Advancing Arts and Culture in the Monadnock Region


Arts Alive serves the cultural community of the Monadnock region by providing information and resources for artists (visual, performing, crafts, music), and for organizations whose purpose is to promote these artists, and to promote excellent audience experiences.

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    Mariposa exhibits South African folk art in New York City

    The Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center will present an exhibit of the Kopanang Community’s “The Universe Canticle,” at the Center for Spiritual Life at New York University, 238 Thompson Street, NYC, from Tuesday, December 2 to Friday, December 19, 2014. “The Universe Canticle” is a series of startling and vivid tapestries that depict the origin of the […]

    Contra Dance in Peterborough on 12/6

    Nelson, NH — November 8, 2014 — The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on December 6th, featuring Lisa Greenleaf calling with the band Pete’s Posse. The well known multi-instrumentalist and troubadour Pete Sutherland has decades of concert touring, teaching and studio production behind him. Sutherland is a founding member […]

    MoCo Makes Arts Accessible to Low-Income Families

    140 free Community Stars Seats will be available during the 2015 season. Made possible in part by donation from C&S Wholesale Grocers, these tickets to MoCo Arts shows will be distributed through nonprofit organizations in the Monadnock Region that serve low-income families and disadvantaged youth. “We applaud the vision of MoCo to bring creative, lively […]

    Pledge to Buy Local This Holiday Season – Including Local Art!

    Monadnock Buy Local Launches 4th Annual Shift Your Shopping Holiday Campaign - Independent Businesses Across the Nation Encourage Everyone to Choose Local and Independent This Holiday Season Keene, NH – Monadnock Buy Local, an alliance of 151 locally owned and independent businesses in Southwestern New Hampshire, today announced the launch of its 4th annual Shift Your Shopping […]

    Exchange Creative Community Projects in Keene

    Promote your community and share your creative economy strategies with your peers at the next Creative Communities Exchange (CCX). WHAT DO WORKSHOPS FOCUS ON? Workshops generally fall under the following themes: Leadership & Partnerships Heading Downtown Policy & Planning Sector Connector WHO CAN LEAD A WORKSHOP? CCX workshops are shaped by participant’s experiences. Workshop leaders are […]

    Arts Alive to be local host for regional conference

    Arts Alive has been selected to be the local host for the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) bi-annual conference on the creative economy, the Creative Communities Exchange (CCX), on June 2 and 3, 2015 in downtown Keene, New Hampshire. “The hallmark of a strong creative economy is the collaboration between the arts sector […]


    At New England Foundation for the Arts’ New England Creative Economy Network  on September 30th, 2014 New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts and MASSCreative presented on strategies for Arts Advocacy and Policy-making. As many towns in our region develop long-term town plans, elections are just around the bend, and a change in leadership may be […]

    Artist to Artist: Art in Makerspaces

    By on September 11, 2014 in Arts Blog, Arts Community News

    On Wednesday, August 27th Rachelle Beaudoin, a local professional artist and founding member of a community Makerspace in Peterborough, presented to the Artist to Artist event, facilitated by Arts Alive and The Hannah Grimes Center. Also present at the event was Johnny Bolster, currently working on the planning and development for Make It So, Keene’s […]


    By on September 11, 2014 in Arts Community News

    Keene, NH- The Art Department at Keene State College is pleased to present the exhibition titled Offspring in the Carroll House Galleries from September 5 – September 27. Artists are always influenced by numerous outside sources, however the selected artists in Offspring have drawn many correlations between their practices and the works of relatives. A […]

    Japanese Kiln at Sharon Arts Center

    By on August 5, 2014 in Arts Community News, Pottery

    Ancient Japanese Kiln to be Constructed by NH Institute of Art Students at Sharon Arts Center Kiln to be loaded and fired in the fall It’s an ancient community firing process developed in Japan more than 1,000 years ago. And this August, students in the NH Institute of Art’s BFA program will be taking part […]