3S Artspace is a nonprofit alternative arts organization that combines performance space, an art gallery and Block Six restaurant. We’re dedicated to presenting and supporting bold, emerging art and entertainment and cultivating an informal space for the exchange of ideas and creativity. 3S has been years in the making, years of careful planning, collaboration and programming within our community. The idea sprang from the need to provide space for the kind of experiences that shape us all. Our home in downtown Portsmouth is a place for curious minds of all ages and backgrounds to gather, explore, cultivate new perspectives and ideas and fall in love with the experiences of eating, seeing, hearing and making, all under one roof.
Just Us Chickens is an artisan coop with 22 local members who hand make all of the merchandise. The shop has everything from home decor items, pottery, jewelry, felted and hand sewn items to American Girl Doll clothes and Women’s accessories. The inventory is continually being changed so the shop is never the same twice. Just Us Chickens has cards made from photography, water colors, felting, scratchboard art, dried flowers, oil paints and hand dyed paper.