Galleries

As you'd expect, the state that holds the longest-running craft fair in America is an excellent place to gallery-hop. The nine-day League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair at Mount Sunapee may occur only once annually in August, but the League's seven fine craft galleries in Center Sandwich, Concord, Hanover, Littleton, Meredith, Nashua, and North Conway showcase handmade works year-round. The New Hampshire Stores at north and southbound I-95 rest areas in Hampton are also places to shop for Granite State–made keepsakes.

Paintings, pottery, photography, pewter... whatever your passion, you'll find pieces to treasure at New Hampshire art galleries and within artists' intimate workspaces. Art lovers can organize a weekend around the Monadnock Visual Arts Tour, which highlights galleries, artists' studios, an eclectic artisans’ cooperative, and even restaurants that display works by local painters and photographers. Or plan to be in Portsmouth on the first Friday of any month, when downtown galleries collaborate to host Art 'Round Town gallery walks.