PLEASE NOTE: The Library Arts Center OFFICE will be CLOSED today, Tuesday January 22nd.

The office will re-open on Wednesday for our normal hours: 11:00am-4:00pm.

The Arts Center GALLERY WILL REMAIN CLOSED while we prepare for and install our next exhibit: the Juried Regional Exhibit, opening on Sat. Feb. 9th at 10:00am.

Coming Soon: Juried Regional Exhibit 2019

Exhibit Dates:  Feb. 9 - Mar. 21
Library Arts Center Main Gallery
Opening Reception:  Fri. February 15th, 5-7pm
A juried exhibit of recent works by New Hampshire and Vermont artists in all mediums.

2019 JURORS:
Stephanie KyriazisChief of Interpretation, Saint Gaudens National Historic Site  
Penny WhitmanCommunity and Economic Development Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension

Call for Entries: ROY G BIV: All the Colors of the Rainbow

A Juried Community Art Exhibit
Exhibit Dates:  May 4 – July 25, 2019 with an opening reception Fri. May 3rd, 5-7pm
Entry Deadline:  Thurs. Mar. 28th at 11:59pm
Work in this show needs to include all the colors in the rainbow/spectrum (Roy G. Biv). All media will be considered including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, fiber, collage etc.

CREATIVE FAMILIES | After School Drop-in

Please join us to create, create, create!  Drop-in.  No pre-registration necessary.
Wednesday, Feb. 13th  |  3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Library Arts Center on Main  |  15 Main Street, Newport
Join us as we explore various art each month:  Drawing, Painting, Building, Sewing, Woodworking, Collage, Book-Making, Murals, MORE…

It's MEMBERSHIP Time! Our annual membership drive is happening now.

We invite you to partner with us and show your support by renewing your membership or becoming a new member of the Library Arts Center.  Each and every gift makes an impact, allowing us to offer exceptional art programs, classes, performances and exhibits ensuring that art opportunities are available for all in our community and the greater region.  We are grateful for your support!
Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

CALL for ENTRIES: ROY G BIV: All the Colors of the Rainbow

A Juried Community Art Exhibit
Exhibit Dates:  May 4 – July 25, 2019 with an opening reception Fri. May 3rd, 5-7pm
Entry Deadline:  Thurs. Mar. 28th at 11:59pm
Work in this show needs to include all the colors in the rainbow/spectrum (Roy G. Biv). All media will be considered including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, fiber, collage etc.
Click here to find out more or to ENTER ONLINE NOW.

Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

NEW! Letterpress Sessions in the New LAC Letterpress Studio

See the link below for session times and details.
For the first time classes are being offered in the recently established LAC Letterpress Studio at the main Library Arts Center location.  In a two-hour class, students will learn the basics of setting type, locking it into the press, and printing on an 1870s manually-operated tabletop platen press.  Students will go home with note cards printed with a quote or sentiment of their choosing, including a picture from an antique printing plate, if desired.  Click HERE for more details.
Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

Batik Printing in the Studio

Join us at the Library Arts Center for an evening of arts and crafts!
Thurs. Jan. 31st  5:00-7:00pm
Batik is a fabric dying technique in which wax is used to resist colored dyes. The wax is used to create patterns on the cloth. Our simple method uses kitchen tools and other household items as wax stamps.  Find out more and/or REGISTER ONLINE.

Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

Music with Friends for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Friday Mornings |  10:00-10:45am
Experience making music with your children & friends in this class designed for young children and their caregivers. Music will come to life as everyone Sings, Dances, Drums & Claps for Fun, experimenting with voices, instruments & movement.  Find out more.
Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

Gallery of Gifts PICK-UP DATES

ARTIST PICK-UP will take place on:
Tues. Jan. 15th – 11am-6pm
or Wed. Jan. 16th – 11am-4pm
For more information, email us at info@libraryartscenter.org or call us at 603-863-3040

It's MEMBERSHIP Time! Our Annual Membership Drive.

We invite you to partner with us and show your support by renewing your membership or becoming a new member of the Library Arts Center.  Each and every gift makes an impact, allowing us to offer exceptional art programs, classes, performances and exhibits ensuring that art opportunities are available for all in our community and the greater region.  We are grateful for your support!

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.

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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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