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Shoreline Arts Alliance Receives Multiple Grants to Support New Program – Expressions in Art

July 1, 2021 – Shoreline Arts Alliance has received grants from Branford Community Fund, Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Guilford Foundation, Guilford Savings Bank and The Madison Foundation in support of its newest program, Expressions in Art. Created in collaboration with Art and Soul Art Therapy and Innovative Counseling, this virtual, collaborative arts workshop and support group for high school students will aim to help alleviate feelings of isolation through artistic expression, interpersonal connection and community building.

Students will have the opportunity to create digital artwork collaboratively with a facilitator present during two 4-week sessions. Workshops will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 PM. All meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and Magmastudio. Opportunities for artwork to be displayed will be offered thanks to our community partners, Cilantros Specialty Foods in Guilford and The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center.

This program is open to all students who reside in Shoreline Arts Alliance’s 24-town region (Branford, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Haven, East Lyme, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Middlefield, Middletown, North Branford, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Salem & Westbrook) The registration fee is $115. Scholarships are available for students from Branford, Guilford, Madison and Middlesex County thanks to the generosity of the grantors supporting this program.

Session 1 will run from August 17-September 15 and session 2 will run from September 28-October 27. Registration is limited for this program. Interested high school students can register and apply for the available scholarships through the Shoreline Arts Alliance website:

For more information or to become a community partner, please email


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