MCC on Main
Manchester Community College
Arts and Education Center
903 Main Street
"When I moved to Manchester I was drawn to the downtown area and began to woder what it would be like to create a downtown presence for Manchester Community College - a place where our students would be drawn, where the community could be enriched by the college's programs and resources, and where local businesses would have access to our Entrpreneurship Center."
President, Manchester Community College
A Downtown Destination
Thanks to a generous gift from First Niagara Bank, Manchester Community College has opened the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center - MCC on Main. In collaboration with the bank, the Town of Manchester and the Manchester Community College Foundation, MCC on Main is helping build a culturally vibrant and economically strong downtown Manchester - a destination for Manchester residents and visitors and a place where art and culture not only thrive alongside businesses, but become a driving force behind them.
MCC on Main occupies 7,000 square feet of newly renovated, modern space adjacent to a core block of businesses on Main Street in the Manchester Special Services District. The space houses an art and video gallery, the entrepreneurship center, a small cafe with Wi-Fi access and seminar and conference rooms for classes and event-related programming.
The Adolf & Virginia Dehn Gallery
One of the main features of MCC on Main is the art gallery, which is named in memory of the Dehns by the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Foundation. The Dehn Foundation was established by Virginia Dehn to promote the arts, and it is now administered by Virginia's niece and nephews whose father, Frederick Lowe, Jr., served as Manchester Community College's first president.
Events and Programs at MCC on Main Include
Arts and Entertainment
- Art shows
- International film series
- Lecture series
- Open mic
- Poetry events
MCC on Main is forging natural synergies between the arts, business, education, local government and non-profits. Among our partners are:
- Bin 228
- Downtown Manchester Special Services District
- First Niagara Bank
- Imagine Main Street
- Manchester Arts Association
- MCC Entrepreneurship Center
- MCC Foundation
- MCC Institute for Community Engagement and Outreach
- Town of Manchester
For additional information, contact Kenyon Grant.