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 Summercrest: A Senior Living Community


Jazz Night with the Bill Rosen Quartet

April 26th  |  7:00pm in the gallery


Film Series 

The Library Arts Center is excited to present a series of films for both children/families and adults on the silver screen in the Arts Center gallery.
Films Monthly, March-October, Dates & Films to be announced


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:


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
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.


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.


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


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.


Library Arts Center Studio Show

September 8-October 26, Opening Reception Friday, September 7, 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.