Celebrating Monadnock Exhibit

August 9 – September 6, 2019

       (Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10th, 4 pm-6 pm, Cunningham Gallery)          



The Jaffrey Civic Center is a designated 501(c)3 non-profit cultural facility which first opened its doors in April 1966. It was funded and built by Jaffrey native and teacher, Marion Mack Johnson, a dedicated public servant, who wanted to make sure that all residents in the Monadnock region had access to cultural events. The mission of the Jaffrey Civic Center is to provide and sustain a public venue where citizens, residents and visitors of the Monadnock region can pursue artistic, educational and civic activities. The Center’s goal is to contribute to the cultural enrichment and enlightenment of the community. There is no admission fee to the Civic Center and all of our art shows and receptions are FREE and open to the public.

News, Events, and Exhibits:

Wendy Prest – Pastel Exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center

Groton, Massachusetts artist, Wendy Prest, will present her pastel exhibit, “Seen in New England”, at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning on August 9th through September 6th. There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, August 10th in the Auditorium Gallery from 4...

July Exhibits at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center will host three new exhibits for the month of July. The Auditorium Gallery will feature the mixed media work of Fitzwilliam resident, William Barefoot. Bill has decades of experience in different art media including watercolor, pastels,...

Watercolor exhibit – Diane Kidd

The Jaffrey Civic Center welcomes Hancock artist, Diane Kidd, who will display her watercolors in an exhibit in the Auditorium Gallery from May 31 through June 28th. Diane earned a BFA degree from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) where she studied painting and...

Pastel Society of NH Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center is hosting a group pastel exhibit by the Pastel Society of New Hampshire beginning Sunday, June 2nd -Thursday, June 27th, 2019. There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday, June 2nd from 2 pm to 4 pm. The exhibit and reception are free and...

Mixed Media Exhibit – Susie Choate

Local resident and artist, Susie Choate will exhibit her mixed media artwork in the Display Case Gallery at the Jaffrey Civic Center from March 22 to April 19. Susie specializes in colored pencil, water soluble oils and Pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs). Her...

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The 2nd floor classroom at the Jaffrey Civic Center Open Studio.

Our art studio is open and free to artists of all media-persuasion Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10 AM to Noon. Feel free to bring your still life set-up, your reference photos, a friend to model, your paints, pastels, easels, #2 Ticonderogas, camera, crayons, and your ideas to share with fellow artists. The Civic Center follows the Conant school system calendar, so if they are closed, we are as well. No reservations are required but if you do come, as a courtesy, please check in with the main office so we know you are here.

For more information, please call 532-6527 or e-mail at info@JaffreyCivicCenter.com


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Water Soluble Oils with Betty Glass,    Wednesdays, 1pm-4 pm

Water Color class with Jeani Eismont, Mondays, 1 pm – 4 pm

Pastel Class with Maryann Mullett Tuesdays, 1 pm -4 pm


Open Monday – Friday: 10am – Noon, (closed 12 noon to 1 pm) 1pm – 5pm  and Saturday: 10am – 2pm

*Closed Sundays and on Jaffrey-Rindge School District Snow Days.


Pastel Exhibit, Seen in New England – Wendy Prest, Auditorium Gallery, August 9th –  Sept. 6th, Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10th, 4 pm – 6 pm.

Celebrating Monadnock Exhibit, Cunningham Gallery, August  9th – Sept. 6th, Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10th, 4 pm -6 pm.

 NEW Preview of Fall Classes:

Alicia Drakiotes, “Creating a Series”, Sept. 17-Nov. 20, Tuesdays, 9:30-12:30 pm, Cost: $250

 The Jaffrey Historical Society

is open Monday and Thursday mornings from 10 am to noon (except the months of July and August). Please call the main JHS  number, 603-598-0120 to leave a message.


meets Tuesdays at 1PM in the Auditorium Gallery for no-cost bridge for beginners and seasoned players.

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