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Gallery Hours

Thursday - Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm

*or by appointment*


new venue: block 134

block 134, Main street putnam - 2nd Floor

BLOCK 134 is the new arts and wellness co-op and community venue that houses gallery space, a community lounge, private services offices, an art studio, and large spaces for rent to conduct workshops, private parties, weddings, and events. Silver Circle Gallery is proud to curate BLOCK 134 with it’s ongoing local artist displays.




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As Silver Circle Gallery celebrates its tenth year, we are thrilled to have expanded our presence in downtown Putnam by relocating to BLOCK 134 Main Street. This strategic move continues to allow Silver Circle to offer an even more diverse range of creative programs and art displays in a larger space.

Since 2008, the Silver Circle Art Center has fulfilled its mission to enrich our area's creative fabric, promote and contribute to its economic viability, enhance the quality of life for our community, support regional artists and art educators, and provide a space for them to engage with the public. 

Silver Circle continues its collaboration with P.S. Art Gallery, the official gallery of Pomfret School since 2013. Pomfret School Gallery is home to a rotating exhibit of student, faculty, and guest artwork and performances. In addition to the real-world value of creating and curating an exhibit, many of the student pieces are available for purchase, and the proceeds benefit the operation of Pomfret School Gallery.

Silver Circle has become recognized as a culturally relevant asset to NE CT by helping to establish and enhance the growing arts district in Downtown Putnam and beyond. Silver Circle has fostered community art appreciation and education with rotating exhibits, demonstrations, gallery talks, events, art classes for all ages, and access to the health benefits of creativity through our Integrative Therapeutic Arts Program (ITAP). Silver Circle Art Center has been awarded as Best Art Gallery in 2016 and 2017 by Norwich Magazine for its positive community impact.


an award-Winning venue for local and regional artists

Painting Classes

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, handcrafted jewelry, textiles, pottery, and gifts by local and regional artisans. The 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. Custom paintings and prints are also available.


in the news

Thank you to the Putnam Traveler for the featured article on Block 134 and Silver Circle Gallery

Read the article here

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in the Pomfret School gallery

Our Purpose: Pomfret School Faculty and Staff Show

September and October at the Gallery
Opening: Friday, September 14 at 6 p.m.

Pomfret School Gallery commences the 2018-19 year with a show highlighting the works of several current and past Pomfret faculty and staff. The multimedia show is a testament to the multitalented community members that contribute to the spirit of Pomfret’s culture. As part of the school’s 125th anniversary, this year’s gallery shows represent an array of work by students and alumni, and each show will demonstrate the creativity and ambition that tells of our school’s commitment to lifelong learning.

private classes & group workshops

for yourself or a group of friends -- organize yours today

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we require:

  • 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

Inquire about scheduling your private class or workshop


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live studio at silver circle gallery

meet our gallery artists, watch them work, learn more about their creative process, see current art works, and get to know their unique story as an artist.

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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!

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