Hosted four times a year in Hartford and Bridgeport, Design Night Out is an event series that takes a creative theme and explores how great design is transforming that theme here in Connecticut.

Join Hartford Prints! and The Bananaland as we explore the intersections of creativity. Where do artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and makers find inspiration and collaboration? How does identity, time, and place inform the creative process? Grassroots and family-friendly, it’s like a live podcast in your living room. All with an open bar, food, music, networking friend-making, and fun!

Come for the community. Stay for the conversation. Leave with your creative spirit recharged.

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09 Nov 2018 Bridgeport

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Paint Panelists

27 Sep 2018 Hartford

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13

Stage Panelists

20 Jul 2018 Bridgeport

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Words Panelists

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Shanna Tanika Melton
Poetic Soul Arts
Ina Anderson
Emerging Voices Production Company
Eric Lehman
Author
Darlene Asmarah Fernandez
DeeTruePoetry

04 May 2018 Hartford

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Screen Panelists

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Rob King
ESPN
Mallory Mason
Connecticut Public
George Norfleet
Connecticut Office of Film
A.D. Calvo
Independent Filmmaker

10 Nov 2017 Bridgeport

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Industry Panelists

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Max Shangle
University of Bridgeport, SASD
Hannah Gant
Spark Makerspace
Rich DuPont
Housatonic Community College
Katie Lyon
BJH Advisors, LLC

07 Sep 2017 Hartford

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Drink Panelists

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Jamal Robinson
Stony Creek Brewery
Heather Wilson
Hop Culture Farms & Brew Co.
Michelle Stanish
CT Beer Tours
Nick Gamma
Hops and Branding

13 Jul 2017 Bridgeport

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Water Panelists

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Susan Hoffman
Make A Wave
Janeivy Hilario
Neivy
Tom Tavella
Alta Design + Planning
Dean Mack
City of Bridgeport

25 May 2017 Hartford

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Food Panelists

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Jeffrey Lizotte
Present Company
Maya Oren
Mojalvo
Spencer Curry
Trifecta Ecosystems, Inc.
Daniel Giusti
Brigaid

11 Nov 2016 Bridgeport

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Urban Panelists

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Rahz Branch
I Luv BPT
Liz Squillace
Paradox Ink
David Kooris
Resilient Bridgeport
Cristina Sandolo
Green Village Initiative
Jonathan Hopkins
Urbanismo

14 Jul 2016 Hartford

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Color Panelists

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Vanessa German
Artist in Residence, Wadsworth Atheneum
Andrea Cortez
Tainted, Inc.
Denyse Schmidt
Denyse Schmidt Quilts
Dina Brass
Venom Vintage

27 Apr 2016 Bridgeport

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Sound Panelists

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Chris Ruggiero
Preservation Sound
Michelle Spinei
DJ Surfpartyapocalypse
John Torres
Oh Cassius!
Alan Venitosh
Telefunken

18 Feb 2016 Bridgeport

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Heat Panelists

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Susan Clinard
Clinard Sculpture Studio
Randi Bayne
Rayne Home Decor
Mark Colbert
Welded Works
Ray Matthews
Ray's Glass Blowing Studio

16 Dec 2015 Hartford

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Paper Panelists

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Hong Hong
Fiber Artist
Mike Simko
Curtis Packaging
Jessica Huizenga
The Confetti Bar
Jo Lynn Alcorn
Paper Artist

22 Oct 2015 Bridgeport

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Cloth Panelists

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Jacob Long
American Woolen Company
Jennifer Paganelli
Sis Boom
Ruben Marroquin
Marroquin Weaving
Josh Westbrook
The Brothers Crisp
Kevin Farrar
Farrar Sails