Wall at City Hall,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “Manchester City and School District employees, and their families, continue to show their immense artistic talent year after year. I encourage Manchester residents to visit City Hall and see all of submissions.”

The exhibition will run at City Hall from Monday, August 6 to Wednesday, September 26. The public is invited to view the show during the hours City Hall is open to the public (Monday – Friday8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tuesday until 8 p.m.) and vote for the People’s Choice Award by the Information Desk on the first floor.

‘Girl with the Pink Hair’ by Ashley Fournier, Professional Division (Manchester School District)

“The Manchester Arts Commission has a long tradition of assisting with the City Employee Art Show at City Hall,” said Ed Doyle, Chair of the Manchester Arts Commission. “We are proud of the talented artists that live and work in Manchester and believe strongly in the positive role of the arts towards shaping our community. I want to thank Mayor Craig for her support of Art on the Wall at City Hall, as well as the fresh slate of fellow art commissioners that worked diligently to continue with this fine tradition.”

The works of art are divided into three adult categories: amateur, intermediate and professional.  Two youth categories are also featured: 12 & under and teen. The first, second and third place winners in each of the categories will receive a cash prize. Prizes will also be awarded in the Mayor’s Choice, and People’s Choice category.

The winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges and announced on Monday, August 20, 2018. A reception will begin on the main floor of City Hall at 5 p.m., and the awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers.

The City Employee & Family Art Show is made possible by the National Arts Program (NAP). Established in 1982, NAP identifies showcases and rewards visual artistic talent in America. They sponsor 87 venues in 38 states, including Manchester.