Keene First Friday Art Hop

Once a month, Keene First Friday Art Hop will turn our Main Street sidewalks and other public spaces into a celebration of art and culture. Enjoy indoor and outdoor cultural offerings and family activities.

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OCTOBER THEMES: Fall Art Tours and Kale (Harvest of the Month)

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Discover More: Upcoming Fall Art Tours

  • Creative Encounters, 18 Main Street, Showcasing upcoming art tours
  • Hannah Grimes Marketplace, 42 Main Street, Showcasing upcoming art tours, Open until 8 pm


  • Earl Schofield Gallery Opening: The Hive, 25 Roxbury Street, 5 – 7 pm
  • Krista Duhaime of Focal Jewelry Designs Pop Up Gallery: Monadnock Imaging, 64 Main Street, 5 – 9 pm
  • Margaret McMahon and Elliot Mazzola Artwork: Prime Roast Coffee Co, 16 Main Street, Open until 9 pm
  • WARP Gallery Pop Up: Location TBA



  • Big Ideas Warehouse: Craft demos & hands-on project, 12 Norway Street
  • Life is Sweet: Make your own pixy sticks and decorate your own cupcake, 32 Central Square, Open Until 10 pm
  • LuvINK&Paper: Card stamping projects, 103 Roxbury Street – Suite 305, 5 – 7 pm

Food & Drink: Harvest of the Month Specials (Kale)

  • 21 Bar and Grill, 21 Roxbury Street
  • Fireworks Restaurant, 22 Main Street
  • Local Burger, 82 Main Street
  • Luca’s Mediterranean Cafe, 10 Central Square
  • Taqueria Odelay, 44 Main Street
  • Tillie’s Restaurant and Whisky Bar, 9 Court Street

Local Businesses

  • Beeze Tees, 117 Main Street, First Friday Trivia Challenge
  • Brewbakers Cafe, 97 Main Street, Open until 8 pm
  • Brewtopia, 40 Washington Street
  • Creative Encounters, 18 Main Street, Showcasing upcoming art tours
  • Good Fortune, 110 Main Street, Keene First Friday Welcome Booth
  • Green Energy Options, 37 Roxbury Street, Open until 6 pm
  • Hannah Grimes Marketplace, 42 Main Street, Showcasing upcoming art tours, Open until 8 pm
  • Miller Brothers Newton, 105 Main Street, Open until 8 pm
  • Moda Suo Studio, 7 Main Street, Suite #1
  • MOE momentum clothing, 8 Main Street, Open until 7 pm
  • Monadnock Food Co-op, 34 Cypress Street, Open until 9 pm
  • Monadnock Imaging, 64 Main Street, Open until 9 pm
  • Prime Roast Coffee Co, 16 Main Street, New fall special “Pear Ginger Almond Flour Cakes” (GF and homemade), Open until 9 pm
  • Ted’s Shoe and Sport, 115 Main Street, Open until 9 pm
  • The Colonial Theater, 95 Main Street
  • The Simple Nest, 12 Main Street, Wall Art Sale – 20% off wall art and mirrors, Open until 9 pm
  • The Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Emeral Street, 20% off all art and music books and CDs, Open until 9 pm
  • Willow Tree Boutique, 21 West Street
  • Winchendon Furniture, 20 Main Street, Open until 7 pm
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Peterborough First Friday

Every month, Downtown Peterborough will celebrate First Friday.  Stay tuned for the October 5th line-up including  open houses, art exhibits, sales, tastings and lots of refreshments.

With all the colors of fall upon us, First Friday is promoting the colorful art exhibits, colorful celebrations and abundant reasons to visit DownTown Peterborough this month.  Additionally, First Friday is pleased to showcase the new businesses in town (along with those that have been around for some time),  store sales, tastings and lots of refreshments!  Here is a sampling of the happenings, that you will not want to miss:

1)  HAVE YOU BEEN THERE YET?  NEWLY OPENED,  POST & BEAM BREWING.   View their factory, sample lovely munchies, check out all the incredible wood features and enjoy the outdoor deck with all the colors of Fall!  The new owners, Erica and Jeff are most welcoming and passionate about their new business.  Did you know that you can get a TASTING SIZE GLASS OF ALE?  Perfect if you can not make up your mind and a chance to try several at a time!  Well worth the visit.

2)  KNITTY GRITTY YARN SHOP, new retail location in Depot Square.  Celebrates THIRD YEAR ANNIVERSARY with workshops, sales, pizza party, giveaways and a "wool" full of fun.  Owner Laura Clayton has created a Yarn Heaven on the River, with cozy space to knit with friends, or take lessons to make your holiday gifts or simply wander around the lovely displays of locally produced yarn with all the colors of the rainbow.  You will be inspired!

3)  NEW BUSINESS,  Flip by Silly Jilly Designs located on Grove Street next to Sharon Arts Gallery, has taken over the space that used to be the Peterborough Shoe Store.  Owner Jill Lazzaro, is thrilled to be in Peterborough.  So much in fact, that her entire family has moved to Town!   We can not wait to see all the fabulous creations in the shop.
4)  NEW EXHIBIT, at Mariposa Museum, And Still We Rise: Story Quilts Narrating 400 Years of the African American Experience.  View 10 beautifully handcrafted story quilts, created by members of the WOMEN OF COLOR QUILTERS NETWORK, that narrate the history of the African American Experience, capturing the stories of freedom's heroes.  Explore these events through the fiber artistry of women of color, the quilts bear witness to the perspectives that written history has often neglected.  This is a once in a life time exhibit not to be missed!  Ever heard of a DANCING SKELETON?  While you are there, learn how to create one, materials provided complimentary.

6)  THREE OPENING ART EXHIBITS ----- Fry Fine Art, manager and curator, Mindy Taylor has two new presentations, local artist Daryl D. Johnson, newest works, (meet the artist at First Friday), The Chi of Clouds and THE MUSE, featuring an amazing collection of an intimate vision of the female form.  Sharon Art Gallery is hosting Monadnock Art and Friends of the Dublin Art Colony, showcasing over 50 of the artists in the 23rd Annual Art Tour.  On display will be two of each artists works. 

Then The Gallery (third floor), Offices at Depot Square, The 6 Perceptions, featuring 6 Diverse and Dynamic female artists who have conquered the world and have brought that experience to their art and living in the Region.  Come, hear their stories…..Live Music— Refreshments served.

7)  Fun Event for a Great Cause ---- Nest Children's Shop will be holding a Delectable Bake Sale from 5pm to 7pm --- ALL proceeds go directly to  End 68 Hours of Hunger!  Enjoy sweet treats and a Big Basket Raffle to help end the epidemic of childhood hunger in our community!

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