Gallery of Gifts Handmade for the Holidays!

Exhibit runs through Dec. 22 |  Gallery Hours:  Tues.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-2pm

Come visit this annual favorite pop-up market where the Gallery is turned into a sea of handmade craft--perfect for holiday giving.  Featuring work from over 100 local artisans.
Sponsored by:  Carroll Concrete & Bob Skinners Ski & Sport

Yoga at the Library Arts Center

CLASSES will take place at our 15 Main St. Location from Oct. 28th to early February 2020.
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.

Felting Classes at our 15 Main St. Location

The Arts Center is pleased to offer a 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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Gallery of Gifts - Handmade for the Holidays!

Show Runs:  Nov. 9 – Dec. 22nd
HOURS:  Tues. – Fri. 11am-4pm 
Sat. 10am-2pm
**Extended hours on Thursdays and Sundays after Thanksgiving.

It’s finally here!  The gallery has been transformed into a wonderland of handmade craft and original artwork–all perfect for holiday gifting.  This annual favorite pop-up market features the work of 100+ artisans from around the region.  Admission is FREE.

Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

Needle-Felted Santa Workshop

NEW SESSION JUST ADDED!
Tues. Dec. 17th – 5:30-8:30pm
Location:  15 Main Street Studio Classroom

Make a simple needle-felted Santa embellished with fun details! This class will teach the basics of needle felting while students create fabulous felted Santas. Find out more, and register online HERE.

Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

DROP-IN Ornament-Making | Saturdays in December

10:30am-12:30pm
Pop by the gallery on Saturday mornings in December to make a simple, fun holiday ornament!  All ages are welcome, and it is FREE to participate.  No need to pre-register.  Projects change weekly.

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After Hours at Gallery of Gifts!

Thurs. Dec. 12th – 4:00-7:00pm
Pop by after work to enjoy wine, beer & refreshments while exploring unique handmade crafts by 100+ local artisans at one of the Arts Center’s most anticipated events of the year—Gallery of Gifts. We invite you to discover what makes the Arts Center a thriving “gem” in this region and celebrate the creativity of friends and neighbors during the holidays.  Socialize, sip & shop! Free.

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Ladies' Night at Gallery of Gifts!

Thurs. Dec. 5th – 5:00-7:00pm
Put on your glitziest (or gaudiest!) holiday outfit and join us for a night of fun for just the ladies! Enjoy sipping on wine, nibbling on delectable chocolate treats and shopping to close in on that Christmas list, or just to treat-yo-self! Gallery of Gifts is a seasonal pop-up holiday boutique that features handmade crafts from more than 100 local artisans. Prizes will be awarded for the best outfits. Free!

Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

Gallery of Gifts - Consignment FORMS & Directions

Are you an artisan or artist who has been accepted into the 2019 Gallery of Gifts?? Looking for the consignment form and directions?   CLICK HERE.

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Letterpress Sessions in our 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.
Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

YOGA Classes at 15 Main Street

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.   Three classes weekly.  Click HERE for more details about classes, registration and more.  *Classes will take place at our 15 Main St. location beginning Mon. Oct. 28th
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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