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The 2017 season was smashing and we thank everyone for making it a great success!  The 2018 season is ready to go with events on the first Thursday of May, June, July, August and September.  Every IMS will be a bit different with a variety of activities in different locations downtown.  So, stay tuned, be sure to check this site or our Facebook page for the latest information and then come on down!!  Write to us at to get involved!

Imagine Inside MarketIn the meantime, join us for our 2nd annual Imagine Inside Market on Saturday, February 3rd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Work_Space (formerly MCC on Main).  We have so many makers, crafters, artists, musicians, and a British Tea by The Tea Round!

Vendors include: Simpson Design, How Charming, Gems and Jewels, Soaps for Days, Heart Art Crafts, Milford Rocks, LJoyce Photography, Wholly Goat Farm, Tahir all Natural, Naturally in the Woods, Posh LizBeth, Yarncrafters, Jamie Wilkens, Quark Tees, If I had a Hammer, Balkun Woodcarving, Balkun Vintage Linen, I Good Human and many more.

Music will be provided by Time Was, MARMO, and Baby Blue.  And make your reservation with The Tea Round for a delightful sip while you take in the sights . . . tea, scones, sandwiches, $12 pp.  Call to reserve your 30 minute seating, 860-787-5286.   You’re going to love it, and its almost Valentine’s Day, so get some great gifts for those you love!  Then enjoy a bit to eat in some of our great Downtown restaurants!

Imagine a community where arts and culture are celebrated, well, that’s Manchester. So enjoy every activity and support as you can.  Volunteers are always needed and we’d love to hear from you!

Imagine Main Street began its arts and cultural happenings in June of 2012. An ever-growing number of artists, artisans and musicians have participated in the events drawing hundreds of visitors to the Downtown area. The collaborative spirit and vision of these events has increased the vitality of the downtown and the cultural vibrancy of the area. These events have often been street wide festivals including art vendors, horse drawn carriages, music, zumba demonstrations, dance performances, street performers, ceramic demonstrations and sales, garden displays, poetry readings and magician performances , a pub crawl, wine tasting, restaurant specials . The collaborative efforts of the events have inspired many new projects.

Thank you also to those who support IMS by putting their greeting or business card on our event maps: Key Bank, Sinclair Risk and Financial Management, Primary Residential Mortgage and 41 Closets Consignment. We are grateful for your faith and support! Please patronize their businesses.

Programs and locations always subject to change.