New Hampshire
Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
42 Maple Contemporary Art Center

Open to the public, 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center is both a working art studio space and an art gallery, housed in a historic church built in Bethlehem, NH in 1877. We fondly refer to it as “The Tallest Toy Box in Town”. Home to multiple  resident artists working in individual studio spaces, 42 Maple houses The Gallery at 42 Maple, which hosts artist receptions on the First Friday of each month and curates a handful of open call, themed art shows throughout the year. 42 Maple is also home to Lost Dog Salon: Manupelli Student Gallery. Through partnerships with area art educators, we give young artists the opportunity to display their work and experience their first artist receptions alongside more seasoned artists. 42 Maple features unique artwork from mechanical wire sculptures and kinetic art to encaustic wax painting, pottery and traditional mediums, multimedia displays and videos, as well as a fully operational internet radio station, iRadio42.  Visit our website to learn more about calls for art, opening receptions, events, and art classes currently being offered at 42 Maple. 

Deathmau Studios - Trissa Tilson
Kool Kinetics - Philip Reeder
Larcom Studios - Angel Larcom
Nitty Gritty Pottery - Jose Bonilla
Valery Mahuchy


I Have Worked With

  • March 2015

    Mara Sfara, is a contemporary sculptor, jeweler, representational painter, multi sensory kinetic artist. who was featured in our gallery in March 2015. She studied English, Film Criticism and Fine Arts at the undergraduate level and obtained her Master’s in Art from New York University. Sfara’s paintings and sculptures are regularly exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including shows in England, New York, Massachusetts, Texas, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Argentina and Spain. She is in the permanent collections of the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut, Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York and the QCC (CUNY) Art Gallery/Museum, Bayside, NY. In 2013, Sfara’s sculptures and paintings were featured at the opening of a new wing at the historic Westbrook Manor at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River, NY.

  • March 2015

    Sculpture artist William Bloomfield is president of the New England Sculpture Association and will be a featured artist in our gallery in October 2015. He also holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy from Brandeis University and consults nationally/internationally on youth, education, organizational leadership and community development issues. In addition, he is a member of the Screen Actors Guild-­‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

  • March 2015

    Marilyn Ewer is the executive director of the New England Sculpture Association. NESA is partnering with 42 Maple for a juried member show in our gallery in December 2015.


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Contact Information

First Name: 
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Mailing Address: 
PO Box 59
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Physical Address: 
42 Maple Street
Bethlehem, NH 03574
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Profile Type: 
Creative Business
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Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Graphic
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Media - Radio
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Cartooning / Graphic Novel
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
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Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Centers
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Social Media Services
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Geographic Reach: 
Town / City

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire
Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
42 Maple Contemporary Arts Center
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Venue Address: 
42 Maple Street
Bethlehem, NH 03574
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Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Dance floor
Exhibition walls
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Sound system
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Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
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Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)