Right here in Southern New Hampshire is the Macdowell Colony, an artist residency.
Once a year, they open their grounds and studios to the public for Macdowell Medal Day. This year, the medal was presented to playwright Edward Albee. Even thought it was a little rainy, the visit was worth the trip.
The gardens are well kept by their groundskeeper, Emily. I met Emily recently when we had a little lunch together. She lives in Harrisville. She does a great job!
The studios are also well kept. Each has its own sleeping quarters and a bathroom. Each has 4 white walls, a fireplace, etc. The musicians often have their own piano for their residency. Seeing the art, hearing the music, watching the movies; it was all so special and inspiring.
Here, below is the Colony library. Lots of videos and books in a beautiful stone building. The stone building above is the "Alexander" visual art studio. Each studio was unique.
While I often think I live in God's Country, this type of artistic venue makes New Hampshire very special.