PEEPS Diorama Contest 2018!
Enter the 7th Annual Peeps Diorama Contest at the Library Arts Center–It’s marshmallow madness! Have fun and get creative for this light-hearted competition that creates fun scenes with the iconic Easter candies.
Wednesday, March 28th | 7:00pm in the gallery
Co-sponsored by SAU 43 & the Library Arts Center
A film featuring both incarcerated women as well as Dartmouth College students, It’s Criminal: A Tale of Prison and Privilege, highlights the economic and social inequities that divide the United States. Poignant and personal, the feature documentary shares the life-changing journeys of incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students working together to write and perform an original play that explores the often painful and troubled paths that landed the women behind bars and also shares some of their fragile visions for the future.
Friday Nights in March | 7:00pm
Come and see a series of classic black + white films–such as 12 Angry Men, Some Like it Hot, and more! on the big silver screen in the gallery! Free admission + popcorn. Click here to see a full lineup of films in the series. Learn more.
Thurs. Mar. 22 | 5:00-7:00pm
The whole family is welcome to come and work together to create an entry for the famed Peeps Diorama Contest! Materials will be supplied, but bring any specific materials you like. Have fun with the whole family in this friendly studio classroom environment and leave with your own Peeps Diorama to enter in the Arts Center’s annual contest. Free + open to all.
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.
Saturday, May 12th | Newport Opera House
The Sunshine Town Social is a vibrant evening of bidding & socializing to benefit & provide critical support for the programs of the Newport Opera House Association & Library Arts Center. Come for a sensational evening, filled with Roaring Twenties-themed games, cocktails, and so much more, to benefit these two outstanding arts organizations. The event features tremendous live & silent auctions in which patrons may bid on trips, getaways & hundreds of gift certificates from generous local businesses. Learn more.
Part of the Three Bridges Traditional Music Series 7:00pm | in the Gallery Join us for the first concert in this series of traditional music by prominent musicians from New England and beyond. McKasson + McDonald are joined by musician Jeremiah McLane (accordion) for this concert. Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.
9am-12pm | Location: 15 Main St.
Learn the basics or work on developing what you already know in this ongoing, drop-in watercolor class. Each class will be modified to fit whomever shows up! The lessons the instructor shares each week will help beginners learn the basics while engaging intermediate painters in ways that will develop their skills.
$8 members / $12 non-members
Looking for a time to work on current projects? Be inspired to work in a studio environment alongside other area artists in this drop-in group that meets on a weekly basis.
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, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, announced in early January its commitment to support the Library Arts Center Gallery and Studio with a three-year pledge to the Library Arts Center’s endowment fund. Learn more.