Art for Water raises awareness of global water issues through public-participation art projects and events. Its first project, 13,699, is an installation that uses clear plastic, recycled water bottle caps to represent people who die every day because they do not have access to clean water.
Museum & Visual Arts
The Monadnock Area Artists Association sponsors Art in the Park each year over Labor Day weekend. It is a one-day public outdoor art show in the lovely garden walkways of Ashuelot River Park on West Street in Keene. This is a juried exhibition and attracts artists from all over New England to exhibit and sell their work.
Each year during the first week of June, crowds of school children can be found walking along Main Street in Keene and stopping at each storefront. The children aren't necessarily window shopping, instead they are participating in the annual Art Walk. More than forty store windows serve as a public gallery in this juried exhibit of local and regional artists. The free event is open to the public and features paintings, sculptures, photographs, textiles, ceramics, and furniture.
Supporting and promoting the performing and visual arts throughout New England.
Our mission is to bring artists together for collaboration, creation and community,
and to facilitate community events to give the public an opportunity to meet local artists.
Cathedral of the Pines’ educational programs and public events honor service to the Nation by promoting peace, interfaith understanding, and respect for the natural environment.
Cheshire Children's Museum will inspire children to want to learn and to believe that anything is possible. Our mission is to enrich our community by providing hands-on educational experiences for children that ignite creativity and awaken curiosity about the world. Our dynamic exhibits and programming will integrate the arts, science, math, and literature for children to discover, explore, and learn though the power of play.
We have just received 501(c)(3) status. We are beginning fundraising and grant writing, and will then be looking for a location.
We are a diverse group of commercial and fine art photographers, designers, writers, crafts people, web designers, fiber artists, and anyone involved in the creative world of the Monadnock region and beyond. Some of us make our sole living through our art form, others pursue on a part time basis, others just for the love of it. Our mission is to network with each other, educate, and show the public and business community the resources they have right here for their creative needs.
Non-profit educational institution dedicated to collecting, preserving and communicating of the history of Cheshire County. The Historical Society of Cheshire County is housed in the 1870 Italianate Ball Mansion at 246 Main Street in Keene. The facility houses an extensive archive of Cheshire County genealogy and local history research materials, permanent exhibits of local historical products, including outstanding collections of New Hampshire glass and Hampshire Pottery, and other historical exhibits.
The Stately Federal style house, located on Main Street in Keene, was the home of Horatio Colony, descendent of one of Keene's historic families. This old-time New England home is filled with original family furnishings and fabulous collections which offer a gracious view of a vanishing lifestyle of culture, refinement and travel.
We provide and sustain a public venue where citizens of the Monadnock region can pursue artistic, educational and civic activities. The Center's goal is to contribute to the cultural enrichment and enlightenment of the community.