Grand Opening Weekend at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth

A weekend filled with music, a gallery exhibition, family events, open houses and more at this great new venue for the arts

Celebrate the grand opening of 3S Artspace in Portsmouth from March 20-22!

What the heck is 3S Artspace? Here's the description from the website:

"3S Artspace is a nonprofit arts organization that endeavors to ignite and change the way we experience art, music and food. We invite unbounded risk taking in both the creation of art and in the way we experience it."

You can learn a bit more about this new venue for the arts with this story that appeared in the inaugural issue of our sister publication The Square.

Portsmouth has a rich arts and culture scene that includes the historic Music Hall, the Strawbery Banke Museum, the Seacoast Repertory Theatre, many small galleries, the vibrant Prescott Park Arts Festival and more. 3S Artspace will be a welcome addition to this small Seacoast town that is home to so much wonderful art, theatre and music.


Gallery Opening and Concert

Grand gallery opening reception with New Hampshire-based artist Carly Glovinski from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. followed by a concert featuring contemporary folk artists Sam Amidon and Laura Gibson. The concert takes place in the performance space.

Concert tickets: $24 for non-members and $20 members.
Concert time: Doors at 7 p.m. with the concert starting at 8 p.m.


Community open house: The first public open house starts at 9 a.m. Take a self-guided tour through each of the spaces – the gallery, performance space and Block Six. Admission is free.

From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. families can participate in a family-friendly afternoon of reading, hip-hop music and dancing with award winning children's book author and illustrator, Jef Czekaj.

At 2 p.m. the second public open house begins. Then stay for the 3 p.m. ribbon cutting.

Dance Party!

Holly Herndon, Animal Hospital and a special guest DJ will be kicking off the Saturday night grand opening weekend with a dance party.

Dance party tickets: $18 for non-members and $16 for members.
Dance party time: Doors at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m.


Public open house at 9 a.m.

Attend the first in an ongoing series of discussions covering various creative disciplines, "The Past, Present, and Future of Art-Making in the Seacoast." This intergenerational panel will feature artists Gordon Carlisle, Carly Glovinski, and Kirsten Reynolds and artist and UNH professor Jennifer Moses. The discussion will be moderated by Ginnie Lupi, the Director of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Panel admission: The panel discussion is free, open to the public, and will take place in the Performance Space.
Panel time: 1:30 p.m.

Alcoa Album Release Party

Wrapping up the opening weekend is the release party for Alcoa's new album "Parlour Tricks."

Release party tickets: $10
Release party time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m, the show begins at 7:30 p.m.