Jan 26, 2012
10:19 AM
Discover Connecticut

Hygienic Art, New London

 

One of the artsy places in the state that I think is pretty cool but I don't get to visit nearly enough is Hygienic Art in New London.

If you're not familiar with it, Hygienic Art is a community organization that supports arts-related happenings in the Bank Street section of New London. Housed in a historic 167-year-old building that used to be home to the renowned Hygienic Restaurant, the group organizes shows, concerts, plays and other events as well serves as maintains a hip gallery space that regularly showcases the work of local artists, a bastion of free expression and seemingly limitless creativity.

Speaking fo the gallery space, this weekend kicks off the 33rd annual Salon des Indépendants, a fun exhibition/event that is open to all and features one piece per artist with the simple rules of "no jury, no fees and no censorship." As always, it should make for an exciting and provocative show.

From the Hygienic's website:

Over its 30 year history, the annual art extravaganza has grown from an anti-establishment visual art show to an anti-establishment multi-media art event including film, video, performance art, and fashion as well as a young artists’ show and musical events. Admission to all events is free or by donation. 

Visit hygienic.org or call (860) 444-6855 for more info.

Hygienic Art, New London

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