New Exhibit: SELECTIONS 2018 - Winners of the Juried Regional

April 21-June 14, opening reception Fri. Apr. 20, 5-7pm

Featuring the work of: Shari Boraz, Cyn Cooper, Betsy Derrick,Stacy Friedman, Elizabeth Moore, Gail Smuda, John Teti

Sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Juried Regional Exhibit 2018

ENTRY DEADLINE: June 7th

All artists in the extended region are invited to submit up to two pieces to the jury for this annual favorite at the Library Arts Center.  Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media are welcome.

NOW ENROLLING: SUMMER CLASSES for KIDS 2018!

July-August 2018
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.  Online registration is now open.

Building Better Boards | Perfect Pitch: Creating Stories with Impact

May 30th | 5:00pm in the gallery

Ellen Koenig, seasoned nonprofit board trainer will explore how to develop your perfect “elevator speech” to promote your organization and increase community engagement.  

The Colleen Raney Band | Three Bridges Concert Series

Sat. June 9th | 7:00pm in the gallery
The Three Bridges Traditional Music Series Continues with the phenomenal Celtic Group--the Colleen Raney Band.  Purchase tickets at the Library Arts Center, or ONLINE now.

Watercolor Drop-in Class

CALL for ENTRIES: Juried Regional Exhibit

Entry Deadline:  June 7th, 11:59pm
All artists in the extended region are invited to submit up to two pieces to the jury for this annual favorite exhibit.  Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media are welcome.

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.

The Bill Rosen Quartet

Building Better Boards 2018 | "Perfect Pitch!"

May 30th, 7:00pm  |  in the Gallery
Members of other boards for organizations and nonprofits in the region are welcome!  Ellen Koenig, seasoned nonprofit board trainer will explore how to develop your perfect “elevator speech” to promote your organization and increase community engagement.  Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

McKasson + McDonald

Crafts at the Farmer's Market

Fridays, May 18 & 25June 1 & 8  |  3-5pm
Hosted by: Chris Scott and Stacey Hammerlind
Free, fun and open to everyone!  Easy and fun arts and crafts for all ages! A different project every week.
McKasson + McDonald

The Colleen Raney Band | Three Bridges Music Series

Sat. June 9th, 7:00pm
Our Three Bridges Concert Series continues!  Join us for this fabulous Celtic trio headed by phenomenal musician–Colleen Raney.  Find out more, and purchase tickets online now.
The Bill Rosen Quartet

Help us say "Farewell" to Cat! - our faithful office assistant

Join us Thurs. May 24th, at 6:00 pm at Salt Hill Pub, Newport (upstairs) as we raise a farewell pint to our Office Assistant Cat Joyner as she prepares for her next big adventure… NYC!   All are welcome.  

Sunshine Town Social 2018

Shrinky Dinks Workshop!

Sat. May 26th, 10am-12noon  |  Ages 9 & up!  |  $10 per person
Make your own animal zipper pull! Draw, trace or color your own shrink art charms. Add beads, recycled toys and other fun materials to create your own zipper pull.   Learn more + Register ONLINE NOW.

Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

Open Studio for Adults | Wed. Mornings - 9am-12pm

$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.

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.

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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

Lake Sunapee Bank Announces 3-Year Pledge to Library Arts Center Endowment Campaign

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 Centers endowment fund.  Learn more.

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