Route 3 Art Trail tour highlights local arts and crafts producers from Concord to Boscawen

Published: 10/25/2022 2:45:02 PM

Modified: 10/25/2022 2:44:47 PM

The Route 3 Art Trail Tour is a driving art tour of local arts and crafts. On Saturday, November 5 from 10am to 3pm, stop at the ten locations on the tour from Concord, through Penacook and to Boscawen. Enjoy a holiday arts and crafts exhibit, open studios, art and craft demonstrations, a free raffle and other goodies along the trail.

The tour is designed to encourage people to participate in and enjoy local New Hampshire art, artists and creative businesses along the Route 3 corridor. Start at either end of the tour and make a day of it.

Twiggs Gallery (254 King Street, Boscawen) annual holiday art fair, Sleighbell Studio, will open for the season a variety of locally produced fine arts and crafts at affordable prices for holiday gifts. Refreshments will be served.

Spriggs Shoppelocated in the Twiggs Gallery, has a variety of fun gifts and cards, as well as calligraphy art by artist and owner Adele Sanborn.

Gadzooks Glass: (232 King Street, Boscawen) Glass artist Karen Mehos will open her Gadzooks Glass studio. Mehos crafts fused glass art to decorate the home by taking pieces of colored glass and melting them together at very high temperatures. It creates a set of objects like; small ornaments, night lights, votive holders, trays and large bowls. Weather permitting, there will be a demonstration in the studio. She will have a retail store set up in her house.

Susan Douglas (231 King Street, Boscawen) will set up a marquee outside his home to display the fun sculptures and whimsical objects he creates for the home and garden. Everything is made from recycled items like vintage tea cups, glass, plates, trays and more!

Chadwick Hill Rustic Furniture: Furniture maker Doug Egounis (187 King Street, Boscawen) creates wooden furniture made from a variety of woods such as black birch, white birch, maple and pine. Sam cuts and peels the wood by hand. He will be working during the tour so people can see his process.

Marshall’s Florist and Gifts (151 King Street, Boscawen) is a third-generation, full-service florist offering New Hampshire-made gifts, fresh, dried and silk arrangements and food gardens. Stop by to say hello and see the florist at work creating beautiful arrangements of fresh flowers.

Bitter Cloth Shop (8 Cottage Street, Boscawen) is a local sewing machine shop selling, servicing and repairing Janome, Elna and vintage sewing machines. They also offer quality fabrics, thread and sewing. During the tour they will offer demonstrations of any and all machines in the shop for sale.

There are even more interesting stops along the art trail in Penacook and down in Concord.

Artist Melanie Deshay will open his Front Room Art Studio (50 Tanner Street, Penacook) for the tour. She is a watercolorist who also dabbles in photography, pen and ink drawings, and ceramics. She will have several drawings and paintings of various sizes and themes, as well as some smaller ceramic pieces in the studio.

Jewelry artist Joe Shields and spoon maker Lee Sheffey (Lee Spoons, 5 Steeple View, Penacook) will join Jo Shield’s Penacook studio for the tour. Joe is a mixed metal jeweler who incorporates recycled objects into his work. Lee is a spoon maker and woodworker who will demonstrate his craft during the tour.

The wild bean (316 Village Street, Penacook) sells locally made natural body care products such as lotions, sprays, soap, body oil along with herbs, flowers and plants.

Artist Monica Kot (48 Woodbine Avenue, Concord) is primarily plein air. She loves to capture the view while out in the elements. She also likes to paint portraits and animals from observation or from photographs. Connecting with and honoring her subject brings her immense joy.

To obtain a map of the tour and further details, go to for more information.

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