Feb 10-April 7th, with an opening reception Fri. Feb. 9, 5-7pm See the work of 80 New England artists in this show that features work in a variety of mediums, all connected in the gallery by Black, White, + Grey. Sponsored by:  MJ Harrington & Co. and

FILM SCREENING:  It’s Criminal: A Tale of Prison & Privilege

Wednesday, March 28th, 7:00pm in the gallery Co-sponsored by SAU 43 & the Library Arts Center Find out more about the film, and see the film’s trailer here:  See more about the screening at the Library Arts Center HERE.

Peeps Diorama Contest 2018

Drop off of Dioramas:  Sat. Mar. 24 OR  Tues.-Thurs. Mar. 27-29, 11am-4pm
CONTEST DEADLINE:  Thurs. Mar. 29, 4:00pm
Peeps Party Friday, March 30, 5-6:30
Dioramas On Display Sat. March 31- Sat. April 7
Find out more about the CONTEST, and find contest rules, details and entry forms HERE.

Peeps Diorama Pickup Saturday, April 7, Tuesday and Wednesday April 10 +11  **All dioramas NOT picked up by this time will be disposed of unless other arrangements are made.


A Series of Traditional Music–purchase tickets per concert, or for the series.
April 6th – McKasson & McDonald with Jeremiah McLane
May 4th – Keith Murphy & Maeve Gilchrist
June 9th – The Colleen Raney Band
July 14th – Alex Kehler & Nicholas Williams
August 18th – Katie McNally & Niel Pearlman
September 14th – Cantrip
Find out more about the Three Bridges series, and purchase tickets for concerts online HERE.

Selections Exhibit 2018:  Winners from the 2017 Juried Regional

April 21-June 14 with an opening reception Friday, April 20, 5-7pm *Please NOTE that the gallery will be CLOSED on Sat. May 26th for a private event.

2018 Selections artists:

Shari Boraz
Cyn Cooper
Betsy Derrick
Stacy Friedman
Elizabeth Moore
Gail Smuda
John Teti

Sunshine Town Social – An event for the ARTS!

This year’s theme: The Roaring Twenties!
Saturday, May 12
–  in partnership with the Newport Opera House Association.  This benefit dinner and auction with live music and entertainment raises much needed funds for these two community arts organizations.  The event is catered by the Old Courthouse Restaurant and will take place at the Newport Opera House.  Find out more about this important benefit auction HERE.

Summer Performances for KIDS! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the RFL Thursdays in July at 10:30am- family friendly performances on the side lawn!  FREE!
July 5—Hampstead Stage Company presents Treasure Island
July 12—T-Bone – Family Concert with Beach Balls, Limbo Sticks + More
July 19—Mime, Chris Yerlig – Mime + Musical Comedy Show
July 26—Hampstead Stage Company presents American Folktales + Songs
**Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as the morning dew often makes the ground a bit moist!

Volunteers for Peace International Work Camp

Late July/Early August Newport will host a Volunteers for Peace Work Camp of youth volunteers from around the world.  These volunteers will be engaged in many projects around the community including assisting in art classes at the Arts Center while here.

Juried Regional Exhibit

June 30- Aug. 24 with an opening reception Friday, June 29, 5-7pm
Find out more about how to enter the competition, and submit your work online HERE.

Apple Pie Crafts Fair

Saturday, August 25, 9am-3pm on the town common- 120+ regional crafts people fill the common, live music day- long, as well as the legendary Apple Pie sale and contest.  The Library Festival including huge book sale and cookie walk are across the road the same day.
Want to find out more about the Fair or see information about becoming a vendor?  See HERE.

Library Arts Center Studio Show

September 14-October 26, Opening Reception Thursday, September 13, 5-7pm

Gallery of Gifts

November 10- December 22, Opening Reception Friday, November 9, 5-7pm Preview Party (limited tickets) Thursday, November 8, 5-7pm The art and craft of 100+ juried makers from the region presented in the gallery for handmade holiday shopping.

Want to find out more about Gallery of Gifts and the process for becoming a juried artisan?  See more information HERE.