Weekly Business Spotlight: Arts and Entertainment

Submitted 5 months ago
Created by
Hyla Maddalena

Are you looking for local music, theater, and art in the Upper Valley? Here's Local First Alliance's list of Arts and Entertainment businesses!

1. Great Eastern Radio
    West Lebanon, NH
    Great Eastern Radio is a locally owned and operated group of radio stations serving New Hampshire and Vermont. They provide varied genres of music, bulletins, sports news, and other local radio entertainment across our states.

    Lebanon, NH
    AVA Gallery and Art Center (Alliance for the Visual Arts) promotes the visual arts through year-round exhibitions that nurture, support and challenge New England artist,and through an extensive educational program that provides art classes, workshops and art camps for all ages and abilities. AVA, located in a beautifully renovated, LEED Gold-Certified building, is also committed to exploring the connections between art and the environment, and art and health-related issues. AVA works closely with many local nonprofits.

3. Collective- the Art of Craft
    Woodstock, VT
    Visit Collective to find locally and regionally handmade items and perhaps the artist who made them! They are a cooperatively owned and operated gallery specializing in the art of craft. Gallery members include: Lynn Adams- Jewelry, Deirdre Donnelly- Jewelry, Scott Duffy, Rockledge Farm- Woodworking, Marcia Hammond- Wearables, Trenny Robb and Bob Michaud, Highbeams- Lamps, Nicholas Kekic- Glass, Kathryn Myers- Pottery & Nicholas Seidner- Pottery, Wanda Huff - Upcycled Sweaters, Melanie Considine - Printmaker and Photographer, Nobu Fuji’i - Photographer, Chris Eaton, Kingfisher Forge - Blacksmith

4. Long River Gallery & Gifts
    White River Junction, VT
    Long River Studios & Gallery is the "hidden gem" of the fine art, fine craft, fine furniture, gift, jewelry, and children's toy scene of the Upper Valley. Since 1991, their artists, artisan craftspeople, furniture makers, toy makers, jewelers, potters, glass blowers, ceramicists, and fabric artists have remained local friends and neighbors from all around the Upper Valley. Be local, shop local, support local people.

5. Northern Stage
    White River Junction, Vt
    Top quality professional theater at Upper Valley prices! Northern Stage is a regional professional theater company that has operated out of the Briggs Opera House in downtown White River Junction since 1997, thanks to the support of many local businesses and individual donations. The award-winning company offers critically acclaimed comedies, dramas and musicals featuring New York actors, many with Broadway experience, as well as classes and internships for young people.

6. Opera North
    Lebanon, NH
    Opera North has been creating exceptional opera in Lebanon, NH since 1982, and is presently the only full-time professional opera company in the tri-state region of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Opera North serves New Hampshire and Vermont communities from the Upper Valley with original productions of classical music theater and extensive Education and Outreach initiatives. Opera North's mission is to engage artists, audiences, and the community in the experience of live opera and classical music theatre in an intimate setting. Main stage performances at Lebanon Opera House.

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This post is part of a weekly series, highlighting themed groups of Local First Alliance businesses.


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