Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream

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Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream

October 3, 2019 - November 9, 2019

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Creative Arts Workshop is proud to present a group exhibition, titled Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream, curated by artist-activist and CAW faculty member Luciana McClure. Creative Arts Workshop held a nationwide open call for art and scholarship on issues of place, cultural identity and dislocation.

The show features over 125 individuals from across the country, working in mediums ranging from collaborative poetry to multi-story portraiture to augmented reality (AR) installation. Related programming throughout October and November will include cooking demonstrations, community conversations, and other public events.

“Creative Arts Workshop is pleased to present this exhibition of powerful works by artists from across the country who explore with us and for us the issues of immigration–both historically and present day. We are thrilled to be able to provide this platform for engagement and discourse at the intersection of creative expression and this important, and divisive, human rights issue.”

This exhibition is generously supported by the International Association of New Haven, the City of New Haven, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Black Hog Brewing, Suzio-York Hill, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, and WSHU Public
Radio (Media Sponsor).

“I hope that visitors will approach this exhibition with an open heart, a sense of curiosity and courage to build a better community as we attempt to topple the physical and emotional borders that divide us,” said Brazilian-born exhibition curator Luciana McClure.

Sanctuary Cities runs from October 3rd through November 9th, with a reception on Thursday, October 3rd, from 6-8 pm. The Hilles Gallery at Creative Arts Workshop is free and open to the public; hours are Monday-Friday, 9-7 pm, and Saturday 9-4:30 pm. For details, visit, or contact Robin Green, Gallery and Programs Manager, at (203) 562-4927.


October 3, 2019
November 9, 2019


Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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