3S Artspace is a 501(C)3 nonprofit alternative 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 patrons and locals alike.

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!

Culture is a catalyst. It grows an economy. It fuels potential.  Join us!

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. 

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.

Tristan Law Tristan Law Programming Associate/Talent Buyer

Tristan Law has been active in the Seacoast music scene since 2005.  From putting on shows in basements and living rooms, booking the Hush Hush Sweet Harlot series at The Red Door, to working with historic venues The Stone Church and The Press Room, he loves the community and the impact and unifying power of music upon it. Oftentimes can be found with his nose in a book, at a concert, or trying to nail down that curry recipe. 

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.

Alex Bourne Alex Bourne Front of House Manager / Lighting

Alex Bourne has been heavily involved with music and arts in the Seacoast for the better part of the past decade. In that time, he has opened and closed a recording studio, played in a handful of local and national bands, and toured the US and overseas at least a few times. When not at 3S, he can be found at one of the many venues in Portsmouth, or anywhere that's playing a Celtics game.

Board of Directors

  • Pip Clews Pip Clews Board Vice Chair, Video Producer/Director
  • Jonathan Damick Jonathan Damick Board Treasurer, Director of Reporting, Planet Fitness, Inc.
  • Catherine Edison Catherine Edison Board Secretary, Writer/Market Researcher
  • Cliff Lazenby Cliff Lazenby Board Chair, IT Director, Ocean Properties Resorts
  • Laura Cleminson Laura Cleminson Functional Artist / Founder, Hoist Away Bags
  • Duncan Craig Duncan Craig Co-Founder/Partner, Raka
  • Allyson Melchor Allyson Melchor Art Consultant/Provenance Researcher
  • Rudy Nadilo Rudy Nadilo President, Dapresy North America, Inc.
  • Peter Jude Ricciardi Peter Jude Ricciardi Founder/Creative Director/Conspirator - Your Creative Solutionist
  • Inge Milde Inge Milde Realtor, Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty