2021 Press Release



Friday evening, December 3, Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5, 2021
855 Islington St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Mark your calendar for the Button Factory Open Studios, one of the oldest and most eagerly anticipated holiday arts events on the Seacoast. Celebrating its 35th year, the event will be held with the Preview on Friday night, December 3, 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and all day Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Open Studios is a once- a-year, highly anticipated community event to meet local art-ists. Explore their private studios and discover each artist’s creative vision and unique process. Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase original, one-of-a-kind, handmade work. These artists and craftsmen have earned prominence and awards in their fields: painting, photography, printmaking, jewelry, fiber arts, floor cloths, pottery, sculpture, stained glass, handcrafted furniture, custom picture framing, and more. Here is a chance to renew bonds with well-known founding artists, as well as to meet some of the newest avant-garde tenants of the Button Factory. Families, friends, art lovers or the curious are all welcome to wander the halls and discover our latest creative works.

The Friday Preview showcases Button Factory tenants only. On Saturday and Sunday visiting guest artists will be hosted inside some studios.

Friday Preview, Tenant Artists Only, December 3, 5 to 8 PM
Saturday, Tenant and Guest Artists, December 4-5, 11 AM to 5 PM
The Button Factory, 855 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

The Button Factory is located across from Plaza 800, the Hannaford Supermarket, Bank of America, and the COAST bus stop.  Directions are located here.

Visit the website www.buttonfactorystudios.com. for the roster of the resident artists and directions. 

Follow us on Facebook,  Button Factory Studios, and on Instagram, buttonfactorystudios.

The Button Factory
855 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Photographs for publication:

Photographs of selected works of Button Factory artists are available for download below.
Click on each image to enlarge it. Once you have enlarged the image, right-click to download and save to desktop.

CONTACTS Jim Buttrick, Building Owner

Lennie Mullaney, Building Artist


For additional information, contact:
Jim Buttrick, Building Owner, YankeeReal@aol.com (617) 756-9164


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