The Hippo

HOME| ADVERTISING| CONTACT US|

 
Sep 26, 2018







NEWS & FEATURES

POLITICAL

FOOD & DRINK

ARTS

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

POP CULTURE



BEST OF
CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTISING
CONTACT US
PAST ISSUES
ABOUT US
MOBILE UPDATES
LIST MY CALENDAR ITEM


Intown Manchester hosts its annual Holiday Market in December. Courtesy photo.




Art everywhere
Get inspired at art fairs and shows this season

11/24/16
By Kelly Sennott ksennott@hippopress.com



 It’s the most wonderful time of the year to check out locally made art. From art shows to craft fairs, New Hampshire has you covered.

 
The Portsmouth Crafts Show and Sale is Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Frank Jones Center, 400 Route 1 Bypass, Portsmouth. There will be pottery, clothes, toys, bath products, home decor, prints, stained glass, blown glass and more.
Frisella Fine Art celebrates 10 years in business with a show, Home for the Holidays, a curated mix of fine art, jewelry, fused glass art and home accents, with an open house and reception Saturday, Nov. 26, from 2 to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m., at 87 Lafayette Road, Suite 6, Hampton Falls. Visit frisellafineart.com.
The 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair hosted by Team TuTas is Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua. There will be more than 50 crafters selling a variety of handmade, handcrafted items. 
• The Linked Together Holiday Craft Fair is Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Newmarket Elementary School, 243 S. Main St., Newmarket. Visitors will find homemade goods, including jewelry, soaps, wooden items, wreaths, etc. 
• Rolling Green Nursery, 64 Breakfast Hill Road, Greenland, hosts its annual Holiday Artisan Market Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside its glass atrium greenhouse. Visit rollinggreennursery.com.
• The Lakes Region Holiday Craft Fair is at the Belknap Mall, 96 Daniel Webster Highway, Belmont, on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring work by 75 exhibitors. Visit joycescraftshows.com.
• The Monadnock Crafters Guild hosts the Craft Madness Holiday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm St., Peterborough, where there will be fine handcrafted wares by New England artists. Visit monadnockcraftersguild.org.
• The Craftworkers’ Guild’s Holiday Craft Shop is up from Friday, Nov. 25, through Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Oliver Kendall House, located behind the Bedford Public Library, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. There will be a variety of handmade goods by more than 60 juried artisans, from seasonal items to clothing, painting, mixed media art, toys, etc. Visit facebook.com/CraftworkersGuild. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Intown Manchester’s downtown Holiday Market opens up shop at Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm St., Manchester, Thursdays, Dec. 1 through Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit intownmanchester.com.
• The Whistler House celebrates the holidays with an Art Auction and Party on Friday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the museum, 243 Worthen St., Lowell, Mass. The auction will feature work by local artists, designer handbags, jewelry, children’s toys, etc. Tickets are $95. Proceeds help fund kids’ art programs. Visit whistlerhouse.org or call 978-452-7641.
Winter Giftopolis, organized by the Concord Arts Market, is Friday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Eagle Square, Concord. Artists and crafters will be set up, part of Midnight Merriment, selling goodies for winter gift-giving. 
• The Contoocook Artisans 2016 Holiday Craft Fair is Friday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall, 354 Main St., Hopkinton. The event is part of Starry, Starry Weekend in the villages of Hopkinton and Contoocook. Visit explorecontoocook.com.
The UNH Makers Expo, a fair exclusively featuring UNH faculty, staff and student work (fine arts, jewelry, etc.), is Friday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St., Durham. Visit unhmub.com.
• The Frame Depot hosts its Holiday Artists Reception and Show Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 227 Union Square, Milford. The event will feature more than 20 artists and include refreshments and raffles. Call 673-2936 or visit theframedepotnh.com.
• The Somersworth Winter Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Somersworth High School, 11 Memorial Drive, Somersworth. It typically attracts more than 150 of New England’s best crafters.Visit nhfestivals.org.
• The Milford Improvement Team and the Town of Milford present Milford’s Annual Holiday Craft Fairs Saturday, Dec. 3, hosted by 13 Milford nonprofits, churches and community groups, from 8 or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (depending on the site). All fairs occur in and around the historic Milford Oval. (One is the Saint Patrick Christmas Craft Fair at 34 Amherst St., Milford; another is the Holiday Fair at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20 Elm St., Milford; visit milfordimprovementteam.org for more information.)
• Creative Ventures Gallery, 28-1 Route 101A, Amherst, opens its doors for a Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will find demonstrations on painting techniques and artwork for sale. Visit creativeventuresfineart.com. 
• The 2016 Pelham Christmas Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish, 12 Main St., Pelham. There will be handmade items and baked goods. Visit stpatricks-pelham.com.
• The New Hampshire Antique Co-op hosts its annual Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the co-op, 232 Elm St., Milford. The shop is decorated for the season and visitors are invited to enjoy refreshments, cookies and other sweets while kids write letters to Santa and put them in an old-fashioned North Pole mailbox. There’s a lecture, “The Antique Christmas Ornament: Folk Art and Miniature,” by Beverly Weir-Longacre, Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. Call 673-8499 or visit nhantiquecoop.com.
• The Epsom Winter Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Epsom Central School, 282 Black Hall Road, Epsom. Visitors can explore local handmade arts and crafts, plus baked goods and raffles. Email epsomcentralpto@gmail.com.
• The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman's Club Craft Fair is at Hudson Memorial School, 1 Memorial Drive, Hudson, on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year more than 100 crafters and 1,000 shoppers participated.
• The 70th New Castle Village Christmas Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the New Castle Recreation Building, 301 Wentworth Road, New Castle. Visitors will find handmade crafts, wreaths, greens, baked goods and a silent auction.
• The Picker Collaborative Artists host a grand opening and holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 4 p.m., at the group’s new home in a new mill building, 3 Pine St., Nashua. Visit pickerartists.com, email hello@pickerartists.com or call 930-5080.
• The 27th Annual Christmas in Strafford Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It’s a self-led tour to see the studios of Strafford artisans and craftspeople. For a map of participating artists and venues, visit christmasinstrafford.com.
• There’s a Holiday Bazaar Craft Fair Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Meadow School Gym, 108 Hancock Road, Peterborough. The craft fair and holiday bake sale will benefit the school’s drama club and dance team. 
• The 26th Annual Beaver Meadow School Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Beaver Meadow School, 40 Sewalls Falls Road, Concord. The fair features local crafters selling items like quilts, decor, woodworking, candles, scarves, doll clothing, jewelry, etc. Santa will visit from noon to 2 p.m.
• The Main Dunstable Elementary School Holiday Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Main Dunstable Elementary School, 20 Whitford Road, Nashua. There will be crafters, concessions, a bake sale, raffles, and children’s crafts and activities.
• The Langdon Place of Dover Holiday Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Langdon Place of Dover Retirement and Rehabilitation Center, 60 Middle Road, Dover. There will be all sorts of items for sale, including jewelry, soaps, clothing, organizers, photography, wreaths and novelties. 
• The 2016 Concord Christmas Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord. There will be work by fine artists and craftspeople, plus food. 
• The New Hampshire Audubon’s McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, hosts a Holiday Open House and Craft Fair Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where there will be books and crafts for sale, plus the store’s nature-based items. Visit nhaudubon.org.
• The Holly Jolly Craft Fair is at the Crowne Plaza, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with 80 exhibitors selling crafts from jewelry to wooden and fiber art. Visit joycescraftshows.com.
Studio 550, 550 Elm St., Manchester, has two exhibits up with the holidays in mind through Jan. 6 — one is its 4th Annual Cup Show and Sale, and the other is the WCA-NH 6x6 Panel Scholarship Fundraiser, which offers 6-inch by 6-inch panels designed by artists from around the state. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597. 
• Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen, hosts a show, “Comfort and Joy,” featuring work in which New Hampshire artists celebrate the comforts and joys of home, family and friends. It’s on view through Dec. 18. Call 796-2899 or visit twiggsgallery.wordpress.com.
• The Wild Salamander Arts Center hosts “Good Things Come in Small Packages,” a show of small art suitable for gift-giving, on view through Dec. 23 at the art center, 30 Ash St., Hollis. Visit wildsalamander.com or call 465-WILD. 
• The Currier Museum of Art’s Noon Years Eve is Saturday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the museum, 150 Ash St., Manchester. There will be bubble-wrap fireworks, a huge balloon drop, art-making activities, face painting, a dance party and live entertainment. Tickets go on sale Nov. 25; visit currier.org or call 669-6144. 





®2018 Hippo Press. site by wedu