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, March 2, 2018

Welcome to new artists Laura Harper and Natasha Stoppel...

Art Up Front Street welcomes the newest artists to our collective. Laura Harper of Artful Harper Studios and Natasha Stoppel of Artist Explores the World are moving in. More on these creatives later... with a few pics of their studio transformation. But in the meantime, visit Laura's website and Natasha's website. Studio #7 is much happier now that they are here. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Save the date... our annual spring open studios are just around the corner

This one promises to be bigger and better than last year. We are getting in our "groove" here at the studios after a year of making and growing. It feels so right to be in the company of creative energy.... and we look forward to sharing it with you. Mark your calendar and tell a friend.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Maker Days, THU & FRI, FEB 8 + 9, 3PM to 7PM

Feb 8 and 9, Thursday AND Friday, 3:00-7:00, Maker Day/Nite with the artists of ART UP FRONT STREET.
We will be working and describing processes. Pop in anytime during those hours either day to see works in progress. Each night we will have three artists (or more) in the studio. Painting, assembling, designing, printing, or sketching. Parking on street and parking in back through the LEFT side driveway (not in the apartment lot on the right, thanks.) Take a look to the left column for all the artists and links to our websites. Bring questions, we would love to tell you what we are working on! Coffee, tea, winter warmer goodies. FREE and open to the public all ages welcome.








Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Thank you

Oh my goodness, what a turnout we had. Thank you to all who stopped by the studio. No doubt COFFEE is VERY important to many of you :-). Here is a pic of some of the crowd. We did not get a visit from The Small Business Revolution team that day, BUT, we are still in the game for Exeter being chosen for the top five. Here is to all of you who make our town so wonderful... CHEERS! and a heart felt THANK YOU.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The small business revolution comes to Exeter! ... and to Art Up Front Street

Thank you to so many of the local area business  and community leaders for hosting and making this event possible.  Exeter is 
 NOW IN THE TOP 10!
See Thursday event details on facebook HERE 
See The Small Business Revolution (website) top choices AND past episodes HERE.

BREAKFAST ANYONE?
ART UP FRONT STREET STUDIOS and GALLERY is one of the many brief stops for the crew's tour this Friday morning and we are hoping to get a small welcome crowd here at the studio. Would you join us? We would love it if you could be a part of this celebratory fun for Exeter.

Breakfast bar opens and your arrival is requested at 8:25 sharp. 
The Small Business Revolution crew will arrive at 8:40 am.  
They will have about 8 minutes tops before they head to the next spot by 8:55.

We know ....sounds tight... so if you are interested, please, email us so we can get a head count for breakfast. You don't have to leave when the crew takes off because there are breakfast goodies and  coffee to be had... and we would love it if you had time for a second cup before work.

Join us! Friday morning. 8:25AM. RSVP to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com



Thursday, January 4, 2018

EVENT: Maker Days/Nites with the artists of ART UP FRONT STREET Thursday and Friday, February 8 & 9, 3pm to 7pm each day

Feb 8 and 9, Thursday AND Friday, 3:00-7:00, Maker Day/Nite with the artists of ART UP FRONT STREET.
We will be working and describing processes. Pop in anytime during those hours either day to see works in progress. Each night we will have three artists (or more) in the studio. Painting, assembling, designing, printing, or sketching. Parking on street and parking in back through the LEFT side driveway (not in the apartment lot on the right, thanks.) Take a look to the left column for all the artists and links to our websites. Bring questions, we would love to tell you what we are working on! Coffee, tea, winter warmer goodies. FREE and open to the public all ages welcome.

EVENT: Sarah Koff Studio - Printmaking Demo... at Art Up Front Street

Yay! We get to see art being made. Sarah Koff will be here at the studio to demonstrate her printmaking process. Take a look at her website to see all the cool stuff she does.

Jan 24, Wednesday 6:30-8:30, ARTIST DEMO with SARAH KOFF woodcut printmaker.
Sarah shows at farmers markets, creates logos, and produces beautiful custom home and pet portraits. She is part of a group from "Big Ink" who will be exhibiting at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston in April 2018 (yay Sarah!). 

For the demo here, Sarah will have her portable press, supplies, and blocks from which to print. Find out how she does what she does... and take home a fresh print. 

$15 per person. 10 person max. Sign ups to reserve a spot are a must by EMAILYou can pay at the demo.

EVENT: Hot Cross Puns... business session for artists at Art Up Front Street


We are THRILLED Rachael Jones will be with us next week. We love her sass and we love that she is going to share her business savvy with us. Bring your questions. Take a look at her Etsy site to see her latest and join us!

JAN 11, Thursday 6:30-8:30, ARTIST BIZ SESH with Rachael Jones of HOT CROSS PUNS.
Mostly for artists... but anyone can sign up. Meet the brains behind the punny creations. Find out her inspirations, how she handles her social media, what she does with her Etsy Shop... Guaranteed to make you smile. $10 per person. 10 person max. Adults. Sign ups a must by email and you MUST bring a sense of humor.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Thank you ...

There is almost too much for us to put into words as we look back at this year. First we want to say thank you to our community, family and friends who in the early days came by to lend a hand by word and deed. Thank you to the makers and technicians that helped us get the building in (better) shape. Thank you to the first party throwers in February 2017 (Teresa and Lori). Thank you to the first artists that said "yes". To Bruce Jones... who always "drops in" at the right times. Thank you to those who have come for studio visits, TGIFS, back yard fires, and to our customers and clients... the art lovers who continue to buy and seek out our creations and energy. We are surely leaving someone out, because honestly, every time the door opened this year someone walked in that made us more solid ...more anchored. The picture we have chosen to share with this post is of Nicole. She persisted (just had to say that). She has moved everything in this studio no less than 2 times and some things maybe 5 times. Now we do a celebratory dance .... for more reasons than one... just this past November Nicole and her husband welcomed their first baby - and in December, Max (their son), became our youngest studio visitor. Life, community and art continue on. Thank you to all and best wishes for a healthy 2018.

Friday, December 15, 2017

sometimes it's the small stuff...

Now in the front gallery at ART UP FRONT STREET.... art that fits in a stocking (or a small box :-). Sarah Koff wood cut prints, Gaby Grossman cards and prints, Dale Atkins pottery, Becky Barsi jewelry, cards and prints, Anne Kenny small paintings, Deb Wheeler-Bean assemblage and refound beauty, Rose Bryant tiny paintings, Ellie LaBranche paintings, Wo Schiffman encaustics.

It's almost too much to choose from for your art-lover's gift. Thank you for buying local and handmade...you keep the creative wheels turning. We have wrapping for delicate purchases plus we can package up a large original so you can sneak it back to your house without a worry.

Most often larger art is a very personal purchase. If you need advice on a larger original, but unsure if the giftee will feel the same as you, we can help. Rose Bryant offers a trade out for new art gift purchases to make sure your choice is well received and loved. Call us for details.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday "art giving"

The studio is full of art.... Drop by! 120 Front Street... near the tracks in uptown Exeter, NH

Resident Artists:
Deb Wheeler-Bean assemblage and alchemy, Wo Shiffman beautiful blue encaustic swirls, Gaby Grossman abstract landscape color plus cards and prints, Becky Barsi mixed media and "Paws-for-Love"jewelry, Anne Kenny "Industrial Quilts", and Rose Bryant original paintings and "tiny paintings". 

Our special guest artists: 
Sarah Koff woodcut prints, Scott Kuckler Photography "Flesh and Bones", Jeff Whittum reclaimed metal, Dale Atkins pottery, and Elly Labranche oil paintings.

FREE art postcard for stopping in.... and.... you can put your name in the art hat for 
a FREE "tiny painting"
Email us to get our monthly updates of color, classes, events and specials.

Giving a gift of art supports local makers.... thank you and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Holiday Spirit.... at ART UP FRONT STREET

You may have seen the lights at night... we now have special HOLIDAY HOURS.... and are open SUNDAYS. Come in for a tour, a small break from your hurried day, a soft chair from which to take in color. Replenish and relax .... we would love to see you! Take in as much as you need to "center" your day.

Our artists have the walls filled with amazing works of all sizes... Deb Wheeler-Bean assemblage and alchemy, Wo Shiffman beautiful blue encaustics and 2018 art calendar, Gaby Grossman's full abstract landscape color plus cards and prints, Becky Barsi's mixed media and "Paws-for-Love" jewelry, Anne Kenny's "Industrial Quilts", and Rose Bryant's saturated color paintings and "tiny paintings". 

Just for the holidays see our special guest artists: Sarah Koff woodcut prints, Scott Kuckler Photography "Flesh and Bones" series, Jeff Whittum's reclaimed metal sculpture, Dale Atkins pottery, and Elly Labranche oil paintings.

Coffee, hot tea, cocoa and cookies. PLUS a FREE art postcard for stopping in. Put your name in the art hat for a FREE "tiny painting" .... 5 little "tinies" to be given away December 10th!

Giving a gift of art is a wonderfully sincere gift that supports local makers.... thank you for keeping us on your list....
Happy Holidays