The Hippo


Apr 18, 2019








“Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway” by John Frederick Kensett.

Want more arts and crafts festivals?

The St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Londonderry (3 Peabody Row) hosts the Apple Country Craft Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more than 50 juried crafters and artisans displaying their unique handmade crafts, from pottery to painted wood to textiles, florals and glasswork. The 8th Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival is at the Hampton Falls Town Common, Route 1, on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit Positive Street Art hosts its now-annual Downtown Arts Fest on Sunday, Sept. 18, from noon to 6 p.m. at Le Parc De Notre Renaissance Française along the river, which promises a live art battle, a DJ battle and an art display. Visit or for details. The 18th Annual Autumn Craft Festival at the Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, is Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit The Great New England Craft Fair at The Hampshire Dome (34 Emerson Road, Milford, 673-8123) is Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., showcasing more than 125 regional craftspeople and artisans. Visit

Big Art Events


15. The 18th International Sculpture Symposium is Sept. 10 through Oct. 1 this year at the Andres Institute of Art, 98 Route 13, Brookline. Every year, artists from around the world come to the sculpture park on Big Bear Mountain to create original artwork to install along its 140 acres of sculpture trails, which currently hold more than 80 pieces. This year’s artists include Carole Turner from the United States; Dominika Griesgraber from Poland and Erik Wernnerstrand from Sweden, who will create using the 2016 theme, “Perspective.” The opening is Saturday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Big Bear Lodge, 106 Route 13, Brookline, adjacent to the sculpture park. The closing ceremonies are Saturday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. Visit

16. Fifty years ago, a small group of artists gathered in a living room and formed the Manchester Artists Association, electing Oscar Durand as president and organizing the now-annual Art in the Park, the 50th of which happens on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Watson Park, 447 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, opposite the town fire station. Artists will bring original framed fine artwork, displayed in booths, and some artists will be demonstrating the making of their art. The event is free. Visit for more information. 
17. The Gate City’s annual ArtWalk is Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 16, from noon to 4 p.m., in the city’s downtown, with an opening ceremony on Saturday at noon at 30 Temple St. At this annual art celebration, local artists display their work in downtown businesses and venues along Main Street, traditionally bringing more than 1,000 visitors downtown. There are a number of other activities in the works — a food truck jamboree, a zombie bike parade and some “ArtWalk After Dark” events. The event is always free. Visit for updates. 
18. Manchester Open Doors happens three times a year, and this fall it’s on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Manchester. This free event is a self-led tour of downtown arts venues, which are open during the allotted period and, on this night, usually host special exhibitions or receptions. Walk to them or take one of the two trolleys that circulate the same route throughout the evening. You can park at Langer Place, 55 S. Commercial St., Manchester, which is where the trolleys start. For participating venues, visit
19. The big show at the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester,, 669-6144) this fall is “Mount Washington: The Crown of New England,” on view Oct. 1 through Jan. 16. It will be the first museum exhibition entirely devoted to art featuring the Mount Washington region, according to the museum website description, and it will feature major artwork by Hudson River School artists including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Frederick Kensett and David Johnson, plus acclaimed painters like Winslow Homer and George Inness. Scattered throughout the show will also be paintings, prints, vintage photos and illustrated guidebooks from the late 1820s through the 1870s to help document the artistic and historical context in which New Hampshire’s most iconic scenic landmark became a national and international symbol of the American landscape. The exhibition is being developed in collaboration with the Mount Washington Observatory in North Conway, N.H. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for teens ages 13 to 17, and free for kids 12 and younger. 
20. The New Hampshire Institute of Art hosts a variety of events and exhibitions this fall in its Manchester and Peterborough locations. One of them is Fiber Fest, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sharon Arts Center Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. This one-day event celebrates everything fiber arts, with hands-on demonstrations by New Hampshire Institute of Art faculty and artists (in crochet, felting, knitting, quilting, rug braiding, spinning and weaving), plus refreshments and art displays. From 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a special weaving demonstration given by members of the Hillsborough communtiy with autism. Visit for more on this event or others through NHIA or email 

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