Library Arts Center is CLOSED until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Library Arts Center Board has made the difficult choice to CLOSE the Arts Center, gallery & studio, through at least May 4th.  ALL STUDIO, MUSIC, and YOGA CLASSES WILL BE CANCELED DURING THIS TIME.  We understand that there is a possibility that this date will have to be extended, and this will affect many of our upcoming events.  We will be sure to keep you posted regarding any updates to our many upcoming events.  Check back here--on our website--for the most recent updates.   

GALLERY CLOSED. SELECTIONS: Winners of the Juried Regional

SHOW RUNS: Feb. 1 - Mar. 27
Featuring recent works from artist winners of the Juried Regional:
Carol Corliss
Kate Emlen
Robert Frasier
Matthew Greenway
Aaron Kane
Michele Johnsen
Maundy Mitchell
Alan Shulman
Sponsored by:  Sugar River Bank

Yoga at the Library Arts Center

Mondays – Gentle Yoga – 12-12:45
Tuesdays – All Levels – 8:30-9:30am
Fridays – All Levels – 8:30-9:30am
Yoga Classes with instructor Brianna Renner.
$12 single session or $40 for a four-class pass.

AN UPDATE on the Black & White Exhibit:

In light of developments with COVID-19, the Library Arts Center is taking a brief pause while planning this show.  Staff and board are assessing when the Center will be able to physically open the gallery as a community gathering space for this show.  We may need to push the start date of the show a week or two later, and we may need to have a closing reception instead of an opening reception.  If developments in the coming days make it clear that the gallery will need to be physically closed longer, we will create a digital exhibit with those interested in participating in that format. 

In the meantime, we are taking a few days to figure this out before we announce which pieces will be included in this exhibit.  Thank you for entering this show, and for your patience while we sort this all out.  We will be in touch with further information next week. 

Thank you for your participation!
The Library Arts Center Team

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Enter the FULLY DIGITAL! 2020 Peeps Diorama Contest at the Library Arts Center

Things are looking a little different in the world this year, but we are still coming together to make a version of this fun, springtime tradition!  The Library Arts Center is pleased to present an online, digital version this light-hearted, creative contest using the iconic Easter Candies: PEEPS!  Click HERE for more details!


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YOGA Classes in the Gallery -- CANCELED THROUGH 4/6.

Gentle Yoga – Mondays, 12:00-12:45pm
All Levels – Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30am
All Levels – Fridays, 8:30-9:30am
NEW! Chair Yoga – Fridays, 10:00-10:45am
Yoga classes with instructor Brianna Renner.   Four ongoing classes weekly + select Saturdays.  Click HERE for more details about classes, registration and more.  
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Black & White Exhibit

Exhibit on Display:  Opening Date Subject to Change due to COVID-19, through Fri. May 29

This juried exhibit features artwork of all mediums made in black, white and gray. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, mixed media etc. will all be represented. The wide array of mediums, styles, themes and artists will all be connected in the gallery by black and white.

See show updates at this link.

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Three Bridges Concert Series 2020

A Celebration of Traditional Music

This series of exceptional traditional music is curated and coordinated by musician Eric McDonald, who will also be performing in parts of the series.  Following the tremendous concerts we experienced in the past three years, we are excited to welcome these exceptional musicians from around New England and beyond.  Find out more about the musicians and purchase tickets here.

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Letterpress Sessions in our Letterpress Studio -- CANCELED THROUGH 4/3.

Check out the Library Arts Center’s Letterpress Studio!  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.
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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