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  • Dover Arts Commission soliciting artists and businesses for Dover Art Beat exhibits

    DOVER, N.H. – The Dover Arts Commission, with the help of the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce and Dover Main Street, is soliciting artists and businesses to showcase artwork throughout Dover through the Arts Commission's Art Beat program. 


    The Arts Commission seeks to encourage local businesses to display local art and provide artists alternate display venues other than traditional art galleries or themed gallery shows. The Art Beat program also provides the public more opportunities to view artwork and support the arts community.


    Current Arts Beat artist Paige Foster is exhibiting her paintings at Dupont's Service Center in the company's customer waiting room through early October.


    "I'm extremely grateful and excited for this opportunity to give back to my community through my art, even if it's as little as adding color to someone's bad day or offering someone an escape from our reality by imagining their own interpretations of my work," Foster said. "Thank you to Michael Lee, Dave Dupont and Dover Arts Commission for this wonderful opportunity. I'm completely humbled to have been chosen."


    How the Dover Art Beat program works:


    • Artists join the Dover Art Beat roster by uploading their information and photos of their work https://form.jotform.com/212115851344145.

    • Participating businesses select an artist to partner with from the Art Beat artist roster. The available space determines the number of pieces exhibited. No space is too small.

    • Each party signs a contract stipulating the terms of the exhibit, which would run for a four-month minimum.

    • Participating businesses receive a 20% commission from art sales. 

    • Artists receive a $100 stipend from the business for exhibiting their work.


    Current exhibits include:


    • Sarah Cassani's oil paintings at Dr. Jody Low Family Dentistry

    • Nicole Soucy's acrylic paintings on canvas at Cinco De Mayor Restaurant

    • Paige Foster's paintings displayed at Dupont's Service Center


    For artists to be considered for the next round of Art Beat exhibits to https://form.jotform.com/212115851344145. Businesses seeking to participate should email ArtsCommission-All@dover.nh.gov. The deadline for businesses and artists is Monday, Nov. 1.


    For more information, contact the Dover Arts Commission via email at ArtsCommission-All@dover.nh.gov.