Reserve your seat today!

Reserve your seat today!

Millspace is thrilled to bring Ignite back to its stage to kick off our 2015 season! Come hear from people who are living and sharing their passions and get inspired!  Check back for updates on this exciting event.

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,

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!




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!

Join us at Harvest!

Millspace Harvest 2014 postcard

We are less than a week away from our evening of all things fresh in the community. Doors will open at 5pm and dinner will begin at 6. There is still time to get your tickets!  We have a few important things we need you to remember for this exciting event.

“Pack Your Picnic Basket”

Harvest! is teaming up with Mr. Fox Composting to make this a zero wast event. Pleas bring your own plates, bowls, silverware, napkins and glasses. Consider a tablecloth, vase of flowers, or gourds to decorate your table. Opt for more sustainable choices for your dish like decomposable was paper muffin cups instead of aluminum, or us a dish towel to cover your salad instead of plastic wrap.

Bring Your Own Beverage

We will have pitchers of water available but you are welcom to bring your own beverage of choice. Beer and wine are acceptable. Cheers!

Label Your Dish

We want to make sure everyone can enjoy all of the amazing food being prepared, so please bring your recipe or list of ingredients on a card or you can fill one out when you come. This way people with allergies can be informed.

Where’s Your Favorite Local Farm?

We will be keeping a list of where your ingredients came from, so we can recognize and support local growers…even if it’s your own backyard garden!


We are accepting donations of flowers for our tables as well as items for our raffle such as a jar of your famous canned pickles or jam, a basket of goodies from your garden, or baked items. You have creative license here!

We sincerely thank you for your support of Newmarket Millspace and look forward to fun-filled evening of community, guest speakers, art and live music!

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Harvest! Millspace

Millspace harvest

Newmarket Millspace will be hosting Harvest! a celebration of community and the local food movement on September 27th from 5-10pm.  Come fill up on an evening of food and fun at this unique event. We are asking you to create a dish to share using ingredients that are locally sourced and/or harvested. In return we will provide you with dynamic speakers involved in this movement:  nutritionist Ranan Cohen, author Sara-Zoe Patterson of Seacoast Eat Local, and farmer Jeff Cantara of New Roots Farm in Newmarket. Live and local music will wrap up the evening for your enjoyment and dancing.


In an effort to make this a zero waste evening we are partnering with Mr. Fox Composting. This is also a BYOB and BYOPS event– Bring Your Own Beverage of choice; beer and wine are acceptable and Bring Your Own Place Settings as well as containers for leftovers. You will be able to come to Millspace early to set your place at the table. Doors officially open at 5pm and dinner begins at 6pm.

Tickets are available here through our Go Fund Me site. We chose this format to offer different levels of participation and to ensure that we have a variety of dishes for everyone to enjoy. Please be prepared to provide a list of ingredients so that we may alert those guests who may have food allergies or preferences.   Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on Harvest at Newmarket Millspace.  Set a space for you and your family at our table for this unique event today!

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Join us at the Heritage Festival!

Heritage Festival Stage
Just a reminder that the festival is coming—for the first time ever—to the fabulous new Millspace this Saturday, May 31!
Below is more info about the event. And you can learn more at the festival website:  Or find us on Facebook: 
See you at the festival!

May 31, 2014: The Newmarket Heritage Festival is back!

The award-winning Newmarket Heritage Festival, New Hampshire’s favorite international block party, returns on May 31—and you’re invited! Celebrate the arts, culture, history and community spirit in a new location this year—inside the historic Newmarket Mills at 55 Main St. in downtown Newmarket.

Great Performance Line-Up: The 2014 Heritage Festival features a great line-up of multicultural performers: music of the old country with legendary accordion master Gary Sredzienski, the dazzling Chinese Folk Art Workshop, and the high-energy rhythms of the Akwaaba African drummers; Irish music and dancing with the New England Irish Harp Orchestra and the McDonough-Grimes Dancers; flamenco dancing, Indian and Laotian dancing, a hip hop dance demo and more!

Artisans at Work: Watch (and try!) blacksmithing, barrel making, letterpress printing, pottery, Chinese calligraphy, woodcarving, wool felting, and more. Meet these talented artisans and learn about the tools and traditions of their work.

Vendors: The festival also features dozens of vendors, including Main Street merchants and Newmarket Mills merchants, who will be open for business and offering festival specials! Don’t miss this chance to stock up on handcrafted gifts, specialty items—and good eats!

Activities: The Bristol S-Gauge model trains will be running in the American Legion building, strolling musicians will play on the sidewalks, and a band of medieval knights will be roaming the streets. Also around town, the Newmarket Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale and the Community Church will host a Soup and Chowder Supper.

Location: Inside the Newmarket Mills, 55 Main St., Newmarket, NH

Hours: 10 am – 8 pm

Admission: Adults $5, adults; children $2 (ages 6-12); under 6 free.

Parking: Free parking and free trolley at the Newmarket High School (213 S. Main St.)

Handicap accessible? Yes

More info:

Contact: 603-659-5588,

The festival is produced by the Newmarket Main Street Corporation (NMSC), a nonprofit group dedicated to strengthening and revitalizing the historic and cultural characteristics of the community and to preserving the legacy of Newmarket for future generations. The NMSC is a 501 (c) (3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

Explore the gundalow at our Family Day!

Join us at the Newmarket Millspace on Saturday May 17 from 10-1 for a Family Day in celebration of the newly built gundalow Piscataqua during its stay in Newmarket! You can board the Piscataqua and take a guided tour by the crew. The sea faring sounds of the Great Bay Sailors will be performing on the Rivermoor Docks.  Head inside the Millspace and learn more about the gundalow, mill history, ecology, and more, through a variety of workshops and hands on activities. Artist Adam Kelley will be offering workshops to our visitors who want to learn how to capture the gundalows images through drawing. Find local artist Susan Adams at her easel as she creates a painting of the gundalow. Join in the artistic celebration by participating in our coloring event. Bring your colored page into the Bloom’n Cow (between now and Sunday, May 18th) located on the first level of the Newmarket Mills where your own work of art will be displayed. Tour a mini gallery provided by the New Market Historical Society to learn first hand about Newmarket’s history.

This free event is sponsored by the Newmarket Millspace and the Newmarket Historical Society for all to enjoy. We can’t wait to see you there!!

Come Celebrate and Welcome the gundalow, Piscataqua to Newmarket!

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The Newmarket Millspace and The New Market Historical Society are delighted to welcome the newly built gundalow, Piscataqua to Newmarket as it makes its way up the Lamprey River the weekend of May 16-18 and docks just behind the mills downtown. The weekend will be full of events to celebrate the gundalow’s visit.

Enjoy a sail on the Piscataqua from the mills or Adams point. There are various sailing opportunities throughout the weekend for you to choose from. Tickets are $40 per person and proceeds will benefit two nonprofit organizations, the Gundalow Company and the New Market Historical Society. Tickets to sail can be purchased at:

Saturday, May 17 from 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. is Family Day and there will be a FREE open house and hand on activities within the Millspace and onboard the Piscataqua for families to celebrate and learn more about the gundalows and the history of the Mills.

Come help us welcome and celebrate this historic vessel to Newmarket’s shore!


Millspace opening night attracts hundreds

Millspace Newmarket NH

Thank you. We did it.

We have started a new chapter in a story that is well over a hundred years old. We hope for the Millspace to be a testament to the rich, cultural heritage of the community and its centuries-old tradition of melding history, art, industry, and technology.

Newmarket Millspace NHThank you again to the incredible individuals, organizations, and businesses that have been a part of the planning of this space. It is important to note that just the planning for this space has been ongoing for over ten years and the sheer number of people involved that deserve recognition is immense.

Thank you to Access Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Medicine. This project began with a dedicated group of local leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, and neighbors developing a vision. And the dream is ever closer because of your generous contribution, as well as the contributions of Chinburg Properties, The Newmarket Community Development Corporation, Proulx Oil and Propane, Boston Education Network, Caprioli Painting, and The Pao Café.

Thank you to the past and present members of the Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance, the Newmarket Main Street Corporation, the Newmarket Heritage & Cultural Center Committee, and the New Market Historical Society.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have contributed ideas and worked over the many years simply because of a desire to give back to the community.

We have only just completed Phase 1 of construction. What does that mean? It means that you can legally be in the Millspace… but we still need bathrooms. We still need a dedicated heating system. Our ultimate plans include a theater, exhibition space, classrooms, and more. If you can help out, then let us know. We’d love to keep you informed of our progress. Help us spread the word by directing people right here to Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you to Eric Wentworth, illustrator and designer at Winter Crow Studio, for creating the Millspace logo.

Thank you to everyone who made the opening night special, including our jazz duo (Greg Rothwell and Mack Walters), our host for the evening (and event organizer!) John Herman, and finally our dynamic roster of local notables who came to speak on their passions: W. Jeffrey Bolster, Kath Gallant, Brady Carlson, Sam Paolini, Michael Provost, John Pittman, Greg Kretchmar, Matthew Carano, and Jen Chinberg.

And thank YOU.