The witch hazel is blooming outside the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center! Spring has definitely arrived!
The Welcome Center is open
10 am to 5 pm
Seven days a week!
Please note that we are still following health and safety protocols, asking all visitors to wear masks and follow a one-way route through the gallery, with a maximum number of people allowed in the building. We are making great progress on vaccinations, but we want stay smart and safe!
We look forward to seeing you all!
Art ‘Round Town Friday, April 2
We’ve got some wonderful artists who will be in the gallery Friday evening, April 2, between 5pm and 8pm. Among those planning on being here are Don Gorvett, whose lifetime of marvelous reduction woodcuts is on display on the second floor, as well as Betsey Wish, whose work is for sale in the shop. Her whimsical lobstermen are inspired by the real fishermen working the waters off Kittery.
From my vantage point on the water in Kittery photographing lobstermen at work, I discovered that while lobstering is difficult, it can be experienced as a particular art form. Each lobsterman has honed his skills with an individual style and technique. Bringing my homemade cookies in a dry sack while kayaking and offering them to the lobstermen I learned that each one of them has his own unique story, representing his own way of life. The real story of Kittery’s local lobstermen is one to be shared with our community.
Call for Volunteers!
Looking to spend a few hours outside the house? Like people? Interested in art? We’ve got a spot for you!