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The 2016 season of Imagine Main Street was smashing . . and imaginative . .  and fun for the whole family with artists, vendors, exhibitors up and down Main Street! Landmark Cafe offered a great drink special only on Imagine Nights, other restaurants participated as well as many of the downtown businesses and we thank them for that!  Businesses opened their doors, enjoyed the night and brought in new customers.  Musicians played for us and have gained followers and jobs!  Artists, crafters, makers and other vendors became familiar friends and are making the arts their living.  Thanks to all of them, and to our financial supporters, and to you, our patrons, who enjoyed and supported with imagination!

The 2017 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 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.

We’ve added ways to continually bring funds into our organization to keep our activities fresh and exciting and promote them to a wider audience. Look for the Imagine Art Sale inside MCC on Main during special Imagine Main Street nights, where you’ll find wonderful art works and works of art, donated by local artists, organizations, businesses and friends.  Purchases must be made in cash or check made payable to Imagine Main Street.

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.