Up Close and Musical featuring Tj Wheeler



Seacoast Area Libraries and Seacoast Academy of Music are collaborating to bring a series of musical experiences to the seacoast area. Bring the whole family and join us at Millspace on Thursday, February 11th at 7pm to hear the “one man Juke Joint” sounds of Tj Wheeler.

This event is hosted by the Newmarket Public Library and is free and open to the public. A cash bar will also be available. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Candidates: Connections Made and Missed” photo exhibition & reception

10351458_10207321793337321_3701587249631789227_nEvery four years, New Hampshire is invaded by candidates and their campaign organizations, all seeking the favor of voters in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state. Photographer Roger Goun has spent much of 2015 criss-crossing the state, photographing the candidates as they interact with individual voters. The resulting pictures, by turns funny and earnest, open a window into New Hampshire’s retail political scene, where elections are won and lost one voter at time.

A selection of the best of these images will be on display at the Millspace at the Newmarket Mills, 55 Main St., Newmarket, NH from 16 January to 7 February 2016. The exhibition, which consists of about two dozen large, lovingly produced black and white prints, will be open on weekends and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Please join the photographer at a reception at the Millspace on Friday, 22 January 2016 from 5-8 PM (snow date: Saturday, 23 January). A cash bar and light refreshments will be available.


There is on street parking as well as visitor parking available in the Mills parking lot across the street.


Roger Goun is a recovering software engineer, a political geek, and an obsessed photographer. He lives in Brentwood, NH with his wife Jody, a dog, two horses, and way too many cats.12311274_10207138947326285_1321274609614974324_n


Millspace has something for everyone this season!

Millspace is the place to be over the next couple of months with a wide variety of programs, lectures, performances, and more between now and the end of the year. Check out what’s happening, grab your tickets, and mark your calendar today!



Saturday, December 19th @ 3pm & 7pm

Millspace Presents An Old Time Radio Style Version of It’s A Wonderful Life. Directed by Judi Currie, this cast of actors along with a sound table will make this classic and favorite holiday tale come to life on our very on stage. Enjoy live music and caroling as well as a chance to try out the sound table at our 3pm show. We will also be collecting donations for the Newmarket Food Pantry. Refreshments and cash bar will be available.

 Tickets are on sale now

It’s A Wonderful Life 3pm Show

It’s A Wonderful Life 7pm Show

Save your seat today for either our 3pm or 7pm show!







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