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Maple & Main Benefit Sale June 21, 2013

In Art, Chester Business, Chester CT Events on June 18, 2013 at 8:57 pm


Visitors could own an original, framed painting by one of the artists at Maple and Main Gallery for less than $100 if they stop by the gallery during the town’s Mid-Summer Night Stroll Friday, June 21.

The auction of dozens of paintings all with starting prices below $100 will only take place during the Stroll hours from 5 to 8 p.m. The sale will benefit the Common Good Gardens Inc. a non-profit volunteer effort in its 11th year which maintains a large vegetable garden in Old Saybrook where produce is grown for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens pantries.

Maple and Main will be serving wine and hors d’oeuvres and invites strollers to not only leave a bid but also visit our new exhibit of over 250 paintings and sculptures done by 36 established Connecticut artists working in all styles and medium.

In the Joslow Gallery on the lower floor, paintings on the theme of rocks are being featured and the gallery is also offering over 100 original works of unframed art.

Maple and Main, located at One Maple Street, is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 7 p.m. and Sundays, 11 am to 5 p.m.  To learn more about the gallery and its classes and workshops, please visit the web site:; 860-526-6065.


Chester Merchants host Summer Solstice Stroll Fri. June 21, 2013

In Chester Business, Chester CT Events on June 18, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Summer begins Friday, June 21, so take an evening stroll through Chester Center and enjoy the openings and special events at galleries and shops. There will be music, a book display of Chester authors at C & G, a silent auction on paintings at Maple & Main Gallery to benefit the Common Good Gardens (where produce is grown for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens), the new summer display at ELLE, and the 18th anniversary celebration of Dina Varano Gallery. And there’s more! Come to town between 5 and 8 p.m. to see all that Chester Center has to offer. Free parking is available in two lots in walking distance of town.

dina varano rings june 2013 

 Dina Varano celebrates her 18th year anniversary with her shop in Chester. She will be

be exhibiting a new line of rings for the summer. Stop by the gallery and have a celebratory sip of wine.


 “Bounty Basket,” a painting of Common Good Gardens in Old Saybrook by Claudia Van Nes of Chester, is in the show at Maple and Main Gallery.  The garden will be the beneficiary of a silent auction of paintings at the gallery June 21.


Chester Sunday Market 2013

In Chester Business, Chester CT Events, Market on June 16, 2013 at 8:22 am

Chester Sunday Market 2013

Today marks the beginning of the Chester Sunday Market 2013 season. Come to the center of town every Sunday from now until October 13 to enjoy the abundance of fruits, vegetables, breads and flowers local farmers bring to share with all of us. Come in early and enjoy breakfast at Simon’s Market Place or The Villager. If having a lazy Sunday suits you, wander in just before 1, get you shopping done and then stay on to have Brunch / Lunch at Six Main or Lunch at River Tavern or The Pattaconk. Word to the wise, the early bird gets the worm … some farmers may be sold out of some things by the end of the market. If a whole meal isn’t what you need and just a bit of sweetness is calling your name stroll down to just passed the Pattaconk and get yourself an ice cream cone from the take away window. We welcome all to enjoy the sights, smells, sounds and tastes the market brings to town every Sunday. Enjoy!

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