Art Walk offers weekend of gallery visits, more

NASHUA – City Arts Nashua presents its Art Walk 2008, giving those attending a chance to visit galleries, studios and other venues in the downtown area and the adjacent Millyard district from noon-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

Venues include Gallery One, at 5 Pine St. Ext.; the Picker Building at 99 Factory St.; 1 World Trading Co. at 111 Main St.; Nashua Public Library at 2 Court St.; and Nashua Historical Society at 5 Abbott St.

The Nashua Public Library will feature photography by Crystal Nadeau in its image gallery from noon-5:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. The Burbank Collection of art is also on display. From 2-4 p.m. Sunday, local authors will read from their work at Library Plaza, or in the library itself in the event of rain.

The Nashua Historical Society will present a performance by Homeland Dance, a Vietnamese dance company, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the library of the Florence H. Speare Museum at 5 Abbott St. At 3 p.m., the Nashua Magic Club has two or three young magicians who will perform a “Street Magic” show at the Speare Museum. Both events are free. The Historical Society will also offer tours of the Abbot-Spalding House from noon-5 p.m. that day.

1 World Trading Co. has fair trade, locally made and green products from more than 20 countries and creations from 30 New Hampshire artisans.

The Picker Building, in Nashua’s Millyard, houses River Art Studios, Studio 99 and Renaissance Glassworks.

Gallery One is the home gallery for the Nashua Area Artists Association.

Musical entertainment is slated for Saturday and Sunday.

Big Yellow Taxi Productions will present “Taking Sides” by Ronald Harwood at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hunt Building, and at 4 p.m. Sunday.