Monadnock Art

Friends of the Dublin Art Colony

Our Mission

“The mission of Monadnock Art is to support artists and amplify the artistic talent and diversity of the Monadnock region through special events, online presence, and community engagement.” 

Film Premiere- An Artful Life – February 17th, 2023 from 7:00pm to 8:00 pm

At the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St. ~ PO Box 58 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458

Joseph Lindon Smith: An Artful Life is a short documentary film which focuses on the amazing life of artist and theatrical producer Joseph Lindon Smith. Born in 1863, Smith spent fifty years recording the artwork on the walls of Egyptian tombs as they were being discovered. He also staged elaborate outdoor pageants at his home in Dublin, NH and around the country in the early 1900s.

His life comes into focus through interviews with his three daughters and archival film footage of his pageants. Produced by Peterborough resident Oriana Camara and directed by Paul Tuller of Dublin, this project began in 1995 but has just been completed. A director discussion and Q&A accompanies the screening. This will be the first public showing of An Artful Life.

This program sponsored by Monadnock Art and hosted by the Monadnock Center for History and Culture.

Free Admission. Donations appreciated.

Open Studio Tour 2023:

October 7th, 8th & 9th

The Monadnock Art Tour is the oldest and largest art tour in New Hampshire. It occurs during an October weekend each year and includes over 65 artist studios. In this section, obtain information about the Tour. Print out standard tour map. Customize your tour experience by selecting artists you would like to visit and printing a custom tour map. (The Learn More section currently contains information from the 2022 tour)

COVIDBring a mask with you. Some artists may prefer that only masked guests enter their studios, others may be “mask optional”, so come prepared.

Monadnock Art Tour Gallery Exhibition 2023 – September 30 -October 27

Gallery Show Opening Reception & Celebration — Open to the public September 30, 4–7pm
The Monadnock Center for History and Culture19 Grove Street, Peterborough NH
Preview Exhibit open 10–4 daily during Tour Weekend and Wed–Sat 10–4 through Oct. 27

Our Artists

Monadnock Art is the largest art association in the Monadnock region and it represents many of the area’s great artists. This section provides links to “Artist Pages” for many of our artist members. See artist information and samples of works from each artist.

Support Us

Monadnock Art/Friends of the Dublin Art Colony is volunteer only organization. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and 100 percent of all donations go towards the promotion of our artists and the running of the Annual Art Tour. Please consider becoming a member or making a donation to support Monadnock Art. This section will provide an ability to become a member or make a donation.

THE WORLD OF LONG AGO (39" x 30") oil & wax

Our History

Monadnock Art/Friends of the Dublin Art Colony is the longest running art tour in New Hampshire. It has deep roots, going back over 100 years to the legendary artists who founded the Dublin Art Colony in the late nineteenth century. In this section, learn about the history of the Dublin Art Colony and the Art Tour.

Lita Judge

Artist Resources

The Monadnock Region is also home to many fabulous arts organizations and collectives providing resources of all sorts for artists.  Check out the links below to find everything from workshops on social media skills, business planning, and “pop-up” events to hands-on workshops in ceramics, woodworking, and welding to brainstorming and a brew with like-minded creatives.