Juried Regional Exhibit 2019

Exhibit Dates:  Feb. 9 - Mar. 21

Opening Reception:  Fri. Feb. 15th, 5-7pm
A juried exhibit of recent works by New Hampshire and Vermont artists in all mediums.
In the West Gallery:  Text & Textiles: A Traveling Exhibit of Artwork and Poetry  Featuring textiles by artists in the Women's Caucus for Art - NH Chapter and NH Poets selected by Alice B. Fogel, NH State Poet Laureate

In the West Gallery: Text & Textiles

Exhibit Dates:  Feb. 9 - Mar. 21

Opening Reception:  Fri. Feb. 15th, 5-7pm  |  A collaborative exhibit of artworks and poetry that reference textiles in some way, created by artists from the Women’s Caucus for Art-NH Chapter and NH poets selected by Alice B. Fogel, NH State Poet Laureate.

Background image: Debra Claffey, Entreaty (cross section), monotype, oil, encaustic, graphite collage on panel

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

Winter Wonders Vacation Week Art Camp!

Monday through Friday, February 25th – March 1st, 1 – 4pm
Designed to engage children ages 7 to 13, each afternoon, campers will have 2 – 3 stations of possible projects and ideas that will inspire them to create their own wonders each day!  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

After School Art Fridays!

March:  All about Owls! 
Fridays, March 8-29 – 3:30pm to 5pm
for Ages 8 – 12
April Session (Theme: Foxes!) – (four weeks) APRIL 5 – MAY 3  May Session (Theme: Bears!) – (four weeks) MAY 10- 31
Join us for weekly after school art fun!  Register your child by the month.  Click HERE to find out more and to register online.

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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