Library Arts Center

The Arts Are for Everyone!

We have a whole new schedule of exhibits, classes and events for 2023... stay tuned for details!

Next up in the Gallery:  SELECTIONS 2023: A Group Exhibit featuring Winners from the Juried Regional 

On Exhibit:  Feb. 4-Mar. 15

with an Opening Reception Fri. Feb. 3rd, 5:00-7:00pm, with delectable hors d’oeuvres from the Old Courthouse Restaurant.

Selections Artists (Listed Alphabetically)

ELIZABETH D’AMICO
JESSICA FLIGG
MICHELE JOHNSEN
SHER KAMMAN
SUSAN LIRAKIS
CHRIS SCOTT
YVONNE SHUKOVSKY 

JURORS:  BETSY DERRICK + JESSICA GELTER

Generously Sponsored by:  SUGAR RIVER BANK

2023 CSA Art Shares (Community Supported Art!) are on sale!

It’s not too late to purchase a 2023 CSA ArtShare! Library Arts Center CSA (Community Supported Art!) 

In the spirit of a traditional CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), the Library Arts Center is once again swapping out agriculture for artwork for an innovative CSA (Community Supported Arts) program! At its core, the program supports local artists, and “Art Share” recipients enjoy having a 4×4 piece of original art mailed to them once a month for five months.  Find out more about the program, this year’s featured artists, and purchase a share at the link below.

New! Magic Class for Kids ages 11-13

with instructor Magician Bruce Cronin
Tuesdays, Feb. 14, 21 and Mar. 7, 14, and 21
3:30-5:00pm in the Library Arts Center Gallery
Making things appear, disappear, change color, multiply… learn all the basics of magic in this fun and engaging five-week class taught by professional magician, Bruce Cronin! 

Needle-felted Penguin Workshop

Fri. Feb. 17, 5:30-8:30pm, in the studio
$40 per student, includes all materials

Have fun felting a fun little penguin to cure the winter blahs!  Both beginner and seasoned felters are welcome to join this fun, seasonal workshop.
*Pre-registration required.  

Needle Felting Series with Jennifer Boyd

These needle felting classes are designed for adults who are new to felting, or have some felting experience. Teens are welcome to take these classes as well. Instructor Jenifer Boyd creates a fun, welcoming, and inclusive classroom environment where students learn to felt, or learn to hone their felting skills to the next level, with fun seasonal projects. 

Needle-felted Penguin Workshop

Fri. Feb. 17, 5:30-8:30pm, in the studio
$40 per student, includes all materials

Have fun felting a fun little penguin to cure the winter blahs!  Both beginner and seasoned felters are welcome to join this fun, seasonal workshop.
*Pre-registration required.  

Basket-Making Workshops with Ray Lagasse

The Library Arts Center is proud to offer these exceptional artisan basket-making workshops with artisan Ray Lagasse.  Students will spend a day in the studio learning this traditional craft and will leave with a fabulous heirloom-quality basket to keep or give as a phenomenal gift.  Workshops are typically offered monthly in the Arts Center studio.

Art for Differently-Abled Adults

Friday mornings starting September 9th, 9:00am-12:00 noon
Library Arts Center Studio
$6 per session for each team of student and caregiver. Includes materials.

This inclusive group meets in the studio for inspired art projects with artist and instructor Becky Bense. This class is designed to engage differently-abled adults as well as their caregivers in fun, creative art projects! Class themes change weekly.

Preserving Newport's Heritage Mural

We are beyond excited that the Library Arts Center is helping to spearhead the heritage mural reproduction in downtown Newport. 

Find out more about the Mural Reproduction.

The Library Arts Center is generously supported in part by:

Library Arts Center

Community Arts Center | Newport, New Hampshire