The FIRST FRIDAY of every month, year round, downtown Portsmouth celebrates its inspired, intimate urban community with big city style by presenting its Art 'Round Town gallery walk.
As a thriving creative community rich in history, Portsmouth retains and honors its past while continuously cultivating an ebullient, exciting contemporary art scene. Within its early-nineteenth century brick facades, cobblestone sidewalks, and urban streetscapes, the collective Portsmouth art galleries represent the work of international and national artists from as distant as Europe, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and as near as regional New England. The broad scope of these gallery exhibitions offer you the representational and recognizable, as well as the abstract and avant-garde. Whether it's your destination for dinner or a summer sojourn, this prestigious community built upon arts and culture will satiate your cravings for original art, food, music, and fashion.
Featured galleries can be found at:
COOMBS ART GALLERY 32 Daniel Street 603.373.0195 www.coombsartgallery.com
CERES GALLERY 23 Ceres Street 603.294.0657 www.ceresgallery.net
DISCOVER PORTSMOUTH 10 Middle Street 603.436.8420 www.portsmouthhistory.org
HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND, GOVERNOR JOHN LANGDON HOUSE 143 Pleasant Street 603.436.3205 www.historicnewengland.org
JAY SCHADLER STUDIO 82 Fleet Street 603.531.9998 www.jayschadler.com
KENNEDY GALLERY AND CUSTOM FRAMING 41 Market Street603.436.7007 www.kennedygalleryandframing.com
NAHCOTTA 110 Congress Street 603.433.1705 www.nahcotta.com
PISCATAQUA FINE ARTS STUDIO & GALLERY 123 Market Street603.436.7278 www.dongorvettgallery.com/
NEW HAMPSHIRE ART ASSOCIATION / ROBERT LINCOLN LEVY GALLERY 136 State Street 603.431.4230 www.nhartassociation.org
PORTSMOUTH ATHENÆUM / RANDALL GALLERY 6-8 Market Square603.431.2538 www.portsmouthathenaeum.org
STUDIO 51 CERES 51 Ceres Street 917.822.3748 www.studio51ceres.com
TODD BONITA GALLERY 39 Ceres Street 603.819.9100 www.toddbonitagallery.com
VALERIE'S GALLERY 117 Market Street 603.766.3737 www.valeriesgalleries.com