Our gallery is a community space for art you can understand.
We display work that is beautiful and impeccably well made, yet accessible. We love functional art, because it is art that becomes part of your everyday life! Come visit and find something for:
- Mother’s Day
- Birthday and Holiday Gifts
- Housewarming gifts
- Wedding presents
Come shop our selection of handmade:
- Pottery, stained glass, wood work
- Jewelry (stones, clay, wood, metal, and more)
- Stickers and Prints
- Soaps and lotions
Open Calls for Entries
“Think Outside the Box” Downtown Public Art
Deadline: June 17th, 2019. All images should be sent digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a link to the 2019 digital application and paper application. (DIGITAL IS PREFERRED)
Chalk the Block 2019:
July 11, 2019: Held in conjunction with Manchester Trolley Night (an arts and cultural celebration) we are hosting a chalk art competition. Learn more and apply to be a competitor here. (Groups, kids, and professionals are all welcome to apply… there are Cash Prizes!) Share the FB Event.
Trolley Night Art Market at Stanton Plaza (with the Community Farmer’s Market):
July 11, 2019: Celebrate the arts and get your work out there on a bustling Summer night. Application here.
7th Annual Cup Show & Sale:
Deadline: October 8th, 2019
Exhibit dates: November 8, 2019 – February 28, 2020. JURIED BY RUTH EASTERBROOK, MFA Alfred 2019 and current Harvard Artist-in-Residence. Click here to fill out the 2019 CUP SHOW APPLICATION!
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Mail Art! Artists, hobbyists, scrapbookers, doodlers, and all are welcome to play with the idea of the envelope as art. All entries will be accepted and there is no application fee. See the full details and show dates here.(stay tuned for 2020’s application)
Ongoing Calls For Entries:
SELL YOUR WORK IN OUR SHOP!
Please do not just stop in and ask for someone to review your work on the spot. Send an email to info(at)550arts(dot)com with your contact information, link to your website or online store, sample images of work that would be sold, and a brief bio to introduce yourself to the staff at Studio 550. The staff at the studio will review and get back to applicants with next steps. If you have an idea for a Community Gallery Exhibit Proposals Fill out this application to submit your idea!