Sharon Arts Center

Sharon and Peterborough, NH

The Sharon Arts Center was founded in 1946 as a vibrant space where artists and the public come together to work, learn, shop and appreciate fine art. Our tranquil, wooded campus is set in rural Sharon in New Hampshire’s stunning Monadnock region, and our galleries and shop are located nearby in lively, quaint downtown Peterborough. NHIA offers classes, workshops, and exhibitions at the Center, which also serves as the peaceful, retreat-like residency site for one of our graduate programs.

Visit our store and browse thousands of unique fine crafts from over 100 New England artisans. Wander our gallery spaces to study artwork from both regionally and nationally acclaimed artists. Expand your horizons with our community education classes, or delve deeper with an intensive summer workshop.


The Membership Program at New Hampshire Institute of Art offers many benefits to our creative community at both our Manchester Campus and the Sharon Arts Center Campus in Peterborough, NH. We are excited to have you join us as a part of a thriving community of artists and art enthusiasts!
As a member, you will have special access to a number of benefits on both campuses. Your membership will enable you to enjoy discounts, discover your creativity, exhibit your work, meet inspiring artists, writers and designers, receive advance notification of events and programs and become part of a vibrant, creative community.
Additionally, your membership will provide important support for the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s mission and programs on its Manchester and Sharon Arts Center campuses. We are pleased to offer you the following benefits with your membership, our way of saying “thanks” and encouraging your participation on many levels. For more information, click here.

Sharon Arts Campus

457 NH Route 123,
Sharon, NH 03458  Map
Administration Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am – 3pm
Phone: (603) 836-2550
Fax: (603) 924-6074

Exhibition Gallery 

30 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458  Map
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11am - 4pm.
Phone: (603) 836-2585
Fax: (603) 924-6795

Fine Craft Store

20 Depot Street
Peterborough, NH 03458  Map
Store Hours: Mon-Sat, 10-6 and Sun 11-4 (Closed Easter Sunday)
Phone: (603) 836-2591
Fax: (603) 924-6795

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