Photo contest: winter winners


The Sound’s sister site,, has announced the winners of its Winter Photo Contest. Two of the images capture tranquil sunset scenes, while the other shows an intrepid surfer braving harsh winter conditions.

Photo contest winners

Art, Outdoor

The Sound’s sister site,, announced the winners of its Fall Photo Contest this morning, awarding three striking images that capture outdoor scenes on the...

Top five things to do

Art, Music, Outdoor, Stage

For the next three weeks, Seacoast entertainment will be dominated by the holidays. Don’t fight it; just pour some rum in your eggnog and ease into the festive spirit. Here are some ways to enjoy the season.

Spirit animal


“Kenley Darling: A Winter Migration,” featuring 108 cut butterfly drawings, opens at Nahcotta in Portsmouth on Friday. The local artist talks about her fondness for butterflies and the connections between art, nature, and the spirit.

Open invitation


There are so many fun ways to appreciate local art around the Seacoast this weekend, including opening receptions and open studios at area galleries. Here's a roundup of some of the highlights.

Top-five things to do

Art, Books, Film, Music

Halloween is Monday, and trick-or-treating in most communities is this weekend. But there are, in fact, some non-Halloween events coming up that are worthy of mention too. Here are some highlights.

Top-five things to do

Art, Music, Stage

The weekend weather forecast looks pretty dreary, but the entertainment forecast is bright and cheery, filled with music, art, and comedy. Check out some of the highlights, including the Black New England Conference.

Top-five things to do

Art, Books, Lifestyle, Music

The weekend is mere hours away. You can make it. And when you do, you’ll have numerous options for entertainment, including great music, theater, and art events. Here’s a roundup of highlights.

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


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


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


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


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.