The 3S Gallery is an incubator of ideas, facilitator of original content, and advocate for contemporary artists. Each year the gallery presents exhibitions that highlight unprecedented innovation across disciplines, celebrate artistic excellence, encourage lively discourse, and foster an unwavering appreciation for the vital role that art plays in our community.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10am-6pm Saturday-Sunday: 12-5PM Monday: CLOSED

The gallery is occasionally closed for private events or for exhibit installations, and occasionally open outside regular hours during public performances, by appointment and by chance.

Check out 3S' calendar for public programs related to exhibitions.


February 1 - February 24

Artists' Opening Reception: Friday, February 1. 5-8pm. Reception coincides with the Art 'Round Town monthly art walk in Portsmouth. Free and open to the public.


This exhibit provides work in multiple mediums by UNH art students and alumni. All work is informed by Rebecca Solnit’s collection of autobiographical essays entitled A Field Guide to Getting Lost. In this investigation into loss, losing and being lost, Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes on subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies, and renaissance painting. Beautifully written, the book combines memoir, history, and philosophy and sheds light on how we live today.



Community Read and Community Art with 3S Artspace & Portsmouth Public Library:
In January, 3S Artspace collaborated with Portsmouth Public Library for a Community Read and Community Art project. Participants were invited to create their own art in response to reading A Field Guide to Getting Lost. Community Art art is on exhibit in the Lobby Gallery for the duration of the Wayfaring Stranger exhibit.


Support provided by the University of New Hampshire.

Additional support provided by:

Infinite Imaging