Castles were once built for protection and as symbols of power. Today they represent dreams.
The dream for Tarleton Castle is to be a place for creation, of art in all its forms.
Tarleton Castle Arts is a nonprofit artist’s residency center in the White Mountain Region of northern New Hampshire. Artists that work in three-dimensional art, architecture and design to explore connections with the building arts by engaging in the design and construction of the Castle’s completion, its studios, and sculpture trails. While in residence, these artists utilize their skills and talents to help TCA host workshops for local communities and are given the opportunity to leave a lasting imprint on the campus character, thereby bestowing a sense of ownership.
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TARLETON CASTLE ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, SEPT 11, 2021
We’re bringing back the Castle’s Annual Open House this fall! We are thrilled to slowly return to normal post-pandemic operations at the Arts Residency Program and can’t wait to invite you for a day of light refreshments and live music . You will learn about the growth of our Pioneer Residency Program, see the work we have completed on both the Castle and Heath Studio, view the sculpture path and trail system, and learn about our warm glass studio, cobb oven, victory garden, and so much more.
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TOUR THE CASTLE
Tarleton Castle has been under construction since 2004. We are making great progress, though we still have much work to complete. Here is a glimpse of its future. This is a walkthrough of the facility as it will be when it is completed, and a working, living center for the Arts.
READ TIM'S STORY
Since coming to the North Country, Tim has seen a need for more art education. It seemed to him that the castle could be a center for that purpose. As the castle grew he thought of ways to make that happen. He continued to build mostly on his own, but with occasional help from friends.
VIEW THE PROGRAMS
From tile workshops for young children to concrete and cob sculpture workshops, Tarleton Castle has a robust array of programs for all ages during the summer months. Learn more about the programming offered by TCA.