The Arts at Canterbury
A focus to bring contemporary art to the Village through dance, theatre, visual arts, and music performances.
Sunday Arts Series
CONCERTS ON THE GREEN
Bring a picnic, bring a chair, and enjoy a series of concerts on the green each Sunday in July at 4pm. There will be Socially-distanced seating in our beautiful historical setting and all are welcome.
Each concert will be lead by Jan Fuller on cello, accompanied by Chaeyoung Park on piano (recorded).
Guest Artists will include:
July 5th: Harel Gietheim, cellist.
July 12th: Alexandria Peary, New Hampshire Poet Laureate.
July 19th: Amanda Whitworth, New Hampshire Artist Laureate.
Artist in Residence (AIR) Program
Launching in 2018, the Artist in Residence program brings together contemporary artists to live at the Village while producing works that are inspired by the landscape and culture of the Shakers. Artists are given a workshop location within the Village and are encouraged to install existing works, as well, as create new work. Throughout their residency, artists are expected to interact with visitors and discuss their creative process.
The goals of this program are:
- To encourage artists who are inspired by the Canterbury Shakers and their architecture, traditional crafts, furniture, artistic endeavors, and the overall landscape of the Village.
- To provide artists with a place to experiment with their artist practice and showcase new work.
- To tap into and grow a new audience at the Village while providing new programming opportunities for local artists and creatives.
- To offer visitors a different perspective and a new outlook on what kind of inspiration the Village can offer to local artists.
Summer 2020 Artists
- Mikayla Scout Curtin
- Hillary Irons