Open Studio Tour

 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

A  S p e c i a l  P r e s e n t a t i o n  o f  A r t  i n  t h e  V i l l a g e !

S e p t e m b er  2 9 – 3 0   &   O c t o b e r  6 – 7

S a t u r d a y  and  S u n d a y  1 0 a.m.  t o  4 p.m.

P  A R T I C I P A N T S   2 0 1 8  

 VICKI BLANCHARD – Pottery  •  MARK CUMMINGS – Woodworking

KATHY DEPOT – Fine Art  •  J. ANN ELDRIDGE –  Printmaking

LYNN HENDRICKSON – Jewelry & Floorcloths  •  MICHELLE MARSON – Jewlery

    PAULA MORSE – Weaver  •  MONICA SCANLAN – Fine Art Photography

MARIANNE STILLWAGON – Contemporary/Americana Fine Art

                                    TARA VAN METER – Etched/Carved Glass & Jewelry 

Looking for a fun way to spend the last weekend of September or Columbus Day weekend? Take a scenic drive to the quaint village of Washington, NH for the Annual Washington Area Artisans Tour. Ten local artists and artisans will be displaying and selling their beautiful work in East Washington Village. Enjoy the fall foliage and meet the artisans on this special tour.

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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  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.

Monica Scanlan Town Commons

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—

Monica Scanlan – Fine Art Photography • Tara Van Meter – Etched & Carved Glass/Jewelry

 Lynn Henderickson – Floor Cloths/Jewelry • Paula Morse -Weaving/Fiber Arts



Kathy Depot – Fine Art • Marianne Stillwagon -Contemporary Americana Fine Art

J. Ann Eldridge – Printmaking • Vicki Blanchard – Pottery

Mark Cummings -Woodworking

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Michelle Marson – Jewelery


— P O I N T S  O F  I N T E R E S T —

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. 

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