The GNWCA was born on May 3, 2003, during a community summit hosted by the Upper Connecticut Valley Community Coalition. We are currently installing BRAND NEW indoor restrooms in the theater building--and need your help! We are asking for donations of $20.00 per person (the price of a general admission ticket!) to be used toward the renovations. If we raise more than enough funds, there are other projects that need help as well!
1993 U.S. Rte. 3 Trpr Scott Phillips Memorial Hwy Columbia, New Hampshire (603) 246-8998 * firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great North Woods Center for the Arts offers indoor and outdoor performance spaces for concerts, plays, art shows, arts and crafts activities and a variety of community gatherings, as well as overnight accommodations for visiting artists and performers.
The Center is also the home for two additional North Country arts groups – the Connecticut River Artisan Group (est. 2006), and the Carriage Lane Players (est. 2014). All three arts organizations--the GNWCA, CRAG and CLP--maintain their individual 501 (c) (3) status.
Message from GNWCA President, Charlie Jordan: By entering the GNWCA, guests and ticket holders voluntarily assume all risks related to potential exposure to COVID-19 or any other illness that may be present.
Upcoming Events: (dates subject to change)
Concert Tickets are available online or by calling 603-246-8998.
All major credit cards accepted.
Martin Venherm photo.
COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT with JOCELYN PETTIT and ELLEN GIRA
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 at 7 p.m. at Great North Woods Center for the Arts 1993 US Rte. 3, Columbia, NH Admission: $20 Children ages 5-12: $7.50
Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira are a dynamic North American fiddle & cello duo. Their new album, All It Brings, is hailed as"dazzling" (FolkWorld Magazine), and "simply exquisite" (Folk London). Catch them in concert for an evening of high-energy tunes and soulful songs, with nuanced fiddle-cello interplay, vocal harmonies, lively stepdancing, and French Canadian foot percussion.
Dozens of vendors from throughout the region selling handmade jams and jellies, jewelry, signs, pottery, visual arts, and more! Don't forget to take part in the annual Favorite Soup, Chowder and Chili Recipe contest! Drop off entries by 10 a.m. on the morning of the fair at the concessions. All food will be sold as a fundraiser for the GNWCA, winners chosen by judges for first, second and third place, PLUS the People's Choice award! For vendor information: contact email@example.com
Newberry & Verch
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 at 7 p.m. at Great North Woods Center for the Arts 1993 US Rte. 3, Columbia, NH Admission: $20 Children ages 5-12: $7.50
From the Ozarks to the Ottawa Valley! Featuring Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle, Feet, Song!
2nd Annual FRENZIED FOREST and HAUNTED HAYRIDE Presented by the Carriage Lane Players
Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 Hours: Hayrides begin at 7 pm and run every half hour until 8:30 pm at Great North Woods Center for the Arts 1993 US Rte. 3, Columbia, NH Admission: $15 ADVANCED TICKETS RECOMMENDED!
Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre Main St., Lancaster, NH Admission: $20 Children ages 5-12: $7.50
Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups made up of accomplished multi-instrumentalists. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the band's range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force.
A CRAG artist takes in the beautiful surroundings while she works inside the outdoor stage. Photo courtesy The Colebrook Chronicle.
Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, perform in the Museum Theater, September 2019. Photo courtesy The Colebrook Chronicle.
The area we live in is a scenic wonderland possessing bountiful natural beauty and resources. It serves as a canvas for artists to share their creativity with others, and to inspire artists performing before a live audience. The GNWCA promotes cultural and social assets and enhances the region’s natural resources.
This historic property is listed on the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places.
The Carriage Lane Players perform in "Vintage Hitchcock--A Live Radio Play" on the outdoor stage. July 2019. Photo courtesy The Colebrook Chronicle.
We welcome your event to our site--all funds raised are direct donations to the Great North Woods Center for the Arts, a registered 501-c(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.