Mark your calendar for the Button Factory Open Studios, one of the oldest and most eagerly anticipated holiday arts events on the Seacoast. Celebrating its 33rd year, the event will be held with the Preview on Friday night, December 6, 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and all day Saturday, December 7, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Open Studios is a once- a-year, highly anticipated community event to meet local artists. Explore their private studios and discover each artist’s creative vision and unique process. Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase original, one-of-a-kind, handmade work. These artists and craftsmen have earned prominence and awards in their fields. Represented are a wide range of disciplines: painting, photography, printmaking, jewelry, fiber arts, floor cloths, pottery, sculpture, stained glass, handcrafted furniture, custom picture framing, and bookbinding. Here is a chance to renew bonds with well-known founding artists, as well as to meet some of the newest avant-garde tenants of the Button Factory. Families, friends, art lovers or the curious are all welcome to wander the halls and discover our latest creative works.
The Friday Preview showcases Button Factory tenants only. On Saturday, visiting guest artists will be hosted in some studios. Please note the change to a one-day format on the weekend: open on Saturday, closed on Sunday. On Saturday evening, after the Open Studios, the annual Portsmouth Holiday Parade will begin at 6:00 PM across the street at Plaza 800.
Friday Preview, Tenant Artists Only, December 6, 5:00 to 8:00PM
Saturday, Tenant and Guest Artists, December 7, 10:00 AM to 5:00PM
The Button Factory, 855 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801