Upcoming Events

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

    • 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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    Join us on the lawn outside of the WREN Local Works Store in Bethlehem during the BOOthlehem Halloween Bash to stock up on locally made items and get a head start on your holiday shopping!

    Visitors to the market will find vendors selling locally made goat milk soap, handcrafted jewelry, local wine and dessert toppings, gourmet dog treats, blown glass, locally grown herbal body care, and more!


    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.   Costumes and treats for the tricksters are encouraged!

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

    • 10/29/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    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

    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
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lobby of the Omni Mt Washington Resort

    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.

    • 11/16/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • AMC Highland Center, Bretton Woods, NH

    Start planning your farm's future! WREN's 2018-2019 LEAF winter workshop series begins with a FREE farm transfer workshop held in partnership with UNH Extension. UNH holds only one of these workshops per year in the state, and we are fortunate to be able to bring it to the North Country this year.

    This full-day workshop will focus on covering topics that farm families are thinking about as they consider the future of the farm. Extension specialists and practitioners in the areas of estate and succession planning will present topics on legal considerations, business planning, estate planning, and methods of transferring business ownership. Attendance from both the farm owner and the next generation is highly encouraged.

    The cost of this workshop is free. Lunch is available for purchase at the lodge, or you can bring your own. Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

    • 11/17/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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

    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
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Omni Mt Washington Resort Hotel

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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