Currently on EXHIBIT: ROY G. BIV - All the Colors of the Rainbow

A Juried Community Art Exhibit
Exhibit runs through July 25 |  Gallery Hours:  Tues.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-2pm

Work in this show includes all the colors in the rainbow/spectrum–Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet–(Roy G. Biv).

In the West Gallery: DOLLHOUSES: Obsession on a Small Scale

Featuring dollhouses collected, created and curated by a local collector

May 4 - July 25, 2019  
opening reception: Fri. May 3, 5-7pm

Felting Classes at our 15 Main St. Location

The Arts Center is pleased to announce a new series of needle-felting classes with Jennifer Boyd.  Classes and open studio options for both beginning and seasoned felters.  Offered year-round at our annex location in downtown Newport.

Introducing the NEW Letterpress Studio

The Library Arts Center has exciting news to share—we have installed a Letterpress Studio to boost our creative offerings and studio programming, with help from Newport artist and former LAC board member Ann St. Martin Stout.  Find out more about how this endeavor came about and more about opportunities to use the Studio's presses.

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Art Camp for Grown-ups!

Why should kids have all the fun this summer?!
Join us for a fun and relaxed series of classes throughout the summer to help channel your inner artist.
Select Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.  Click HERE to find out more and to register online.

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Community Arts Night!

Friday, June 14th | 5:00-7:00pm
Under the Tent on the Newport Town Common | FREE to Participate!
LIVE MUSIC by Second Wind | TACO TRUCK by Tacos, Tacos, NH, and ICE CREAM CART by Sanctuary Dairy Farm
Make your mark on a large-scale community arts project (“Birds of a Feather”) where participants will paint one of 200 wooden birds that will “fly high” in the trees in locations in downtown Newport throughout the summer. Part of “Spring into Summer” Weekend in downtown Newport.  Click HERE to find out more.

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NEW EXHIBIT: ROY G BIV

A Juried Community Art Exhibit
All the Colors of the Rainbow
On Exhibit:  May 4-July 25
opening reception:  Fri. May 3, 5-7pm
featuring work by regional artists featuring every color in the spectrum  Click HERE to see a listing of selected artists.

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In the West Gallery: DOLLHOUSES

Obsession on a Small Scale
May 4 – July 25, 2019
opening reception: Fri. May 3, 5-7pm

Featuring dollhouses collected, created and curated by a local collector
Sponsored by:  MJ Harrington & Co. Jewelers

 

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Shrinky Dinks - Industrial Style!

Instructor: Laura Jean Whitcomb – laurajean@howling-beagle.com
Wed. June 19 | 5pm – 7pm | $15 per person
Remember doing this as a kid?  It’s just as fun now, and the results are better!
Make a necklace with industrial-style charms, clock parts, gems and shrink art charms that you create. Let your inner steampunk shine! All materials provided.  Remember doing Shrinky Dink as a kid?  Well it is just as fun as an adult, and your results are well, a lot better! Everyone will leave with a thoroughly unique and funky necklace.  Click HERE to find out more and to register online.

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Barn Quilt Workshop

Sat. June 22  |  9am-2pm$50 , includes all materials
Help us bring the tradition of barn quilts to our region by creating your own to hang on your house or barn.  Barn Quilts are quilt designs painted onto wooden boards that are weatherized and can be hung on interior or exterior surfaces.  This class will make 1×1 foot boards.  There will be an option of three different quilt square designs to choose from.   A variety of paint colors will be provided so students can individualize their colors to further personalize their piece.  Learn all the steps needed to create your own square and leave class with a fully finished piece and the skills to complete more of any size at home on your own.  

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NEW! Felting Classes at our 15 Main St. Location

The Arts Center is pleased to announce a new series of needle-felting classes with Jennifer Boyd.  Classes and open studio options for both beginning and seasoned felters.  Tons of new classes just a announced!  Find out more and/or REGISTER ONLINE.

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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.
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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.

Membership Matters

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!
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Sunshine Town Social Auction Nets $28,000+ for the Arts in Newport!

Thanks to all who bid big and donated to the Sunshine Town Social to Benefit the Library Arts Center & Newport Opera House Association!  Our 2019 auction was a success and the net profits will be equally split between both organizations. These funds will provide critical support for operations in the coming year, allowing us to present a variety of community arts programming.  Many thanks to our tremendous local businesses and supporters for their ongoing support!

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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