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.

The Rahsaan Langley Project

Rahsaan Langley performs high-energy dance music reminiscent of the golden oldies mixed with today's hits for all ages to enjoy while dancing & singing along.


Tere Luna, Mexicana Folkloric Dance & Song

Tere Luna is a renowned singer and Mexican folkloric dancer with performing, recording, and teaching experience.



Daniel, who has performed at Carnegie Hall, will perform a series of classical guitar pieces from the Suzuki repertoire.


The Hartford Dance Collective

Five female choreographers collaborate in creating new contemporary works to present to the public, using historical figures and feminine art, circling around a theme of female empowerment, leadership, and strength.


Epic the Poet

My poetry is timeless, informative, and inspirational. I touch on topics that will always be relevant and thought provoking. I teach while entertaining my audience with the gift of Spoken Word.

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Christoph Whitbeck

Christoph is a rock'n' roller with an acoustic guitar and big voice ready to play covers or originals or whatever you want (with a bit of notice!).



Top Notch Ensemble / Top Notch Trio

Top Notch Ensemble is a well seasoned group of professional musicians who has put together a highly sophisticated and entertaining array of music and show design consisting of jazz, smooth jazz, rhythm & blues, rock, reggae, and Latin.


Be Well Productions

Emma Palzere-Rae performs a mini version of her one-woman play, The Woodhull Project, about 1872 Presidential candidate, Victoria Woodhull.

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Tom Burgess, Solo Acoustic Guitarist

Tom Burgess performs a solo acoustic blend of American classic rock, folk, and country tunes, as well as a catalog of original albums.


Val Ramos, Flamenco Guitarist

Original Flamenco guitar music featuring traditional Flamenco forms such as Sevillanas, Farruca, Malagueña, Danza Mora, Soleares, and Bulerias. Performance will consist of four such musical pieces.