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This spring and summer, come and discover a taste of the League as you shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade fine craft.

The League's Fine Craft Galleries in Meredith and Center Sandwich are hosting special Taste of the League events, featuring fine craft by juried League members, fascinating craft demonstrations, and delicious food and refreshments from local providers. So come shop, learn and taste!


Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main Street (On the Green),
Saturday June 24, 10 am to 5 pm
Discover the historic New England village of Center Sandwich. The Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery started as the Sandwich Home Industries in 1926. We continue the tradition in our gallery today with a wide collection of exquisite jewelry, colorful pottery, handcrafted fiber arts, and much more.

Featured artist Adam Nudd-Homeyer will open his Tappan Chair workshop for visitors to see how these chairs have been made in Sandwich, NH for nearly two centuries. For a real “taste of Sandwich”, enjoy a breakfast sandwich made with savory local meats, eggs and cheese at the Sandwich Farmer’s Market from 9 am to noon. Then shop for local vegetables, jams, fresh roasted coffee and even French-style baguettes to take home for later.  For lunch or a quick snack, stop by the Village Green Café and Market, a coffeehouse and community gathering place that celebrates its people, art, and foods. Start your tour and learn more about what our beautiful town has to offer by picking up your local guide at the Center Sandwich League of NH Fine Craft Gallery.

 


All of the League's Fine Craft Galleries are a destination for shopping, exploring, and fun! From May 1 through June 30, visit any of the League's locations below and enter to win a Fair prize package, which includes:

  • 2 free tickets to the 2017 Annual Craftsmen's Fair (August 5-13, 2017)
  • Free overnight stay at the Rosewood Country Inn near Lake Sunapee in Bradford, NH
    during any night of the Annual Craftsmen's Fair
  • 2017 Annual League of NH Craftsmen Ornament

  Shop 2017

Click below to learn more about each location and the events happening around town.

Concord Gallery Hanover Gallery Hooksett Gallery Littleton Gallery
Meredith Gallery Nashua Gallery North Conway Gallery Center Sandwich Gallery
 2017 Annual Craftsmen's Fair League Headquarters

CONCORD
36 North Main Street
603-228-8171
nhcrafts.org/concord
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM– 5:30 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM– 5:00 PM: Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The League Fine Craft Gallery in Concord is a charming shopping destination, with a variety of gift options and personalized service -- a welcome alternative to online or big-box shopping. The Concord Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Concord, along the pedestrian- and shopper-friendly North Main Street streetscape. Beautiful well-lit, wide sidewalks and decorations will make you want to return again and again.

There's so much to do in Concord: see an indie flick at Red River Theatres (and they serve wine and beer); tour the New Hampshire State House -- one of the oldest in the US; enjoy live theater or a musical performance at the Capitol Center for the Arts; see a unique collection of fine craft dating from the 1920s on at the League of NH Craftsmen's Permanent Collection Museum in the League's headquarters. Concord has a great selection of great restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and budgets.

Join us for:

43rd Annual Market Days Festival -- June 22-24
Market Days draws hundreds of vendors, performers, and exhibitors to Concord's Main Street and its periphery. Programming includes concerts in Eagle and Bicentennial Squares, family-friendly activities on the State House lawn, a beer and hospitality tent in the center of the festival, and much more. Come enjoy this years festival! Learn more...

 


HANOVER
13 Lebanon Street
603-643-5050
hanoverleague.org
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM; closed on Sundays

Situated in the heart of downtown Hanover, the NH League of Craftsmen Gallery Shop, located at 13 Lebanon Street, is a great spring and summer shopping destination. You'll find the perfect gift from our selection of traditional and contemporary fine crafts handmade by 250+ juried craft artists. Each piece of jewelry, pottery, wood, metal, fiber and wall art has been created with love and are made to stand the test of time. Our collection represents the natural beauty and character of New Hampshire.

Not only can you experience the best shopping in the Upper Valley, Hanover is a wonderful destination with many attractions and things to do. Take a class in one of our three studios; our experienced instructors offer a wide range of clay, metals, and mixed media classes for children, teens, and adults with all levels of experience. Check out our fun craft-oriented Summer Camps! For more information, visit Craft Studies.

Whether you're into outdoor adventure, sports, shopping, or culture, there are many attractions and things to do for a day trip, weekend getaway, or longer. We are located opposite the Hopkins Center for the Arts and Black Family Visual Arts, and down the road from the Hood Museum Downtown, which always has fabulous exhibitions, theater performances, film screenings, and more.
    
Nearby attractions for the whole family include:

  • King Arthur Flour: Love to Bake? Then this is an absolute must place for you! Great bakers store, cafe and classes.
  • Montshire Museum: This is a great interactive museum for children and adults! Dozens of exciting exhibits relating to the natural, physical, sciences, ecology and technology!
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science: Enjoy this nature center dedicated to avian wildlife, including all things raptor!
  • Appalachian Trail: feeling energetic- you can pick up the trail right here in Hanover, just like Bill Bryson!

After all of this activity there are many great restaurants and cafes in Hanover to enjoy a cup of coffee or meal with friends and family. We hope that you will visit us in Hanover and share our love of beautiful craft made here in New Hampshire and explore all of the wonderful activities the Upper Valley has to offer.
   


HOOKSETT
Hooksett Rest Area I-93 (Northbound)
530 West River Road
603-210-5181
hooksett.nhcrafts.org
Hours: Sunday-Friday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Saturday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The League of NH Craftsmen’s Hooksett Fine Craft Gallery is the newest and smallest of the League’s eight fine craft galleries, located in the I-93 Northbound Welcome Center. If you are a visitor, it's a great place to shop for creative, fun, and functional fine craft made in New Hampshire. You can also get information about the League of NH Craftsmen, its events and activities, and the other seven affiliated craft galleries located throughout the state. And since it is part of the Welcome Center, you can pick up information about a variety of statewide attractions and activities.  There's also a 1950s style Hi-Way Diner, a country store, a State of NH Liquor Store, fueling stations, and a dog-walking park. Come visit us on your way up to New Hampshire or your way home.

 


LITTLETON
81 Main Street, Lower Level
603-444-1099
littleton.nhcrafts.org
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nestled in the shadow of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and located along the bank of the Ammonoosuc River, Littleton is the hub of the North Country. You will find the Littleton League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Gallery the heart of downtown Littleton. From mugs to wood-block prints, hammered silver bracelets to handwoven shawls, you will always find something elegant, playful, practical and original. With a dedicated staff we will help you find the right gift. The gallery is open 7 days a week and we are always happy to ship. 

Stop by and visit us for one of this special events:

Friday, June 9: Opening reception for potter Sarah Heiman during second Friday Art Night. Sarah is known for her intricately carved vessels.

Thursday, June 22: The Annual Littleton Studio School Fundraiser at the Elks Club in Littleton, NH. A fun event with fabulous food and amazing raffle and silent auction. For more information, call the school at 603-444-1066.


MEREDITH
Route 3
279 Daniel Webster Highway
603-279-7920
meredith.nhcrafts.org
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Meredith League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Gallery is located on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Representing  the work of over 250 artists and craftspeople; you are sure to find that special something to give as a gift or to remember your stay in the beautiful foothills of the White Mountains.

Warm summer months on Lake Winnipesaukee bring the delicate dance of the dragonfly. Join us in beautiful Meredith NH for a month-long celebration of the Dragonfly. The Spirit of the Dragonfly is a collaborative exhibit featuring the work of various League juried craftspeople. The exhibit opens May 1, and will show a collection of dragonfly themed pieces in all media -- jewelry, glass, metal, fiber, and more.

 


NASHUA
98 Main Street
603-595-8233
nhcrafts.org/nashua
Hours:
April: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Fridays, 10:00 AM – 6:00pm; Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM;
closed Sunday and Monday.
May through October: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Fridays, 10:00 AM – 6:00pm;
Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; closed Sunday and Monday.

The League’s Nashua Gallery is located in the middle of Nashua’s beautiful, historic downtown. We are just a mile from the Everett Turnpike, and are convenient to both New Hampshire and Massachusetts shoppers. There is even a private parking lot behind the building. Come shop for unique gifts for your family, your friends, your home and yourself! Everything you find here is are made one-at-a-time, by hand. We have items that will make you smile and items that will wow you. Come see us, we have lots of choices. Need someone to help you pick out that special pendant or pair of earrings? That is our specialty, and comes complete with modeling if needed. And of course, we have lots and lots of mugs!

There's always something fun and interesting to do in downtown Nashua. Plan a trip to our gallery during one or both of these events:

Taste of Downtown: Wednesday, June 7, 6-8:30 pm
Main Street, Nashua NH
Nashua's Taste of Downtown is now the longest-running event of its kind in New Hampshire, and is one of the best-organized and mouthwatering community events in the state. Each event ticket contains a treasure map filled with taste discoveries. Ticketholders can plan their routes in advance based on their food and beverage preferences. Many are not able to make the complete round of all stops, as they are too full after their first 15 stops. Flavors abound, from savory to sweet; there is always something for everyone! Moreover, with over 25 restaurants and caterers participating, visitors are likely to discover a new eatery to add to their list of favorites. Now in its 23rd year, this ticketed event draws hundreds of foodies from the region to sample the culinary offerings of downtown’s best restaurants from inside our fabulous downtown retail and service locations. To add to the festivities, there are street musicians to keep you entertained as you walk from store to store plus prizes, giveaways, and raffles.


NORTH CONWAY
2526 White Mountain Highway
603-356-2441
nhcrafts.org/nconway
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Closed Tuesdays; Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM; Sundays,  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The North Conway League Gallery is located in the heart of the scenic White Mountains and is a great place to enjoy shopping, dining, and much more. The League North Conway Gallery is brimming with unique jewelry, furniture, pottery, blown glass, forged iron, woven baskets, and fiber arts, just to name a few. Explore this historical gallery for authentic New Hampshire fine crafts of heirloom quality and timeless beauty. 

North Conway is located within the scenic White Mountain National Forest, which boasts the tallest peak in the North East (Mt. Washington 6,288 ft). There are so many recreational activities to choose from including some of the finest hiking, golfing, fishing, canoeing, camping, family attractions, scenic tours, and shopping in the entire country! See a play at one of the area playhouses, ride one of the area’s scenic train rides, take a scenic ride and a dip in the cool mountain waters along the Kancamagus Highway, visit Diana’s Baths water falls, Story Land or one of the many area family attractions that North Conway and the Mount Washington Valley has to offer.

 


CENTER SANDWICH
32 Main Street (On the Green)
603-284-6831
nhcrafts.org/center-sandwich
Open May 21 through Saturday October 16
Hours: Monday - Saturday,  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday, Noon - 5:00 PM

Discover the quintessential New England village of Center Sandwich. Stop in first at the Sandwich Home Industries - League of NH Craftsmen Gallery to get your local guide. While you’re there shop, our beautiful collection of exquisite jewelry, colorful pottery, hand crafted fiber arts, and much more! The printed guide will show you the following Sandwich locations.

  • Visit the Tappan Chair workshop of Adam Nudd-Homeyer, juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and learn about the history of Tappan Chairs made in Sandwich, NH for nearly two centuries. Tappan Chairs are simple and elegant, and similar in appearance to Shaker furniture - a classic design that has withstood the test of time.
  • For fine art, visit the other galleries in town. Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery offers a refreshing, dynamic and energetic collection of contemporary art from regional, national and international artists. Located in a barn dating back to 1825, the gallery's airy space provides an excellent venue to view art and great views of the Ossipee Mountains.
  • Surroundings Gallery specializes in original fine art produced by talented locally connected artists in a variety of media - oil, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, as well as wood carvings and unique folk art.
  • Getting hungry? From 9:00 to noon, enjoy a breakfast sandwich made with savory local meats, eggs and cheese at the Sandwich Farmer’s Market. Then shop for local vegetables, jams, fresh roasted coffee and even French-style baguettes to take home for later.
  • For lunch or a quick snack, stop by the Village Green Café and Market, a coffeehouse and community gathering place that celebrates its people, art, food and agricultural traditions.

Want to learn more about our town?  On June 24, 2017, the Sandwich Historical Society opens for its 100th”season.  Tour the Elisha Marston House for a glimpse of 19th century country living.

Rather hike than shop? Sandwich is one of the largest and most rural townships in New Hampshire.  Hike, bike, or just saunter through fields, woods, hills and streams.  One lovely place for a walk is the Chapman Sanctuary/Visny Woods, with 160 acres of woodlands and meadow open to the public with 10 miles of trails, including a self-guided nature trail. 

At the end of the day, relax with a cold beer or glass of wine and dinner at the Corner House Inn Restaurant. Choose from casual fare in the upstairs pub, or dine intimately by candlelight savoring locally sourced produce and game in one of their four country elegant dining rooms.

Come enjoy all that our unique and pristine village has to offer!!  There’s something for everyone off the beaten track in Sandwich.  


Annual Craftsmen's Fair
Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury, NH
August 5-13, 2017
nhcrafts.org
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm

Starting the first Saturday in August and running for nine days, the Annual Craftsmen's Fair showcases the work of some of the finest craftspeople in the country. The Fair is the place to explore how design and passion inspire our lives. See and shop for one-of-a-kind fine craft that is both beautiful and functional. Meet the makers and learn about their vision and passion for their craft.
 


League Headquarters
49 South Main Street, Suite 100, Concord
603-224-3375
nhcrafts.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturdays during exhibitions, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Visit The Gallery at the League of NH Craftsmen headquarters for its latest craft exhibition. Now on display is Pushing the Limits, a multi-media exhibition that showcases expanding boundaries and pushing limits. All work is handcrafted by juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen – artisans who have met the League’s stringent standards for skill and creativity.

While you are at the League headquarters, visit the Grodin Permanent Collection Museum, which contains craft items from the League's early years to the present. You will see masterworks from world-renowned craftspeople including Mary and Edwin Scheier and Vivika and Otto Heino. Learn how craft has evolved and see traditions that have changed very little or not at all.

 

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