History of Main Street Arts
For over 27 years, Main Street Arts has served the creative needs of Central New England by providing a breadth of art, music and performance opportunities rarely found outside of academia or large urban arts and performance institutions.
Our goals are to provide opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and walks of life to experience and participate in the creative arts; to integrate art and culture into the everyday lives of our area’s residents; to be a source of support and growth for creative professionals; to use the arts to help grow and transform the region economically and culturally; and to serve as an example of all that a community organization can aspire to be.
Main Street Arts provides regular classes in the fine arts, motion, music and theater with specific offerings targeted to virtually all ages and abilities from the disabled amateur to the established arts professional. It operates arts-centered camps and after school programs. It organizes and hosts dinners, shows, and community events to allow artists, musicians and performers of all types to share their talents and passions with the public. It brings in performers from across the country to audiences in small communities in New England and trains and supports local artists, composers, dancers and performers by showcasing and, in some cases, directly sponsoring their creative output.