Arts Center East

Photography Exhibition

Open to photographers ages 18 and older who work in digital and film photography. All subjects are welcome, whether nature photography, architecture, close-ups of small details, portraits, etc. This exhibit is to showcase the unique ways photographers view and capture the world around us.


Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 13, 2022

Exhibit Dates: December 10, 2022 – January 14, 2023

Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 2:00–4:00pm

Submit Your Work Online

Prizes will be awarded for the top juried pieces.

Manchester Historical Society

2nd Annual Arts Fair

The Manchester Historical Society is holding their 2nd Annual Arts Fair, Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 10 am - 3 pm (the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend) at 175 Pine Street, Manchester

No Commissions, no application fee, just the cost of a table: $20 a table. Accepting applicants now thru midnight November 1st.

Questions? Email Lori Fogg at or call 860-205-7235 (after 5 PM).


THIS IS A WIN-WIN EVENT! Sell your arts and/or crafts on the best day of the year for a holiday fair and support the Manchester Historical Society at the same time. 

Cheney Homestead Arts

anatomy for artists

Cheney Homestead Arts presents anatomy for artists, their Second Saturday Anatomy Series.


Click here for more information or to register.

The Galleries at WORK_SPACE artist videos

Workspace started a library of artist videos (5-8 minutes) on YouTube that they share via social media every Friday at noon. All artists are invited to participate. These videos be anything related to art, the artistic process, and/or the impact art has on artists individually and collectively. Artists can create 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, you can email the gallery for details. See the flyer. Enjoy the past videos

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.