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Downtown Art Community

Downtown Manchester is a vibrant community that supports The Arts in all their forms. Take a stroll and view the murals, or take a seat on one of the beautiful ART Benches along Main Street.

Pop into an Art Gallery to view local artwork and purchase pieces from local artisans at various downtown shops.

Enjoy live music hosted at our restaurants or at our outdoor festivals.

Create your own art, or learn a musical instrument.

Check out some of our Art Partners below to learn more!

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Dragon's Den Art Gallery & Tattoo Studio

Dragon's Den Art Gallery & Tattoo Studio

Art Gallery and Tattoo Studio featuring local artwork in a variety of exhibitions and custom tattoo artwork by appointment only. Gallery hours 12 - 6 Tues - Sat thatdragonsden.com

Beller's Music

Beller's Music

Beller's Music has been servicing the musical needs of the Manchester area since 1954. We offer instrument sales, rentals, repairs and instruction. www.bellersmusic.com 8606492036

Little Bird Clay Co

Little Bird Clay Co

Private Pottery and Art studio. 20 years professional pottery maker academically trained. Little bird Creative Co-Op hand made gifts and candles by local artists and makers. www.littlebirdclayco.com 8604981230

DuBaldo Music

DuBaldo Music

Dubaldo Music Center was opened by Bruno Dubaldo in February of 1953 after graduating from the Hartford Conservatory with a degree in violin. His dream was to provide a comfortable environment for people to come learn and experience music. ... www.dubaldomusic.com 860-649-6205

Julie Lang Studio of Dance

Julie Lang Studio of Dance

Julie Lang Studio strives to bring the finest dance education to our students, offering dance classes for beginners - advanced levels. JLS is committed to encouraging all dancers to strive for excellence and enjoy the journey along the way.  Our... jlsdance.com 860-649-0256

Harvest Beads & Silver

Since 1973, Harvest offers a unique experience. A treasure trove of gifts, incense, jewelry and crystals from around our beautiful world. In house artisans make jewelry and hand made crafts. Visitors are welcome to make there own creations in our... harvestbeadsshop.com (860)649-2908

The Firestone | Art Studio & Cafe

The Firestone | Art Studio & Cafe

The Firestone is an art studio + cafe located in Manchester, CT. Our studio is open to the public for pottery painting, glass fusing, board art and more! Enjoy a cup of coffee and some food while you create. thefirestonect.com 860.661.0075

The Market at 1115 Main

The Market at 1115 Main

The Market connects the community + local creatives through our pop-up shop and carefully curated outdoor markets. www.themarket1115.com 2035142146

WORK_SPACE

WORK_SPACE

As a COWORKING, MEETING & GALLERY space, WORK_SPACE is a “triple threat,” offering a hospitable, flexible and stimulating space for individuals and organizations to meet, learn, create and work. Owned and operated by the Town of Manchester, we are... workspacemanchester.com 860-647-6029

Little Theatre of Manchester

In Manchester's historic Cheney Hall, Little Theatre presents world-class theatre and performing arts for your entertainment! www.cheneyhall.org (860) 647-9824

CAST Children's Theatre

CAST Children's Theatre

CAST is a theatre organization helping to preserve the arts in the greater Manchester area and beyond. CAST started as a small children's theatre group, run out of the home of its Co-Founder, Donna Mercier. In the beginning, CAST operated... www.casttheatre.org 860-649-5062

RiseUP for Arts

RiseUP was founded in 2012 as a youth development and mentoring program aimed at helping youth develop the skills needed to be the catalysts that inspire and uplift their community. ​ We launched RiseUP University as an after-school and weekend... 8608742114

ART FUD

ART FUD

Soup on every stove. Art on every wall. Compassion. Charity. Community. Real progress happens when people dream big, then act on those dreams. Can we really end world hunger and turn everyone into art collectors? Those are certainly big... artfud.org

Imagine Main Street

Imagine Main Street’s mission is to revitalize the downtown historic district of Manchester, Connecticut through the economic and cultural impetus of the arts. We envision creating a well known arts “Mecca” including performance, galleries,... www.imaginemainstreet.com