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Peterborough First Friday

Every month, Downtown Peterborough will celebrate First Friday.  This month: First Friday in Downtown Peterborough is on December 3rd, from 5PM - 7PM and later.

Ample free parking. For more information check shoppeterboroughnh.com or contact Pelagia Vincent at pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.

START YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING & SHOP LOCAL, enjoy retail stores, visit POP UP ART GALLERIES and support the local restaurants.  Bring EVERYONE along and make this a special family event …….

With a unique variety of shops, numerous dining options and everything in walking distance, THIS IS A PERFECT way to start HOLIDAY SHOPPING!   Come out and support Local Artists, Local Businesses and Local Restaurants.

With COVID still a concern, each shop and location is taking extra care to welcome guests SAFELY.   

Over 10 regional artists will be showing their work in person!  View the works of artists from jewelry, pottery, watercolor, fabric, wood carving to oil painting…….there is something for everyone to enjoy and buy for family and friends on their holiday shopping list!  

Shown below are a small sampling of the incredible works from the talented group of artists showing at the event.  As you meander through, enjoy the live music of John Andrews, playing instrumental ambient music on acoustic guitar.  His expressive style fits well with the creative art of the show.

New Hampshire native living in Deering, Christine Andrews takes advantage of all the natural activities NH has to offer.  Using bold texture and color helps her express the energy and emotion of the simple beauty of the landscape.  Currently, she is using old NH trail maps as a foundation for images that reflect memories of visiting those places.

Linescapes, Deb Caplan lives and works in Peterborough.  Her pen and ink sketches capture what is both familiar and unique in Peterborough and the surrounding area.  The art is offered in black & white & hand-colored prints, matted or framed.  Deb also offers her art in MagNets - Magnetic Art for your Fridge.  Her custom order of portraits of homes and businesses in lines (black & white or hand-colored) are in great demand.

David Cote from Manchester, NH paints en plain air when possible.  He treats in a world of acrylic paint and oil pastel.  Mainly self-taught landscape painting has become the singular voice.  Inspired by shadows, light and subtlety in color in nature, Dave looks for ways to express the most in the simplest way.  

Hannah Ellingwood is a local multi-media artist currently residing in Harrisville.  She use bright colors, bold shapes and layers to create nature themed works.  Hannah features nature and animals in many of her pieces  and has a great following for her work!

Clara Fisher from Marlborough, is a freelance illustrator.  She works primarily in digital art, pen and ink and watercolor.  Her artwork is inspired by works of fantasy and the natural world.

Self-taught, Carole Gourvellec took her love of the woods, the beach, the sand, her curiosity of how things work with her years of dance and gymnastics to form the themes of her art.  Her current mixed media work is alive with texture, activity and movement.  “I see light in everything and hope in deep places”.  Carole currently paints in her home studio in Jaffrey, where she resides with her cats Ollie and Lynxie.

Han Hamel is a non binary artists with their BFA in graphic design.  They are from the Keene area.  Han is currently exploring the world of digital collage and the themes of astrology, gender, and memory.  Han also creates portraits of loved ones.

Megan Jones-Young and her company, Sunset Luna out of Keene, features creations inspired by nature, literature and fantasy.  Offering handcrafted in the traditional renaissance ways, capturing light, color and texture which are the heartbeat of stained glass.  Sunset Luna offers stained glass art, gifts and wearables.

Winter holidays in New Hampshire is synonymous with taking in the natural wonders of the area and what better way of doing that for the First Friday of December with so much happening around Town.  It is no wonder that Expedia voted Peterborough in the "TOP 10 SMALL TOWNS IN THE COUNTRY FOR ART.”

Come and support these area artists, local businesses and local restaurants.  Enjoy ample free parking and easy walking distance to most everything.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy the First Friday festivities.

The Local Crowd Monadnock - Mailing Address: 63 Emerald St. #114, Keene, NH 03431

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