WHAT WE DO
42 Maple Contemporary Art Center houses The Gallery @ 42, which hosts artist receptions on the First Friday of each month and curates a handful of open call, themed art shows throughout the year. 42 Maple schedules many live performances, hosts the Cabin Fever Concert Series, and is available for a variety of events from classes and presentations to performance arts, private parties, and many other options. We are fully wired for sound and recording capabilities and have a 12′ projection screen readily available for presentations, screenings and digital 3D films. If interested in space rental for your event, please contact us.
Open to the public, 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center is a communal art studio space, an art gallery, and an events center housed in a historic church built in Bethlehem, NH in 1877. We fondly refer to it as “The Tallest Toy Box in Town”.
Home to multiple resident artists working in individual studio spaces, 42 Maple houses The Gallery @ 42 Maple, which hosts artist receptions on the First Friday of each month and curates a handful of open call, themed art shows throughout the year. 42 Maple is also home to Lost Dog Salon: Manupelli Student Gallery. Through partnerships with area art educators, 42 Maple gives young artists the opportunity to display their work and experience their first artist receptions alongside more seasoned artists.
42 Maple also invites many musicians, performers and poets to its stage for intimate gatherings, and hosts the annual Cabin Fever Concert Series from November to March. With a fully operational projection system and an in-house internet radio station, many performances become multimedia experiences and are streamed live on-air.
Like many art projects, 42 Maple is a work in progress. One unique element of this building is its continuously working mechanical pendulum clock. This clock tower, one of the few in the state of New Hampshire that is still operated with weights and pendulum, is an E. Howard Clock made sometime in the late 1800’s. It is a three face clock and had a weight winding electric motor added early last century by E. Howard clocks.