Bethlehem ArtWalk is one of the events coordinated each year by Bethlehem Events, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to promote pride and community spirit among residents, enhance Bethlehem’s image, attract new residents, businesses and visitors, and improve the social and economic well-being of residents of Bethlehem. We accomplish the goal of strengthening the vibrancy and activity of the Bethlehem community by recommending, overseeing, and organizing an annual portfolio of cultural and recreational special events, programs and activities.
The ArtWalk is a free, self-guided explosion of art and creativity on Main Street Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Considered a celebration of art, commerce, and community, this 12-hour event brings together art lovers and community friends to a vibrant mountain town.
With ad hoc art galleries popping up all along Route 302, live musical performances, street performers and hands-on activities, this festival has quickly grown to be a well-loved and much-anticipated annual event.
The Bethlehem ArtWalk is a community-driven initiative, whose mission is threefold:
- To enliven the creative economy of Bethlehem, by enhancing partnerships between local businesses and the art community.
- To promote and established emerging artists, as well as public access to the arts.
- To celebrate creativity and community in our town and region.
Come… be a part of it!
Initially founded in 2012 as an extension of Cultivate Contemporary Dance Festival, Bethlehem ArtWalk has taken a life of its own and since become part of the roster of annual events orchestrated by Bethlehem Events. From the very beginning, this much-loved festival been the collaboration of two passionate Bethlehem residents committed to enriching the community they care so much about.
Angel Larcom, Co-Director
Owner of Larcom Studios, a marketing, web, and graphic design studio, that also offers photography, videography, and fine art services, Angel began creating in earnest in 1998 and has been keeping a national clientele happy since 2004. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of her business, she is also the co-founder and director of 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center, executive director and founder of Bethlehem Events, board member at Tarleton Castle Arts, and marketing manager at North Country Community Radio. For as long as she can remember, Angel has been nourished by the process of creating something where nothing had previously existed, and her favorite kind of projects are fledgling businesses. She says she is in a “constant state of hyper-creativity”.
Angel has organized and lead teams in a variety of situations and has assisted with the growth and development of many non-profit organizations and privately-owned businesses. She has lead local mural installation teams, developed & initiated interior design and branding concepts, re-conceptualized business and marketing plans, and helped numerous other start-up businesses fine tune their branding, presence, and image.
Katherine Ferrier, Co-Director
Katherine Ferrier is a poet, dance-maker, educator, visual artist and curator, who has been immersed in making since the late 80’s. An improviser at heart, Katherine delights in composing in the moment, be it with fabric, found objects, words or bodies in motion. A self-taught quilter, she learns by making and is fascinated with how things come together. She has improvisationally designed and constructed nearly 100 quilts, drawing on compositional techniques and theories she’s gleaned over the years from her study, both formal and independent, of movement, poetics, painting and architecture, among other forms.
As a dance artist, she has performed and taught throughout the United States and Europe, both as a solo artist and as a member of The Architects. Katherine is the founder and Executive Director of Cultivate, a festival designed to enliven community through contemporary dance and art in Northern New Hampshire. She also serves as the Gallery Coordinator at The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network, and is instrumental in organizing art and cultural events throughout the North Country, including the Bethlehem ArtWalk and the monthly tradition of First Fridays. She is a juried member of the New Hampshire State Council Artist Roster and offers residencies and experiential workshops in dance and writing.