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Creative Guts Events

We host creativity-based events, aiming to enrich the community and help creatives connect!

Upcoming Events

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Art 'Round the Room
October 12th | 6:00pm to 8:30pm
The Derryfield School, Manchester, NH

Think you can’t draw a stick figure? This event is for you!

Art ‘Round the Room is a speed dating-style event geared toward adults (without the dating). Attendees will have the opportunity to visit timed stations around the room and experience various art mediums with guidance from professional artists! This is a rare opportunity for grown ups to play and experiment!

No previous art experience required. Bring your curiosity and be ready to uncover your inner artist! You provide the guts, we will provide the supplies (and experts who will help to guide you)! The goal is not to create a finished piece of art, but rather to have a fun experience that may spark more creative endeavors in the future. 

Participants will explore the mediums of: Oil Paints, Acrylic Paints, Watercolor Paints, Colored Pencils, Brush and Ink, Pastels & Charcoals, Collage, Cross Stitch, and Printmaking. 

Join us Thursday, October 12th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at The Derryfield School, located at 2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104. 

Tickets are $25. Space is limited. Please contact us if the cost is a barrier, as we have a limited number of scholarships available.

We encourage participants to wear clothes they don’t mind getting messy.


This project is made possible in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. We thank them for their support. 

A special thank you to The Derryfield School for providing a welcoming, accessible, and inspiring space for participants to create in. 

Thank you to Blick Art Materials for donating a gift card for art supplies for the event.

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Creative Guts is thrilled to partner with the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts to present Kaleidoscope, a colorful, open call exhibition. 12 inch by 12 inch (including frame) visual works in any medium are welcome. Creative Guts' Board of Directors will jury this show! 

Submissions for Kaleidoscope are due by October 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm. You may submit more than one piece, but please complete a separate submission form for each piece. Artists will be notified of their acceptance on or before October 13, 2023. 


The exhibition will be on view in the Bernier Room at the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts from November 5, 2023 through January 5, 2024 with an opening reception on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. All work must be dropped off on Saturday, November 4, 2023 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm and picked up on Saturday, January 6, 2024 between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

The Bernier Room is located in the James W. Foley Memorial Community Center located at 150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867.

In addition, all works selected for this show will be featured in a Creative Guts' zine! To see past editions of the zine, check them out here

This show is by donation only. While there is no fee to submit, you are welcome to make a donation to Creative Guts. Creative Guts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so all donations are tax deductible. The suggested donation is $15. Please make your donation at If you are unable to make a donation, we ask that you please share this call for art with an artist in your life.

Questions? Please reach out to Laura Harper Lake at If you're interested in sponsoring this show or the zine, please reach out to Sarah Wrightsman at



At the Lyceum Gallery at The Derryfield School

2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104

Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 5pm - 7pm

Celebrating the creative guts of past @creativegutspodcast guests & Derryfield School community members!

The Lyceum Gallery is an indoor exhibition space that features six shows of artwork each year by both professional and student artists. The exhibits are often coordinated with classroom study, and frequently the artists visit classes and discuss their techniques and professional goals. The central location of the Lyceum Gallery creates an active art space, bringing a rich arts experience to those who pass through it on a daily basis.

Past Events



Art Up Front Streets Studio and Gallery
Garden + Parking L
ot at 120 Front Street, Exeter, NH
Saturday, September 9th  |  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 Rain date: Sunday, September 10th

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Life Figure Drawing

Creative Guts and Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery are teaming up to present an unguided life figure drawing session with a nude model. Artists bring all materials and drawing surface. The cost to attend is $20. Reservations are necessary, as there is limited seating. Please, no drop-ins.

Please visit our figure drawing page to see upcoming sessions:


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From spooky to vintage to special words for Creative Guts, here are our daily prompts to keep you making in whatever medium you like for 31 days!

Use the hashtag #gutstober and tag us in your posts! You’re welcome to do all the prompts, just one, or anywhere in between. To see the daily prompts, follow us on Facebook and Instagram where our handle is @creativegutspodcast.

1. Bird

2. Mail

3. Fog

4. Building

5. Typewriter

6. Weightless

7. Raindrops

8. Supplies

9. New Hampshire

10. Mountain

11. Favorite Color

12. Telephone

13. Roots

14. Window

15. Maker

16. Holes

17. Cozy

18. Vegetable

19. Record Player

20. Limitless

21. Queen

22. Home

23. Guts

24. Otherworldly

25. Bunny

26. Leaves

27. Polaroid

28. Torrential

29. Haunted Woods

30. Brain

31. Bones

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Virtual Art Exhibit

Creative Guts teamed up the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast (WHC) to present a virtual art exhibit celebrating the places we call home. Where We Live aims to better connect us, as individuals, to the beauty, diversity, and importance of the places we call home. Housing is our mission, but what is housing without the people who call it home? Head on over to the WHC's website and click on each piece to learn about the artist. 

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