Portsmouth Arts District

The Portsmouth Arts and Cultural District celebrates creativity through the visual arts, music, theater, dance, spoken word, film, curation and expression.

Art Galleries & Theaters

Visitors will discover a historical movie theater, murals, curated exhibits and events that feature the best of cinema and arts. Whichever visual inspiration you seek, you’ll enjoy all that the Portsmouth Cultural Arts District has to offer.

Music Events & Festivals

Regardless of the season, The Arts District is always a hub of activity with special events, festivals and happenings. Get your fill of activities full of culture, food, history, music and community. Enjoy year-round entertainment!

Historic Sites & Museums

Whether you enjoy galleries, house museums, or self-guided tours of sites and monuments in this centuries-old city, you will find an abundance of artifacts, architecture, and tales from significant moments in American history. 

News & Events

Get the latest news and information about the Portsmouth Cultural Arts District.

Destination P-Town: Portsmouth Promotes New Arts and Cultural District

AltDaily - September 11, 2017 By Penny Neef Portsmouth already has the pieces in place. Now it’s time to mark the gateways, fly some banners, create a website, engage the community, attract more art and artists, and promote the new Portsmouth Arts...

Arts District Map

Explore landmarks, outdoor murals and sculptures.