Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ribbon Cutting/Newmarket NH



Art to Art shop in Newmarket hosts ribbon cutting
New supply store opens on Main Street
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Art to Art, a new art supply store on Newmarket's Main Street, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, June 18. Participating in the ribbon cutting are, from left, Mike Hoffman, Town Council Chairman Michael LaBranche, Main Street coordinator Julie Glover, President of the Newmarket Business Association Gerry O'Connell, Art to Art owner Pat Ryan-Perkins, Town Councilor Rose-Anne Kwaks, LOCO Running co-founder Mike St. Laurent and Town Administrator Ed Wojnowski.Joshua Clark photo

By Joshua Clark
newsletter@seacoastonline.com
June 23, 2009 6:00 AM
NEWMARKET — Surrounded by members of the town's government and business community, Pat Ryan-Perkins cut the ceremonial ribbon June 18, on her art supply store that she hopes will become a staple of a thriving downtown.
Art to Art, which opened its doors in April, has become the destination for those in need of watercolors, oil paints, acrylics, pencils, brushes, sketch books, journals and original art.
At a glance
Art to Art
Where: 106 Main St., Newmarket
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As needed on Sunday.
Info: www.aneagereye.blogspot.com, arttoart@comcast.net or 292-3668.
Art to Art has access to framing for those looking to accent artwork, as well as a gift section through Fair Trade, which offers uniquely crafted items. Patrons can special order any item they need, but can't find within the store.
Art classes are also offered by Ryan-Perkins, who specializing in watercolors, for those novices or beginners looking to enhance or discover a new creative outlet.
Ryan-Perkins said she is currently in the process of looking for a second space in Newmarket where she could hold her classes.
Ryan-Perkins said her goal for the store was to create a place where local area artists and art enthusiasts could network.
"There is a strong desire for culture and the arts in town," she said, "and the response so far has been really positive and encouraging."
The ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday is the latest in a series of events designed to bring awareness to the town's burgeoning business district.
Town Council Chairman Michael LaBranche, was on hand for the ribbon cutting. He said similar events will be held at Rocky's Famous Burgers, Between The Bread, and E & T Barber Salon in July.
"There's a lot of diverse stuff going on in town," said LaBranche, "and it's good to see all of the different ventures opening up."
LaBranche said the increased business activity has helped to revitalize the downtown district by drawing a large number of visitors to the area.
"It's all helping the town to get back to where it was, but in a different format," he said.
Local business owner Mike Hoffman, who was also on hand for the ceremony, said Art to Art is a great addition to the town and another example of the downtown redevelopment providing a spark to the local economy.
"It's great to see Newmarket coming alive," he said.
At a glance
Art to Art
Where: 106 Main St., Newmarket
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As needed on Sunday.
Info: www.aneagereye.blogspot.com, arttoart@comcast.net or 292-3668.

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