2023 Press Release



Friday evening, December 1, Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2023
855 Islington St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Mark your calendar to celebrate the Button Factory Open Studios, the Granddaddy and longest running arts and crafts exhibit in the area.  It is the most eagerly attended holiday art show on the Seacoast year after year.

Only once a year, the Button Factory Open Studios welcomes our community to meet local artists.  Explore their private studios and discover each artist’s creative vision and 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 framing, and handmade garments.  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. Saturday and Sunday, visiting guest artists will be hosted in select studios.

Friday Preview, Tenant Artists Only, December 1, 5 to 8 PM
Saturday, Tenant and Guest Artists, December 2 and 3, 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. 

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The Button Factory
855 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Photographs for publication:

Photographs of selected works of Button Factory artists are available for download here.

CONTACTS Jim Buttrick, Building Owner

Lennie Mullaney, Building Artist


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