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Imagine Main Street is partnering with Downtown Manchester to co-host 2nd Saturdays Downtown all summer long! Visit our Facebook page to learn more!

Past remembrances:  Thank you to the Army-Navy Club, Harvest Beads, and EM Dougan Art and Framing and Frame Dimensions for being engaged and opening your doors to us.  Thanks to the Angry Egg, Filomena’s, Bistro on Main and Mulberry Street for using your culinary expertise to engage our patrons! Thanks to Silk City Coffee for being the starting point for our Caroling on Main, to The Firestone for being the host of our January event, and WORK_SPACE for hosting our February Inside Market! 

Every IMS will be a bit different with a variety of activities in different locations downtown, and some new and unique spaces as well.  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.

Thank you also to those who support IMS by putting their greeting or business card on our event maps: Key Bank, ECHN, Sinclair Risk and Financial Management, Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Cruisin’ on Main committee, Town of Manchester, Primary Residential Mortgage and Frame Dimensions.   And thanks to the Army-Navy Club, WORK_SPACE and The Firestone for allowing us to use your inside spaces for our rainy – and other – days!  We are grateful for your faith and support! Please patronize their businesses.

Programs and locations always subject to change

Everyone is getting into the arts act! Imagine that!