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Live Free & Shop

Come join us!  Follow the Live Free and Shop, League of NH Craftsmen's Fine Craft Gallery Trail, July 4 to July 14.  Shop for beautiful fine crafts, and also see how some of these beautiful hand crafted items are made! During this event, the seven League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries (see list below) will host fun and educational activities, including craft demonstrations, classes, special exhibits, and raffles.

Read about our Live Free and Shop event in Fosters Daily Democrat!

Passport Contest
The best way to follow the League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Trail is with a Live Free and Shop Passport. Passport holders who visit all seven galleries within the period of July 4 to July 14 will automatically receive the League’s limited edition 2013 Annual Ornament, Woven In Winter by Alice Ogden (1 per family).

Download your Live Free and Shop Passport

In addition, each gallery you visit will enter your name into a drawing to win a $250 gift certificate for use at any of the seven League of NH Craftsmen fine craft galleries.

Fine craft sparkles at the League of NH Craftsmen fine craft galleries, where you can shop tax free for one-of-a-kind fine craft. You will find a wide selection of items at various price ranges including prints, photography, pottery, glass, table linens, wooden bowls, lamps and shades, furniture, ornaments, and sculpture, as well as wearable art, such as scarves, hats, handbags, and jewelry in new designs. Each piece is handmade by a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen, whose work has met the League’s high standards for fine craft skills and technique.


Here is an overview of the special activities with itineraries for attractions and dining establishments to help you plan your tour:

Ctr Sandwich RG


Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main Street (map) Beadweaving demonstration by juried member Deb Fairchild on Saturday, July 6 from 11 am to 3 pm; traditional fiber arts fair, featuring spinning, weaving, quilting and rug hooking on Saturday, July 13 on the Village Green in front of the retail gallery.  Download the itinerary

 

 

 

Concord RG

 

Concord Fine Craft Gallery, 36 North Main Street (map): Several craft demonstrations during July; all visitors are automatically entered into a raffle for a beautiful handcrafted bracelet and earring set by juried member Ron Cravens. Download the itinerary

 

 

 
Hanover RG

 

Hanover Fine Craft Gallery, 13 Lebanon Street (map): Special exhibition of work by Hanover’s Craft Studies students and instructors throughout the month of July; demonstrations by jeweler Kerstin Nichols on Saturday, July 6 from 2 pm to 4 pm and potter Sarah Heimann on Saturday, July 13 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Download the itinerary

 

 

 

 

 Littleton RG

Littleton Fine Craft Gallery, 81 Main Street (map): Jewelry demonstration on Saturday, July 13, from 11 am to 3 pm by Amee Sweet-McNamara, who uses "soutache" fine braid and bead embroidery to create her colorful and dramatic jewelry. Download the itinerary

 

 


Meredith RG

Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Highway (map): Craft demonstrations by various artists, including Kathy Marx, paper mache artist, on Friday, July 5 from 11 am to 2 pm; Claire Renaud, who creates vessels from “cuir bouilli” (boiled leather), on Saturday, July 6 from 11 am to 2 pm; Jack Dokus, who uses lost wax casting to make sculptures and fine jewelry, on Monday, July 8 from 11 am to 2 pm; Chris Morse, who will demonstrate color etching on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 and 10; and Bob Dorr, who uses stumpwork embroidery to make jewelry, on Saturday, July 13 from 11 am to 2 pm. Download the itinerary

 


Nashua RG

 
Nashua Fine Craft Gallery, 98 Main Street (map): Craft demonstrations and “TRY IT !” mini classes in basket making. Basket making activities will be held on July 4, 7 and 14 from 11 am to 3 pm; on July 5, 6, 12, and 13 from 11 am to 4 pm; and a polymer clay demonstration on Sunday, July 14 from 10 am-2 pm. Download the itinerary

 

 

No Conway RG

 

North Conway Fine Craft Gallery, 2526 White Mountain Highway (map): Glassblowing demonstrations by Philip Jacobs from Thursday to Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm, and pottery demonstrations by Karissa Masse Jacobs from Monday to Wednesday between 10 am and 2 pm. Download the itinerary

 

2013 Annual Ornament

Visit all 7 League of NH Craftsmen Retail Galleries
with your Live Free and Shop Passport
during July 4 to July 14, 2013
and you
will receive Woven In Winter by Alice Ogden --
the League's 2013 limited edition annual ornament
(1 per family)

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