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    May 16, 2018


    PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 16, 2018 -- It finally feels like the warmer weather is more of a reality than a dream and so in honor of the sunshine, 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH invites you to visit us and experience our summer programming lineup!

    With Gallery exhibits, a free weekly outdoor concert series, our annual Swizzle fundraising event, contemporary dance, and more, we’ve got you covered in the departments of authentic culture, arts, and diverse experiences. And to add to all that’s going on here at 3S Artspace this summer, our new restaurant partner, Barrio opening their doors soon to serve up fresh and delicious tacos, tequila, and whiskey*.


    3S Artspace is a 501 © 3 non-profit arts organization dedicated to presenting and supporting bold, emerging arts and entertainment and to cultivating an informal space that celebrates curiosity, creativity, and community. We’re located at 319 Vaughan Street, a short walk from Market Square in downtown Portsmouth, NH.


    At Swizzle on June 16, 3S Artspace is putting the fun in fundraiser and you’re invited! Immerse yourself, spark curiosity, connect with friends, and be completely entertained by our collection of indoor and outdoor offerings. Brace yourself for delight and surprise in every Space at the summer event. Expect live music & artistic performances throughout (including an after-party featuring the soul music of Jesse Dee), visual art, a silent dance party, an interactive video installation, and more. Get your tickets at 3sarts.org!

    Not only does your Swizzle ticket purchase guarantee you an exceptionally great time, it helps ensure 3S Artspace can continue to bring affordable, inspiring performances and art in all its forms to our community. Ticket price is $100.


    Kicking off our summer exhibits, trom June 1 - 10, visit the Gallery to see Young Americans. 3S Artspace, in partnership with The Drift Collective, presents a curated collection of 2D work of young artists, ages 13-25, growing up in America today. From personal to political, Young Americans serves as a platform for the youth generation to showcase their individual voices. The Opening Artists Reception is Friday, June 1 from 5 - 8pm and is free to attend.

    On exhibit from June 16 - July 22, is Freeze-Thaw: Field Research + Works From The Arctic Circle.  Presenting works of video, photography, sculpture, sound, VR, & performance, the components of this exhibition were created during the Arctic Circle Summer Solstice 2017 expedition. A residency of artists gathered near the North Pole generating works reacting to and exploring barriers inhibiting individual action to climate change. The opening reception is Thursday, June 21, 5 - 8pm, free to attend.

    The Gallery at 3S Artspace is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 6pm and Saturday - Sunday, 12pm - 5pm.


    The Loading Dock Concert Series kicks off Friday, July 6 with the roots rock of Liz Frame. The series will be every Friday in July and August from 7 - 9pm. With a top notch lineup of local acts for the season, this is another free (donations of $5-$10 are appreciated!), family friendly event. The full lineup is available at 3sarts.org. The concerts are held outside in our Loading Dock so bring your lawn chairs or blankets to experience summer sunsets set to music. And yes, there will be bar service! A special thanks to our series sponsors, Portwalk Place and Liar’s Bench.


    3S Artspace and Fukudance present a special preview performance of RE:main Saturday, June 9 at 8pm, $18, in the Performance Space. The Re:main preview seeks to inspire self empowerment through contemporary dance by reflecting on contemporary issues as a community. In particular, RE:main is a cathartic exploration of one’s feelings of powerlessness amidst unjust and controlling forces in society.

    The performers’ movement is born out of feedback gathered in several interactive workshops hosted by Fukudance’s director and choreographer, Junichi Fukuda. Open to those with feelings of otherness, exclusion, and disenfranchisement, particularly teenagers, the workshops provided a sharing medium for stories of their experience with injustices.


    On June 14 at 8pm, JAZZ IS PHSH, an instrumental tribute to Phish, hits the 3S stage. Tickets are $17 in advance. JAZZ IS PHSH is a collective of prominent musicians from the Jazz and Jam scenes that have come together in their appreciation of Phish music to reimagine Phish in an instrumental, jazz fusion setting!

    Kevin Morby is also in the lineup early this summer, June 19 at 8pm. Tickets are $18 in advance. City Music, Morby’s new album is full of listless wanderlust, a collection inspired by the metropolitan experience across America and beyond. "It is a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me."


    There’s plenty more where this came from! For the full 3S Artspace calendar, vist 3sarts.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @3sartspace

    We hope to see you here soon. Bring along your curiosity to find creativity and community. You are welcome here!


    *Barrio Portsmouth is expected to open this summer.
    Beth Falconer, Executive Director
    (603) 766-3330