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Creative Union: Celebrating Nashua, June 11-12, 2022

Joyful. Hopeful. Participatory. Engaging.

Creative Union is a community-centered art project conceived by Elisa H. Hamilton and organized by the Currier Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Nashua.

Creative Union at Juneteenth Celebration hosted by Black Lives Matter Nashua

Creative Union Celebration: June 11 – 12, 2022!


Join us on June 11, 5 – 8pm and Sunday June 12, 10am – 3pm outside Nashua’s City Hall. 

Creative Union is a community-centered art project envisioned by Elisa Hamilton and organized by the Currier Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Nashua. Join us for the exciting culmination of this two year project! Events are free and open to the public – all are welcome!



SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 5:00-8:00pm

Community Dance Party, Artmaking and Food Trucks
Dance the night away with us and enjoy family-friendly artmaking activities fun for all ages!

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 10:00am-3:00pm

Coffee and Creative Studio, 10:00am-12:00pm
Hands-on artmaking with free coffee to kick off your day.

Live Music Performance by Ruby and Fee 11:00am-12:00pm
Groove to live music by special musical guests Ruby and Fee.

Bucket Blast Interactive Drumming Workshop, 1:00-2:00pm
Drop in for this interactive drumming workshop designed to introduce the fun and excitement of recycled percussion, led by Nashua Community Music School Percussion Teacher Ray Aucion.


Since 2021, the Creative Union has brought Nashua residents together to create festive paper sculptures and handmade decorations that were an integral part of the joyful vision of the Creative Union. All creative workshops were free, accessible for all ages and abilities, and took place at various locations around Nashua and with many Nashua-based community partners including, Black Lives Matter Nashua, Great American Downtown, Arlington Street Community Center, YMCA of Greater Nashua, Grow Nashua, the PLUS Co., PAL, The Youth Council, Girls Inc., Nashua Community Music School, and the Adult Learning Center.

The Creative Union celebrates Nashua’s diverse community, rich history, and vital spirit.

Creative Union is the inaugural arts event made possible by the Currier Museum Nashua Endowment, which was established to support Currier Museum-organized arts programming for the residents of Nashua.

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artist in residence

Our Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program invites artists to live and work at the museum. While in residence, artists consider the collection and community, and refresh our perspectives on the role of the museum. The program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting our audiences with art and creative thinking, whether of the past or the future. We hope to learn from our visiting artists – and be surprised by their perspectives.

Artists working in all media participate in the AIR program, which has three main components: 1) an open call to support emerging artists making socially engaged art; 2) an invitational through which artists are selected to develop special projects, commissions, or exhibitions; and 3) artist-led, community-centered public art projects in the city of Nashua, NH.


Open Call for Artist in Residence Applications

Our annual open call is currently live from October 1 – December 1, 2022. Artists who share the museum’s goal of positively impacting communities through the transformative power of art are encouraged to apply to this residency.

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past exhibitions

Archived material on past exhibitions can be explored further here, and recent past exhibition catalogues are available through the museum shop.