OPEN DOORS happens three times a year as a result of the hard work and financial commitment of all of our participating venues and is presented to you courtesy of The Majestic Theatre.
To make a tax-deductible donation to the OPEN DOORS project simply click on "Box Office and Gifts" - your donation insures that we can continue to keep this event totally free to the public.
Two trolleys circulate the same route between the hours of 5pm and 8pm, stopping at each
location about every 30-40
minutes. You may get on and off the free trolley as you wish and stop at the places you wish to see. All of the trolley stops are open free to the public on trolley night and most have special events and
promotions planned specifically for the trolley night. Most venues are within walking distance of each other, and you are also welcome to drive or walk the route at any time.
Be sure to check out the walls of Manchester’s City Hall Gallery! Exhibits change every two months and include: photography, paintings, illustrations, and now, digital art (also known as graphic design) and all sorts of exciting art from talented hobbyists, emerging and professional artisans, and even young artists. You will also find a permanent display of historic photographs of Manchester, known as the “McInnich Collection”, photos of all our Mayors since 1846, and other items on permanent display. Enjoy your ride!
NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION!
E. W. Poore is one of Manchester’s oldest continuously run, family-owned businesses, having been in operation since 1880. Currently owned & operated by Susan Turbyne, 4th generation descendant of Edgar Wallace Poore, the business has changed focus several times. Starting out as a coal and heating oil supplies, a major change was to provide paint and wallpaper supplies and services. As leisure time increased for many people in the 1950’s, paint-by-number kits became popular, and E. W. Poore was selling art supplies to support that. Picture framing was the next logical step, and we pride ourselves on providing unsurpassed quality, service, and expertise to the framing customer.
Studio 550 is a dynamic community arts center where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can learn to work in clay. In addition to studio art classes, the studio also offers a flexible way to learn clay through its studio rental program. Designed to fit into peoples' already hectic schedules, studio renters are not limited to a class schedule and are, instead, encouraged to use the studio during daily open studio hours. Private lessons are included for those who have never worked in clay or stained glass before, or just want extra instruction. Visit the website for more details on classes, studio rental, and upcoming events.