Don’t Miss this Year’s Meredith Village Art Walk and Christmas Stroll!

2014 ArtwalkSTROLLAs the days grow ever shorter and the winter nights come early over New England, we draw our attention indoors to pursue creative endeavors or gather with friends and family to honor warmth, light, and love. In this spirit, the Meredith Village Galleries have partnered with The Greater Meredith Program to present an evening of good cheer and sharing with a collaborative Christmas Stroll and Art Walk in this quaint lakeside village. Continue reading

Gallery Walk Tonight in Center Sandwich

"Joyce's River" by Lisa Mitchell at Surroundings Art Gallery

“Joyce’s River” by Lisa Mitchell at Surroundings Art Gallery.

This Lakes Region town can be counted among NH communities who offer popular art walks, where visitors can tour local galleries, enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and meet the artists whose work is on exhibit. Tonight is one of those special nights! Stroll the streets of Center Sandwich, see what’s new in the art world, and enjoy music and great food at the Corner House Inn afterward.

On Friday, July 18th, Center Sandwich will be holding its traditional summer Gallery Walk from 5 – 7 p.m. The Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, The Sandwich Home Industries, and Surroundings Art Gallery will open their doors after hours to celebrate art, music, and conversation as they feature the work of New England artists and those who have a connection to the area. Guests who visit all three galleries and have their gallery pass stamped at each location will receive 15% off dinner at the Corner House Inn on Main Street. Continue reading

Belknap Mill Society Celebrates 190th Anniversary

Gallery_2013_10_23_03What a great mix of history, architecture, cuisine, and art! The Belknap Mill Society is marking a milestone anniversary and throwing a big party to celebrate—and you are invited!

In what is being hailed as the “social event of the season,” The Belknap Mill Society is opening up its doors tonight, Friday, November 8th, for a special night of wonderful food and live music to honor the Mill’s 190th year. Built in 1823, the Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in the United States, and is now home to a community-based museum and cultural arts center featuring an industrial knitting museum, two art galleries, a concert hall, and event facilities. The mill is also the Official Meetinghouse of the State of New Hampshire. Continue reading

Meredith Art Galleries Offer ‘Artists as Teachers’ Summer Program

Michael Milburn teaching a Koi workshop

This summer, many of the art galleries in Meredith will be offering a very special program of classes and workshops to bring a variety of hands-on lessons to the guests and residents of this picturesque and inspiring lakeside NH village. The Artists as Teachers program, a joint effort by Gallery 51, the lakes gallery at chi-lin, Vynn Art Gallery, and Kairos Art Space, was created to encourage people to come to Meredith to not only find great art, but to be able to study it with the artists themselves.

The Artists as Teachers program will be held throughout July and August at each of the participating galleries, with a diverse schedule of classes taught by respected and accomplished artists from across New England.  On Thursday, June 28th, the galleries will hold opening receptions for the new program, in a setting where guests can view the artists’ exhibits, learn all about the classes being offered, and have the first chance to sign up for one or several workshops. Continue reading

Come to Meredith’s First Annual Village Art Walk!

Janette Lozada wears her new Pearls Near Jade piece while looking at John David O'Shaughnessy's painting, The Prayer

Janette Lozada wears her new Pearls Near Jade piece while looking at John David O'Shaughnessy's painting, The Prayer

Looking for a more relaxed holiday outing or a unique, artistic gift for someone special?  This Thursday, December 9th, several galleries in Meredith will brighten up the evening with refreshments, music, and special discounts as part of the First Annual Meredith Village Art Walk.

Both new and long-established galleries in Meredith will be participating in this first-time event, which is modeled after similar community art walks like Portsmouth’s Art ‘Round Town or Portland’s First Friday Art Walk.  Visitors can meander through town and enjoy beautiful local and international art while socializing with artists and neighbors alike!

At the lakes gallery at chi-lin, Craig Jaster, an accomplished jazz musician, will be performing live music while guests sip and stroll through the gallery and view artwork from all over the world, as well as an amazing new Asian jewelry collection.  Well-known designer Marsha Gintzler will be on hand to talk about her beautiful new line, Pearls Near Jade, which mixes antique Chinese pieces with semiprecious Asian stones and pearls.

Craig Jaster at the Piano

Craig Jaster at the Piano

Gallery 51 Fine Art and Hodecker-George Gallery will both have special discounts on most artwork for the event, and Vynnart Art Supplies has a number of special promotions for that evening only.  The Fine Carpet Gallery is also offering 20% off storewide in addition to some surprise offerings for the evening.

Come to Meredith Village to share a fun night with friends, and show your local galleries and artists a little love this holiday season!

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

Photos courtesy of the lakes gallery at chi-lin