Upper Valley Arts Alliance

We connect you with fellow artists and arts organizations, creating a vibrant arts community in the Upper Valley. Learn more about us and how the Arts Alliance can help you.
Becoming a member of the Alliance is simple.



Artist Profiles:
Meet artists & see samples of their work

Arts Organizations:
Visual, performing, & literary

Arts Exchange:
Job listings, casting calls, classified ads

What’s Happening

What’s Happening

Gallery Opening at the new The Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care, Sunday, Nov 19

Hood Museum “Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth” Through December 10

Art Musings:
Read Susan B. Apel’s blog, Artful Edge, on the DailyUV site

What’s on View:
Visit the Complete Hoot events calendar and list your event

Job Opportunities:
See what is currently being offered



Upper Valley Music Center Opens New Center

Historic house on Colburn Park has become UVMC’s new home

Arts Education:
Schools, classes, & programs

Shops & services

Venues for Hire:
Concert halls, theatres, & galleries


Art Organization: Colby Sawyer College Art Center

With its pitched metal roof and bold red paint, Colby-Sawyer College’s new Center for Art + Design could be mistaken for a large and unusually stylish barn, rather than the 15,000 square-foot facility that it is.

Jon Keenan, professor and chairman of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, hailed the new center as an exciting new educational hub boasting improved studio facilities, solar panels and outdoor and indoor exhibit spaces.  Bert Yarborough, professor and gallery director of the Davidow ’56 Gallery, opened the indoor space with an important major collection of ‘outsider art.’  A handsome catalog was produced to accompany the exhibit.

Another highlight of the building is its black box theatre.  “Intimate in scale, holding 80 people, means we can produce many different kinds of productions” said Mike Lovell who is an associate professor of Fine and Performing Arts – he’s also the technical director of this new Center.  

For more information, please contact Jon Keenan, jkeenan@colby-sawyer.edu.

Artist: Marilyn Farnsworth Wendling, Painter


Welcome to our newest member artist, Marilyn Farnsworth Wendling, whose gallery/studio is as warm as she is.  Her command of light and color harmony takes place using a limited palette in her paintings.  Wendling moved permanently from Tennessee to the Upper Valley in 2016 – renovating a lovely summer cottage into a series of handsome business and living spaces.   For more information please contact her http://www.marilynwendling.com/about.html#

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