2018 Press Release


NOVEMBER 30 and DECEMBER 1, 2018

Get ready for the Button Factory Open Studios, one of the oldest and most eagerly anticipated holiday arts events on the Seacoast. Celebrating its 32nd year, the event will be held Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, with the Preview on Friday night from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  The Preview will feature only Button Factory tenants.

On Saturday there will be visiting artists in some of the Button Factory studios.   Please note the change to a one-day format on the weekend: Saturday only.  On Saturday evening after the Open Studios, the annual Portsmouth holiday parade will begin at 6pm across the street at Plaza 800.

Open Studios is a once- a-year opportunity to visit the artists, explore their private studios, and purchase their work.  These artists and craftsmen have earned prominence in their fields and represent a range of disciplines, including painting, photography, jewelry, pottery, art furniture, custom picture framing, and bookbinding.   Explore the various studios and you will find that each one reflects the artist’s creative personality.

Saturday, December 1, Hours 10:00 AM to 5:00PM

Friday Preview (Tenant Artists Only),
November 30, Hours 5:00 to 8:00PM

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.

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
YankeeReal@aol.com, (617) 756-9164

Doug Ostrander, Building Artist
dougo362@gmail.com, (207) 752-7350


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


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