Ghost trees by artist Rosemary Cotnoir is one of over 200 paintings in Maple and Main's Winter Exhibit. The show runs through March.
From Traditional to Cutting Edge
At Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art, in Chester, Connecticut's #1 Art Town, you will find investment quality art by local, regional and nationally known artists. Our artists offer a diverse mix of mediums and styles ranging from traditional realism to mixed media to cutting edge contemporary works. You will experience the finest art Connecticut has to offer whether you're looking for traditional landscapes, plein air, seascapes, still life, commissioned work or modern and abstract paintings and sculptures. Housed in a charming building built by Samuel Colt and Pardon Stevens in 1798, Maple and Main located in the heart of Chester Village brims with both New England charm and stunning art work.
Chester, Connecticut is a unique town known for celebrating art, history, music, fashion, theater, craft, cuisine and conversation in the magnificent Connecticut River Valley. The town is renowned for its quaint shops, artist galleries, and a variety of fantastic restaurants. Easy to reach by car, rail, air, or boat, a convenient two hour drive from NYC and Boston, MA, Chester is located at exit 6 on RT 9, between I-95 and I-91. We are located by the flagpole in the village center.
Wine, Chocolate and Art
Brazilian Jasmine by artist Jo McGinnis is part of the new new Winter Exhibit.
Celebrate Valentine’s by coming to Maple and Main Feb. 14 between 5 and 8 p.m. when we will be serving special chocolates and wine.
While you nibble and sip, please enjoy our new Winter Show of over 200 paintings and sculptures by 35 Connecticut artists. Visit the Joslow Gallery downstairs where we have about 25 gallery-wrapped paintings, all $60 or less. Perfect little Valentine gifts. We also have a lot of original unframed art for sale. Love to see you on Valentine’s!
Claudia Van Nes will be one of the artists painting Sunday at Carnivale.
Her painting Tufted Titmouse is in the Winter Exhibit.
Chester has an answer for the wintertime blahs: The 24th annual Carnivale on Sunday, Feb. 16, and Maple and Main Gallery will be part of the activities. Gallery artists will be painting either a floral still life or following their own muses in the upstairs gallery during the day. Please come to watch, critique and ask questions.
Local storyteller Judy Potter will be telling tales in the cozy Back Gallery from 10 a.m. to noon and all day families can play a scavenger hunt game that weaves art and winter. But, the main attraction will be the Winter Exhibit of all new paintings and sculptures by 35 artists. There’s also a collection of little paintings at special prices and scenes of snow are in the Back Gallery. Hot mulled cider and cookies will be served.
In town there will be ice carvers competing for prizes; a best chili contest, a parade of decorated tractors and street performers.
Maple and Main will be open Sunday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.