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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, 5:30 to 8 p.m.  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 MarketHope you joined us for our 2nd annual Imagine Inside Market held on Saturday, February 3rd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Work_Space (formerly MCC on Main).  We had so many makers, crafters, artists, musicians, and a British Tea by The Tea Round!

Vendors included: Simpson Design, How Charming, Gems and Jewels, Soaps for Days, Heart Art Crafts, Tahir all Natural, Posh LizBeth, Yarncrafters, Jamie Wilkens, Balkun Woodcarving, Balkun Vintage Linen, I Good Human and many more.

Music was provided by Time Was, MARMO, and Baby Blue.  And The Tea Round provided a delightful sip of tea and British fare!  More than 500 people joined us, and then wandered up and down our Main Street to visit businesses that provided great discounts or interesting specials just for that day!

We’re already planning for 2019 .. . so hold this date, February 2, 11 to 3, and we’ll hope to see you then!

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.