This Sunday: Amazing arts demos and shopping

Don’t miss out on the 2nd Annual Local Arts Fair, Sunday 11-3 is the final day! The clock falls back an hour, which means you have a whole extra hour in the day to visit local talent and buy local. This great event has live music by singer and harpist Angela Biggs. You can even try the harp yourself in a demonstration with Angela. Other demonstations are also going on throughout the day, including by sculptor Ernest Montenegro, potter Marthe Dyner, crochet by Suzanne Rebert, and watercolor painter Geoffrey Shepherd. Watch, ask questions, start on your holiday shopping, or just find a treat for yourself.

Below are just a few of the total of the 16 vendors that will be participating Sunday:

Taiko anyone? And Fair updates!

2nd Annual Local Arts Fair – Please plan your route!

***UPDATED – the Bridge is OPEN****

Nov 3, 10-2pm
Nov 4, 11-3pm

It looks like the Coy Paper Bridge (at Plains Rd and Lower Main St) **IS** open in time for this event. Please be aware that this main entrance to Old Church Rd will not be open, and the detour set up will take you far out of your way. You can also take Main St to Twistback Rd and connect to Old Church Rd, or take Maple Ave to Plains Rd, and bear right onto Old Church Rd. We plan to have signs up that say “NH Open Doors ->” but don’t hesitate to call if you need help planning your route: 802.738.0022

Click HERE for info about this event

(Country Rag Rugs, one of 18 vendors as the 2nd Annual Local Arts Fair)

Taiko anyone?

Stuart Paton of Burlington Taiko Group will be available to do a workshop on November 9th. If you would be interested in participating please contact The program would be by donation, and held in West Claremont in the Union Church Hall. We must meet a minimum number of participants in order to hold this workshop, so make sure to email us if you are interested!

2nd Annual Local Arts Fair in 2 weeks!

This event, a part of the state-wide NH Open Doors, is a great way to explore a variety of talent and to buy local! This event will happen over 2 days: Saturday Nov 3rd 10am-2pm, and Sunday Nov 4th 11am-3pm. Vendors include creators of handmade kids toys, to ceramics, and Korean BBQ, to photography and fine arts. A great place to meet the artists, enjoy recorded and live local music, and buy gifts for yourself and others! We will be filling 2 floors with vendors of many unique wares at the Union Church parish hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH.

Vendor spaces are still available, though we cannot accept more vendors of some item types. Contact for more details.

Current Confirmed Vendors include (more being added frequently):

United Parish Artisans Hand build pottery, handspun and fiber goods  
Carmen Bywater Photography, cards and art boxes
Richmonds’ Arts Woodworking, knit goods, sew accessories, copper enamel
Korean BBQ Serving prepared foods: authentic Korean BBQ, burgers, home baked goods, and more
Geoffrey Shepherd Watercolor prints
Rodney Torbert Representational work in pen and ink, water color, pencil, linoleum print, acrylics, charcoal.
Country Rag Rugs Rag rugs and baskets  
Max & Ozzie’s Homemade bags, toys, scarves
Randy Adams Handmade metal wire trees
Twin Springs Soap Co. Handmade Soaps  
Ernest Montenegro Original sculptures
Pfister Rugs Handwoven goods
Tutu Cutie Tutu’s, headbands, and acccessories  
Rebecca Archambault Canned garden vegetables and more