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Open House Info

The University of Hartford offers Preview Days in the fall for prospective applicants and their families. Visit for the day to learn about the admission process and become aquainted with Hartford Art School’s facilities, course offerings, faculty, and staff, and gain a comprehensive understanding of what the future holds for artists. Participate in faculty and student studio demonstrations and hear from admission staff on careers in the arts featuring our alumni.

Every spring the Hartford Art School hosts a weekday Open House for accepted students and their families in advance of the May 1 deposit deadline. The day includes a short art history lesson, studio demonstrations, a lunch to mingle with students, faculty and staff, and a chance to hear from alumni how HAS has prepared them for the future and their professional careers.

The University of Hartford also holds weekend Spring Receptions for accepted students. It’s another opportunity to get to know the Hartford Art School, and to learn how it facilitates educational and artistic needs.

2017-18 Hartford Art School Preview Day and Open House Events

Thursday, September 14 - Friday, September 15
NACAC Annual Conference- Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Monday, September 18
NACAC Boston Performing And Visual Arts Fair - Emmanuel College

Sunday, September 24
Atlanta NPD: Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, Host: Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University

Tuesday, September 26
Long Island High School for the Arts College Fair, Syosset, NY (For LIHS only)

Wednesday, September 27
NACAC NYC Performing And Visual Arts Fair- Javits Convention Center

Sunday, October 15
University of Hartford Preview Day #1

Tuesday, October 17
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Portfolio Review Day, Ridgefield, CT

Thursday, October 19
Greenfield Community College Portfolio Review Day, Greenfield, MA

Saturday, October 21
Hartford NPD: Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

Sunday, October 22
Boston NPD: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, Host: Lesley University College of Art and Design

Thursday, October 26
The Heckscher Museum of Art Portfolio Review Night, Huntington, NY

Saturday, October 28
Richmond NPD: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Sunday, October 29
University of Hartford Preview Day #2

Sunday, October 29
Montclair Art Museum Portfolio Day, Montclair, NJ

Friday, November 3
Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day, FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY, Host: Mill Street Loft

Sunday, November 5
Philadelphia NPD: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, Host: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Thursday, November 9
Sage College of Albany Portfolio Day, Albany NY

Thursday, November 9
Westchester Community College Portfolio Day, Valhalla, NY

Friday, November 10
Huntington Fine Arts Portfolio Day, Greenlawn, NY

Sunday, November 12
University of Hartford Preview Day #3

Sunday, November 12
New York City NPD- Javits Convention Center, New York, NY Host: FIT

Saturday, November 18
Washington DC NPD: JW Marriott, Washington DC Host: Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University

Sunday, November 19
Baltimore NPD: Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Saturday, January 20
Miami NPD: New World School of the Arts, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

Sunday, April 8
University of Hartford Spring Reception #1

Saturday, April 14
University of Hartford Spring Reception #2