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The Portsmouth Cultural Arts District is a cooperative effort between the City of Portsmouth, cultural arts organizations and businesses located in Historic Olde Towne Portsmouth.

The District has been designed to focus attention on a critical mass of venues that appeal to cultural tourism enthusiasts, including art galleries, theaters, music venues, historic sites, museums, and festivals. 

Portsmouth’s Cultural Hub

Art is important to the people of Portsmouth.  While you will find public art installations throughout our city, the actual Cultural Arts District resides in what we call Olde Towne, once known as downtown Portsmouth, and the new Innovation District, an area the runs along the High Street Corridor to just past Elm Avenue.