Directions & Hours


58 North Main Street
Newport, NH 03773

The Library Arts Center is located at 58 N. Main Street, Newport, NH in a renovated Victorian carriage house to the rear of the Richards Free Library just opposite the Green. The Arts Center’s two spacious galleries display changing exhibits, and are a presenting venue for films, lectures and performances throughout the February to December season.

Classes and workshops take place in our studio space, which is located on the lower level of the building.  The entrance to the studio is located down the drive to the right of the Center’s main entrance, and the entry is on the left side.  Those taking studio classes should park in the Library/Library Arts Center’s main lot near the main entrance and walk down.  No parking is available near the studio entrance.


Tues.-Friday  11:00am to 4:00pm.  Saturday  10:00 am-2:00pm  Closed Sundays & Mondays.

Please note that the Library Arts Center gallery is only open while exhibits are on display.  Office hours are: Tues.-Fri. 11am-4pm.  Occasionally, the office does not keep regular hours when the gallery is between exhibits.  Please call for more info.

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Inclement Weather Closure

In the event that the Newport School District cancels school due to inclement weather, the Library Arts Center will also be closed. Please check local station WMUR or for cancellation listings.


Newport, NH is at the junction of routes 10 and 11/103 in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region of western New Hampshire. Newport is approximately 10 miles from exits on the major highways, routes I-89 or I-91.

From Interstate 89:

Take Exit 13 (Grantham exit, Route 10 S) or 12A (Georges Mills exit, Routes 11/103).

From Interstate 91:

Take exit 8 (the Ascutney, Vt/ Claremont, NH exit). From Claremont, follow signs to Route 11 and Newport; turn left onto Route 10 N, through town, along the Green, turn left into Library parking lot (large yellow building), follow brick path to right of Library into Library Arts Center galleries.

The Richards Free Library and Library Arts Center are on N. Main Street (Route 10), facing the town common.

For more information please call or email the Library Arts Center:

Phone: 603.863.3040

Annex Location

Our annex location is generously provided by Lake Sunapee Bank: a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, and is located among the storefronts in downtown Newport:

Library Arts Center on Main
15 Main Street

Newport, NH  03773

The annex location does not keep regular hours, but rather is open during special events, and for weekly studio classes.  Parking is available along Main Street, and in the Municipal Parking lot at the intersection of Main St. and Sunapee St.