From 2014-2020, Sarah Fritchey served as the Artistic Director for New Haven's City-Wide Open Studios festival, creating a theme that united artists, audiences, and presenting partners around a set of timely sociopolitical ideas that positioned artists as essential contributors to civic and private life and the natural world. Each year, Fritchey worked with 10-12 Connecticut-based artists, selected from a juried open call, to develop and debut their proposals during the run of the festival. 

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22nd annual City-Wide Open Studios: Older But Younger collaborations between artists born at least 25 years apart

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21st annual City-Wide Open Studios: Wellbeing 

projects redefining how we give and receive care

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20th annual City-Wide Open Studios: F(r)act or Fiction?

storytelling and images the era of misinformation

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19th annual City-Wide Open Studios: Game On! 

togetherness, competition and play through a participatory art

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18th annual City-Wide Open Studios: Dwelling

reimagining notions of home and retreat

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17th annual City-Wide Open Studios: Projected/Illuminated

exploring notions of place, transience, and site