HOME: Real or imagined; the places we call home.

On Exhibit: April 20 - May 29

This community group show includes artwork from professional artists, non-professional artists, community members, and youth alike in a variety of mediums.

Showcard image: Dawn Sanel, 'Homeward Bound,' pastel

Sponsored by:  LaValley Building Supply and Summercrest Senior Living Community


HOME:  Real, or imagined; the places we call home.

ON EXHIBIT: April 20 – May 29

This community group show includes artwork from professional artists, non professional artists, community members, and youth alike in a variety of mediums.

Image Shown above: Dawn Sanel, Homeward Bound, pastel

Many thanks to our generous business sponsors for this exhibit

Plein Air Outdoor Adventure Painting

CALL for ENTRIES: Juried Regional Exhibit 2024

Exhibit Dates: June 15- July 24, 2024
Library Arts Center Gallery

Entry Deadline: Monday, May 27th, at 11:59pm
2024 Jurors: Robert K. Carsten + Adele Sanborn

Eligibility: All New Hampshire & Vermont artists are invited to submit work for the Library Arts Center’s Juried Regional Exhibit.
Mediums: Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media are welcome. Artists may submit up to two recent works made in the last two years.  

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.

Weekly Open Studio Art Group for Adults

Wednesday mornings – ongoing

$8 for LAC members/$12 non-members. 
PLEASE NOTE: *This group will resume on May 22nd!

Bring your own art supplies and work on painting alongside a delightful and supportive group of artists. Facilitator Heidi Lorenz will paint alongside all, but is available for light guidance and instruction if desired. This welcoming and friendly drop-in style group is available to artists of all styles and abilities!

Drop in–No pre-registration necessary.

Yoga in the Gallery with Brianna

Friday Mornings| 8:30am + 10:00am in the Gallery
PLEASE NOTE: No Class on Fri. May 24th and Fri. Jun. 28

Classes are designed for any student looking to practice yoga. Movement will be linked with breath (as offered by the Hatha and Kripalu traditions of yoga), as well as focus on alignment, and attention paid to honoring your own organic movement. Students can expect to practice both seated and standing poses as well as focus on balance and breath.  Please bring your own mat and any props you would like.

Plein Air Outdoor Adventure Painting

Music with Friends

for infants, toddlers & preschoolers

Wednesday Mornings, 9:30am in the
Library Arts Center Gallery
with instructor Julie Love |   $12 per family, per week 

Experience  making music together in this class designed for babies through five year-olds and their caregivers.  Music will come to life as everyone sings, dances, drums and claps, experimenting with voices, instruments and movement.   *Pre–registration is required.  Sign up online  for specific weeks, or the whole series.

Arts and Economic Prosperity Survey (AEP6)

The results are in for Sullivan County!

The arts have a tremendous economic impact in our region, and we’d love for you to find out more.  Explore the data for our local region at the link below.

Ladies Night at Gallery of Gifts

An Apple Cookbook is Coming!

 in Celebration of the 50th Apple Pie Crafts Fair

In celebration of the 50th Apple Pie Crafts Fair coming up in August 2024, we are creating an apple-themed community cookbook! We would love to have your apple recipes in the book.  Send us your best recipes featuring apple in desserts, main dishes, sides, salads etc. to the cookbook.   Send recipes ASAP to applecookbook2024@gmail.com. You can also mail photocopies of your recipe cards to the LAC, or drop them off in our office any time during gallery hours.

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.

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