Sharon Arts Center

Sharon and Peterborough, NH

The Sharon Arts Center was founded in 1946 as a vibrant space where artists and the public come together to work, learn, shop and appreciate fine art. Our tranquil, wooded campus is set in rural Sharon in New Hampshire’s stunning Monadnock region, and our galleries and shop are located nearby in lively, quaint downtown Peterborough. NHIA offers classes, workshops, and exhibitions at the Center, which also serves as the peaceful, retreat-like residency site for one of our graduate programs.

Visit our store and browse thousands of unique fine crafts from over 100 New England artisans. Wander our gallery spaces to study artwork from both regionally and nationally acclaimed artists. Expand your horizons with our community education classes, or delve deeper with an intensive summer workshop.

Sharon Arts Center Reopening Celebration Announced!

May 13, 5-7pm

Featuring an exhibition curated by The Glass Museum titled Contemporary Works In, On, and Around Music and the music of American bassist, Nat Baldwin. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce the grand opening of their remodeled Sharon Arts Center Gallery in Peterborough, NH. A reception will be held May 13, 2016, 4-7pm, 30 Grove St, Peterborough, NH to celebrate the remodel that will enhance this deeply treasured community asset. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Slated for completion in early May by local architect Dennis Mires and builder Hutter Construction, the new gallery features a highly professional space with new walls and floors, better flow and museum quality lighting. The reopening reception on May 13th features an exhibition curated by The Glass Museum titled Contemporary Works In, On, and Around Music. This exhibit highlights artists who have supplied their work as backdrops for musical performances, photographers, videographers, and other visual artists as part of The Thing in the Spring, a nationally recognized series of concerts and art events in Peterborough, NH.  Artists include: Shaina Gates, Anna Von Mertens, Rachelle Beaudoin, Paul Flaherty, Luke Ramsey, Elisabeth Fuchsia Parker, Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne.

The reception will also host American bassist and singer, Nat Baldwin. After studying avant-garde jazz and improvisation with jazz legend Anthony Braxton, Baldwin started writing songs featuring double bass and vocals. In 2005 he joined Dirty Projectors. In addition to his work with Dirty Projectors, he has performed on Grizzly Bear's Shields, Vampire Weekend's Contra, and Department of Eagles' In Ear Park. In between touring and recording with Dirty Projectors, Nat made time to record his 2011 album People Changes, an album that led Pitchfork to say "…whether Baldwin is singing with his throat or his bow, there's a thrilling felling of freedom to it all."

For more information about this event, please email exhibitions@nhia.edu or call 603-924-7256.


Sharon Arts Campus

457 NH Route 123,
Sharon, NH 03458  Map
Administration Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am – 3pm
Phone: (603) 836-2550
Fax: (603) 924-6074

Exhibition Gallery 

30 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458  Map
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm
Phone: (603) 836-2585
Fax: (603) 924-6795

Fine Craft & Members Gallery

20 Depot Street
Peterborough, NH 03458  Map
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm
Phone: (603) 836-2591
Fax: (603) 924-6795























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