Two weeks of creative events featuring more than 500 artists, musicians, poets, filmmakers and performers

Now in it 39th year, Hygienic Art will once again infuse New London, Connecticut with the freedom of expression through vibrant un-censored visual arts exhibits and a grand total of ten public events including concerts, theater and SCANDALOUS performances and an Indie-film fest. Last year we premiered the The Naked Canvas body painting competition with much success and this SPECTACULAR event will return this year! This historical arts EXTRAVAGANZA is produced in collaboration with local businesses and organizations as well as with tremendous support from phenomenal community members who ensure that these events stay in New London.

The arts festival kicks off with the opening of the “Salon des Indépendants” art exhibit on Saturday, January 27th, famous for its mantra of “no judge, no jury, no fees, and no censorship”. The exhibit remains the heart of Hygienic Art XXXIX, which hosts a bevy of arts and performance related events that bring a festive and INVIGORATING spirit to New London right when post-holiday doldrums begin to fester.


It is that time again! We are seeking partners to help us celebrate the 39 years of the Hygienic Art’s Annual Show, which includes the largest Winter Festival in Southeastern Connecticut. Hygienic Art will bring thousands of people to New London over a two-week period that will fill our restaurants and cafes, galleries and retail establishments and make the frigid January a hot bed of activity. Please contact Sarah Mckay regarding sponsorship opportunities at

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