Monster Fun Every Summer!

Monster Hunt


August 24, 2024  –  11AM

Find one. Keep one. Discover Downtown & win prizes.
Every summer, we make 100 unique red clay monsters and hide them downtown.

Studio 550 hopes that by putting art out in the streets people will find joy in walking their city in search of the unexpected.

Changing in 2024:

There will be a MONSTER HUNTER’S MEETING at City Hall (by the Bookmobile) before the public hunt at 11AM.  Find out what this is all about, see an example of what you’re looking for, meet the Monster Mama, and get any questions answered before the hunt begins.

Continuing in 2024:

1) Youth only (5yo and under) in the river stone green space in front of the DoubleTree Hotel at 700 Elm before the public hunt. Look for the colorful flags! Kids hunt starts at 10:30AM.
2) We are hiding “Monster Medallions” in lieu of the actual monsters for the public hunt. Trade in your medallion at Studio 550 on the day of the hunt to get your real monster!

They will be hidden in public spaces on Elm Street from Studio 550 up north to Bridge St. in public places. They love public art!

From 10:45-1PM, Studio 550 will host a number of low-cost monster-themed activities at 550 Elm Street. In addition to Monster trade-in and entry into a raffle for a Studio gift card, you can also make your own clay monster, try the pottery wheel, and make a plant habitat for their monster. There will also be sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and rock painting!

Anyone who finds the single rainbow monster automatically wins a free 1-day workshop at Studio 550.

Other businesses hosting specials for monster-friends on the 24th:

Dancing Lion Chocolate: 917 Elm St, artful chocolate coin

Queen City Cupcakes: 790 Elm St, monster cupcake

Manchester City Library Bookmobile at City Hall Plaza