ART UP FRONT STREET studios and gallery believes creativity and community are 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.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

OPEN STUDIOS sneak peek VIDEO by Artist Travels the World. Thank you Natasha!

Many  thanks to Natasha Stoppel, one of the many artists here at Art Up Front Street, for producing this short bit! Get just a taste here, and then join us May 4 and 5!
Be on the look-out for some exciting give-away details.... coming soon. 5 pieces of art ranging from $5 to $250 .... really. Don't miss it!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

SOLD... Anne Kenny "Industrial Quilt" at Art Up Front Street

We always love a "sold" sign... but more than that we love it when art speaks to people. There is so much about Anne's work that sparks intrigue to others.... her past in textile design, her love of the early history of the mills in New England, her use of unlikely materials (ask her about her collections!) and her up-cycled sometimes vintage computer circuitry. Yesterday, this lovely piece went to a new home. Thank you, "R", for stopping in. To read more about Anne, check out her website

Art Up Front Street... We love Laura's Color

So fresh and summery... Artful Harper Studios (aka Laura Harper-Lake) is always experimenting in her studio. This little expression is so fluid and light. A collection of these small prints are in an "aquarium" in the front gallery. Perfect for a little gift card or "thank you".

Saturday, April 6, 2019

SOLD at Art Up Front Street

Spring seems to be bringing out the color seekers. Today we had several visitors seeking art. So happy to say sold to good homes :-). Thank you to all who take a turn off the beaten path and got distracted by color. We love our "spot" on Front Street in Uptown Exeter, NH....
12x12 mixed media by Ree Katrak (left side image) SOLD

5x5 original mixed media by Ree Katrak SOLD

12x2 original on deep profile canvas "Coral Poppies" by Rose Bryant SOLD

Friday, March 22, 2019

TGIF today at Art Up Front Street starts at 5

Join us today, rain or shine.... 
Take some time to kick back a little before jetting off for the weekend.
We'll have treats and bevs, a free painting demo, and a painting give-away.
And today ... we welcome community guests from Womenade.
Click the pic to go to their website and see the wonderful things they do.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Thank you Michelle Baker of Rockin' Chalk!

What a wonderful evening of learning, fun, and business-for-artists conversation. Thank you Michelle Baker for presenting with us. For those of you wondering what Rockin' Chalk is, take a look at Michelle's website

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Beautiful art is just around the corner... Art Up Front Street is getting ready for spring.

Ready for color? We are, too. But until the buds are plentiful, take a few moments here with Corrine Gilman, Gaby Grossman, Rose Bryant, Dawn Amey, Ree Katrak, Anne Kenny, Jeff Whittum, Laura Harper, Natasha Stoppel, Deb Wheeler-Bean, Dale Atkins.

Fun night by Deb Wheeler-Bean at Art Up Front Street

If you missed the last session, don't be dismayed. 
Deb has another session of 4 nights starting April 3. 
Such fun. We loved seeing the process! For more info to sign up for April click this pic 
Take a look at last session's process of printmaking, and contact Deb... . Such a friendly series.
For more pictures of happenings at Art Up Front street be sure an follow us on Instagram. Happy spring creativity, everyone!

Things to do in New Hampshire ... art anyone?

Coming soon... Look for our card in your mailbox by April 1st. NO joke! We have been polishing the silver getting ready for you :-)...
We have 9 (yes, 9) artist studios... and 2 guest artists for the show. Our space continues to improve... 2500 square feet of fun stuff to make you happy. 

You WILL find LARGE and small here for the open studios. You will find prints and cards. And you will see some sweet little things that will make you go "awww....".
Join us May 4 and 5.... first weekend in May.

Sunday, March 3, 2019


Announcing a shift in our usual weekend for open studios here at Art Up Front Street... We've moved up! Mark your calendar for Saturday and Sunday, May 4+5, from 10 to 4 each day. We are now having our biggest spring event the first weekend in May (not Mother's Day weekend as in years past). Can't wait to see you... tell a friend.
Be sure and follow us on Instagram and like us on facebook. We love pictures of art :-).

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Art by Ree Katrak at Art Up Front Street

This day is the perfect day to show you more of Ree Katrak's work... a beautifully snowy day to enjoy soft playful color. As the snow falls, we take a moment to "pull in" and appreciate what surrounds us.
blue fog
field of orange
as i see it
starting the process: mixed media

Friday, March 1, 2019

Painting in the Garden ... coming this summer

This is one of our favorite easy, open-ended, no-stress things to do when the weather is nice.
Bring your materials.... it can be ANYTHING you want to do (even though we call it "Painting....").
We have chairs, tables, room for your easel, umbrellas, and a canopy if needed. Parking is on the left rear side of the studio in the back lot. Bathrooms, water, accessible... plus nice people. 
Open to all abilities and mediums. Take a break with us to sketch, paint, or watch a process. There is always tea... and cookies. 
$5 . Sign up by EMAIL HERE. See you soon...

FIGURE DRAWING open studios at Art Up Front Street. March 14

Join us.Thursday nite, March 14. 6-8:30.

Bring your materials and your surface. We have tables and chairs.
The model this evening is male.
Short poses progressing to longer poses.
Artists bring any medium preferred... pencil, charcoal, water color, and acrylic.... so whatever you enjoy, please, bring!

Parking is on the street AND in the very back left side parking lot.
Entry is in the back on the left side of the building. (If arriving after 6pm, please enter the front gallery door).
Respond by email to sign up.

Space is limited to 10 people.
We have tea and other bevs... plus a few apps.
See you soon...


Thursday, February 21, 2019

"Spheres and Lines" exhibit by Rose Bryant THRU March 16

SPHERES and LINES" Abstract Exhibit
by Rose Bryant
Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 4pm to 9pm.
Runs thru March 16

"Spheres & Lines" exhibit by Rose Bryant explores abstract shapes and bold color.

Bryant's vivid color has always alluded to harmony and energy.
In this series she explores her color in themes of circles, orbs, spheres, lines and soft straight edges.

Featured in this exhibit are larger formats, such as 24x24" to 40x40", plus combinations of other sizes.
Much of Rose's abstract work in this series is reminiscent of landscape, space, and sky ... remaining largely untitled to allow the viewer's interpretation to form freely.

All artist studios will be open. Browse the building...
Apps and bevs 4-7, desserts 7-9.


Art Up Front Street, 120 Front Street, Exeter, NH is 
in Uptown Exeter near the tracks. 
The storefront street-side gallery is easily accessible. 
Free parking is available on the street. 

Contact the gallery by phone 603-418-6286 or email
see you soon

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Art Up Front Street welcomes new artist Corrine Gilman!

More color and whimsy...abstract human forms, clouds, hearts. 
Hand-dyed, hand-stitched, hand-painted "stitched expressions" by Corrine Gilman make us smile. 
We are so happy she has joined us at the studio and look forward to being surrounded by her energy.

from Corrine:
My work revolves around the communication of abstract and offbeat impressions. Raw hand stitch on vintage and found textiles imparts a textural image of place.  Mixed media collage and painting maps out the landscape. By listening to the whispers in nature and the forces of the unseen and mystery, I try and translate these communications through my work.
I follow my intuitive sense as to where the work will go, letting it guide me rather than my guiding it. I follow my muse recognizing that there are no mistakes only happy accidents in the blossoming of the creative spirit and I want to share this enthusiastically with you."
Be sure and take a look at Corrine's website.... fun stuff! 
Welcome, Corrine....

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Arty stuff... an image from each of the artists at Art Up Front Street

Every now and then we need a "family photo"... so this seems like a great time. A little review of some of the work created by the artists here. Thanks for looking. Happy arting ....
 Anne Kenny studio 2
Corrine Gilman studio 7
 Dawn Amey studio 5
 Deb Wheeler-Bean studio 4
 Gaby Grossman studio 1
 Laura Harper-Lake studio 3
 Natasha Stoppel studio 7
 Ree Katrak studio 6
Rose Bryant back studio

Art Up Front Street welcomes new artist Ree Katrak!

Ree Katrak has a rich history of art-making and art involvements. We are thrilled she is joining us at Art Up Front Street. Her work is adventurous, fresh, and abstract. Her enthusiasm is genuine. We love her good energy ... and her art .... and look forward to working with her. Welcome, Ree!

From Ree:


My work is an affirmation—or expression—of my own curiosity and delight in looking and seeing.
Looking at a landscape, an arrangement of objects and, not only interpreting what is seen, but also experiencing the moment of seeing: "Oh, that’s there—ah, ha!"
Not what it means, but simply the experience of it.
For me, art is about being awake, remembering you are alive. It is a celebration of all of one’s experiences—the dark times and the bright times; when we feel suffering, and when we feel liberation.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Art Up Front Street welcomes Womenade Friday, March 22, 5 to 8p for TGIF

Friday, March 22, 5 to 8p

So fun to share time with an organization that does such wonderful things for community. 
Join us all at Art Up Front Street for TGIF...a little happy hour with light bevs and apps, a free painting demonstration by Rose Bryant, plus hear a little more about what Womenade does for so many in need. 

Part of the goal of this "social" is to bring people together to help Womenade maintain awareness.... just in case we ... or you ... may know someone or a family who needs a little help. 

Of course, we will have art, our usual TGIF happy "hour" with our TGIF organizer (Anne Kenny), 
a FREE painting demonstration, 
and possibly a few more surprises.... maybe a drawing for the finished painting? 

Stop by, we would love for you to meet a few members from Womenade 
PLUS we would just love to see you :-). We are very low-key here... bring a friend.