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Creative Guts Events

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

Upcoming Events

Modern Rug Hooking Workshop

February 16, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Proceeds from this event will be going to Creative Guts Podcast.

Cost: $65

Isabel Ardito Lebo of Cheeky Neighborhood teaches the wonders of rug hooking at a workshop on February 16th at Seacoast ArtSpot, located at 2992 Lafayette Rd Unit 3, Portsmouth, NH.

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Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this class is designed to unleash your creativity and guide you through the fascinating world of rug hooking.

 

Isabel will delve into the fundamentals of rug hooking, discovering techniques that will enable you to craft a unique and beautiful rug.

All you need to bring is yourself and a fun rug idea. Isabel will guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you leave with a stunning 12 x 12 rug that can be made into a pillow or wall hanging.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to indulge in a creative adventure!

All materials included and you take them home! Teens welcome.

COMING SOON

Tiny Art Exchange - 2024

Makers from all over are welcome to participate in an international tiny art exchange. Participants create original tiny art (5” x 7” or smaller, in any ratio) and mail it to another participant. This is a great way to connect, be inspired, and show off your creative guts. 

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Past Events

Kaleidoscope Exhibition

Creative Guts partnered with the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts to present Kaleidoscope, a colorful, group exhibition. 

 

The exhibition was on view in the Bernier Room at the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts from November 5, 2023 through January 5, 2024.

In addition, all works selected were featured in a Creative Guts' zine!

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Rug Hooking Workshop

 

Isabel Ardito Lebo of Cheeky Neighborhood taught the wonders of rug hooking at a workshop at Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter. 

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Show Us Your Creative Guts Exhibit 

 

The Show Us Your Creative Guts Group Exhibit, at the Derryfield School Lyceum Gallery, featured artwork of past Creative Guts guests in the Fall of 2023.

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Art 'Round the Room - October 2023

 

Art ‘Round the Room is a speed dating-style event geared toward adults (without the dating). Attendees 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!

This event was held in October 2023 at The Derryfield School, in Manchester, NH.

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This project was 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.

Arts Market at AUFS - September 2023

 

The Creative Guts Arts Market at Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in their garden and parking lot featured an eclectic mix of local artists and creatives from the area, including some former guests of the podcast!

Musical guests Clandestine and Atlantic Canyons performed music at the event as well. 

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Meet N Make - April  2023

 

Creative Guts hosted a Meet n Make event at Two Villages Art Society in Contoocook, NH. 

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Tiny Art Exchange - April  2023

 

Makers from all over participated in an international tiny art exchange. Participants created original tiny art (5” x 7” or smaller, in any ratio) and mailed to another participant. This was a great way to connect, be inspired, and show off your creative guts. 

Stay tuned for another exchange next year!

Life Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

 

Creative Guts and Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery teamed up to present unguided life figure drawing sessions 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. 

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Youth Zine Celebration Event at Kimball Jenkins

 

Youngsters who participated in the 2022 Youth Zine were invited to participate in a celebration event, learning printmaking with educator Becky Barsi. The event, held at Kimball Jenkins in Concord, NH, was an opportunity for youth local to NH to connect with other young creatives for an art lesson, poetry, and celebrate the work they contributed.

 

This project was funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which we are extremely grateful for.

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Meet N Make - June  2022

 

Creative Guts hosted a Meet n Make event at Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter, NH.

Tiny Art Exchange - April  2022

 

Makers from all over participated in an international tiny art exchange. Participants created original tiny art (5” x 7” or smaller, in any ratio) and mailed to another participant. This was a great way to connect, be inspired, and show off your creative guts. 

Meet N Make - 2021

 

Creative Guts hosted a Meet n Make event at Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter, NH.

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Open Mic at AUFS

 

Creative Guts hosted an Open Mic in the Garden at Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter, NH. Musicians and poets graced the stage and shared auditory creations. 

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Meet N Make - 2020

 

Creative Guts hosted a Meet n Make event at Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter, NH.

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Tiny Art Exchange - 2020

 

Makers from all over participated in an international tiny art exchange. Participants created original tiny art (5” x 7” or smaller, in any ratio) and mailed to another participant. This was a great way to connect, be inspired, and show off your creative guts. 

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Meet N Make -  December 2020

 

Creative Guts hosted a virtual Meet n Make event.

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Meet N Make - April 2020

 

Creative Guts hosted a virtual Meet n Make event.

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Meet n Critique - February 2020

 

Creative Guts hosted a Meet n Critique event at Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter, NH. Attendees brought artwork to present to the group and feedback was provided to help artists grow. 

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Stitch n Bitch - January 2020

 

Creative Guts hosted a Stitch n Bitch event at Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter, NH. Attendees brought projects to work on and had lots of fun chatting while stitching away.

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WHERE WE LIVE

Virtual Art Exhibit

Creative Guts teamed up the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast 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 coalition's website and click on each piece to learn about the artist. 

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