ArtWalk Weekend 2013, Nashua’s premier arts event, runs from Friday evening, September 27 through Sunday evening, September 29 and features open studios and galleries, demonstrations, musical entertainment, and children’s activities, something for everyone. This year City Arts Nashua is partnering with Great American Downtown, scheduling ArtWalk during Nashua’s Restaurant Week; with Fancy Friday, starting ArtWalk weekend with a charity pub/restaurant crawl on Friday; and with the Nashua Chamber of Commerce, presenting the last in the Downtown Music Fest series on Saturday evening as the ArtWalk Official Party. Come to downtown Nashua, see artists in their studios and do some early holiday shopping, enjoy the entertainment and have lunch before or dinner after … a great way to spend the weekend.
Friday, September 27: 6:00 pm to 1:00 am
ArtWalk Weekend: The Fall Fancy Friday
Dress up, go out, get down … for charity!
Fancy Friday events are planned with fun, fanciness, and fundraising for worthy causes in mind. Participants get dressed in their finest suits, tuxes, dresses and gowns and paint the town. The quarterly events, held in Downtown Nashua, include participating restaurants and bars with generous food and drink discounts and no cover, professional portraits, fun demonstrations, and a silent auction for participants who have purchased wristbands.
Participating locations include Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, Fody's Tavern, Obrien's, The Timber Grille, San Francisco Kitchen, The Old Amsterdam, and Stella Blu. The Hunt Memorial Building will be the location for a silent auction of numerous Fancy items, FREE professional portraits by Matthew Lomanno Photograph for participants in their Fancy attire, and a taste preview from the all new Riverside Barbeque Company.
The cost of a Fancy Friday wrist band is only $10. The proceeds from Fall Fancy Friday will benefit City Arts Nashua.
Wristbands are available at Fresh of Nashua on Main Street and M&C Clothing and Gifts at 650 Amherst Street beginning September 20. Fresh is a fabulous ladies boutique and M&C is a consignment shop with Fancy digs at remarkably reasonable prices. Wristbands will be available the night of the event at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant on Canal Street from 6-9pm. Margarita's features ample free parking.
Sponsors include Showcase Performing Arts Center of Hudson, M&C Clothing and Gifts, Anthony Grassetti Photography, Industrial Solutions, Artistic Tile and the Persian Rug Gallery.
ArtWalk 2013 Open Studios
- Saturday, September 28: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, September 29: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
The ninth annual ArtWalk 2013 is Nashua’s premier arts festival, bigger and better than ever. New this year is The Fall Fancy Friday to kick of the weekend the Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Music Festival concert Saturday night, as well as nearly 30 galleries, studios and venues open to the public in Downtown Nashua and nearby historic Mill Buildings on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
ArtWalk Nashua 2013 showcases local artists and creative downtown businesses along with free entertainment, workshops, children’s activities and special events, and coincides with Great American Downtown’s Restaurant Week.
It is an opportunity to meet and see artists at work, do some early Christmas shopping, enjoy the entertainment and activities, and have a great meal, all in Downtown Nashua. Join Nashua’s vibrant and exciting arts scene at ArtWalk Nashua 2013 – a weekend of fun for everyone.
Sponsors include NH State Council on the Arts, Nashua Arts Commission, Nashua Rotary West, and R.J. Finlay & Co.
Downtown Music Festival
80’s Revival: The Official ArtWalk Party
Saturday, September 28: 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm
Main Street Nashua, between High and East Pearl Streets
We’ll have you shakin’ all night long, you material girls and boys, so don’t stop believin’ -- we’re bringing ArtWalk Nashua’s Saturday night to a total eclipse (of the heart). There will be no reason to leave downtown with such a fun-filled, culturally invigorating weekend. Come join us as we shut down Main Street and (flash)dance under the stars to your favorite hits performed by local sensations Radio Star and Best Not Broken. Keep Nashua’s art scene as vibrant as it can be, get your tickets today. Tickets are $5.00 and are available at http://www.dmfnashua.com/event/dmf-80s-revival/. Presented by the Nashua Chamber of Commerce and AutoFair.