PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO YOGA CLASSES today on Fri. Feb. 23rd


Winners of the Juried Regional

Feb. 3-Mar. 14th
Opening Reception:  Fri. Feb. 2nd, 5-7pm

This group exhibit features a body of work from each of last year's winners of the Juried Regional.  

Exhibiting Artists (in alphabetical order):

Sponsored by:



Image:  Betsy Holmes, The Dark Pool


Artists’ Trip!  Let’s Paint the South of England!

April 30th – May 8th, 2024
with Art Guide Heidi Lorenz 

The Library Arts Center is hosting an artists’ trip to the South of England with Arts Center staff member Heidi Lorenz.  Eight participants will enjoy an incredible arts travel experience, painting in stunning locations with the simplest of travel art supplies, visiting castles and museums, while lodging in a gorgeous British inn.

Gallery Drop-in | Explore Pen + Ink

Sat. Feb. 24th | Drop-in 10:00am-2:00pm

Drop-in to the gallery this Saturday for a fun time crafting fun projects in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!  Artist Pam LaFountain will guide participants of all ages in making some fun and simple leprechaun and shamrock-themed crafts.

All supplies and materials are provided. FREE to participate and all are welcome to come and get creative in the gallery.

Capturing the Winter Light in Watercolor

with Robert J. O’Brien, AWS NWS
Sat. Feb. 24th | 9:30am-4:00pm

Learn how to paint the magnificent New England landscape in watercolor with Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS in this one-day workshop. Students will learn techniques on how to create contrast and spectacular light effects through the use of shadow on a snowy subject. This class is open to all abilities, with some watercolor experience suggested. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting and a critique at the end of the session. 

Gallery of Gifts

New! Foundations in Art for TEENS

New Session starting in January!  **Scholarships are available.  

 This class presents an opportunity for artists to widen, broaden & deepen their artistic skills in a friendly environment that is warm & welcoming.  Questions are applauded, exploration is encouraged, and personal artistic development is certain.  This series will grow & expand throughout the year allowing students to dive even deeper into their creations and learning while building and strengthening their skills and art portfolio.  Students will be introduced to a wide variety of artist -grade materials, view examples from the masters throughout history–juxtaposed with contemporary greats, witness artist demonstrations, and create their own masterpieces.  

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 You can also mail photocopies of your recipe cards to the LAC, or drop them off in our office any time during gallery hours.

Plein Air Outdoor Adventure Painting

New! Plein Air Adventure Art!

An ‘En Plein Air’ Art Experience for All Seasons and Terrain

Guided and Coordinated by artist Heidi Lorenz

This monthly drop-in class meets in a different inspiring location throughout the year to draw, paint, sketch or photograph nature in comradery with other outdoor art enthusiasts. This inclusive and welcoming group is designed to engage artists at all levels & to consider the natural effects of light & its ever changing influences on our landscape. This drop-in series is an opportunity to create a fun community of artists, to be inspired, creative, adventurous, & to be amidst nature in all seasons throughout the year! 

Yoga in the Gallery with Brianna

Friday Mornings| 8:30am + 10:00am in the Gallery

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.

Weekly Open Studio Art Group for Adults

Wednesday mornings – ongoing

$8 for LAC members/$12 non-members.

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.

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.

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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