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GMSP Hosts the 8th annual "Uncommon Art on the Common"

Goffstown Hosts Uncommon Art on the Common

Goffstown - 6 July 2016: Goffstown Main Street Program is hosting its 8th Annual Uncommon Art on the Common festival, Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  The parks and lawns of Goffstown’s historic Main Street will be filled with the works of over 30 artists and artisans, all of them from Goffstown and the surrounding region.

Judy McLean, Ann Trainor Domingue, Peggy Hatfield, Michelle Trull, Bruce Trull, Nina Duval, are among the artists who are both coordinating the day’s activities and displaying their work at the event.  Additionally, local shops and restaurants feature the work of area artists through a project with the Main Street program.

The festival brings together many highly acclaimed artists as well as those just starting out in their fields.  For example, Michelle Trull is a noted wildlife photographer whose work has won acclaim from the Professional Photographers Association this spring, and was named one of their Top Ten Photographers and Artists for the Northeast District.  Ann Trainor Domingue is a Copley Fellow at the prestigious Copley Society of Art in Boston with works hanging in many private and public collections throughout the northeast.  Judy McLean’s watercolors are also found in many private collections throughout New England.  Her subject matter includes local and international landscapes as well as still-life renderings, all portrayed in her distinctive style.  Returning artists include Jane Grant Tentas, Bill and Susan Babine, Inge Seaboyer, Corine Dodge, Tina Gagnon, and Patricia Crowley.  Among the festival’s new artists are: Mary-Ellen Schofield Dubeau, a newcomer who has recently begun showing with great success in the Hudson and Nashua; James O’Donnell and Laurie LaFleur, both oil painters; Margaret Miller, a watercolor and pastel artist; and Sara Petipas, a potter. 

Event patrons will be able to purchase oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings; pen and ink and pastels; jewelry; prints; photographs; fiber arts; hand-turned wooden items; pottery; stained glass; metalwork; and more.  Many of the participating artists will be demonstrating their technique, always a highlight of this event. 

Admission to the festival is free of charge, and there is free parking in municipal lots.  For more information, contact Goffstown Main Street, 603.497.9933, find Uncommon Art on The Common on Facebook, or visit

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