As Stafford Springs blossoms into a destination arts town and has graciously embraced ESP into its uniqueness, we have stepped up our own contribution.  

In April we launched our first Open Chamber Rehearsal for Second Friday Arts on Main, and the Main Street gallery space is now up and running for arts other than clay.

Local chamber musicians have accepted my invitation to hold working open rehearsals on second Fridays during Arts on Main. It has been a wonderful and unique opportunity for our artsy community to wander through and listen to professional classical musicians in their natural habitat working on music for upcoming concerts. The musicians in return have no rental hall charge, good lighting & heat, free snacks & leftover wine...

Our gallery shows have been gorgeous. The east brick wall (my first renovation decision, btw) has beautifully backdropped fine art in all of it's fourteen foot bricky glory. We already have some very interesting shows booked for 2017.

Let me know if you're interested in using the space, especially my musician friends. The snacks are pretty good. And Total Wine in Manchester happily keeps my secret stash stocked.  

open rehearsal & event dates

2nd Fridays for Stafford Springs "Arts on Main"

An arts public community mills along Main Street 6-8:30(ish) for gallery shows, art events, snacks and wine. No fees for musicians, dancers or public. Call Teri at (860) 712-9303 for availability.

Coming in 2017: Hop River String Quartet

Our 2016 season included: Blackledge Flutes, Claflin Hill Clarinet Quartet, Monarca Guitar Duo.  

closed rehearsal & event dates

Call Teri at (860) 712-9303 for availability & rental rate