Nashua, NH, 17 October 2011 - City Arts Nashua will be presenting the 2011 ArtWalk on 5-6 November 2011, in Downtown Nashua and the Millyard. This free event will showcase local artists and creative downtown businesses and runs from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Major venues include Nashua Public Library, Indian Head Plaza, The Picker Building, 55 Lake Street Studios, and Studio 99. More than a dozen downtown businesses will be hosting artists in their shops. Participating artists include members of the Hollis Arts Society, Nashua Area Artists Association, League of NH Craftsmen, and many local independent artists and artisans.
Musical entertainment will be offered at the major venues. Participating musicians include Ashley Addington, Molly Wood, Eclectic Wind Quintet, Resonance Chamber Music, Steady Hands Guitar Studio, Jake Smith, Yolanda Becker, and Triple Shot Factory Funk. Community Music School will offer an African Drumming workshop and Beck's Art Express will be offering children's art workshops on Saturday at Indian Head Plaza. A Zentangle workshop will be offered at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Library. Meri Goyette will be signing copies of her new book, Nashua: People and Places, at 100 Main Street.
"RJ Finlay & Co., the new owners of One Indian Head Plaza, have offered open space in their building for programming and free parking for this year's ArtWalk, and we are excited about their commitment to the cultural well-being of Nashua," said Marjorie Hogan, president of City Arts Nashua. "We are grateful for such strong community support for the arts."
ArtWalk Nashua was named Hippo Press' best art event of the year for Nashua in 2010. The goals of ArtWalk Nashua are to help professional artists in the Greater Nashua area reach a greater audience, to provide an opportunity for the citizens to learn about the arts in the Greater Nashua area, and to celebrate local arts and artists in the community.
ArtWalk Nashua 2011 has recieved support from the City of Nashua, Nashua Public Library, Nashua Rotary West, NH State Council on the Arts, RJ Finlay & Co, and Great American Downtown. Media sponsors include The Telegraph, Hippo Press, WSMN, and Frank 106.3 FM.
For additional information on ArtWalk Nashua 2011, visit www.cityartsnashua.org.
ABOUT City Arts Nashua - City Arts Nashua's mission is to promote Greater Nashua's artistic and cultural community, including visual arts, theater arts, musicians, and writers, with the goal of increasing awareness and building an expanded audience. City Arts Nashua's objective is to act as a catalyst to help the arts thrive and to promote cooperation, coordination and common ground for artists, arts organizations and audiences. City Arts Nashua is an all-volunteer organization.