Currently on Exhibit: The 2018 JURIED REGIONAL

June 30 - August 24th

Featuring Work Selected by our 2018 Juror:  Laura Jean Whitcomb | Owner and Editor of the Art & Gallery Guide & Kearsarge Magazine

Image shown:  Paula Dorr, Hay Day, pastel

Sponsored by the Dorr Mill Store & LaValley Building Supply


Sat. Aug. 25th | 9am-3pm
The Library Arts Center proudly presents the 45th Annual Apple Pie Crafts Fair on the Newport Town Common, featuring 130+ booths of handmade crafts, scrumptious foods, the famous apple pie contest + sale.  Rain or shine.  Admission is FREE!

ARTISTS: Summer Plein Air Painting Dates

$8 members / $12 non-members
Artists!  Join the Open Studio Art Group for plein air painting dates on Wednesdays in August.  All are welcome.  See link for details.

Enrollment continues! SUMMER CLASSES for KIDS 2018

Classes + Camps run through the end of August
Spend your summer creating great art in the studio!  See all the great classes + camps we have available for ages from infants to pre-teens.  Register online now!

FISH STICKS! Our Community Sculpture Project

Currently on display in front of the Library!

"Fish Sticks" is an outdoor sculpture composed of over 70 wooden fish painted by our community during the Newport Farmer's Market on June 23rd.  It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and create something awesome.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  We hope this is one of the first in many great Community Arts projects to come!

McKasson + McDonald

Farm-to-Table Dinner

Sat. Aug. 25th  |  5:00pm
Join us for the annual favorite Farm-to-Table Dinner under the tent at the Old Courthouse Restaurant, following the 2018 Apple Pie Crafts Fair!  The dinner features foods found weekly at the Newport Farmer’s Market.  Proceeds benefit the Library Arts Center.
Find out more, and buy tickets now!

Sunshine Town Social 2018

Summer Classes--Now Enrolling!

May – August
We’re thrilled to announce our 2018 classes lineup!  See all of the great art camps, classes and workshops we are offering for kids this summer, and register now before classes fill up!  Full and partial SCHOLARSHIPS are available!  Please inquire.  Learn more + Register ONLINE NOW.

McKasson + McDonald

Katie McNally & Niel Pearlman | Three Bridges Music Series

Sat. Aug. 18th, 7:00pm
Our Three Bridges Concert Series continues!  Join us for a show by two phenomenal traditional musicians: Katie McNally & Neil Pearlman.  Find out more, and purchase tickets online now.
Watercolor Drop-in Class

Read our latest NEWSLETTER!

Things are really heating up at the Library Arts Center this summer!
Read all about the exciting happenings at the LAC in our latest newsletter.  Click the image to read the digital version, or pick up a printed copy in the gallery this summer.

Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

Plein Air Painting Dates in July!

$8 members / $12 non-members
Artists!  Join the Open Studio Art Group for plein aire painting dates on Wednesdays in July.  All are welcome.  See link for details.

Music with Friends

Music with Friends for Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers

Friday Mornings, 10:00-10:45am
Experience making music with your children & friends in this class designed for young children ages 0-5, and their caregivers. Music will come to life as everyone Sings, Dances, Drums & Claps for Fun, experimenting with voices, instruments & movement.  This class meets at our 15 Main St. location.  Learn more.

Our 50th Anniversary ENDOWMENT Campaign

Help us reach our goal of $500,000 so we can secure a strong future for the Library Arts Center!   Find out more about the generous $200,000 matching challenge from the Roy Malool Family Foundation.


Endowment Campaign GOAL: $500,000

Support the 50th Anniversary Endowment Campaign

The Roy Malool Family Foundation has offered an exceptionally generous matching opportunity for this campaign.  Donations and pledges made this year will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $200,000!  Your donation will be DOUBLED to sustain the Library Arts Center in the next 50 years!

Lake Sunapee Bank Makes 3-Year Pledge to LAC Endowment Campaign

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Announces 3-Year Pledge to Library Arts Center Endowment Campaign

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (formerly Lake Sunapee Bank) announced in early January its commitment to support the Library Arts Center Gallery and Studio with a three-year pledge to the Library Arts Centers endowment fund.  Learn more.

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