Open Studio Tour

 

S e p t e m b e r  30th – O c t o b e r  1st    

O c t o b e r  7th – 8th   2017

S a t u r d a y  a n d  S u n d a y – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TAKE A ROAD TRIP TO HISTORIC WASHINGTON DURING THE BEAUTIFUL FALL FOLIAGE SEASON AND SEE WHAT OUR AREA HAS TO OFFER! IT’S A WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR TO EXPLORE AND DISCOVER THE THINGS THAT MAKE OUR “NECK OF THE WOODS” SPECIAL! WE ARE A LITTLE TUCKED AWAY BIG SURPRISE! COME AND ENJOY THE DAY WITH US!

This is a self-guided studio tour featuring local artists and artisans in Washington, New Hampshire and the neighboring towns of  Bradford and Hillsborough. The Washington Area Artisans (WAA’s) exhibit and open their studios specially for you to visit, see where they work and ask questions. Take a watercolor workshop, enjoy a delightful puppet show and watch artists at work!

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T H E  W A S H I N G T O N   N E W   H A M P S H I R E   T O W N  C O M M O N S

The charming small 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 of one another on the same common, which is unusual in New England. For that reason, they are the most photographed Historic buildings in the state. The Commons is the pride and treasure of our town.

P O I N T S  O F  I N T E R E S T

A 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 number 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.

 W A S H I N G T O N   A R E A   A R T I S A N S  O P E N  S T U D I O   T O U R 

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 KATHY DEPOT – Fine Art  •  ANN ELDRIDGE – Printmaker

LYNN HENDRICKSON – Jewelry & Floorcloths  •  JEAN KLUK – Watercolor

GARY LAROSE – Iron Work  •  PAULA MORSE – Weaver 

MONICA SCANLAN – Fine Art Photography

MARIANNE STILLWAGON – Contemporary/Americana Fine Art

                                         PATTI ROULX – Mixed Media  & Puppeteer  

                                 TARA VAN METER – Etched/Carved Glass & Jewelry 

                                                   

Monica Scanlan Town Commons

Washington, NH Town Commons Photographed by 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—

Below: Jon Gibson Pewterer • Monica Scanlan • Tara Van Meter

Below: Lynn Henderickson • Paula Morse • Gary LaRose

Below: Kathy Depot • Marianne Stillwagon 

Below: Ann Eldridge and Patti Roulx

Puppet show Patti Roulx

Patti Roulx Is A Contemporary Mixed Media Artist And Puppeteer.  A Delightful Time Will Be Had By All!

Below: Jean Kluk

Jean Kluk Workshop 2017-700

Jean Kluk Will Once Again Hold A Watercolor Workshop! Lucky Is The Person Who Is In Attendance And Gets To Delve Into The Work Of Watercolors With Her!

 

 

 

 

 

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