Gallery Sitters Required

The Marlborough Art Center has the exciting Zentangle Exhibit scheduled during the months of April and part of May. Gallery sitters will be needed to showcase our gallery. The exhibit dates are April 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 and May 2, 3. All from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. To volunteer please call or email me and we can pick a specific date. Dennis Hawrylko 860-670-9970. There is also a signup sheet in the art center. I will provide updates and reminders via e-mail.  Much appreciated!

Help us make the ART PARK a reality

The Marlborough Arts Center is in the process of purchasing the adjoining wooded lot, one of the last parcels of land in the area that is left in its natural non-developed state. We plan to preserve the land in this natural state and to create an ART PARK within it for the use of the community and region as an extension of our Mission as a regional center for the arts, culture, and history of the area.

We plan to treat the land’s beauty gently, to create a Sculpture Garden within its trees, to have walking trails among the sculptures, to have artists use it as en plein air setting, to have concerts where musicians can play within this natural amphitheater, and to also create a labyrinth for those who would want to quietly meditate in nature.

We have applied for a grant from The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, but must raise at least half of the funds for this purchase from our members and other supporters of the arts. You can contribute either by a pledge now to be paid in May, or by donating immediately.

To Pledge Now, email Joan Lester, President and co-chairman of the ART PARK committee, at with your name, address, email address, telephone number and the amount of your pledge.

If you prefer to Donate Now, make a check payable to “Marlborough Arts Center” and mail it to Marlborough Arts Center, Att: ART PARK, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447.

Thank you. Together we can turn this Vision of an ART PARK into a reality for Marlborough.


Have you heard about the newest artform of “Stress-Relief” called Zentangling?   Marlborough Arts Center will show you how to do it, even if you are not an artist. The Arts Center is at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT where you can Meet and Greet the artists displaying their works at the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 28 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. where admission is free and open to everyone. This is an artform that fascinates people of all ages.

Then return to watch live demonstrations of Zentangling on the Saturdays of April 4th.  Please note the demo on April 11th has been cancelled.  Sign up for a Saturday class on April 18 and enjoy an interactive and informative talk about the importance of “Art as Therapy”.   For more information and details, telephone the Arts Center at (860) 295-9389 to leave a message for Diane Sandler who is coordinating all these Zentangling events.




4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on March 27th

The Marlborough Arts Center’s March 27, 2015 “4th Friday at the Arts Cafe” features the duo of Handler and Levesque, an extremely talented married couple whose music represents their varied interests. Judy Handler and Mark Levesque live in Vernon, CT but have researched music world-wide and have won many awards for it including a Greater Hartford Artist Fellowship and an award from the Guitar Arts Council. They play various guitars and mandolin during their concerts which range from Classical Swing and Folk, to Gypsy, Brazilian, and Latin American music. Their enthusiastic audiences remark on the variety and the “uplifting spirit” their music brings. And they share their adventures in such a delightful way that every concert is like friends meeting together for an evening of great music.

Handler and Levesque will play at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT on Friday, March 27, from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. The doors open at 7:00 so that attendees can come early, view the art in the Art Gallery and Gift Shop, get some refreshments and settle in for a fascinating concert. Admission at the door is $10 per person.  BYOWine. Other refreshments are available.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. For information on other exhibits, show, musical events, classes, and other artistic possibilities visit the website ,, or telephone (860) 295-9389.