Jaffrey Civic Center

40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452
Photo by Jeffrey Newcomer. All rights reserved


The Jaffrey Civic Center will be once again holding that fun-for-everyone fundraiser, “Off The Wall” on Monday, August 18th. The Center will open its doors at 6:00 to the public for this exciting event and here’s how it will work: You’ll be briefed on the procedure while enjoying refreshments on the first floor. Then at 6:30 you’ll be allowed to enter upstairs and begin making your purchases where you’ll have over 200 images from which to choose. At 7:30 pm the buying ends.

What’s so interesting about this?

All pieces are donated by local artists you probably have heard of and wanted to buy works from… are all 5” x 7”, are not signed on the front, are not framed, and go for $60! There are oils, acrylics, watercolors, colored pencils, pastels, fiber arts, linoleum cuts, and more to choose from. And if you buy three, you will get one free! There will be four designs of frames to choose from and purchase that very night… so you can take home everything needed to have your framed works of art ready to hang. Checks, cash, Mastercard and Visa will be accepted.

We hope to see you and your friends on the 18th.


The Jaffrey Civic Center is CALLING FOR ENTRIES for the Annual Photography Show. Traditionally there is a wonderful turnout of both conventional and cutting edge photography techniques, of both color, and black and white, of land, sea and airscapes, still lifes, and portraits, whimsy and realism, and we hope this year won’t be any different.

If you would like to participate, please bring your photo(s) to the Center beginning Tuesday, August 12 through Saturday, August 16 (see Center hours below.) The entry fee is $25 per person, maximum 3 entries (36” x 36” max) ready to hang with a wire. Each photographer may also submit 3 non-framed, matted and shrink-wrapped pieces for the floor portfolio. Forms are available here.

Courtesy of the Kana Riley Fund we will be presenting First Place ($50), Second Place ($25), and Honorable Mention awards upon the end of the show as a result of the gallery attendance voting.

The OPENING will be on Friday evening, August 22 from 5-7 pm. The show will run through Saturday, September 27. Admission is always FREE.

If you have any questions about submissions, please call the Civic Center (532-6527), or e-mail us at jaffreycntr@aol.com.

“Imagination” by Bob Askey

The Supply Boat by Bob Askey

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to host the solo exhibit of works by Keene artist Bob Askey in the 2nd floor Cunningham Gallery from July 18 through August 16th.

There will be over 150 pieces of art in various media including oils, watercolor, colored pencil, mixed media, pen & ink, graphite and etchings. The artist will be in the gallery during all open hours to conduct art demonstrations and lead art discussions.

Wallace Tripp will be a special guest artist with the exhibit. Wallace Tripp might well have been the best known artist in NH thirty years ago. He published 9 of his own picture books and illustrated over 35 more picture books for other authors and publishers. The lovable animal characters he created experienced nationwide distribution as the stars of Pawprints, his greeting card company. After twenty years of great success he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and a brilliant career was over. Samples of Wallace Tripp's books, cards and illustrations will be on display as an important part of this exhibit.

Another unique feature of this exhibit is the “Free Raffle”. One of the pictures on display will be designated as the art to be awarded free of charge to the gallery visitor whose name is drawn from the raffle box. The raffle tickets are free so just drop one with your name in the box and cross your fingers. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, July 25 from 5 to 7 PM.

The Jaffrey Civic Center Partners with TD Bank Affinity Program

The Jaffrey Civic Center recently received a cash contribution from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, through the bank’s Affinity Membership Program.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to work with TD Bank in this program for a second year. The Center is a beautiful building, which has become integral for many school and community organizations to meet. The Affinity Program is helping fund structural upkeep and replacement projects, such as a much needed entire second floor ceiling replacement, interiors of all windows painted, and an installation of a new furnace.

TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program helps non-profit organizations raise money by receiving an annual cash contribution from TD Bank based upon the participation of qualified member accounts.

For more information about TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program or to find a store near you, call 888-751-9000.

The Civic Center provides and maintains a public venue where citizens of the Monadnock Region can pursue artistic, educational, and civic activities. The Center’s goal is to contribute to the cultural enrichment and enlightenment of the community.

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