Seasonal Gallery Hours
We are currently open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm, and Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm, or by appointment. Closed Monday & Tuesdays.
silver circle gallery and art center
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.
an award-Winning 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.
Please register with the paypal button
(must specify which class -- materials fee separate)
First Friday Collective Exhibit Themes
This May, the artists in the Silver Circle Collective have collaborated to create a new exhibit called Imagine. Taking our cue from the official First Friday themes, the Collective artists will create a new exhibit each month that expands upon these official town-wide themes. For the month of May, our artists are playing with the official First Friday theme of the Science Fiction & Fantasy, and asking: How do we imagine our art, our world? How does art stem from and spark imagination?
Each month from May to October, our Collective Artists will collaborate to create exhibits in response to these official First Friday themes, which center around different film genres. Some of our artists will interpret these themes literally, and others will play with the concepts more loosely through metaphor and abstraction. In all cases, we will open a wide creative exploration of these concepts, and create space for new conversations between our artists and community members. We hope you will come and visit us for the monthly exhibit, and throughout the spring, summer, and fall. The full 2017 exhibit schedule is included below.
July: Silver Circle Classics
Aug: Inspired by Music
Sept: Landscape & Lifestyle
Oct: Dream / Nightmare
FIRST FRIDAY JULY 7TH INTERACTIVE COLLABORATION: "ART IN THE MAKING"- FEATURING ARTISTS, KAREN REID AND JAIMEE TABORDA
ITAP Facilitator Johanna Pike and Silver Circle receive Grant
Press Release: Silver Circle’s Integrative Therapeutic Arts Program Brings Creativity and Confidence to Pomfret Community School Students
This January, six students from Pomfret Community School (PCS) exhibited paintings, masks, and handmade jewelry at the the Silver Circle Art Center in Putnam, CT. The students had just completed the first session of a special Therapeutic Arts Mentorship program, designed to increase self-expression, confidence, self-image, and social skills among girls in grades 5-8. designed to increase self-expression, confidence, self-image, and social skills among girls in grades 5-8. This program is offered through a partnership between Silver Circle Art Center and PCS, and funded in part through a Regional Initiative Grant ...
Welcome new silver circle team members
current ps gallery exhibit
COMMUNITY ART PROJECT: "A MILLION REASONS TO LOVE PUTNAM"
We launched our Community Art Project: "A Million Reasons to Love Putnam" on July 1, 2017 during the Downtown Putnam Star Spangled Celebration. The idea was the creation of Art Center Education Program Coordinator, Heather Mitchell, and was designed and hand-bound (using the coptic method) by Gallery Manager, Kennedy Marshall. The binding is made of multicolored yarns and is intricately braided with waxed linen thread weaved through natural handmade Italian paper. Whether you are a resident, a visitor, a vacationer, or a passerby, we urge you to visit our exceptional gallery and write down one of your reasons why you love Putnam! Once the journal is full, it will be donated to the Putnam Visitors' Center for future generations to view, relish, and enjoy!
now offering private classes & group workshops!!
for yourself or a group of friends -- organize yours today!
- a request for a specific class and instructor
- 2-3 possible days/times that work for your schedule
- number of participants anticipated
once your class is scheduled We will require the following:
- a non-refundable deposit that includes the minimum amount for 1-3 participants within five days of class date confirmation
- payment from listed participants three days prior to class
Current classes schedule: register now!
view children's art classes here
view adult/teen art classes here
View Therapeutic 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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Silver circle artist member Collective
Welcome our new Artist Collective Members for 2017
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.
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!