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.
Masks are not required as the trails and sculptures are all outdoors. Please be respectful of other visitors when approaching the works, maintaining social distancing.
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.
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 in the Spring and Fall and the Annual Symposium will return in September 2022. 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 President@andresinstitute.org, or call (603) 673-8441 between 8am and 5pm.
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 President@andresinstitute.org, 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.
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.
We have two Iron Melt Fundraisers each year, Spring and Fall. The Symposium is every September – with the exception of 2020 and 2021 for COVID. Watch for the return of the Symposium in grand style in 2022!
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 Gail Bloom at President@andresinstitute.org.
#GivingTuesday for AIA
#GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things. This year, as you consider your annual giving, please keep the Andres Institute of Art in mind. We are funded 100% by donations. The park is open daily, 100% free to visitors! This...
Trail Map Updated
This September saw the return of the AIA International Sculpture Symposium. Three visiting artists created new works which have been installed on the trails. Use the button on the homepage or this link to view and print the new map. You can see photos of the new...
Fall Iron Melt – October 2022
Order your mold now for the Fall Iron Melt. Molds will be available for pick up during the Symposium with pick up and return to the Welcome Center by Saturday, October 15th. Get creative! Your order buys a mold, carving tool and instructions. Carve the mold and return...
Sculpture Park Entrance &
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