We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Connecticut Artists Collection


Part of the Art in Public Spaces program, the Connecticut Artists Collection acquires and exhibits artwork by distinguished Connecticut artists so their work can be preserved for future generations. 

Artwork in the collection can be seen in state government facilities — including the State Capitol, the Legislative Office Building, community colleges, and the state office buildings located at 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford.

A virtual tour of the Connecticut Artists Collection is coming soon!

Selection Process

An appointed committee of visual arts professionals reviews nominations of artists from curators, museum directors and others, and recommends works for purchase.   


For additional information or questions, contact Tamara Dimitri at tamara.dimitri@ct.gov.