Open Doors Manchester


Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 5-8pm
Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 5-8pm
Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 5-8pm

OPEN DOORS happens three times a year as a result of the hard work and financial commitment of all of our participating venues and is presented to you courtesy of The Majestic Theatre.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the OPEN DOORS project simply click on "Box Office and Gifts" - your donation insures that we can continue to keep this event totally free to the public.

Two trolleys circulate the same route between the hours of 5pm and 8pm, stopping at each location about every 30-40 minutes. You may get on and off the free trolley as you wish and stop at the places you wish to see. All of the trolley stops are open free to the public on trolley night and most have special events and promotions planned specifically for the trolley night. Most venues are within walking distance of each other, and you are also welcome to drive or walk the route at any time.

"Art on the Wall at City Hall" Gallery

One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH   603.624.6500
Pastel artist Nancy Johnson will be featured through the end of June. More info about the artist can be found at

Artist reception on Thursday April 30th from 5-8pm, all are welcome!

The walls of Manchester’s City Hall Gallery change every two months and include: photography, paintings, illustrations, and now, digital art (also known as graphic design) and all sorts of exciting art from talented hobbyists, emerging and professional artisans, and even young artists. You will also find a permanent display of historic photographs of Manchester, known as the “McInnich Collection”, photos of all our Mayors since 1846, and other items on permanent display. Enjoy your ride!
Art 3 Gallery

Art 3 Gallery

44 West Brook Street, Manchester, NH   603.668.6650
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Weekends and Evenings By Apointment
Langer Place

Langer Place

55 South Commercial Street, Manchester, NH   603.626.4388
Millyard Museum

Millyard Museum

200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH   603.622.7531
Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm
SEE Science Center

SEE Science Center

200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH   603.669.0400
SEE is open to the public 7 days a week:
Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dancing Lion Chocolate

Dancing Lion Chocolate

917 Elm Street, Manchester, NH
On July 23rd Trolley Tour night, Dancing Lion Chocolate will host a reception for our Artist in Residence & Painter or Chocolate Katherine Donovan! Hop off the trolley at the City Hall stop, cross Elm St., and take a left (North).
Framers Market

Framers Market

1301 Elm Street, Manchester, NH   603.668.6989
Tuesday-Friday 9:30-6:00
Saturday 9:30-4:00 and hours by appointment

Framing and Fine Art
NH Institute of Art

NH Institute of Art

77 Amherst Street Gallery, Manchester, NH   603.623.0313
Business Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Galleries/Public Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
E. W. Poore

E. W. Poore

775 Canal Street, Manchester, NH   603.622.3802
E. W. Poore is one of Manchester’s oldest continuously run, family-owned businesses, having been in operation since 1880. Currently owned & operated by Susan Turbyne, 4th generation descendant of Edgar Wallace Poore, the business has changed focus several times. Starting out as a coal and heating oil supplies, a major change was to provide paint and wallpaper supplies and services. As leisure time increased for many people in the 1950’s, paint-by-number kits became popular, and E. W. Poore was selling art supplies to support that. Picture framing was the next logical step, and we pride ourselves on providing unsurpassed quality, service, and expertise to the framing customer.
STUDIO 550 Art Center

STUDIO 550 Art Center

550 Elm Street, Manchester, NH   603.232.5597
Studio 550 is a community arts center for people who don't know they are artists yet. It is open to complete beginners, and offers classes, workshops, and other unique arts opportunities in a variety of media such as Pottery, Stained Glass, Painting, Drawing, Bookbinding, Dancing, Music, Martial Arts, and Weaving. The studio also has an active gallery where there is functional artwork from around the country as well as from right here in New Hampshire. Studio rental space is also available. There is always something new on the schedule, so visit the website for more details on classes, studio rental, and upcoming events.


81 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH
Studioverne (across from the Palace Theatre) is a working, Fine Art Fused Glass studio. View works of art in the front gallery at this vibrant street front space. See website for contact info.
GREGORVIOS Graphic Design Studio

GREGORVIOS Graphic Design Studio

83 Hanover Street, Suite #53, Manchester, NH   603.206.5404
Founded in 2011, GREGORVIOS Graphic Design Studio is a branding and design studio that focuses on developing print and digital media content for a variety of clients. Learn more at our website.
Manchester Artists Association & Granite State Arts Market

Manchester Artists Association & Granite State Arts Market "POP-UP!"

Carol Rines Center -- 1528 Elm Street, Manchester, NH
Manchester Artists Association and Granite State Arts Market are having a Pop Up Show at the Carol Rines Gallery for Open Doors/Trolley Night, April 30th From 5-8PM.

Members of the Manchester Artists Assoc. will be exhibiting Original art in several media and also have matted prints and cards for sale. Refreshments served. Parking in rear of building, ride the trolley!

The Granite State Arts Market will be displaying glass, paintings, photography, jewelry and stained glass. Artists of the group will host a pop-up gallery at this location offering fine art and photography.

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