25th Annual Button Factory Open Studios Dec. 3 & 4

Hand-crafted rings, pendants and earrings by David P. Virtue available at the Button Factory.

Button Factory Open Studios Event Dec. 3 & 4

70 Artists & Craftspeople Featured

The 25th Annual Button Factory Open Studios – one of the oldest and most eagerly anticipated holiday arts events on the Seacoast – will be held Dec. 3 & 4 in Portsmouth, 11 am – 5 pm.

The Button Factory artists  open their doors to the public once a year on the first weekend in December. The public is invited to visit the artists, explore their studios, and purchase their work. It all takes place in a building that has become the hub of an emerging arts district in Portsmouth’s West End.

The Button Factory is located at 855 Islington Street across from Plaza 800.

The weekend kicks off Friday evening with a preview Open Studios event. The artists who are tenants in the building will be showing and selling their work.  To add to the festivities, Regina Delaney and Friends will play Celtic music.

Juried artists from outside the building will join on Saturday and Sunday with booths staged throughout the sprawling, three level structure. Explore the various studios and you’ll find that each one is unique, reflecting each artist’s creative personality. Follow the labyrinth of hallways and discover a truly eclectic group of over 70 artists and craftspeople displaying beautiful handcrafted gifts.

Among this year’s offerings are paintings, jewelry, pottery, handmade furniture, fine art photography, hand-made bags and scarves, quilts, paper art, stained glass mobiles, and much more.

Place & Time:

The Button Factory
855 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4, Hours 11:00 AM to 5:00PM
Friday Preview (Tenant artists only will be showing their work), December 2, Hours 5:00 to 8:00PM

How To Get There:

The Button Factory is located on Islington Street in Portsmouth, across from Plaza 800 and the Hannaford Supermarket (formerly Pic ‘n’ Pay), and a short drive from the Portsmouth Traffic Circle.

For more information about the Button Factory, visit: http://www.buttonfactorystudios.com