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

JAZZ Night with the Bill Rosen Quartet | Apr. 26

Thurs. Apr. 26th | 7:00pm in the gallery
We are thrilled to welcome back the sensational Bill Rosen Quartet for this favorite annual concert!  Jazz Improvisations/Standards.  Coffee + Dessert Bar.  Purchase tickets at the Library Arts Center, or ONLINE now.

Get a sneak peek at 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.  More classes are being added to the schedule, and online registration is coming soon.

The PEEP-les Choice Award Winner is....

PEEPS on Newport Beach - by Susanne Stillson-Strong of New London, NH
The Peeps Exhibit has ended... time to pick up your dioramas!

McKasson + McDonald


Diorama Pick UP is taking Place:
Tues. 4/10 until 6pm
Wed. 4/11 11am-4pm
Thurs. 4/12 11am-4pm
Remaining dioramas will be disposed of after Thursday!

Sunshine Town Social 2018

Sunshine Town Social Dinner + Auction

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.

The Bill Rosen Quartet

JAZZ Night with the Bill Rosen Quartet

Thurs. Apr. 26th 7:00pm  |  in the Gallery
Come for a night of fabulous Jazz Standards and Improvisations at one of our annual favorite events!  Coffee + Dessert Bar.  Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

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.

Watercolor Drop-in Class

Watercolor Drop-In Class | Tuesday Mornings

9am-12pm | in the STUDIO
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.

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.

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 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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