Arts on Call 2020

Gift someone you love with a—socially distanced—arts performance! Choose an artist from the roster below and select a time for that artist to perform at an outdoor location of your choice. Artists will arrive at the designated time, phone or text the residence, then perform a 10-15 minute set of (primarily acoustic) music/dance/poetry/theater, outdoors in front of the residence, while observing social distancing. Artists will not enter an apartment building or a multifamily home, but can perform in front of a complex. Performers are all solo acts or groups who have been isolating together.

Performances will be available on the hour between 11 AM and 6 PM. Sales for any given day will end when all performances are sold out or at 2 PM the day before. In the event of rain (or other postponement circumstance), the artist will contact the purchaser and reschedule as may be mutually agreeable. Performance fees have been established by the artists themselves and 100% of the fee will be paid to the artist.

PLEASE NOTE: Performance addresses should be limited to a 10-mile radius of downtown New Haven.

New Haven Arts on Call is modeled after Sidewalk Serenades, a program created in March 2020 by Creative Alliance in Baltimore, and is presented with support from the Elizabethan Club of Yale University.

Casey Carle's Bubble Bonanza: A Soap Bubble Spectacular!

A display of color, air movement, family-friendly tunes, and mesmerizing soap bubble creations, including humongous bubbles, long bubble tubes, bubble clouds, countless bubbles, and more. Brought to you by a professional entertainer with 30 years of experience performing around the globe.


Bruce Gregori

Bruce Gregori, an American jazz and virtuoso guitarist, has performed for more than 30 years, dazzling audiences with his soul and feel approach to guitar.


The Soulful Sounds of Antwan

Antwan performs your favorites from the Stylistics to Bruno Mars with crowd-pleasing energy that will have you on your feet!


Aiping Tai Chi Center

Members of the Aiping Tai Chi Center will perform Tai Chi routines with open hands and with weapons, performed to music.


Olive of Olive Tiger

Olive uses guitar, cello, and voice to create sacred space while performing original and cover songs. Olive is frequently joined by Jesse Tiger on the violin.

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Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor performs original "wandering roots" songs and Americana interpretations on acoustic guitar, vocals, and harmonica, focusing on positive uplifting music with a grove and meaningful lyrics.


Carrie Ashton

"I’m a singer, songwriter and acoustic performer. I play a wide range of covers, but I also throw in a few originals now and then. "

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Liz McNicholl

Liz McNicholl performs folk songs and songs from her beloved Ireland for children and audiences of all ages.


Hideki Yamaya

Hideki will take you on a musical journey through time, as he plays music from England, France, and Italy from the 16th- and 17th-centuries, on the lute, a truly rare and beautiful instrument. He will explain the instrument and the music, and answer any questions you might have for a very unique musical experience.

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Cantando y Jugando

Perfect for kids, Cantando y Jugando is an interactive music program that includes a collection of Spanish songs and games to encourage socialization, language learning, and fun!


Ross & Bost Duo, guitar and trumpet

Ross & Bost Duo (guitar and trumpet) perform high-energy classic Motown, classic soul, funk, rock, reggae blues, and jazz.