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Imagine Main Street’s 2019 season has started!!  Lots of new ideas are being considered as we continually struggle with weather-related changes to our schedule.  Rain, wind, humidity made 2018 a complicated season, but we are so grateful to the Army-Navy Club, Pinewood Furniture and WORK_SPACE for their willingness to give us inside space as needed.

Our time is changing – we’ll start our evening events at 6 p.m. and go till 8:30 p.m.  Also, we’re going year round with smaller activities planned during the colder weather months.

Our first event of the year was on Thursday, January 10th – a night honoring the art of writing – books, authors, publishers, editors, lots of activities were held at the Army-Navy Club, Pinewood Furniture, EM Dougan Art and Framing and Harvest Beads.  Several restaurants offered book-themed drinks at Mulberry, Bistro on Main and Filomena’s!

We will hold our third annual Imagine Inside Market at WORK_SPACE on Saturday, February 2nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Vendors of all kind, great music and much more!  A great time to get out of the house, enjoy the fun and purchase your Valentine’s Day gifts!  We are at our capacity for vendors, so no more applications please, but there are other events for which you can sign up!

March 14th will find us holding an Imagine Manchester, with many of our favorite vendors at Raymour & Flanagan, at the base of the Buckland Mall area!  What fun, and we’re grateful to them for being so community minded!

April is being planned, and May will be exciting with an emphasis on young artists – all inside the Army-Navy Club at the corner of Forest and Main!

In the meantime, please put June 6th (our big Imagine during Pride in Manchester Week) on your calendar, along with July 11 – our Party in the Park, featuring the band Redhead.  And we can confirm Thursday, September 5th as our Steam Rollin’ night.  Other dates will be confirmed soon, along with ‘off season’ activities for those who want to engage in inside artistic activities and learn some great skills!

We’re considering a lot of additions – regular pub crawls, tea crawls, arts adventure passports, Instagram stations and much more!

We’re inviting local farmers to join us during our season to bring the goodness of food and local culinary treats to our artistic festival.  What could be more creative and inspiring than what our local farms provide!

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