Off the Beaten Path in Exeter

Amazing little gems of creativity and uniqueness are often missed when located somewhere other than the Main Street of a town. One such gem is located at 120 Front Street, Exeter, which is cleverly named Art Up Front Street Studios & Gallery. This beauty is the brainchild of Rose Bryant and Mal Argondizza.

Art Up Front Street Studio and Gallery

Art Up Front Street Studio and Gallery, located at 120 Front Street in Exeter, NH.

 

Walking into this establishment, you are met with a gallery space that exhibits the nine artists who have studios at Art Up Front Street. Full storefront windows allow for a wealth of light to shine on the work, and eclectic furniture sprinkled throughout adds to the warm and inviting atmosphere. It feels like a family here, and you’re invited to relax and stay awhile.

After perusing the gallery space, visitors are encouraged to travel down the hall and enter the studios of these nine artists. No two studios are alike, as each has their individual style and perspective. Some are chaotic and messy, while others are organized and minimalistic. The walls and desks of these studios are adorned with not only the artists’ completed works but also works in progress. You have the opportunity to gaze upon the canvas as it is being transformed into the vision of an artist. If you’re lucky, you might get to have a surprise chat with some of the artists too. They each keep various hours and welcome visitors to view their process.

A hallway of artists’ studios at Art Up Front Street. Photo Courtesy of Art Up Front Street.

When you reach the back of the building, you enter the studio of Rose Bryant, painter and owner of Art Up Front Street. Prepare for stunning colors and an enthusiastic greeting. Rose is famous for her work and her conversation. 

Rose Bryant’s studio with a work in progress on the easel. Photo courtesy of Art Up Front Street.

 

Rose Bryant murals decorate the outer walls of Art Up Front Street, inviting visitors with charm and whimsy.

This fantastic place is not just somewhere to go and observe art made by others. It is a place to participate! Art Up Front Street hosts a number of events and classes, as the community is an important element to the organization. Rose Bryant stated, “We believe creativity and community are the essence of happiness and personal growth. When we work together to share ideas, build our businesses, or teach others, we create a TON of good energy…. and art.” 

An Open Mic Night at Art Up Front Street.

The artists located at Art Up Front Street include:

Follow Art Up Front Street on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on the feature exhibits, classes, open studio figure drawing, TGIFriday events, open mic nights, and more!

Stop in at Art Up Front Street during these times:

  • Tuesdays 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Wednesdays 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Thursdays 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Fridays 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sundays & Mondays are closed
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