MANCHESTER – Open Doors Manchester is an exciting collaboration of ten art and cultural venues partnering to be open and free to the public three times per year.
On Thurs., November 1, two trolleys will circulate the same route between the hours of 5:00-8:00 p.m., stopping at each venue about every thirty minutes. Individuals may get on and off the trolley as they wish and stop at the venues they wish to see. All of the trolley stops are open free to the public on trolley night and most have art openings and special events. November is partnership month and each venue will be partnering with a local non-profit.
The following venues will be open and offering the following:
Art 3 Gallery (44 West Brook Street, Manchester, 603-668-6650): On display is Points of View - Each of us has a unique way of viewing the world. Over eighty artists have shared their views at Art 3 Gallery-come see the view!
Art on the Wall at City Hall Gallery (One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, 603-624-6500): Visit Art on the Wall at City Hall in the newly refurbished and expanded gallery space along the walls at City Hall.
E.W. Poore Framing (775 Canal Street, Manchester, 603-622-3802): Join E.W. Poore for their latest exhibit on display; learn more about their framing services and studio classes. Light refreshments will be served.
Framers Market (1301 Elm Street, Manchester, 603-668-6989) Opening reception for “TWEET” This exhibit will feature bird art as well as numerous print making national artists.
Langer Place (55 South Commercial Street, Manchester, 603-626-4388): East Colony Fine Art celebrates Election Day 2012 with a show titled “Vote”. Please join East Colony’s artists, who have each created a special piece of work reflecting New Hampshire’s unique role in the political process, as we celebrate America’s most important day, the day we unite to make our voices heard.
Manchester Mills Studios (21 West Auburn Street, Manchester, 603-645-6873): Home of a diverse collection of artists, designers and crafts people. Pottery, jewelry, mixed media art, custom cabinetry, costumes and quilts are created in this historic, gaslight district mill.
NH Institute of Art (148 Concord Street, Manchester, 603-623-0313): The New Hampshire Institute of Art is proud to present Haunting Burma: Photographs by Barbara Bickford.
Millyard Museum (200 Bedford Street, Manchester, 603-622-7531): Enjoy the permanent exhibit “Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls” that features many wonderful artifacts, objects, documents, and artwork. Also on display will be a special exhibit, “American Red Cross New Hampshire Celebrates 95 Years of Service.”
SEE Science Center (200 Bedford Street, Manchester, 603-669-0400): Housed at the SEE Science Center is a collection of original scientist portraits by Jack Kamen and more than eighty hands-on science exhibits. SEE is also home to the Millyard Lego Project, a 55 to 1 scale model of Manchester’s millyard made with more than three-million Lego bricks. Open seven days a week.
Studio 550 (550 Elm Street, Manchester 603-759-0466): This is art you can use! Studio 550 will exhibit a selection of functional ceramics and pottery from over fifty artists from around the country. Enter into a raffle for great art prizes, sign up for classes, see demonstrations and enjoy night time performances.
Maps and parking are available at all venues. Most venues are handicap accessible and all are free. For more information and to download a Map of the participating venues, please visit www.majestictheatre.net. If you’re interested in how you can help support Open Doors, or for more information, call 669-7469 or visit www.opendoorsmanchester.com.