silver circle gallery and art center
a venue for local and regional artists
Silver Circle Gallery and Art Center in downtown Putnam was established in 2008 as a venue to represent local and regional visual artists and to enhance the abundant creative network in NECT. It has been a dynamic place for artists at all career levels to convene, connect, share, inspire and enrich our tight-knit community.
Silver Circle is a professional launching pad for local artists and fosters art appreciation through rotating art displays from over 50 local artists, gallery talks and demonstrations, and an arts education and therapeutic arts program. The bright, contemporary gallery offers rotating displays by our art collective members, with a wide variety of quality fine art in a broad price range and style. We also have sculpture, art glass, and assemblage. There is a beautiful boutique area with handcrafted jewelry, textiles, pottery, and gifts by local and regional artisans. The adjacent "Art Alley" is a display space for a rotating assortment of local emerging artists and students. The new PS Art Gallery space shows Pomfret Preparatory School's student and faculty works.
We offer a wide range of classes and workshops in a friendly environment that encourages everyone to find your inner artist! Discover the joys of creativity while building skills. Find out for yourself why art is so important and fun!
jewelry & gifts
We have a wonderful selection of high quality, handmade gifts by local artisans in all price ranges. Unique jewelry, textiles, blown and fused glass, pottery, and more. Skip the mall & find meaningful gifts here that are 100% original.
rotating art displays
Silver Circle shows a host of local and regional collective member artists throughout the year. Enjoy frequently changing displays in a variety of styles, sizes, and price ranges. Come meet the artists every weekend, and join for First Fridays May - October.
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Featured Workshop: Wine Down, a Creative Evening Out for Women
Making Wire-Wrapped Rings
Friday February 27th, 7-9pm with Ellen Jones. Register Here
Free integrative therapeutic arts "Have a Heart" workshop
Sunday March 22, 5:00-7:00pm
Experience the healing power of creating art. No experience is required for this class. It is meant to heal through the use of the creative process itself.
Come experience the healing power of art in a safe, uplifting, encouraging, non-judgmental and fun environment.
New P.S. Gallery Exhibit
New Gallery Collective Structure
Welcome our new Artist Collective Members for 2015. We have almost 30 local artists whose work will be rotating on display in the gallery for 2015. Meet Visiting Artists on the weekends, and watch scheduled demonstrations from a variety of select artists. Get to know your local creative community and help support their work.
Fire & Ice Valentine's Day Festival saturday february 14th
Congratulations to gallery artist Arrik Kim for winning a 1st Place Trophy in the Ice Carving Competition!
An arts renaissance in the heart of downtown putnam
the arts district of northeastern Connecticut
Silver Circle Gallery & Art Center is located in the (not so) "Quiet Corner" of Northeastern Connecticut, in the quaint historic district of downtown Putnam. Putnam has enjoyed a recent cultural renaissance and is a thriving area filled with acclaimed restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and antique stores.
Putnam hosts annual events such as The Fire & Ice Festival, First Fridays (May - October), Road Races, River Fire, Concerts, Farmers Markets, The Pumpkin Festival, The Car Cruise, Trick or Treat Street, and more.
The Putnam Business Association, The Putnam Arts Council, and other local organizations work very hard to keep our small community vibrant for locals and visitors alike.
See why Boston Magazine named Putnam one of the top 15 small towns to visit...see for yourself why Putnam is the Place to Be!