Student Art Show

The Marlborough Arts Center is pleased to announce that they will once again be hosting the annual Student Art Show for students from Marlborough, Hebron, Gilead, and Andover. This 2018 show is coordinated by Sue Hollister and Lin Gotta, collaborating closely with art teachers of all the schools. In the Elementary schools the art teachers are:  Denise Ketterer in Marlborough; Meridith Cowan in Hebron; Susan Giammarco in Gilead; and Jay Ames in Andover. Brian Merrill and Rebecca Keller are in RHAM Middle School and Bev Fisher, Shelly Osowiecki, Carrie Dinunzio, and Maxine Cunningham are at RHAM High School. These talented teachers stimulate their students’ creativity in myriad ways so that each annual show is unique and always impressive. For anyone interested in art, it is worth a visit even if you do not have a student exhibiting in the show.

Because there are so many schools involved, there will be two Opening Receptions for the young artists, their family and friends, and other members of the public. On Saturday, March 3, from 1-4 p.m. will be the Opening Reception for Marlborough Elementary and RHAM Middle and High Schools. The next day on Sunday, March 4, from 1-4 p.m. will be the Opening Reception for Gilead, Hebron, and Andover Elementary schools.

After the Opening Receptions, the Show will continue to be open on weekends through March 18, every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts that is located in an historic building at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. Ample parking is free and the building is fully accessible. Details about this and other artistic endeavors, rentals, and membership can be viewed online at Anyone who has particular questions or would like to speak with a Member of the Board of Directors can leave a message at (860) 295-9389.

Winter Tag Sale at Marlborough Arts Center

Winter Tag Sale at Marlborough Arts Center on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough CT. from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Lower Level of this historic building.  Here is a treasure trove of items that include a French Limoges dinner set, beautiful hurricane glass plates, crystal and glasses of various sizes, kitchen equipment, toys in their original boxes, a handmade quilt, Christmas decorations, lamps, and even wooden arm chairs. There is more to peruse and find just the right items for gifts or for yourselves too. The profits will benefit the Marlborough Arts Center’s artistic programming throughout the year. Any items not sold will be given to charitable organizations in the area for use by others in our communities.

For details about the Marlborough Arts Center, a non-profit regional center for the arts, check the website or leave a telephone message at (860) 295-9389 and a member of the Board of Directors will return your call.

February’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe

Seat of Our Pants

The Marlborough Arts Center’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe presents the musicians of the well-known “Seat of Our Pants” (SOOP) on Friday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT.

One of the most popular shows at the Arts Center, Marlborough’s own SOOP will be back for the 5th year in a row. Their songs are both heartfelt and humorous, their melodies are heavenly, and they play an array of instruments you don’t see together every day with Mike Frantzen on fiddle, Mark Hall on Cajon/cowbell/percussion, Jeff Gorman on bass, and Carolyn Brodginski on vocals and whichever stringed instruments she decides to bring along for the night. They are an acoustic folk/blues/bluegrass/country/old time/rock quartet who play in the live music scene throughout the state. In addition to favorites from their first two CDs, you will hear some brand new SOOP originals from a CD they are currently working on. Their tastes are quite varied and it is the variety of the music that creates the fun for them, and for their audiences. Their personalities bring humor into their performances so that an evening with them is very interactive and a delight for all ages. They are charming individuals who have become a dynamic four as a group. Treat yourself to an evening of music that will leave you laughing, maybe crying too, and certainly thankful that you decided to spend some time with this talented and delightful crew.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. These “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” evenings, held in the gracious Charles W. Hall Art Gallery, add music and a convivial atmosphere to the beautiful setting and are an opportunity for people in the communities around to relax together and enjoy art in its many forms.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but doors are open at 7:00, allowing a chance to see the art now on exhibit, choose a seat, and settle in for the music. Admission at the door is $ 10 per person. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available. Visit the website or telephone (860) 295-9389 for more details on the many artistic activities offered by the Marlborough Arts Center including renting this beautiful facility for an event of your own.