Top-five things to do

Art, Lifestyle, Music, Stage

A motorcycle show, a punk-rock show, a cabaret show. Artwork and apples. These are among the diverse options for entertainment coming up this weekend. Prepare your itinerary now.

Top-five things to do

Art, Film, Music, Stage

It’s going to be a big weekend on the Seacoast. Among the highlights are a film festival, a music and art fest, an exhibition with 60-plus artists, a new show at the Rep, and a 10-year anniversary shindig for Portsmouth Public Library.

Top-10 things to do

Art, Music, Stage

Labor Day Weekend is expected to bring a record number of visitors to New Hampshire. But there are enough cool events happening for everyone to have a good time. Here are some of the most notable upcoming happenings.

Top-five things to do

Art, Music, Stage

It’s the last weekend of August, and as usual, there are plenty of music, theater, and art events coming up around the Seacoast. Here’s a handful of the highlights taking place between now and Sunday.

Rochester plans new arts center

Art, Music, Stage

The Rochester Performance & Arts Center will house a live performance space, art gallery, recording studios, classrooms, rehearsal space, and more, all in the heart of downtown Rochester.

Portraying Portsmouth for 25 years

Art

Local artist Don Gorvett, owner of Piscataqua Fine Arts in Portsmouth and Black Bear Fine Art in Ogunquit, is celebrating 25 years of art with an exhibit at Strawbery Banke Museum. Gorvett describes his process and inspirations for capturing Portsmouth scenes in woodcut prints and drawings.

Artist occupies historic site

Art

Regional sculptor Amanda Sisk, the first-ever artist-in-residence at the historic Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, talks about her plans for historically-inspired art.

Art and skateboarding in Newmarket

Art

Bubs Skateboard Shop in Newmarket is upholding the long tradition of uniting skateboarding and art with a one-night show featuring about a dozen artists on Saturday.

State of the arts in Portsmouth

News, Art

The good news: Portsmouth has a vibrant arts and cultural community that generates tens of millions of dollars in economic activity each year. The bad news: That money does not necessarily make it back to the local arts organizations or artists, who are finding it increasingly difficult to live and work in the Port City. That was the gist of Art-Speak’s State of the Arts presentation to the Portsmouth City Council on Monday.

Seacoast artist takes on how we dress

Art, Lifestyle

Seacoast photographer Nancy Grace Horton's new solo show, That's What She Said, opens on Friday, May 27, at Engine in Biddeford, Maine. The show is focused on gender roles and includes photos of local drag persona Bunny Wonderland.

Made in Chases Garage

Art

After a winter’s worth of work, the gallery at Chases Garage in York, Maine, reveals unexpected connections among its artists. Although each studio is very different, common themes emerge when spaces and ideas are shared. Those themes are on display as the gallery kicks off its summer season with a new exhibit.

Planning stages

News, Art

When it comes to marketing itself as a destination, Portsmouth is one of the best, according to Scott Ruffner. It’s “up there with any city...

Art to the rescue

Art

Todd Bonita's new gallery in Portsmouth opens with a benefit exhibit that's bringing the Seacoast arts community together.

Leap year

Art

The ArtPM Challenge encourages everyone to make a piece of art during the month of February, and this year, participants put their heart into it.

Truth and beauty

Art

Discovering Edmund Tarbell’s local history and living legacy Edmund Tarbell was studying the old masters in Paris when the new movement of Impressionism caught his...

Where the music is

Art, Music

Bob Nilson has always been drawing. The 83-year-old Portsmouth artist says the joke in his family was that he was “born with an in-grown pencil.”...

Lost neighborhood

News, Art

Jim Splaine remembers the first time he saw his father cry. It was July 11, 1966, a Monday night, and Splaine and his family were...