October 1, 2020

New Art Gallery in Historic Chester Building – Opening Gala

CHESTER – The 1790s building at the corner of Maple and Main Street, which has old schooner masts as its supporting posts, proof that it was once a ship’s chandlery, has just been transformed into a large, unique art gallery.

Storms of Mercy (above) by one of the gallery artists, Jan Blencowe of Clinton

Aptly named Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Arts, the 2,600 square feet of space on two floors is devoted to a range of art from traditional to impressionistic to abstract all beautifully framed and hung in the stunning, historic space.

The new gallery, which will have its gala opening Thursday, Oct. 21, is collectively owned by 34 successful artists from all over Connecticut. They’ve shown widely and come together to offer a gallery for lover of all kinds of art.

The gallery is also offering classes, workshops, demonstrations and lectures and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 to 5 p.m.

The gala will be Thursday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. when food and drink will be served and a special exhibit of autumnal paintings by many of the gallery artists will be on display. mapleandmaingallery.com. 860-526-6065.