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Shiny new things in 2016

Here is a quick look at what is new in 2016: New classes: – A 5 week adult art sampler, try book arts, watercolor painting, stained glass, and pottery. All materials included. $225pp running every Saturday 5-8PM – Parent and Child Pottery Workshop, Every 1st Saturday come in for an hour to try out the […]

3rd Annual Cup Show: Reception this Friday!

Come visit the studio this Friday night and get first picks of handmade ceramic cups (for the holidays). There will be an informal reception from 6-8PM. The juror for the exhibit, Shawn O’Connor, will be there and so will the work of dozens of ceramic artists from around the country. Take a look at the […]

Visiting Artist Workshops this Autumn

Find all the information about these workshops here. Leather Jewelry with Claire Renaud, Sept 12: Learn the Cuir Boulii method of heating and forming leather into beautiful cuff bracelets. “Inner Beauty” Accordion Books with Julie Puttgen, September 14: Julie is a community-minded artist who is starting a national pilgrimage to help people recognize their own […]

CHALK THE BLOCK! (a Chalk Art Competition)

This is a chalk art competition for cash prizes. The 2015 event will take place in Bronstein Park at the corner of Hanover and Union. All ages and backgrounds welcome to compete. To sign up to compete, fill out the registration form here. by September 15th. Drop-ins will be accepted as space is available. Kids […]

Pie Day 2015 (a professional pie competition)

March 14, 2015 is PIE DAY at Studio 550! Sample pies from a dozen NH bakeries and vote for “People’s Choice”! This is a professional baker’s competition and the categories will be Fruit, Cream, and Creative. As of mid-January, the competitors are The Bakeshop on Kelly St., Finesse Pastries, Wicked Good Bakery, The Crust and […]

Clay for Kids Nominations!

We are accepting nominations for a “Clay for Kids” Mobile Studio Visit, where we will provide a no-cost mobile clay studio visit to a Manchester non-profit that works with under-served children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to work with clay. Nominations are due via e-mail to info@550arts.com by December 24th, by 9PM. Organizations may […]


August 4th, Studio 550 Art Center will have released 100 little red clay Monsters into the city. The Monsters will be concentrated in the heart of downtown between Bridge and Granite on Elm, and then a couple side streets. All Monsters will be placed in public places with a lot of foot traffic and in […]

“Try it!” workshops every Saturday

Starting March 22nd we will host weekend workshops every Saturday so people can try our classes out before registering for a 10-week full length course. The Clay Workshop will run Saturdays from 3-6PM and 6-9PM The Stained Glass Workshop will run Saturdays 1-4PM In the clay workshop participants will try handbuilding techniques (i.e. coil, slab, […]