Nashua International Sculpture Symposium 2016

Three international sculptors are busy creating large outdoor sculptures as part of the 9th annual Nashua International Sculpture Symposium. This year’s sculptors are Asta Visiliauskaite from Lithuania, Gopinath Subbanna from India, and Vasilis Vasili from Greece. Please help us celebrate this year’s sculptors their artistic contributions to Nashua at the Closing.

Closing Ceremony
Saturday, June 4th
Meet behind Nashua City Hall

There is still time to visit with them at NIMCO (One Pine St. Extension) as they work on their sculptures.  They will be working there Monday through Saturday through June 2nd. 

For more information about the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium, go to

Meri Goyette Arts Award Luncheon - Sunday April 17, 2016


Sunday, April 17 – 11 am – Sky Meadow Country Club


The annual event, hosted by City Arts Nashua with the Nashua Arts Commission, celebrates Nashua’s vibrant arts scene, raises funds for arts programs, projects and publicity, honors contributors to the arts, and entertains you with fabulous local talent during the three course luncheon.  You can help enrich Nashua’s quality of life by bidding on exciting live and silent auction items, including a special treat this year – lunch and a garden tour for four in the Peterborough home of artists James and Elizabeth Aponovich.  You will find Reservation Forms and More Information on the 2016 Awards Luncheon overview page.

Nominations For Arts Awards Open, Yankee Flyer Diner Painting To Be Raffled, Sixth Annual Psychic Fair

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Meri Goyette Arts Award in three categories – individual, small business, and large company/organization. The award recognizes those that help contribute to a vibrant arts community in greater Nashua at the annual luncheon and auction. To nominate in any of the categories download the nomination Guidelines and Form. Get your nomination in before the deadline, March 15. 

Save The Date for the Meri Goyette Arts Award Champagne Luncheon and Auction on Sunday, April 17 at 11:00 am at Sky Meadow Country Club. It is Nashua’s annual event that celebrates all the arts and artists, entertains you with fabulous local talent during a three course luncheon, and where you can score great buys on items from our silent and live auction. We have a special auction treat this year – James and Beth Aponovich have donated a garden tour and lunch for four in their Peterborough home. You will find Reservations and More Information on the awards luncheon overview page.

The raffle of James Aponovich’s painting of the Yankee Flyer Diner is set for February 20, generously hosted by Surf Restaurant on Main Street in downtown Nashua. You can still purchase a print of the painting to be eligible for the drawing. You can Buy a Print On-Line Here with a credit card, or go to PRG Rugs on Main Street in Nashua to purchase with a check. You have until February 19 to purchase a print in order to be invited to the drawing.

The Psychic Fair at the Hunt Memorial Building is scheduled for Sunday, March 6 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. You don’t have to be a believer – just come for the fun of it at Nashua’s iconic High Gothic landmark. The area’s favorite psychics are available for readers, we will offer aura interpretations, and have a variety of interesting merchandise for sale. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of “Margaret’s View of Nashua,” a beautiful fresco mural in the theater lobby at 14 Court Street, painted by renowned muralist Lucienne Block. Reading start at $25; cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Yankee Flyer Diner Mural Dedication

Come join us! The dedication of the Yankee Flyer Diner mural is Saturday, November 28th at 4:30pm at the mural site, next to Citizen’s Bank, with James and Beth Aponovich, Mayor Lozeau, Ginnie Lupi – Director of the NH State Council on the Arts, and any of the invited donors, local and state politicians who are able to attend. The public is welcome.

Help Restore Yankee Flyer Diner Mural

Buy a Print On-Line                                    Mail-In Donation/Print Ordering

Donate on-line to Yankee Flyer Mural

City Arts Nashua is working to raise funds to restore the Yankee Flyer Diner Mural on Main Street across from Nashua’s City Hall before winter sets in to avoid further deterioration. 

We are looking for your help in restoring this NH art treasure, painted by NH Artist Laureate and Nashua native James Aponovich. There are two ways you can help:

Make a Match Donation - The Burbank Fund of the Nashua Public Library has donated $5,000 to the project. If we can raise an additional $5,000, they will match it dollar for dollar.  This means your tax deductible donation will be doubled.

Buy a Print of the Yankee Flyer Diner - James Aponovich has generously donated the concept painting of the Yankee Flyer Diner he painted for the mural contest, a 10 x 25 inch oil on canvas valued at $15,000, to help fund the restoration. A limited edition of 100 signed, artist quality Giclee prints are available for $250 each; the 100 numbers will go in a raffle and the owner of the print with the lucky number will win the original painting.

Just click on either of the above links to pay by check or credit card (with a processing fee). For an on-line donation, just use the DONATE TO YANKEE FLYER button directly above.

Thank you for your support if restoring this important piece of public art – the only public mural of a classic American diner anywhere in the United States.

For any questions, contact: