silver circle gallery and art center

a venue for local and regional artists

Silver Circle Gallery and Art Center in downtown Putnam, Connecticut, New England, 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. Our beautiful art gallery compliments our artist's varied work. 

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 art 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.


art classes

We offer a wide range of art classes and art 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!

Handcrafted 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 in our art gallery. 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 & events


First Friday Season is HERE!

Join us for monthly events May through October from 6-8pm

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first friday exhibit opening

"the defining edge: a collection of recent works by erik sandberg-Diment"

    Exhibit Opening Reception First Friday May 6th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

    Exhibit on Display May 6 - 29, 2016

    upcoming june exhibit

    "the Sky's the limit": exhibit by shirley bernstein & anthony foronda


      Exhibit Opening Reception First Friday June 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00pm

      Exhibit on Display June 3 - 26 , 2016




      Free therapeutic arts workshop

      Sunday May 22nd, 4:00 - 6:00pm


      welcome new co-owner christina cirillo schmidt

      Christina Cirillo Schmidt

      "I am thrilled to be joining Silver Circle Art Center, as well as the close-knit artist community in Putnam, CT. I can feel the energy humming in town, and I'm honored and humbled for the opportunity to become part of it. I am eager to work with Carly Martin, the creator of what I like to call a true "artist's hub".

      She is a pioneer for the arts in this community, and I want to help her nurture and grow what she has started.
      I cannot wait to get to know all of you better as we move forward.

      I relish the chance to collaborate with other creative minds and to explore new ideas for even more positive change in our community."

      Stop by to meet Christina and welcome her into our family.
      We are thrilled to have her!



      Current classes schedule: register now!


      download PDF schedule here

      view children's art classes here

      view adult/teen art classes here

      view workshops here



      download PDF schedule here

      view children's art classes here

      view adult/teen art classes here

      view workshops here






      purchase gift certificates online

      available in any amount

      good towards fine art, art classes, or handmade gift items

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      current ps gallery exhibit

      "Order in Disorder"

      Works by Rebecca Pempek

      Pomfret School class of 2016

      New Gallery Collective Structure

      Welcome our new Artist Collective Members for 2016

      We have almost 30 local artists whose work will be rotating on display in the gallery

      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.

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      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, New England
      in the quaint historic district of downtown Putnam, CT, New England. 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 organization
       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!

      Visit for more tourism information.