Wednesday, May 1 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The arts sustain us. The arts connect us. The arts bring us joy, make us think and let us escape! During the isolation of the pandemic, the arts got us through! Now it's time for us to say thank you to the artists and arts organizations that still have smaller audiences and gatherings.

The Bank of America is providing a matching pool of $10,000 to inspire giving to visual and performing arts organizations. All donations made to eligible organizations via The Great Give 2024 during the 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET hour on May 1 will receive prorated portion of the match pool based on the number of unique donors, in addition to the prorated share of the Community Foundations' matching pools.

As you support the local arts during the POWER HOUR, use the links below to see your favorite performers - or discover someone new!

 The First Annual A Broken Umbrella Great Give Telethon streaming live from 8-9pm: and


Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Art Gallery & Store Summer Arts Festival on the Essex Green, June 19th and 20th, 2023 (2 minutes)


Ball & Socket Arts will host an in-person and livestreamed concert of contemporary folk music with our CT State Troubadour, Kala Farnham from 8 pm to 9 pm on May 1st.  The link to the live stream will be live on our social media accounts during that time frame on May 1 from 8 to 9 pm:



Students board the cARTie art museum bus and share why it matters to spend time with art from a young age. They end by expressing hope to see you on the art museum bus soon. (2 minutes)

New Haven Chinese Cultural Cooperative -

Enjoy our open house from earlier this year!  (5 minutes)


New Haven Chorale -

Performs SHALL NOT WANT with soloist Jeremiah Paul, on February 17, 2024 at Battell Chapel in New Haven. (9 minutes)


New Haven Oratorio Choir -

Performs Regina Coeli, K276, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at their May 13th, 2023 concert which features soloists that are members of the choir" (7 minutes)


Pantochino Productions

Pantochino means Happy (1 minute)


Shine Your Light CT 

2023 Year In Review, providing healing experiences to those who are most in need through the transformative power of art, yoga, and diverse forms of expression. (3 minutes)


Whitney Players
See the impact of The Whitney Players (8 minutes)