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 and Co-Founder

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 and Co-Founder

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 and Co-Founder

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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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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Curtis Thistle

Promoter

Curtis came to NH from Framingham, MA after graduating with his associates degree in Hospitality Management. Since then, Curtis has lived on the NH seacoast and Dover NH for 8 years. Curtis has been actively involved with the Downtown community and business owners including organizing the Shop Small Saturday campaign as well as several volunteer efforts for different non-profit outfits throughout the city of Dover.

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