Monster Fun Every Summer!

Monster Hunt

August 27, 2022  –  10AM

Find one. Keep one. Discover Downtown & win prizes.
Every summer, we make 100 unique red clay monsters and hide them downtown. Try and find them.
CHANGES FOR 2022:
1) There will be a “kids under 5” mini-search in the green space in front of the DoubleTree Hotel before the public hunt along Elm Street. Kids hunt starts at 9:45AM.
2) We are hiding “Monster Medallions” in lieu of the actual monsters. Trade in your medallion at Studio 550 on the day of the hunt to get your real monster!

FB Event for 2022.

We hope that by bringing art to the streets, we can encourage people to slow down and find joy in walking their city in search of the out-of-the-ordinary.
They will be hidden in public spaces on Elm Street from Studio 550 up north to Bridge St. All Monsters will be placed in public places with a lot of foot traffic and in locations that are easily visible to pedestrians. Typically, monsters like to hide in places that people see every day, but normally do not have a reason to keep looking.  They love public art.
The hunt is open to all ages, and goes very quick!
Studio 550 is hosts a number of low-cost monster-themed activities at 550 Elm Street.
Anyone who finds the single colorful monster automatically wins a free 1-day workshop at Studio 550.

Other businesses hosting Monster-themed Specials on the 27th:

Beeze Tees: 36 Hanover St

Shadow & Soul Emporium: 20 Hanover St

Cafe la Reine: 915 Elm

Dancing Lion Chocolate: 917 Elm

Bookery Manchester: 844 Elm St

Wild Orchid Bakery: 836 Elm St

Granite State Candy Shoppe: 832 Elm St

Queen City Cupcakes: 790 Elm St

Studio 550: 550 Elm St

Mini-Mural Monster Search

Aug. 29 – Sept 16, 2022

Can you find them all?

For the first time in 2022, the monster hunting fun continues AFTER the hunt on the 27th.Find mini-monster murals in downtown between August 29th to Sept 16th!

During those two weeks, 10 businesses will be hosting a mini-monster mural. Find all monster murals and be entered into a drawing for a gift card from one of the participating businesses. No purchase necessary, just a keen eye and a love for the hunt. Please check the individual businesses for open hours before stopping by.

Click here for a PDF of the official Monster Map. You can also pick one up at any of the participating mini-monster businesses during the dates of the hunt 8/29-9/16 and during the Monster Hunt at Studio 550 on August 27th from 10-12.

The businesses hosting a mini-monster mural (from North to South) are:

Terracotta Room: 1361 Elm St

Boards & Brews: 941 Elm St

Beeze Tees: 36 Hanover St

Shadow & Soul Emporium: 20 Hanover St

Diz’s Cafe: 860 Elm St

Bookery Manchester: 844 Elm St

Wild Orchid Bakery: 836 Elm St

Granite State Candy Shoppe: 832 Elm St

Pop of Color: 816 Elm St

Studio 550: 550 Elm St

The mini-mural will be painted by these local artists: Jyl Dittbenner, Fallon Rae, Rachel Litzinger, Nicole Rocha, Debi Funk, and Tamara Morris, Monica & Leah Leap, and Jazmine Jade.

All monster murals will be together on August 27th at Studio 550’s Monster hunt and then will disperse across downtown on the 29th. They’ll come together again the weekend of Sept 17-18 at the Manchester City Arts Fest for the drawing of the winners.

They’ll be ready for hugs and photos!