NH Art Association Plein Air Painting Events 2018

Tuesday morning plein air events are free* and open to all artists or photographers, including non- members of NHAA. Starting times are generally 8:30, however, some state parks or private properties have specific opening times and/or entry fees*. You may come and go at your schedule. This is not a class- no sign ups, no demo, no critique. Just creative fun and beautiful vistas.


Pop-up events TBA. Check for details on NHAA website and Facebook.  You decide if the weather is too inclement. Wet Paint Out Weekend is July 20-22 in greater Portsmouth. Registration fee is required because prizes are awarded!

May 15, 8:30, Badger’s Island

Badger’s Island Rd, Kittery, ME, 

Parking lot at back, views of Sarah Long Bridge, Portsmouth waterfront

May 22, 8:30, Heron Point Trail

20-98 Lamprey River Trail Park, Newmarket, NH

Head north through Newmarket, right on Bay Road, right on Lamprey River Trail Park. Nearby is old mill with a bridge over the falls.

May 29, 8:30, Portsmouth Street Scenes

Market Square on Pleasant, Congress St., 

Sanders Fish Market, South St and Vine, 367 Marcy St.

Ceres St., view of tug boats and Sarah Long Bridge 

June 5, 8:30, Packers Falls

Packers Fall Rd., Rt 108 and Bennet Rd, Durham, NH

June 12, 8:30, Historic Houses in Portsmouth

John Paul Jones House , 43 Middle St. 

Governor John Langdon House ,143 Pleasant St.

Wentworth Lear Mansion, 50 Mechanic St.

June 19, 9:00, Bedrock Gardens*

45 High Rd., Lee, NH 03861

Beautiful gardens, sculpture, ponds, woods

Donations requested

June 26, 8:00, Portsmouth’s Waterfront

Prescott Park, Marcy St, flower gardens, fountains, bridges

Four Tree Island , views of Fisherman’s Dock, shipyard

Geno’s Chowder House, Mechanic St, view from Pierce Island

Park free in Four Tree Island lot on Pierce Island. Beware construction!

July 3, 8:00, Wagon Hill Farm

Rt 4, Piscataqua Rd, Durham, NH

Open fields, gardens, farm house, lake

July 10, 9:00, Great Island Commons

301 Wentworth Rd, Rt 1B, New Castle, NH

Small entrance fee.

July 17, 8:00, Strawbery Banke

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH

Park in back dirt lot

Fri. - Sun., July 20-22

Wet Paint Out Weekend in greater Portsmouth, NH

Juried prizes, pre-registration required.


July 24, 8:00, Rye Harbor State Park

1730 Ocean Blvd. Rye NH

Ocean and marina views

Wed. - Sun., July 25 - 29, Tall Ships

Parade of Ships is Wed. July 25 into Portsmouth Harbor

Oliver Hazard Perry will dock at fishing pier on Pierce Island

The Rosewood will dock at UNH pier in New Castle

Pick a time and day with a friend to paint or photograph

July 31, 8:00, Odiorne Point Boat Launch, 

RT 1A North, Ocean Beach Blvd, Rye, NH

Aug. 7, Fort Foster

 Pocahontas Rd, Kittery, ME

Gate opens at 10:00 am, $10 fee per car so car pool, 

or park outside gate and walk in free before 10:00 am.

Aug. 14, 8:30 , Coppal Farm Sun Flower Festival

118 North River Road, Rt 155, Lee, NH

$8.00 donation to NH Make a Wish Foundation

Date may change subject to blooming season

Aug. 21, 8:00, Warren’s Lobster House

11 Water ST, Kittery , ME

Park all the way next to shipyard side.

Aug. 28, 8:00, Creek Farm

400 Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth

Sept. 4, 8:30, Adams Point, Great Bay,

Rt. 108 onto Durham Point Road/  Bay Road. Left on Adams Point Rd. 

Go to 2nd upper parking area at end of road on right.  Durham, NH

Sept. 11, 8:30, Sagamore Creek

Jones Ave., park at front gate and short hike in

or at end of Elks Club lot on Jones Ave, Portsmouth, NH

Sept 18, 9:00, DeMerit Hill Farms

 66 Lee Rd, Lee, NH

Apple harvest season

Sept. 25, 8:30, MT Agamenticus

Mt Agamenticus Rd, Cape Neddick, ME