Arts on Call

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. 


Glenn Roth

Glenn Roth will perform a mix of his original fingerstyle compositions and popular arrangements of pop rock classics with vocal covers.


Sister Funk Trio

Sister Funk will be performing as a Trio: guitar, keyboards, 3 vocals and percussion (cajon and Djembe) doing a variety of both current and classic pop/rock covers for folks to sing or dance along to as well as playing their blend of original groove-rock.


Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers is a nationally recognized singer, acoustic songwriter, and visual artist whose work is focused on hope, joy, peace, and the human condition.


Sova Dance & Puppet Theater

The performance highlights the great flight and transformation of the butterfly from Mexico to Canada displayed visually through the presence of various butterflies, but only the monarch makes the greatest and longest flight in such mass numbers. Live music, giant puppets and pure joy prevail here in our journey.



Thabisa's music is a fusion of sounds and influences ranging from African Soul, Folk, Jazz, Rhythm and blues she calls Afro SoulFunk.


Addie and her puppet

Addie Gorlin (she/her/hers) is a director, producer, and educator invested in the regional theater movement, new play development, and theater for all-ages.


Jan Jungden

Jan Jungden will sing and accompany herself on keyboard while performing jazz and Latin tunes like "Ain't Misbehavin'," "It Don't Mean a Thing," and "Summertime."


Eli Greenhoe

Eli will sing, play guitar, engage with the audience, and tell stories. His performances will be a mixture of original material and covers by artists ranging from Whitney Houston to John Prine.


Cliff Schloss

Cliff Schloss performs jazz, alternative, R&B, and psych rock covers and original songs.




Sven Rainey

Classical guitarist Sven Rainey will perform a set of his favorite pieces by the Romantic guitar composer J.K. Mertz.