DOVER ART WALK'S STORY

In March 2017, the first Dover Art Walk was born. Artists, businesses, musicians and organizations from every corner of Dover were excited about the prospect. Despite snow squalls, hundreds of visitors still came downtown and were impressed by the high quality of art the community had to offer. Due to the immediate success, the founding team decided to go forth and make sure this happened every month! Dover Main Street decided to adopt the organization as a sub committee in order to make sure the operation continued to flourish. Questions for us? Email doverartwalk@gmail.com.

The Committee

Danielle Festa

Director

As a visual artist and graphic/web designer, Danielle was so happy to be asked to be involved in helping start the Dover Art Walk. A new Dover resident, Danielle spent the last decade as a creative professional in Somerville, MA. Since moving up here with her husband in 2016, she has found Dover to be the perfect location to build her career and make lasting connections.

Find Danielle at the Washington Street Mills, studio 201.


Visit DGraphics.co or her artist portfolio at DanielleFesta.com

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Rebecca Proctor

Artist Coordinator

Rebecca is a staple of the Dover art community and is responsible for managing visiting artists and greeting visitors at the mills.

Find Rebecca at the Washington Street Mills.


Visit TheArtCenterDover.com

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Reid Weston

Business Coordinator

Reid Weston is the Economic Development Assistant for the City of Dover. Reid has worked for the past two years in bridging the community through art, community engagement and business collaboration. Reid organizes community programs; offers assistance and information to new and existing business owners, and serves as a liaison between the business community and the city. She works in conjunction with many local organizations to help create and sustain a vibrant business district.

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Amelia Evans-Brown

Assistant Director

Watercolor, Claymation, Pottery and General Craft Maker; Amelia brings a creative flair to the organization as an artist and her experience as an events coordinator along with a “get-it-done” farm girl attitude. Amelia was asked to help get the Dover Art Walk started in February 2017 and was thrilled to do so and join the team!! Amelia’s enthusiasm for community service, bringing people together and preserving the art community of our downtown makes her the perfect fit. You will often see her walking throughout downtown with her Great Dane, Stowe, so make sure you stop her to find out all that is happening in Downtown Dover. Find Amelia at Dover Wine Company.

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Jeff Spires

Spokesperson

Jeff is a downtown business owner and Dover resident, helping Dover Main Street and the Dover Art Walk accomplish its mission by bridging the connections between community, business, and the City. As a media producer he brings expertise in design and branding for a variety of media output, including video, web, and print production. His passion for historic preservation, combined with artistic design, led to the rebuild of Dover's Downtown Historic markers and the Faces of Dover program, which seeks to highlight the history and unique people of Dover in a variety of mediums for public presentation. Visit Jeff at Spires Video Services each Art Walk Friday for a mixed medium presentation of video and graphic design.

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Vicky Poland

Entertainment Coordinator

Vicky is the entertainment manager for Stratham Fair, Deerfield Fair, Belknap Fair and the Hampton Seafood Festival. She is a singer with the North River Band and the Funky Divas of Gospel.

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Crystal Franklin

Social Media Manager

Crystal moved from the DC Metro area to New Hampshire in 2017 for a change of pace and new life. Art has always been a part of her life and continues to be. She briefly worked as a freelance graphic designer back in Maryland, and also is a Marine Corps Veteran. Currently, she lives in Dover with her plants.

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