We invite you to join us for the Capital Arts Fest – a juried craft fair on Main Street in the Arts District of Concord, NH. Capital Arts Fest will feature Juried Members of the League of NH Craftsmen, as well as invited artisans from around New England, engaging craft demonstrations, great local music and delicious food. Capital Arts Fest will take place in front of the Headquarters of the League of NH Craftsmen and the Capitol Center for the Arts from September 28th – 30th, 2018.
PLEASE NOTE HOURS: 5-8PM FRIDAY, 10AM-5PM SATURDAY AND 10AM-4PM SUNDAY.
The League is partnering with the City of Concord, the Concord Chamber of Commerce’s “Creative Concord Committee” and the Capitol Center for the Arts to produce this event. With large tents to house the craftsmen’s booths, the public will have the opportunity to experience beautiful work and meet talented craftsmen without concern for the weather! In the League’s Exhibition Gallery, the show “Head to Toe” will feature wearable art and will be open extended hours to coincide with the outdoor event.
See a full list of participants here or view samples of our participants’ work below.
5 pm – Ribbon Cutting and Opening of the Capital Arts Fest by Mayor Jim Bouley and other dignitaries
Aaron Clapp demonstrating the creation of his wooden spoons
8 pm – Bella’s Bartok performing live in the Spotlight Café
Morning – Aaron Clapp demonstrating the creation of his wooden spoons
Afternoon – Stephen Procter will demonstrate throwing large-scale ceramic vessels in sections on the potter’s wheel. Procter throws 20 to 30 pounds of clay at a time to form sections that he joins to build his human-size vessels.
1 pm – Performing free on the stoop: The Mink Hills Band
3 pm – Performing free on the stoop: Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki & David Surette
8 pm – Performing in the Spotlight Café: Trade & Queen City Soul
Nancy Evans will be demonstrating her feltmaking process
1 pm – Performing free on the stoop: Liz & Dan Faiella
3:30 pm – Performing free on the stoop: Dr. Dann & Blind Davis of the Brothers Blues Band
6 pm – Performing in the Spotlight Café: Tas Cru & his band of Tortured Souls