Art Trail holds open house

  • Twiggs Gallery’s holiday showcase, Sleighbell Studio will opens for the season. Courtesy photos

  • Small glass bowl by Karen Mehos

  • Susan Douglass upcycles glass objects for home and garden. Courtesy

  • Doug Egounis handcrafts furniture and holiday decorations —Courtesy photos

  • Marshall’s Flowers & Gifts creates lovey fresh flower arrangements for every occasion —Courtesy photos

  • Quilter Tracy Szanto does custom machine quilting Courtesy photo

  • Jo Shields incorporates recycled objects into her work Courtesy

  • Handpainted jean jacket by Diane Fishel —Courtesy photos

  • Making Matters will be featuring several open studios —Courtesy photos

  • Courtesy photos

Published: 11/2/2021 5:10:21 PM

The Route 3 Art Trail tour is offering a driving art tour of local arts and crafts on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour includes nine locations from Concord, through Penacook, and ending in Boscawen. Enjoy art exhibits, a holiday art and craft showcase, open studios, demonstrations by artists, family-friendly events, free raffles and other goodies along the trail. Start on either end of the tour and make a day of it!

The Route 3 Art Trail is a collaborative partnership between Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen, Making Matters NH in Penacook and Kimball-Jenkins in Concord. a The tour is designed to encourage people to participate in and enjoy local art, artists and creative events along the Route 3 corridor.

Stops include:

Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen. Sleighbell Studio exhibit will open. From 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a bonfire for roasting marshmallows along with hot chocolate and caroling by the Boscawen Congregational Church Choir.

Gadzooks Glass, Karen Mehos , 232 King St., Boscawen. Mehos creates fused glass art to decorate the home by taking pieces of colored glass and melting them together at very high temperatures.

Susan Douglass, 231 King St., Boscawen, will showcase the fun sculptures and whimsical items she creates for the home and garden. Everything is made from upcycled objects .

Doug Egounis, Chadwick Hill Rustic Furniture, 187 King St., Boscawen. Log furniture and décor.

Marshall’s Flowers & Gifts, 151 King St., Boscawen, is full-service florist featuring New Hampshire-made gifts, fresh, dried and silk arrangements, and dish gardens.

Dreamland Machine Quilting, 15 Fowler St., Penacook. Quilter Tracy Szanto provides custom machine quilting, custom-made T-shirt quilts and other quilted items and gifts including hand painted details.

Jo Shields, 5 Steeple View, Penacook. Jo is a mixed-metal jeweler who incorporates recycled objects into her work. She has invited Diane Fishel of Ofishel Designs! to join her in the studio. Diane creates one-of-a-kind crossbody leather canvas bags along with hand-painted jean jackets and T-shirts.

Making Matters NH, 88 Village St., Penacook, is Concord’s makerspace and a thriving artist/business incubator, They will be offering facility tours, artisan and equipment demos along with children’s make and take craft stations. Three artists will have their studios open; sculptor Rebecca Robinson, artist and illustrator Ty Meier; and fine artist Hannah Joy. Artist Andrew Heath will be teaching a free cyanotype class.

Kimball Jenkins, 266 N. Main St., Concord, will open its SALON 2021 exhibit.

To get a map of the tour and additional details go to for more information or “Like” the Facebook page at Route 3 Art Trail. More information will also be included in this week’s Concord Insider.

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