Capital Arts Fest took place in front of the Headquarters of the League of NH Craftsmen and the Capitol Center for the Arts from September 28th – 30th, 2018. The event was a great success and we are so thankful to all of our participants for their involvement as well as to all of the members of the community who came out to support us.
The League partnered 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.
See a full list of participants here or view samples of our participants’ work below.
Below is the schedule from our event which has now passed.
We hope you will patronize our participants and sponsors, and plan to join us in 2019!
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
5:30 – 7:30 pm – Musical Soirée at 23 Wall Street in Concord. Hosted by the Concord Community Music School and Avaloch Farm Music Institute, featuring a stellar performance by the Thalea String Quartet.
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
Participating Juried League Members
Participating Invited Artisans
- Ross Mingarelli – CandleTree
- Sheryl & Rick Gunn – Clayton’s Way Farm Soap
- Jennifer Libby – Earthly Pleasures Soap
- Cucina Aurora – specialty oils
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS