Luci Lesmerises, Fine Art participating in NH Open Doors

BEDFORD – Luci Lesmerises, Fine Art is participating in NH Open Doors, a statewide touring and shopping event that will be held on Nov. 7 and 8. NH Open Doors is a fun way to experience the best New Hampshire has to offer. During this weekend, visitors can purchase items made here in New Hampshire, meet and talk with artists and craftspeople in their studios, sample fresh products from farmstands and orchards, and savor fine cuisine and wine at local restaurants. There will be special activities, including craft demonstrations and workshops, horse-and-buggy rides, food samplings, and more.

Luci’s art studio will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Browse through her original paintings, mini paintings, prints of all sizes and note cards. Enter a raffle to win a prize. Stop by for a tour of the studio, refreshments and friendly conversation. Look for her listing at www.nhopendoors.com under Merrimack Valley Region, Fine Art, #118.

Visitors choose their own experience

During NH Open Doors, visitors can start their holiday shopping early and purchase items, meet and talk with artists and craftspeople as they work in their studios, sample fresh products from farmstands and orchards, and savor fine cuisine and wine at local restaurants. The tour is self-guided, so visitors create their own driving routes and visit the participants and locations that interest them. To help visitors plan their self-guided tour, the NH Open Doors website – www.nhopendoors.com – will feature an interactive map listing participants by region. Each listing will describe what each participant will be offering, and a custom-designed Google map showing the location of each participant with detailed driving directions. The website also features recommended itineraries suggested by NH Open Doors participants that highlight different areas of the state.

Passport Contest for Visitors

The NH Open Doors Passport Contest provides visitors with another reason to take the tour – they can win great prizes. Visitors can download an NH Open Doors Passport from the NH Open Doors website to take with them on their tours. For the contest, you must visit 10 NH Open Doors locations and have the participant sign and date your passport. Those who visit 10 locations during NH Open Doors will be automatically entered to win free lodging, gift certificates, gift baskets, fine craft and more.

NH Open Doors is managed by the League of NH Craftsmen and is sponsored in part by the state of New Hampshire. The League of NH Craftsmen (www.nhcrafts.org) is a nonprofit arts organization that encourages, nurtures and promotes the creation, use and preservation of fine craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community.