Washington Area Artisans

Annual Presentation of Art in the Village.

Two Weekends

October 5th + 6th

October 12th + 13th

10am – 4pm

2019 Participants:

 VICKI BLANCHARD – Pottery 

LYNN HENDRICKSON – Jewelry & Floorcloths  

PAULA MORSE – Weaver 

KATHY DEPOT – Fine Art 

MARIANNE STILLWAGON – Contemporary/Americana Fine Art

MICHELLE MARSON – Jewlery

more to come!  

                                     

Take a scenic drive to the quaint village of Washington, NH. Support local artists displaying and selling their work in East Washington and Washington Village. Enjoy the fall foliage and meet the artisans during this annual two weekend event.

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P u r l i n g   B e c k   G r a n g e   H a l l – E a s t   W a s h i n g t o n

The Grange Hall will be home to six artists during this two weekend event. Marked as studio number one, The Purling Beck Grange Hall is a great place to start. Park here or in the parking area by the pond and walk to Studios numbered 2 and 3.

The Washington New Hampshire Town Commons

Washington Village, Studios 4 and 5 at Gibson Pewter, and the Gibson Art Gallery.

G I B S O N  P E W T E R

Step into the Gibson Pewter Shop and step back in time. Visitors will see second-generation pewterer, Jonathan Gibson—one of America’s premiere pewterers—at work with antique tools and machinery in the picturesque historic hilltop village of Washington Center, NH. The Gibson Pewter Shop, a Yankee Magazine Travel Guide Editor’s Pick, is a great reason to visit New England. http://www.gibsonpewter.com 

Monica Scanlan Town Commons

The  town of Washington was incorporated in 1776 under the name of General George Washington, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army before his Presidency.

There are several Historic buildings in the main village. Three classic structures are on the Town Commons proper. The original Meeting House, now called Town Hall, which has been in continuous use for over 200 years, the Center School House and the Congregational Church all sit in close proximity on the same common, this is unusual in New England, and for that reason, they are the most photographed Historic buildings in the state.

Washington, New Hampshire Town Commons courtesy of Monica Scanlan

                           —W A S H I N G T O N  A R E A  A R T I S A N S  A T  W O R K—

 VICKI BLANCHARD – Pottery

LYNN HENDRICKSON – Jewelry & Floorcloths  

PAULA MORSE – Weaver 

KATHY DEPOT – Fine Art 

MARIANNE STILLWAGON – Contemporary/Americana Fine Art

MICHELLE MARSON – Jewlery

— P O I N T S  O F  I N T E R E S T —

E C C A R D T  F A R M  A N D  S T O R E

Another wonderful point of local interest is Eccardt Farm and Store on East Washington Road just a few miles down from the Historic Purling Beck Grange Hall where four of our artists will be exhibiting. Eccardt Farm is a third generation dairy farm on 450 beautiful, countryside acres.  So if you’re in the neighborhood stop by, say hi and shop locally in the farm store! It’s a wonderful family experience!

T H E  W A S H I N G T O N  H I S T O R I C A L   S O C I E T Y

The first organizational meeting for the Washington Historical Society was held October of 1982. The WHS owns and maintains a History Museum on Halfmoon Pond Road in Washington Center, and the District #5 School House on East Washington Road. The restored barn next to the History Museum was done by dedicated hands and hearts  and is ‘chocked full’ of antique tools,  farming implements and household items from days gone by. It’s a delight to see and remember when our parents, grand parents (and some of us!) used them in daily life. The barn and museum are opened by appointment. 495-3231

ADDITIONAL  SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST AND PHOTOGRAPHS  LOCATED ON THE ‘WASHINGTON’ PAGE.  ENJOY GETTING TO KNOW OUR AREA AND TOWN!