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 joined 3S in the fall of 2016. Beth is a graduate of Colby College (BA Performing Arts and English) and Brandeis University (MA Sustainable Development). Her career has been entirely dedicated to non-profit organizations and their role in creating healthy and inspiring communities. She most recently served as the ED at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA where she helped diversify programming and run a successful capital campaign . When not at 3S, Beth enjoys exploring the world with her family.

Contact: bfalconer@3sarts.org

Martin Holbrook Martin Holbrook Director of Operations

Martin Holbrook came to 3S following a 10 year stint as the Director of Operations at The Arsenal Center for the Arts, in Watertown MA, where he played an integral role in establishing the center as a vibrant multi-disciplinary performance and exhibition space. Martin is a graduate of The University of New Hampshire Durham and currently resides in Stratham NH.

Laurie Contrino Laurie Contrino Development Manager

Laurie has 10+ years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, including The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Firehouse Center for the Arts, both located in Newburyport, MA. With a strong background working within a diverse local business community as well as a thriving arts community, she is ready to hit the ground running as Development Manager for 3S.

Contact: lcontrino@3sarts.org

Sara O'Reilly Sara O'Reilly Marketing Manager

Sara O’Reilly joined the 3S team in 2018 via a marketing path that began in Boston where she managed advertising accounts such as the Museum of Science, then developed promotional campaigns for music acts at Live Nation New England. Most recently, she was vital to the growth of the retail, design, and marketing legs of a printmaking studio in the Seacoast area. Sara loves a good yard sale and napping on the porch of her family cabin in the Maine woods.

Contact: soreilly@3sarts.org

Jack Labbe Jack Labbe Front of House and Production Associate

Jack is a recent graduate of Bennington College where his studies, as well as organizing shows in his living room, shaped his passion for the arts. 3S’ commitment to pushing boundaries and supporting emerging artists is what motivated him to join the team. When not at 3S, you can find Jack playing trivia or thrifting.

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.

Board of Directors

  • Elissa Margolin Elissa Margolin Board Chair, Principal - Margolin Consulting / Singer-Songwriter / Member of indie-folk band, River Sister / Contributing Artist, Arts in Reach
  • Joseph Russell Joseph Russell Board Vice Chair, Attorney, Kalil & LaCount
  • Donata Random Donata Random Board Treasurer, Principal / Owner of In The Black Business Solutions, LLC
  • Greg Hankinson Greg Hankinson Board Secretary, Executive / 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