Plan Your Visit to Andres Institute of art

Trails are open every day, dawn to dusk.

Events include special ways to interact with the park and art.

Docents are available for group visits.

parking & Planning


The parking lot is at the Andres Visitor Center at 106 Route 13, Brookline, NH. From the lot, follow signs to the trail head where you will find an information kiosk and maps as well as a port-o-john. 


Trails are open from dawn until dusk. There is no fee to enter but donations are greatly appreciated either online or in the trailhead or studio donation boxes.

Dogs on-leash are welcome. Please clean up after your dog so we can continue welcoming them. Also, please be respectful of other visitors when bringing a dog. At events, you may be asked to move to the back of a group for the safety and comfort of all involved. 

Be sure to bring a water bottle and bug spray. There are no trash receptacles, the AIA is a carry in-carry out environment.

Use maps (see below) to find the AIA, plan your visit, or just wander and discover. A map makes returning to the parking area easier after wandering the trails.

You can also visit the Sculpture Gallery to see pictures of most of the works at AIA. The works are also listed by trail or symposium. The Gallery also includes artist information. You can use the Gallery and Maps to plan a personally curated visit.


Our main events are the Iron Melt Fundraisers and the Annual Symposium. 2023 will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Symposium, and the dates are set for September 16 – October 8, 2023. There is also a live music concert series with concerts every month. Scroll down below “Maps” for other events or check out the Facebook page to find out what is happening at the Andres!

Andres Institute of Art Visitor Center

106 Route 13, Brookline, NH

Parking & the Trail Head, when facing the Center as in the photo above, are to the right.

What to Expect

Situated on a former ski area, there is a good bit of vertical rise on the trails. There is a paved accessway to the Studio with easier footing (and works visible from and adjacent to the road). Above the Studio, the trails around the summit are more gradual, and then there is the descent with more sculptures to pause, rest and observe. The sculpture trails are dirt and gravel, tree-covered and peaceful. Wear secure shoes to navigate the occasional tree root, gravel and stones. Plan to spend 1-2 hours – or more. It will take several visits to see all of the works.

Access & Accommodations

Please contact the Andres Institute of Art with any questions regarding disability access needs for individuals or groups. With advance notice we can permit driving access to the Studio and/or help identify works that are most accessible for your needs. Please reach out to the AIA President via email at, or call (603) 673-8441 between 8am and 5pm.

Docent-Guided Visits

The Andres Institute of Art is happy to help you plan a visit for your group, class or club. Please reach out to the AIA President via email at, or call (603) 673-8441 between 8am and 5pm. With advance notice a volunteer docent can be arranged.


Directions to Andres Institute of Art


From Manchester take 101 West to Route 13 South. Travel 6.5 miles south to the AIA Center & Parking on your right.

From Nashua take Route 130 West through Hollis to Brookline Center. After the Library turn left on Bond Street for one block. The AIA Center & Parking is nearly opposite Bond Street at Route 13.

Download/Print Trail Map

Download or print a trail map before you go. The second page includes a numbered list of the sculptures. These maps can also be found at the Visitor’s Kiosk at the base of the trails.

Interactive Online Trail Map

Trailforks is an online map of hike, mountain bike and snowmobile trails. AIA trail information also includes scultpure names and details.

AIA events

Watch this space for upcoming events and links to register. The newsletter is a good way to learn of events and you can follow our Facebook page.

Other events occur throughout the year including performances, lectures and schools partnering with us for adult and youth classes.

Groups can schedule a docent-led tour or event – please contact Kristi St. Laurent at

Dine with the Symposium Artists!

There will be two opportunities to share a meal with the visiting artists during the Symposium. Since they are arriving from overseas, the intent is to share some regional and classic American food with them. On Saturday, September 23 will be a barbecue with food from...

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Int’l Sculpture Symposium Opening Ceremony 9/16

The AIA Annual international Bridges and Connections Sculpture Symposium Opening Ceremony will be held Sept 16 at 1:00 pm at the AIA Welcome Center. The Symposium format will be explained, the visiting artists will be present and will be introduced. The public is...

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John M. Weidman, A Familiar Place published!

John M. Weidman, A Familiar Place is a summary of the artist's life in word, portraits and photographs. Mr. Weidman is co-founder of the Andres Institute of Art and has a long, notable career as an artist both in America and abroad. The book is available signed by Mr....

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Sculpture Park Entrance &

Visitor Center

106 Route 13, Brookline, NH 03033

Call or Mail

(603) 673-7441  (8am-5pm)

Andres Institute of Art, PO Box 226, Brookline, NH 03033-0226


Kristi St. Laurent, AIA President