NEW Exhibit: The 2018 JURIED REGIONAL EXHIBIT

June 30 - August 24th

Opening Reception:  Fri. June 29th, 5-7pm

Featuring Work Selected by our 2018 Juror:  Laura Jean Whitcomb | Owner and Editor of the Art & Gallery Guide & Kearsarge Magazine

Image shown:  Paula Dorr, Hay Day, pastel

Sponsored by the Dorr Mill Store & LaValley Building Supply

SUMMER PERFORMANCES for KIDS

Thursday Mornings in July | 10:30am
Library Arts Center Side Lawn

FREE, and open to all! The Summer Performances for Kids are a long-time tradition at the Library Arts Center! Join us on the side lawn for professional, fun, engaging and enriching performances for kids brought to you by the Friends of the Richards Free Library. Bring a blanket or beach chairs and enjoy a morning of artful entertainment for kids.  

LOCATION CHANGE:  THIS WEEK'S PERFORMANCE--T-BONE, a FAMILY CONCERT will take place at the NEWPORT REC CENTER -- RAIN OR SHINE.

ARTISTS: Plein Air Painting Dates in July

$8 members / $12 non-members
Artists!  Join the Open Studio Art Group for plein air painting dates on Wednesdays in July.  All are welcome.  See link for details.

Alex Kehler + Nicholas Williams | Three Bridges Concert Series

Sat. June 14th | 7:00pm in the gallery
The Three Bridges Traditional Music Series Continues with duo Kehler + Williams.  Purchase tickets at the Library Arts Center, or ONLINE now.

FISH STICKS! Our Community Sculpture Project

Currently on display in front of the Library!

"Fish Sticks" is an outdoor sculpture composed of over 70 wooden fish painted by our community during the Newport Farmer's Market on June 23rd.  It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and create something awesome.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  We hope this is one of the first in many great Community Arts projects to come!

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.

FILM: Seeing Through the Wall: Finding Ourselves in Palestine & Israel

Thurs. July 24th |  7:00pm
Library Arts Center Gallery  |  Free admission.

Seeing through the Wall is not a history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1948, with all its moral complexities and tragic suffering on both sides, but a look at the present everyday life of Palestinians. It invites and challenges viewers to question their own assumptions and prejudices.

Watercolor Drop-in Class

Read our latest NEWSLETTER!

Things are really heating up at the Library Arts Center this summer!
Read all about the exciting happenings at the LAC in our latest newsletter.  Click the image to read the digital version, or pick up a printed copy in the gallery this summer.

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.

McKasson + McDonald

Katie McNally & Niel Pearlman | Three Bridges Music Series

Sat. Aug. 18th, 7:00pm
Our Three Bridges Concert Series continues!  Join us for a show by two phenomenal traditional musicians: Katie McNally & Neil Pearlman.  Find out more, and purchase tickets online now.
McKasson + McDonald

"Fish Sticks" | Our Community Sculpture Project

See the Installation!  |  Currently on display in front of the Library
Fish Sticks is an outdoor sculpture composed of over 70 wooden fish painted by our community during the Newport Farmer’s Market.  It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and create something awesome.  
 
This project was a partnership between the Library Arts Center & SAU 43.
Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

Plein Air Painting Dates in July!

$8 members / $12 non-members
Artists!  Join the Open Studio Art Group for plein aire painting dates on Wednesdays in July.  All are welcome.  See link for details.

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

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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