2nd Annual Millspace Harvest Dinner

Millspace (11 of 12) We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Newmarket Millspace Harvest Dinner on Saturday October 10th, beginning at 5:00 pm.

Join us at this community potluck dinner and showcase your home-cooked meal while making new friends and celebrating the abundance of local food in our area this time of year and our vibrant local food movement. The evening will feature guest speakers and live music. On exhibit in the gallery will be the works of artists from the Seacoast Artist Association entitled “Celebrating Abundance”.

Your potluck dish should include at least one locally grown ingredient (feel free to use more!) and please include a recipe/list of ingredients and their sources so that we can recognize growers in the community. To make the event as zero-waste as possible, Millspace is partnering with Mr Fox Composting and asks that you bring your own place settings and glasses.

We are excited to offer a cash bar at Harvest this year! Beer, wine, and hard cider will be available for purchase. You are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages.Wine



Last year’s Harvest event was a great success and we can’t wait to share it with you again this year! Be sure to reserve your spot today. Make memories and new friends at this potlock of local flavors! Tickets are on sale at www.gofundme.com/MillspaceHarvest  and range in price from $10 to $25. Tickets will also be available at the door Saturday nightMillspace is located in the Newmarket Mills at 55 Main Street, Newmarket, NH. Parking is available in the municipal lot directly across from the mill. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm followed by our line up of amazing local notables to share their stories with you. Please feel free to bring along an instrument if you would like to do some jamming at the end of the evening. We look forward to seeing you at our table Saturday, October 10th!

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Meet local organic farmer Chuck Cox at Harvest!

Meet local organic farmer Chuck Cox at Harvest!


Enjoy our beautiful gallery “Celebrating Abundance” curated by Seacoast Artist Association.

Meet Heather Hughes and Ronald Vars of Sea Hagg Distillery

Meet Heather Hughes and Ronald Vars of Sea Hagg Distillery

Hear from the owners of Oak House, coming soon to Newmarket!

Hear from the owners of Oak House, coming soon to Newmarket!

Enjoy the music of local artist Sam Southworth!

Enjoy the music of local artist Sam Southworth!


Art Show featuring Shawn Smith July 18th 6-8


Millspace presents the works of local artist Shawn Smith. Shawn works in all mediums from oil and watercolor to pen and ink. The artist’s extensive collection of expressive and intimate portraits which capture the essence of his subjects,thought-provoking  and intriguing pieces, along with sculptures and poetry will be exhibited at Millspace during a reception on Saturday, July 18th from 6pm – 8pm and is free to the public.


Shawn will also be sharing a slide show featuring the work his has done for the parents and families of children of the Make-A-Wish foundation. He teams with Russell Architectural Finishing and Breakwater Construction of Gloucester, MA to make this happen.


The artist’s personal experiences of adversity in his life including poverty, abuse, and even homelessness and steadfastness in overcoming them are expressed through his work and is sure to strike a chord with exhibit guests. Shawn studied Commercial and Fine Art at Notre Dame College after serving as an infantryman in the US Army. He is a single father of three and currently lives in Loudon with his son Ethan.

Flush Campaign

20150501_194234_resized_1   Looking for a good reason to get your name on a bathroom wall? The long awaited construction of bathroom facilities is well underway and YOU can be a permanent part of it!

Check out our naming rights below and help complete our project. Simply click on the “Donate” link in the upper right corner of this page to make your donation and we will contact you so you can tell us what you would like to name your piece of this vital new part of Millspace.

Flush Campaign Naming Rights

Russian Ballet School Spring Recital


Millspace proudly presents the Russian Ballet School Spring Recital, Sunday May 17th at 2pm! Come and experience a recital by the students of this new school of classical ballet located in the Mills of downtown Newmarket NH. Dancers ages 4 and up will delight you with the techniques and movements they have acquired through their study of this timeless art.







Millspace serves as a place for others to showcase their talents and we are excited to welcome these dancers to our stage. Tickets are on sale now. Learn more about the Russian Ballet School at http://russianballetnh.com/


Ignite! Final Speaker List Announced

Coming to Newmarket, Saturday, April 18: 
If you had just 5 minutes and 20 slides to tell your story, what would you say?  Come hear the amazing stories of inspiring Millspace Ignite speakers in a rapid paced, dynamic format. Kick the evening off with live music and a new gallery art show curated by Barbara Mata.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. – Ignite! hosted by Jon Nolan, starts at 7:00p.m.  All for just $10 – proceeds benefit Millspace!

Reserve your seat today at: http://buytickets.at/newmarketmillspace.

Peter Egelston
, Founder of Smuttynose Brewing Company, Portsmouth Brewery and Hayseed Restaurant

Mary Jo Brown
, Founder of Brown & Company Design and Big Brown Books

Jennifer Desrosiers
,  Wild Adventurous Life, Life and Wellness Coach

Claire Bloom
, Founder of the national program, “End 68 Hours of Hunger”

Eric Lowther
, Creator of Haunted Overload, winner ABC’s 2014 Fright Fight

Kaity Thompson
, lead organizer for 350 New Hampshire

Jason Crigler
, Musician, composer, co-creator of program “Defying the Odds”
and subject of the documentary “Life. Support. Music.”

Brendan Vesey,
 Head Chef at Joinery Restaurant

Music by Bryan Killough founding member of the band Groovechild and jazz group Hot Club of Portland


Parking is available in the municipal lot across from the Mill. Handicapped parking and accessibility is available in the Penstock Way entrance on the river side of the Mill.

We look forward to sharing this incredible evening with you and are deeply grateful for your continued support of Newmarket Millspace Center for Arts, History, & Culture.

Ignite is back at Millspace!

Reserve your seat today!

Reserve your seat today!

Newmarket Millspace kicks off its 2015 Season with Ignite! An evening of dynamic speakers will take the stage for one night only on Saturday April 18th. Tickets are on sale now at http://buytickets.at/newmarketmillspace.

Sharing their passions in a 5 minute time span against   a backdrop of slides, we welcome Claire Bloom, the founder and executive director of End 68 Hours of Hunger, whose vision to provide children in need of adequate nutrition while not in school has since expanded to an organization that spans the nation.

Bringing Ignite to Millspace is an incredible opportunity to be inspired by people in our community that are living their passions and making a difference in their lives and of those around them and impacting the world.

Our incredible list of presenters also includes Jason Crigler, a musician and composer who shares an amazing story of transformation and revival through his program, Defying the Odds.

Lead organizer for environmental group 350 NH, Kaity Thomson and is a voice for environmental sustainability and its impact on the quality of life in New Hampshire.

Meet Eric Lowther, founder of Haunted Overload located at DeMeritt Farm in Lee, NH and was also featured and won on ABC’s “The Great Halloween Fright Fight”.

We welcome Mary Jo Brown to our Millspace stage. Mary Jo is the founder and president of two Portsmouth, NH based businesses: design firm Brown & Company Design and publishing company, big brown books. She also serves on the board for New Hampshire Women’s Foundation.

Hear from Brendan Vesey, chef of the Joinery restaurant located in Newmarket NH and coordinator of the Share Your Love fundraising event that helps school aged children and their families purchase, cook, and prepare meals at home.

A passion for holistic health and wellness, yoga, travel and more led Jennifer Desrosiers to begin Wild Adventurous Life with a mission to help others embrace their purpose, pursue their passions and truly live their un-lived life.

Learn what inspires Peter Egelston, founder of Smuttynose Brewing Company and co-founder of Portsmouth Brewery.

Come early and enjoy the music Bryan Killough. Bryan is a founding member of the band, GrooveChild and award winning gypsy jazz group “The Hot Club of Portland”. You won’t want to miss it!

We will also be collecting donations for the Newmarket chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger. A list of suggested items as well as information on making monetary contributions can be found on their website http://end68hoursofhunger.org/.

Millspace has had an incredible first year offering several cultural and historical events since its doors opened to the public just over a year ago. We are so grateful to the hundreds of visitors to our events over the past year. Millspace has also been able to provide space for Wrong Brain Bizaare Bizarres,  the registration site for the Great Bay Half Marathon, and served as the main stage for the Newmarket Heritage Festival. We are looking forward to another exciting and event filled year!

ABOUT MILLSPACE –Our civic center includes a theater, lobby, gallery, information desk, meeting room, and large function area. Plans are underway to add more amenities and programming to the space. We welcome you to get involved!

ABOUT IGNITE – If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only had 20 slides and they transitioned automatically every 15 seconds? Around the world people have been putting together “Ignite” nights to share ideas and passions. More information about Ignite Events held around the world can be found at O’Reilly’s Ignite website, Ignite.OReilly.com

A Christmas Carol, Old Time Radio Style Stage Performance, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 7:30pm

Experience the magic of old time radio as Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is staged one night only, Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30pm at the Millspace in the Newmarket Mills. General admission is $12 or $10 for students and seniors with all proceeds going to the arts and culture civic center. The feel of a 1940’s radio broadcast will be created with the help of sound effects performed live in front of the audience. As in the era of old time radio, a table of bells, shoes, and other objects will be orchestrated to bring the Victorian era tale to life. John Herman directs.



A Christmas Carol

Wrong Brain Holidaze Bizaare

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Call to Vendors!

WHAT’S HAPPENING: 3rd Annual Wrong Brain Holidaze Bizaare
WHO THEY NEED: Call to Vendors, Artists and Performers
WHEN IS IT: Saturday, December 13, 11am-5pm
WHERE IS IT: Millspace, bottom level of the Newmarket Mills, Newmarket, NH

The Wrong Brain Bizaare is a semiannual multimedia arts open market, pop up gallery, music exhibition and creative celebration! They aim to bring you the strange, unconventional, underground, alternative and emerging of the Seacoast.

They are seeking vendors who offer – original art, prints, zines, RECYCLED/HANDMADE: pins, patches, clothing, accessories, toys, VINTAGE/LOCAL: clothing, records and cassettes, comics, books, skincare, food, etc. Other items are absolutely acceptable as long as they fit the theme.
They are seeking pop-up gallery exhibitors with original art in frames or hanging fixtures.
They are seeking musicians and readers for live entertainment.

Vendor Space Information:
10×10 – $60
6×4 – $30
Bring your own tables and chairs.
Some electricity is available upon request only.
Most spaces have access to wooden beams for hanging.

To apply to be a vendor, please submit the following:
Business/artist name & location
What do you do?
What products will you sell?
Why do you fit the theme?
10×10 or 6×4?
Please attach 3-5 high quality, clear images.
Link to your website/blog/portfolio.
If you plan on sharing a space, please submit ONE application with BOTH of your info.

To apply to the pop-up gallery, please submit the following:
Artist name & location
Up to 4 original works with title, size, medium, dimensions, price, and attached image for each piece.

To apply to perform music or readings, please submit the following:
Artist/band name & location
Short bio. Why do you fit the theme?
Link to hear your music/read your writing.

For other installation or performance ideas, please submit a proposal and we will talk!


EMAIL SAMsamanthapaolini@gmail.com

WEBSITE: wrongbrain.net

Not all who apply will be accepted. Space and time are limited and they are seeking only those who are Wrong Brained.


Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by Wednesday, October 29.

Harvest! A deliciously fun-filled evening

Harvest! was a great success and we want to thank everyone who came out to celebrate all things fresh and local with us on Saturday, September 27.  We had an incredible array of dishes made with ingredients from dozens of area farms and gardens.  One guest shared “It made me conscientious about how I prepared my dish. I knew I had to get to a farm stand to shop.” Local restaurants The Joinery and Basil Leaf Thai Cuisine graciously donated amazing dishes to our table and our dinner guests sipped on iced tea blends from White Heron.

20140927_174537_resizedOur guest speakers also gave us much to think about. Local nutritionist Ranan Cohen encouraged us to think globally while eating locally. Some of our most nutrient dense foods come from miles away, but we can combine them with extraordinary local foods. Sara-Zoe Patterson of Seacoast Eat Local challenged us to introduce someone new to a farm stand. She shared the impact of our choices is to local farmers and growers. SNAP/EBT cards are also now accepted at several area farmers markets so that everyone has access to locally sourced foods. Jeff Cantara of New Roots Farm shared his perspective on the unexpected nature of farming and the continuous lesson of perseverance. We cleared the tables from the center of the hall to make room for dancing as our evening was wrapped up by the fantastic sounds of Computer Beach Party.


We appreciate the tremendous support of our amazing Executive Chef sponsor Appledore Real Estate as well as Rebecca Proctor of RSP Studio Custom Framing who organized the incredible Harvest! gallery inside Millspace. She has graciously donated her time and talents in framing several of the pieces from local artist. We also loved teaming with Mr. Fox Composting to assist in our efforts to make this a zero waste event. We hope you will consider them at your next gathering. 20140927_152302

This delicious event had something for every pallet and we cannot wait to do it again during the next Harvest! season. In the meantime, we hope you will take the time to make the healthy choice for you, your family, and the local economy and  visit one of several  area Winter Farmers’ Markets to support local growers and farmers.

20140927_211528We thank you for your continued support of Newmarket Millspace as we embark on our first year. We can’t wait to see you again!