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P.L.A.C.E. Mission

To engage our community in the exploration of world cultures, celebrate diversity, and foster lifelong learning through art and play.


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2781 Dixwell Ave. Hamden CT 06518 (203) 288-8600


Art Workshops for Kids

April 26th-June 4th May 11th-June 4th July 5th- August 19th

After School & Saturday Art Workshops!
Ages 7-12

One Day After school & Saturday Art Workshops Ages 5-12

Summer Art Workshops! Art, Film, & Fun in the Sun!



P.L.A.C.E. Receives Good to Great Grant to Support Construction of Children's Museum!

First Photo from left to right:  Marie Varrone, P.L.A.C.E. Advisory Board Member, Eric Nyquist, Director of Fine Arts for Hamden Public Schools & P.L.A.C.E. Board Chair, Vera Morrison, Town Clerk for Town of Hamden, Mimsie Coleman, Director of Arts, Recreation and Culture for the Town of Hamden, Todd Levine, Department of Economic and Community Development State Historic Preservation Office, Debbie Chavoya, P.L.A.C.E. Executive Director, Curt Leng, Mayor for the Town of Hamden, Joseph J. Crisco, Jr., Connecticut State Senator, Maria Brandriff, First 100 VIP for P.L.A.C.E., Barbara Mansilla, P.L.A.C.E. Art Teacher, Tracy Stone, Grant Writer and P.L.A.C.E. Board Member, Al Gorman, President of Hamden Historical Society.



P.L.A.C.E. on the Go!

Our Mobile Art & Film Trolley is available for your next special event, school visit, tour, festival, party and so much more! Custom packages available.

To book an event, please call (203) 288-8600

P.L.A.C.E. on the Go! is supported by funding from IANH, NewAlliance Foundation and The Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support form the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.



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