Upcoming Events


Join us at WREN for a workshop, art opening, farmers market, and more!



    • 06/14/2018
    • 09/27/2018
    • 16 sessions
    • 2011 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH

    Join local farmers and artisans Thursday afternoons at the Gorham Farmers Market! 


    Customers who swipe their EBT/SNAP cards at the market manager's booth will receive matching coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables. Shop local and double your SNAP dollars!


    When the days get shorter, the market will close earlier.


    • 06/16/2018
    • 09/29/2018
    • 16 sessions
    • 2011 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH




    Join local farmers and artisans Saturday mornings at the Bethlehem Farmers Market!


    • 09/25/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    With Judy Ratzel, from the Omni Mount Washington Resort, Charise Baker of the Littleton Food Cooperative & Hannah Stier from Garnet Hill Apparel Group 
    Tuesday, September 25th, 6-7:30pm 
    Join us for an exciting and informative panel discussion about how different buyers of inventory for companies work, what is their purchasing calendars (buying for Christmas in April!), what they see as trends, what they expect from their vendors and what is their process for reviewing new products. This is your opportunity to meet and hear directly from these successful buyers and ask your questions.
    WREN Member $20 • Non-members $45


    • 09/28/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Copper Cannon Camp Dining Hall, 231 Gale River Rd, Bethlehem, NH
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    • 09/29/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Meet Greg Walsh of Greg's Gems of North Conway, NH on Saturday, September 29th at the Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel. He will be located in front of the Local Works Gallery in the lobby. 

    Greg is a man of many talents, not only is he a solo acoustic guitarist but he is also a stone cutter of fine Opals for more than 30 years.

    He enjoys designing unique custom pieces of Opal jewelry. His stones can be seen at some of the finest Jewelers from the big island in Hawaii to Maine.


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    Share the Wealth: How to Teach a Workshop

    Katherine Ferrier


    You’ve spent years honing your skills as an artist, and building your brand, but have you considered adding teaching to your “business of art” tool box? Teaching workshops can positively impact your artistic bottom line in a number of ways. In this 3 hour workshop, we’ll cover building an effective lesson plan, teaching to a variety of levels, setting up a workspace, assembling a materials list, finding places to teach, giving constructive feedback to students, and more. Space is limited, pre-register to save your spot!



    • 10/06/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel

    Meet Linda Pickard of the Mitten Mill on Saturday, October 6th in the lobby of the hotel. Linda will be located iin front of the Local Works Gallery.  Linda crafts exceptional warm felted wool mittens in a lovely array of colors. She has recently started making angel booties for babies in wool felt. 

    • 10/27/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • On the lawn outside the WREN Local Works Store in Bethlehem, NH
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    The WREN Harvest Market is coming to Bethlehem this year in conjunction with the BOOthlehem Halloween Bash. Costumes and treats for the tricksters are encouraged!


    All WREN Business Members who sell products that they grow or make themselves are invited to register as a vendor for this market, with 2018 farmers market vendors given priority if space is limited. Vendors will set up outside the WREN Local Works Store in the Bethlehem Farmers Market space. This event will be held outside in late October. Please prepare accordingly. Set up begins at 10am, and vendors are asked to clean up by 5pm. Contact ruthannh@wrenworks.org with any questions.


    Other Saturday BOOthlehem events include a 5k run at 9am, and Main Street Trick or Treat 12-3pm.



    Save the Date! 

    We are also planning a WREN Holiday Market on Saturday, December 1, 2018, as part of the Christmas in Bethlehem festivities. We are still looking for an indoor space for the Holiday Market, so if you have a space in mind, please let us know.


    • 10/29/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Online Sales for Artists

    Katherine Ferrier


    Want to start selling your artwork online but don’t know where to start? In this 3 hour workshop Gallery Manager, Katherine Ferrier will compare the pricing and features of several e-commerce platforms, including Shopify and Etsy. Learn the pros and cons of having your own website, selling through print-on-demand websites, using blogs and other social marketing tools, setting up shops, presentation, online marketing, and time-saving order management tips for artists. Guest artists will include several WREN member artists who are successfully selling online. Bring your own laptop, or reserve one of ours to get the most out of this workshop.



    • 11/03/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mt Washington Omni Resort Hotel
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    Meet Lucy Golden of Lucy Golden Jewelry on Saturday, November 3 at the Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel. Lucy will be located in front of the Local Works Gallery in the lobby. 


    Lucy Golden chooses native NH flora and fauna for as subject matter for her sterling and brass jewelry. She lives and works in the next notch over; Franconia Notch. Her jewelry also touches on the lighter side of life and is the perfect gift for the holidays. She will be demonstrating how she works metal, and invites visitors to give it a try.


    • 11/10/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel

    On Saturday, November 10 we invite you to meet Lois Pesman and Linda Finn!

    Two local artists will be showing their collections of handmade products. Lois creates walking sticks, coat racks, furniture and more. Linda designs and creates a collection of novelty quilted products and greeting cards.


    • 11/17/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Meet Megan Mahan of Megan Mahan Mosaics on Saturday November 17th at the Omni Mt Washington Hotel. Megan will be located in front of the Local Works Gallery in the lobby of the hotel. 

    As part of WREN's series of Meet the Maker encounters Megan will be demonstrating how she makes her micromosaic jewelry following the 18th century technique learned in Rome from a Vatican mosaic studio master. She will have on display the tools and materials she uses to create unique pieces of jewelry as well as larger mosaics.


    • 11/24/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Terry Zigmund

    Burlington Community Glass Studio

    This Saturday meet Terry Zigmund who creates stained and fused glass. Terry's stained glass suncatchers embellished with copper wire trees, dishes made from reclaimed glass and fused glass jewelry are all handmade in her Burlington Vermont studio.


    • 12/01/2018
    • TBD
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    The WREN Holiday Market is coming to Bethlehem this year as part of the Christmas in Bethlehem festivities!


    All WREN Business Members who sell products that they grow or make themselves are invited to register as a vendor for this market, with 2018 farmers market vendors receiving priority if space is limited. Contact ruthannh@wrenworks.org with any questions.


    We are still looking for an indoor space for the Holiday Market. Please let us know if you have a space to recommend.

    • 12/01/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel
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    Caryn Clark

    Studio C

    Saturday December 1st, meet Caryn Clark who hand crafts a variety of modern farmhouse style gifts including embroidered tea towels, pillows, ornaments and sachets as well as unique one of a kind repurposed household items.  All are created from natural and vintage materials in her home "Studio C".

    December 8


    • 12/08/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Karen  Schweizer

    Nannie's Canning Pantry

    Karen has been making jams and jellies for over 35 years and started Nannies Canning Pantry in 2012 with the help of her husband Lee. Karen makes a wide variety of jams, jellies, chutneys,  pie fillings, mustards along with maple syrup and honey.  Many of the ingredients used in Nannies Canning products are sourced from local farms along with their own garden to ensure fruit is pesticide free. All products do not contain any GMO's and naturally gluten free and do not contain any artificial additives. Karen is most proud of her wicked good mustard, the Maple Basil Mustard that won bronze award in the world wide mustard competition


    • 12/10/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    The Power of Potluck: Building a Strong Community Network

    Katherine Ferrier and Jason Tors

    Your overall success as an artist is directly related to the network of relationships you forge, both in your own small community and the art world at large. No artist can build a career on their own. We all benefit from a solid and supportive network we can lean on when we need help, advice, or an introduction. This last session of the LEAP series of “Business of Art” classes is equal parts hands-on workshop and potluck holiday social. We’ll start out by covering some simple steps you can take to build a strong and vibrant network, then practice some easy icebreakers to use in social situations. We’ll wrap up with a lively social hour, and an “Art Swap” (think “Yankee Swap, but with original works of art!) Participants will leave with some solid networking techniques, new contacts and a few original art goodies just in time for the holidays!



    • 12/15/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel
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    Meet Sarah Rosedahl of Sarah Rosedahl's Art. She will be displaying her work in front of the Local Works Gallery in the lobby of the Omni Mt Washington Hotel


    Sarah is an artist, illustrator, cartoonist and recovering software engineer.

    This Saturday Sarah will be signing her latest book, What the Cluck, a collection of political cartoons featuring fowl tweeting, angry birds and more. Sarah will demonstrate creating quirky animal drawings and will also have prints and cards for sale.


    • 12/22/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel
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    On December 22 meet Helen Friedman of Country Farm Candle. They will be demonstrating and showing their work in front of the Local Works Gallery in the lobby of the hotel. from noon to 4pm. 

    Country Farm Candles will host a Candle Making Workshop. This hands-on event will allow guests to make a 3 oz soy candle  ~  with guidance from a Country Farm Candles chandler! Includes preparing the container, mixing in their selected candle color and adding labels to the finished candle. Candles will be set and ready to pick up in approximately 1/2 hour after pouring. Cost $5


    • 12/29/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel
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    On December 29, come meet Marilinne Cooper at the Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel. She will be located in front of the Local Works Gallery in the lobby of the hotel.


    Marilinne Cooper is the local author of nine mystery novels that take place in northern New England and the Caribbean. These days, she summers in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, and winters in Culebra, Puerto Rico, and tries to travel some place new and exotic in between. She is currently at work on Turtle Season, the next book in the Tyler Mackenzie series.


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