Downtown Manchester Outdoor Markets

Calling Artists & Artisan Vendors: Downtown Manchester will be hosting Outdoor Markets on select Saturdays this summer. Space is available for a limited number of vendors, and preference will be given to locally created and grown products. To learn more and to apply, visit: 

Art Center East: An Image is Worth A Thousand Words

Arts Center East is looking for submissions for their upcoming juried multimedia exhibit: An Image is Worth a Thousand WordsClick here for all the details. Submission deadline is Wednesday, May 12.

Downtown Manchester Special Services District's Butterfly Stroll

Downtown Manchester seeks experienced artists for their first Butterfly Stroll.  Artists are invited to celebrate spring with a butterfly sculpture or art piece in any medium. The District will be selecting 15-20 artists to create beautiful art pieces to be displayed on Main Street for one day only, Saturday 5/22, from 10am to 4pm.  This installation will be a part of other special events taking place Downtown that day. More information can be found here, or email Joy at

The Galleries at WORK_SPACE artist videos

Workspace has started a library of artist videos (5-8 minutes) on YouTube that they can share via social media every Friday at noon. They would love a wide-breadth of artists to participate. These videos can consist of anything related to art, the artistic process, and/or the impact art has on us individually and collectively. Artists can take and submit their own video, or Workspace can conduct and record a Zoom call where the artist is interviewed about their work. Their goal is to showcase artistic friends and spark creativity in their audience. If interested, people should reach out via and Shannon, their Gallery Coordinator will provide details and put them on the schedule. See the flyer. The link to view past videos is:

Manchester Land Conservation Trust Photo of the Month 

Email a high-resolution photo of one of the Land Trust properties. Include your name, date and location of photo, and tell them what you like about that particular property. They'll select the photo on or about the 20th of each month, to feature on their website and Facebook page. No prizes, but gratitude to the photographer, and gratitude for the protected open space lands in the Manchester area. 

Send photographs to with “Land Trust Photo of Month” in the subject line. A list of properties is on the Land Trust website: Or see the locations on this map.

Monet's Table in Tolland

Heidi Ludwig is looking for artist exhibitors to show their work at Monet's Table Restaurant in Tolland CT. Monet's Table is a fine dining restaurant with great meals. Currently they are only open for Lunch, weekend brunch and catering. Evening dining will start late summer. But... they have wonderful art which they hang on their dining room walls. Each of the 2 dining rooms will hold 5-6 paintings. Work is exhibited for 2 months at a time. Artwork does sell and she does not take a commission. Artwork should be appropriate to all age groups and suitable for restaurant patrons to enjoy. You do not have to be a TCAA member to exhibit. Please contact Heidi Ludwig with inquiries.

South Windsor Public Library Friends Room and Stairwell Gallery

The library space and display cases can be booked for solo or group exhibits on a first come first serve basis. There is no charge to use the room or display cases, but prices for displayed artwork may not be posted. (One copy of a price list will be kept at the Circulation Desk.) Bookings are on a month-to-month basis, from July to March (student exhibits are April - June). For details and more information, call Mary Etter, Library Director, at (860) 644-1541.

Also, the Stairwell Gallery at the South Windsor Public Library is a great place to exhibit artwork. If you, or someone you know, would like to show your art work in the Stairwell Gallery, contact Frank Pane at 860-644-1659 for information.