ART UP FRONT STREET believes creativity and community are at the essence of happiness and personal growth. When we work together to share ideas, build our businesses, or teach others, we create a TON of good energy.... and art. Do you have a question? We would love to hear from you.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Before and after: You may have noticed some changes...

We have been so excited about the exterior improvements this spring. We love this building and this spot in town... and are glad to be a part of lifting up a small portion of uptown Exeter. Over the last year and a half weedy vines were removed, flowers added to pots, glass and debris picked up along the foundation, fresh paint added to MANY many surfaces, power-washing done on overdue wood railings and tall steps.... all in all, it is feeling like fresh air has been infused. The exterior building makeover-shoutouts go to several people and businesses since September 2016: Thank you so very much Jeremy Townsend, Loren Hunt, Bruce Jones, Nicole Couillard, Peter Johnson, Kellie Johansen, Adrian Price, Val England, Yeti Land Care, and Jeff Whittum.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Thank you art lovers....

Thank you for coming to our second annual spring open studios. So many familiar faces AND new faces. Art Up Front Street is honored to be a part of the growing art scene in ExeterNH. with more to come in the weeks ahead. If you couldn't make this open house, stop by... we are sure there is something here that will make your world a happier place! Here are just a few pics from the party...

















   

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lots of fresh art ....starts this Friday.


Shop the studios for Mother's Day weekend, 
Friday 1-7, Saturday 10-4 
Take a peek inside each artist's studio space.... Eight artist’s studios and one gallery highlighting the work of more than 10 all-local artists. 

Dawn Amey Designs and adornments, Wo Schiffman encaustic and ink, Anne Kenny “Industrial Quilts” and wire mesh creations, Laura Harper fine art and her "Galaxy Girl" series, Gaby Grossman bold color paintings, Natasha Stoppel jewelry and watercolor on wood, Becky Barsi mixed media and painting, Deb Wheeler-Bean assemblage, mixed media, and photography, Rose Bryant Original Paintings abstracts and florals. 
Guest artists for this group exhibition are Jeff Whittum upcycled metal sculpture and Dale Atkins Sculptural Pottery.

Contemporary art ... originals, prints, cards, painting, photography, jewelry, assemblage, collage, watercolor, metal, pottery, mixed media, encaustic. 
We have a wrapping for gifts to go... a few treats to sustain while you take in the view...comfy seats from which to sit and absorb the energy. 
Plus... there is a chance for one Rose Bryant painting give-away ($250 value) with ANY-size purchase from ANY-studio artist at Art Up Front Street during the 2-day show. See you soon! Bring a friend...




 




Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Video of a past open studio....

We love having guests... and art lovers. The conversations and art experiences are enriching and personal to each individual. What one person sees as bold, someone else might see as neutral. What one person sees as green... another might see as blue. Join us for the Open Studios this weekend. It starts Friday 1-7.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

OPEN STUDIOS May 11+12.... a little of this art .... a little of that art .... a whole lot of good energy.

tiny paintings
Deb Wheeler-Bean assemblage abstract
Anne Kenny Industrial Quilt detail
Becky Barsi sterling jewelry
Dale Atkins pottery
Natasha Stoppel watercolor
Exeter Bandstand prints

Gaby Grossman acrylic paintings

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wo Schiffman... sneak peek into a well organized art space...

So neat. How is this possible? We are all wondering! ....but stepping inside her gallery makes the viewer feel great. Wo's encaustic work is rich and organic.

Diptych "Ocean" by Rose Bryant

watery, wavy, flowing, movement. large works for above the sofa. each canvas is 24x36.

Gaby Grossman.... yes to color

Gaby thinks organically, then... she thinks organically. We have a feeling this one will be at the open studios.

The sun is out... and we're cleaning up for the spring open studios. READY for flowers!


The gardens are being "scrubbed". We can see the earth again! The pots are being emptied. Soon we will have lush color inside and out. Soon, too, we will be on the coral benches painting and making art. Stop in anytime. Our hours are posted on the website.... see you soon.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Artist Explores the World.... Natasha Stoppel knows no bounds

This is a sweet little piece by Natasha.... wood burning with watercolor. Nostalgic, romantic, vintage lovely, charming, and just down right cute. She will have a collection of these plus her new jewelry at the spring open studios!