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.
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!
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).
NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION!
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 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.
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.