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Arts Alive serves the cultural community of the Monadnock region by providing information and resources for artists (visual, performing, crafts, music), and for organizations whose purpose is to promote these artists, and to promote excellent audience experiences.


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    Share Ideas for Rec Center Mural

    Share Ideas for Rec Center Mural

    Celebrate Community Health & Spirit Through Art The Keene Recreation Center is collaborating to create a large indoor mural to celebrate our community health and spirit. The mural will entail a vivid portrayal of who we are and what we are proud of guided by the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan and Healthy Monadnock 2020.  You […]

    How to Write an Artist Statement

    How to Write an Artist Statement

    Top 6 things to know about writing an artist statement In the era of Modern Art it was presumed that Art could and should speak for itself, or critics would speak for it and for the artists. Artists did not need to get involved or explain their work. But time, art, and audiences change. In […]

    Flash Fiction Slam & Poetry Out Loud at NHIA

    Flash Fiction Slam & Poetry Out Loud at NHIA

    Free event to showcase local creative writers New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) will welcome creative writers competing in two prestigious literary contests in the coming weeks, providing unique experiences for its creative writing students and faculty and the New Hampshire creative writing community. The New Hampshire Writers’ Project Three Minute Flash Fiction Slam and Poetry […]

    Perform a summer concert at Apple Hill

    Perform a summer concert at Apple Hill

    By on February 20, 2015 in Arts Community News

    Join the chorus under director Sandra Howard Join Apple Hill for our second Summer Sing! Challenge yourself to make great music as part of a small chamber choir. In-depth coaching under the direction of Sandra Howard for an hour and half daily for a week creates a uniquely personal learning experience. As part of the 16-singer ensemble, […]

    Arts Advocacy Video – Impact of arts in education and social service

    By on February 20, 2015 in Arts Blog, News from Arts Alive

    Arts are important for community engagement. Participation in the arts can improve efficacy rates of social service programming as well. On April 13th, 2010 The National Arts Summit was held in Washington D.C. for Arts Advocacy Day. The event was produced by Americans for the Arts to call upon Congress to support arts-friendly legislation and […]

    MacDowell Colony Storytelling Event

    MacDowell Colony Storytelling Event

    By on February 19, 2015 in Arts Blog, Arts Community News

    Michael Chabon Chats with Zadie Smith and Ira Glass Watch video of these three iconic creative personalities talking about their recent work during an exclusive Friends of MacDowell member event. During this lively exchange, which Chairman Michael Chabon likened to the dinner conversation that takes place at the Colony each evening,This American Life host Ira Glass related […]

    Photo Contest

    Photo Contest

    By on February 18, 2015 in Arts Community News

    Share your photos Show off your creative photography skills and enter the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds Photo Contest. Your photos could be featured in upcoming newsletters and print materials that highlight how you interpret themes such as attention, compassion, resilience and kindness. Images could include nature scenes, people, your mindfulness practice, travel, everyday moments or life’s inspirations. By […]

    Learn to Paint in Jaffrey

    Learn to Paint in Jaffrey

    By on February 17, 2015 in Arts Community News

    Join TEAM Jaffrey for an Art Party Please join us and bring a friend. Keene artist Kristina Wentzel will be leading us in this fun and casual painting tutorial where we’ll create “Spring Orchard” all in one night! Arrive at 5:30 to order food and drinks, and enjoy painting from 6:30-9 with Kristina’s expert guidance! $20 […]

    Bostonian Music Trio to perform in Peterborough

    Bostonian Music Trio to perform in Peterborough

    By on February 16, 2015 in Arts Community News

    Bass Hall presents the Red Hedgehog Trip On Sunday, February 22, The Boston-based Red Hedgehog Trio comes to Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture to share some of their favorite piano chamber music, via a revealing add-an-instrument format.  Pianist Dan Sedgwick will warm the room with J.S. Bach’s First Partita, an […]

    Family Friendly Event at the Redfern

    Family Friendly Event at the Redfern

    By on February 16, 2015 in Arts Community News

    Winter vacation in Keene: enjoy the music & dance in the aisles Looking for something for the kids to do during the winter break? The Keene State College Redfern Arts Center’s family show is back with Boston-based singer-songwriter and performer, Vanessa Trien and her lively band. Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys will perform on Saturday, February […]


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