Saturday, October 30, 2021

What's going on Nov 6 and 7? Open Studios in Exeter, NH

8 Studios Open. 2500 square feet of art

Collage, large & small original paintings, digital art, "Industrial Quilts", prints, cards, journals, photography, tiny paintings, framed and unframed works, watercolor.

Featuring the work of:

Our wonderful regular studio artists:

Artsy Barsi, Industrial Quilts, Artful Harper Studios, Deb Wheeler-Bean, Natalie Marquis Art, Ree Katrak, & Rose Bryant.

We also have 2 of our favorite guest artists - Jeff Whittum Metal Art and Dale Atkins ceramic vessels.

Plus... we currently have an artist residency program going on and Tracy Hines Home is the artist who is sharing space with us for the month.

Bring new-to-the-studio friend...

Bring a friend who has never been to Art Up Front Street and get a FREE 5x7 art print as a little thank you from us to you. (20 available).

Win a $50 gift certificate

Natalie Marquis, Studio #5, has a drawing for a free $50 gift certificate towards ANY of her original paintings or canvas giclees. Oh boy!

Join the party!

Not only will there be great art, but we have bevs on the front deck & a pizza tent 12:00-1:30 each day. 

Inside, all windows will be open so dress warmly! 

Vaccinations are required or wear a mask while you are inside. Thank you. Also, we will do our best to be social distancing, but your mask would be a great thing to have on hand.

Art Demos 1pm - 2pm each day

Join Ree Katrak in Studio 6 for a participatory art demo. We understand there will be color and an application using  very long  brushes!

Visiting for the first time?

Then welcome! We have greeters that can direct you to the artists' studios, the free drawings, and the treats. Easy, peasy.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Celebrating five years as an artist collective in Exeter, NH

We love what has come before us and we love what the future can possibly bring

Our "collective studio  thought" kicked into high gear five and a half years ago when a friend (and art fan) told us about The New Heights Teen Center possibly being for sale. A few years prior to this, the idea of collective artist studios had been brewing, especially each time we heard from any artist asking if there was studio space in Exeter. 

At the time (2014, 2015, 2016 etc, the pickin's were very slim in town. Exeter Station had a few undeveloped spaces flying under the radar. Really not seeking artists, specifically, but, instead, offering industrial, office, business space. Artists in Exeter also had their own home studios. 

Then, it happened. There was a space. The Teen Center. And we jumped in not knowing what it would completely be, but, knowing that so many artists were looking for space where they would also find community.

Thank you to the first artists that believed in the dream: Dale Atkins, Gaby Grossman, Lori Martone, Festive Tree, and Dawn Amey by showing support in the idea. And thank you to the first artists in the door for studio space: Dawn Amey, Gaby Grossman, Deb Wheeler-Bean, then shortly after Artsy Barsi, Industrial Quilts, Artist Explores the World, and Artful Harper Studios. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Arty things to do in Exeter. A Capella rehearsal art-making nite....


We are so looking forward to this! @theafternotes are rehearsing here Wednesday Oct 13.

~ great creative energy.

~ no pressure.

~ create with us.

The Afternotes were here two years ago and we LOVED it. Such a nice creative time. They practiced (no formal performance). The artists created. A few people hung out.
Sooooo nice.... everyone basically did their thing. All in the moment. All happy to be sharing the creative process.

Musicians in process...visual artists in process.

One of those few rare moments when the stage performance is NOT the goal. But instead, a giving and receiving of creative energy feeding off of one another, sharing, and lifting. Losing oneself in the vibe.

Can you join us?
Wed, Oct 13, 6:30-8:30 at the studio.

Send an email to us to reserve your spot. Bring your materials, drawing, fiber work, your sketchbook, and be in it.

We have a few bevs and treats (to consume in the kitchen or in another part of the studio.)

Masks are required if you are not vaccinated.

We can accommodate up to 10 guests. Windows WIDE open. Heat on.
To save a spot.

Don't want to work on an art process? That's ok. We welcome those who want to simply "be in the moment".

Thank you to the @theafternotes!
It is wonderful of you to think of us as you re-enter the process. We are all very excited.

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