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Where to do your holiday shopping in the Port City

Charming Portsmouth and its array of shops is an excellent place to get in the holiday spirit.
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Music Memorabilia at Thrifty's Second Hand Stuff

Thrifty's in Manchester is much more than a place to buy vintage vinyl - it's also a music venue and museum.

New Hampshire Strong

After the Boston Marathon bombing songwriting duo Ernest Thompson and Joe Deleault worked together to create a song inspired by "Boston Strong."

Rock Music Photographer Joe Stevens

Rock music photographer Joe Stevens, who now lives a quiet life in Portsmouth, once chronicled the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll capturing on film legends such as David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Johnny Cash.
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Art & Shopping Events

  • Strange Days: The Uncanny, the Curious and Quite Possibly Magical

    11.05.14

    The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy Presents “Strange Days” Nov. 5-Dec. 13, 2014 Mondays 1-5, Tuesdays-Saturdays 9-5....

  • NHAA's Joan L, Dunfey Memorial Open Juried Exhibition

    11.06.14

    New Hampshire Art Association’s 15th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Memorial Open Juried Exhibition is on view through Friday, November 28, at the...

  • Gifts From Our Hands: What We Do Best

    10.11.14

    Oct. 10 – Dec. 19, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring beer tasting by Henniker Brewing Company....

  • Objects in Motion

    11.18.14

    Bernard’s projects investigate the intersection where the hard and fast science of physics collides with sublime spirituality, playfulness...

  • Creative Places Photography from Robert Sargent Fay

    11.28.14

    Robert Sargent Fay, a long time artist in the Monadnock Region, rarely made his photography available for sale.  But from November 28 –...

  • Art Walk

    11.28.14

    This self-guided FREE tour of galleries and arts locations stretches from the north end of Main Street (Rt.28) to the south. Artwork will change...

  • Craftworkers’ Guild Holiday Craft Shop

    11.28.14

    Featuring over 60 juried artisans and craftspeople participating in the seasonal shop. The Craftworkers' Guild is a group of more than 50...

  • Concord Christian Academy Christmas Craft Fair

    11.29.14

    The Booster Club at Concord Christian Academy is hosting our Annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....

  • Inaugural Vendor Fair

    11.29.14

    Unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-made items: Accessories, candles, home decor, tupperware, tastefully simple and much more! To benefit the Legacy...

  • Holiday Craft Madness

    11.29.14

    Monadnock Crafters Guild presents Craft Madness, a juried art and craft fair with fine  handmade items from New England. Open to the...

  • SCAR Christmas Craft Fair

    11.29.14

    Second Chance Animal Rescue of Littleton, NH, is sponsoring a Christmas Craft Fair at the Littleton Opera House on Saturday, November 29, 2014,...

  • Holiday Open House at East Colony Fine Art

    11.29.14

    Kick start your holiday shopping creatively on November 29 at East Colony Fine Art! Once again, our festive displays will shine from November 25...

  • Center for Wildlife's Annual Holiday Bazaar!

    11.29.14

    One of our favorite events of the year...enter our magical shop in the forest. Participants can browse nature-inspired gifts like wild-crafted...

  • Family Clay Workshops

    09.29.14

    Come in Saturday afternoon with your children to share the magic of clay together.   This is not a paint-your-own-pottery shop,...

  • Color In and Out

    11.25.14

    Decembers’ highlighted artists at East Colony Fine Art featuring oil paintings by Jackie Cunningham and Casein paintings by Priscilla...

  • Hood Museum Holiday Party

    12.03.14

    Enjoy live music at this seasonal celebration. Explore the picturesque galleries, wet your palette with light refreshments and enter to win door...

  • The Downtown Manchester Holiday Market

    12.04.14

    Over 50 vendors set up a series of craft markets inside the Brady Sullivan Plaza. A unique array of craftsmen and artisans sell their homemade...

  • Evergreen Fair 2014

    12.04.14

    For 37 years, 50 select artists and craftsmen have come together at the University of New Hampshire in what truly has become a celebration of the...

  • Contoocook Artisans Holiday Craft Fair

    12.05.14

    Hopkinton's juried fine art and crafts fair featuring 35 local artisans! Special handcrafted items include handbags, pottery, paintings,...

  • 22nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair

    12.06.14

    Featuring 150 of the very best crafters from all of New England. Free admission.


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New Hampshire Gift Ideas

Stay out of the malls and the big box stores with these local gift ideas from music to cozy sweaters.

Where to do your holiday shopping in the Port City

Charming Portsmouth and its array of shops is an excellent place to get in the holiday spirit.

Where to Go Shopping in Keene

Go ahead, take one last foliage trip and head to downtown Keene, where you’ll find the retailers warm and welcoming.
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More>> Local Artisans

Bracelets and bangles by Anne Behrsing

A monadnock artist creates jewelry with a light touch

Zack Jonas is forging new traditions

A knife can be more than a means to an end
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More>> Antiques

Art Deco Wardrobe

A wardrobe design inspired by skyscrapers
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More>> Book Reviews

"Howard Elman's Farewell" by Ernest Hebert

Darby Doomsday: a tale about the "fading of something to nothing."

"New Hampshire Book of the Dead" by Roxie Zwicker

Find out why graveyards are much more than burial spots
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