3S Artspace is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit contemporary arts organization that combines the only midsize, flexible Performance Space of its kind in the area, a large contemporary art Gallery, and a restaurant partner serving as a local hub, ideal as a gathering place for all.

3S is dedicated to presenting and supporting bold, emerging art and entertainment and cultivating an informal space for the exchange of ideas and creativity.

Following years of planning and fundraising, 3S Artspace opened to the public in March 2015. Thanks to the visionaries, philanthropists, and lenders that recognized the need to provide space for the kind of creative and communal experiences that shape us all, we have an incredible home at 319 Vaughan Street in downtown Portsmouth, NH. We remain open thanks to the generosity of artists, audience, and donors like you!

Curiosity. Creativity. Community.

Through the unique lens of contemporary arts experiences, 3S Artspace invites divergent perspectives and encourages lively discourse centered around issues of today.

3S Artspace is grounded in an unwavering appreciation for the vital role that contemporary arts play in the health of a community, both locally and globally. We believe that art has the power to transform individual lives, bridge divergent perspectives, and establish meaningful connections between and across communities.

By creating a space for the intersection of art and contemporary issues, we can inspire each other to stay curious, foster empathy, and fuel creativity.

Who We Are

Beth Falconer Beth Falconer Executive Director

Beth Falconer began serving as the Executive Director of 3S Artspace in 2016 when the organization was in its second year of full-time operations. A graduate of Colby College (BA, Performing Arts, and English) and Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management (MA, Sustainable Development), Beth's career has been entirely dedicated to nonprofits and their role in building and sustaining healthy communities. Prior to 3S, she served as the Executive Director for the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA, as the Vice President of Communications for a state-wide organization dedicated to youth and after-school programs, and as a Program Director for an international student exchange and education company.

Beth has a lifelong love of art in all its forms. While she once loved performing, she now prefers life behind the scenes, working to leverage opportunities for others. Her love of "the business side of things" came as a great, but welcome surprise, as did her becoming a dog person. She loves traveling, swimming, hiking, cooking, and reading, and is happiest when her whole family is home sharing a meal together.

Contact: bfalconer@3sarts.org

Martin Holbrook Martin Holbrook Director of Operations

Martin began working at 3S shortly before its opening to full-time operations in 2015. Before working at 3S, Martin honed his non-profit chops at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. Martin currently resides in Stratham, NH, and is a graduate of UNH Durham.

When he's not at 3S, you can find Martin spending time with his family, mostly putting snacks together for his children, but also hiking, skiing, and mountain biking.

Sara O'Reilly Sara O'Reilly Marketing Manager

Sara joined the 3S team in 2018. A seasoned marketer, Sara has worked with both regional and national brands including the Museum of Science, Papa Gino's, and Tufts Health Plan, and she has developed promotional campaigns for club, theatre, and stadium entertainment events with Live Nation New England. Sara loves a good yard sale, meeting the artists exhibiting in the Gallery, and napping on the porch of her family cabin in the Maine woods.

Contact: soreilly@3sarts.org

Jack Labbe Jack Labbe Production and Technical Manager

Jack joined 3S Artspace in the winter of 2019 after graduating from Bennington College in Vermont. Having first picked up sound and lighting while organizing house shows, Jack now has 6+ years of production experience running sound and managing live events. When he's not at 3S, you can find Jack performing music under the name Rodeo Doctor or collecting vintage band tees.

Caroline Vance Caroline Vance Talent Buyer

Caroline recently joined the 3S team with AdHoc Presents, a New York-based concert promoter and publication. She’s been booking shows since 2017 and is also a passionate designer and animator, having graduated from The School of Visual Arts in 2019. She loves being a part of the nightlife community, reading books in the park, and hanging out with her two cats at home in Brooklyn.

Chloe Minicucci Chloe Minicucci House Manager / Volunteer Coordinator

Chloe recently joined 3S Artspace after 5+ years of experience in the music industry. As the lead singer and manager for Portsmouth-based band Who’s Bella?, Chloe discovered her passion for working in live music and has been exploring it ever since the band's ending. Currently, she is studying part-time at Berklee Online for a Music Business degree. When she’s not at 3S or other concerts in the area, you can find Chloe on the water bright and early as UNH Rowing’s Coxswain Coach. She also adores going to farmer’s markets and art museums.

Elena Sarni Elena Sarni Retail Manager

Elena grew up in the Seacoast of New Hampshire. She earned a Master's degree in Museum Studies and has worked as a curator and arts administrator at museums and organizations throughout New England. In 2016, she founded her own pop-up gallery with a focus on New England artists and artisans. She is also a writer. Princeton Architectural Press is publishing her first book in the spring of 2023: a history of The Folly Cove Designers— a block printing collective in Gloucester, MA comprised predominantly of women. Founded by children's book author/illustrator Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios, the collective was active from the late 1930s through the late 1960s.

Lexi Wilkas Lexi Wilkas Program and Retail Associate

Lexi is a lifelong artist with a passion for connecting people to the arts. Graduating from Houghton College with a BFA in 2019, her talents lie in papermaking, printmaking, and fiber studies. After finishing school, Lexi has lived in Portland, Maine, Rochester, New York, and now most recently resides in Dover, New Hampshire, where she enjoys hiking, running, and seeing live music. When she’s not at 3S, you can find Lexi climbing at Indoor Ascent, collecting shells and rocks at the ocean, or exploring the woods of Southern New Hampshire.

Board of Directors

  • Elissa Margolin Elissa Margolin Principal, Margolin Consulting / Singer-Songwriter / Member of indie-folk band, River Sister / Contributing Artist, Arts in Reach
  • Joseph Russell Joseph Russell Board Chair, Attorney, Kalil & LaCount
  • Donata Random Donata Random Board Vice Chair & Treasurer, Principal / Owner of In The Black Business Solutions, LLC
  • Greg Hankinson Greg Hankinson Board Secretary, BU MET / Arts Advocate
  • Laura Cleminson Laura Cleminson Functional Artist / Founder, Hoist Away Bags
  • Tom DeRosa Tom DeRosa Principal, B-Fresh Consulting
  • Allyson Melchor Allyson Melchor Art Consultant/Provenance Researcher
  • Markus Schaaf Markus Schaaf Business Partner, Accenture