Meri Goyette Arts Award Luncheon - April 12, 2015

The Second Annual Meri Goyette Arts Award Champagne Luncheon is scheduled for Sunday, April 12, 2015. Just ask anyone who attended the first Arts Award Luncheon – you will want to be there this year.

Produced by City Arts Nashua with the Nashua Arts Commission, it is our annual opportunity to celebrate the arts in the greater Nashua area and recognize and honor individuals and companies that support making Nashua a vibrant arts community. 

This year’s “three courses of entertainment” show off the amazing talents of our local artists. The silent and live auctions will return, with many items for your bidding pleasure. All proceeds from the auction help support projects, programs and publicity for the arts.

Psychic Fair Fundraiser - March 1, 2015

City Arts Nashua is holding the fifth annual Psychic Fair Fundraiser in the old reading room of the Hunt Memorial Building, Nashua’s high Victorian Gothic landmark at 6 Main Street in downtown Nashua, Sunday March 1, from 11:30 AM to 4 PM.

You can choose from talented readers of Tarot, Angel, and Native American Totem cards, Psychometry, Mediumship, Numerology, Scrying and Aura Interpretation.

Many of the area’s most popular readers will be there:  Michelle Guillemette, Jacki Joy, Colleen Costello, Mac Newman, Lester Greenwood, and Melissa Beers, along with Ramona Nault and her aura reading camera.

You don’t have to be a believer — just come for the fun of it.

Great gifts for Mother’s Day and the upcoming wedding and graduation seasons will be on sale as well.

Proceeds will help fund the Mural Restoration Project for the Yankee Flyer Diner Mural on Main Street next to Citizen’s Bank and the Margaret’s View of Nashua Mural in the Court Street Theater.

Readings start at $25 for 15 minutes with extended readings available.  Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Call 883-8093 for more info.

Annual Meeting - January 21, 2015

We at City Arts Nashua wish a happy New Year to all our friends, colleagues, and valued volunteers. We  anticipate another exciting year for the arts in this, our 10th anniversary, year.

Our annual meeting was held on Wednesday, January 21, at the Hunt Memorial Building, 6 Main Street, at 7 pm. A brief program reviewing the achievements of 2014 and looking forward to plans for 2015 was followed by a question and answer period, election of officers, and cookies and cider.

Here is our Annual Report for 2014.

A Big Thank You!

Artwalk Thankyou

We at City Arts Nashua want to express our appreciation and thanks to all the wonderful artists, entertainers, businesses that opened their doors to host artists, restaurants, and individuals and organizations that donated items for the silent auction. You all made the 10th Anniversary of ArtWalk a success.

Special thanks goes to all the ArtWalk volunteers that helped with the float, walked the parade, distributed signs and balloons, served as greeters and trolley guides, and all the other many tasks involved behind the scenes. All of you made ArtWalk Weekend happen and run smoothly.

And, we are especially grateful to our sponsors: R. J. Finlay/30 Temple Street, our presenting sponsor; the Nashua Telegraph as media sponsor; BAE Systems for printing the ArtWalk program/maps; Great American Downtown; the Nash Foundation; the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce; and Fancy Friday Fundraiser sponsors Studio Mark Emile, M&C Clothing and Gifts, Artistic Tile, Anthony Grassetti Photography, Persian Rug Gallery and Industrial Solutions.

Thank you again for participating in Nashua’s premier arts festival – and helping expand Nashua’s vibrant arts scene.

Mark Your Calendars for Early May 2014 Events

With Spring in full force, the arts scene in Nashua is blossoming in early May with several events you will not want to miss.

Saturday, May 3, 1:30 PM until 5 PM
Nashua International Sculpture Symposium’s 2014 Iron Pour Workshop
Ultima NIMCO
1 Pine Street Extension in the Nashua Millyard, Downtown Nashua, NH

Create your own design in sand forms, then watch as the iron is poured into your form to bring your own creation to life as you watch.  All materials provided.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  $35 per person.  For more information or to register click here

Sunday, May 4, Noon to 5 PM
Artists on Review – Art for the Garden, the Home, the Office
30 Temple Street Plaza – one block east of Main Street, Downtown Nashua

Meet the NH sculptors and artists that will gather to show and sell their work at this outdoor exhibition.  Plan on making an afternoon to support NH artists, tour the nearby Nashua International Sculpture Symposium’s five sculptures, visit the arts and media department at the Nashua Public Library next door.  In case of inclement weather the exhibition will move indoors.  Stop in the Seedling Café for something to eat – it is open until 2 pm.  The Nashua Area Artists Association is planning to open their facility at 30 Temple Street during the event.  For more information call 882-1613.

Thursday, May 8, 6 PM to 8 PM
2014 Nashua International Sculpture Symposium “Dare to Create” Opening Reception
Ultima NIMCO
1 Pine Street Extension in the Nashua Millyard, Downtown Nashua

Three international sculptors will participate in the 2014 Symposium, a three week event through the end of May where each will create an original sculpture and donate it to the City of Nashua.  Meet and greet sculptors Amgalan Tsevegmid from Mongolia, Lasha Khidasheli from the Republic of Georgia and Kim Sunjin from Korea.  To register for the opening click here.  With a $10 donation you will receive tickets for two complimentary beverages.

Saturday, May 10, 11:00AM
Dedication of Path of Truth
Rotary Common Park
315 Main Street, Downtown Nashua

The public is invited to celebrate the sponsorship of Path of Truth by Garry and Joanna Clarke-Pounder. Path of Truth was created in 2009 by Sarah Mae Wasserstrum from Israel. Sarah describes her sculpture when she says, “I imagine humanity as comprised of layers.  Some layers are thicker, some more modest, all piled from the past to the future. This sculpture is but a segment of this image. It starts from within the earth holding our ancestors layers within. Some are here now. The future is to be imagined climbing to the sky.”

Saturday, May 10, 1:00 PM
Dedication of the Gallery at the Wall
Rotary Common Park
315 Main Street, Downtown Nashua

Two years after inception of the idea, the Gallery at the Wall at Nashua’s Rotary Common Park will become a reality. Mayor Donnalee Lozeau will preside at the dedication ceremony for the 180-foot wall gallery that Celebrates Nashua’s Past and Present through Art, featuring the art work of local photographer Yusuf Abudi. The park is also home to Nashua’s Reflection Garden and Labyrinth, three of the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium’s works, called Path of Truth, Steps to Respect, and Encounter, and the Nashua Holocaust Memorial. For more information contact Yvonne Dunetz at 603-886-4200.