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The Lane House Arts Center is a community focused, multi-faceted arts center in the heart of Hampton, NH.

The center has 7 studios with working artists, a dedicated classroom space, and a large gallery.  Check out our Events Calendar for receptions, art events, classes, and more.  The gallery features artwork, in a range of mediums, styles, and subject matter, as well as books and music from a number of area artists/creators.  We also have a selection of art supplies and specialty items available for sale (coming soon).

Artists who are looking for a studio space or interested in exhibiting work in our gallery should check the Join Our Community and Studios pages.


LHAC Founder & Gallerist

Karen Desrosiers has been pursuing the arts for her entire life, taking classes and painting on any surface available since a very young age.  As an adult, and after a detour into the high tech world, she made the decision to pursue a life based in creativity, following her passions.

Desrosiers has over twenty years experience in the arts.  She was the Executive Director of the Exeter Center for Creative Arts (ECCA) and has been involved with a number of other municipal and non-profit arts organizations in the seacoast area of New Hampshire.

Desrosiers also has a passion for writing.  While director of ECCA, she returned to school to earn a Masters of Fiction Writing from SNHU.  She has published several non-fiction books, essays, and short stories, and teaches writing both privately and at the university level.

Starting the Lane House Arts Center is a long-held dream and passion project for Desrosiers.  She is a firm believer in the power of creativity and community-based arts.  With Lane House, she has created a community of working artists, supporting many artists, and providing enrichment to the greater community.  Her goal is to foster a "vortex of positive energy."

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