For over 150 years, the Newmarket mills were a bustling center for manufacturing. Now brought back to life by redevelopment, the mills will host a dynamic civic center dedicated to creative and cultural exploration. Organizers invite the public to learn how the upcoming Millspace civic center for art, culture, and heritage can help local businesses prosper. An Info Night for Community Businesses will be held Thursday, June 7th at 6:30pm at Ampers& Studio, 125 Main Street in Newmarket. The event is free and open to the public.
One-time spaceflight candidate and Millspace committee member John Herman will host the evening that will include refreshments and a tour of the space. According to Herman, there is a lot to look forward to. “In the coming years, the Millspace will host workshops, art installations, film festivals, and live theater. Local artists like me are very excited.”
Newmarket business owner Matthew Carano adds that the civic center will become a key cornerstone of local tourism. “Its health will become a core element of community and local business prosperity,” says Carano, who also serves as chairperson of the organizing team, a sub-committee of the Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance.
Plans for the civic center include a theater, lobby, gallery, information desk, meeting room, large function area, and concessions cafe. Learn more about the upcoming center and take a look at a virtual walk-through at millspace.wordpress.com
(Newmarket Mill in 1912 –100 years ago!)