COVID-19 Update

The Library Arts Center's gallery and studio spaces are temporarily closed through September.  Find out about our vast array of online offerings HERE.

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Virtual Exhibit: Pastel Society of NH

Member Show 2020 

This online exhibit features recent works by the member artists of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire.  On exhibit through Aug. 31, 2020


Art Classes, Exhibits, Concerts + More!

The Library Arts Center is currently closed to the public--meaning all in-person classes, exhibits and events are canceled.  We've been working hard, and are proud to present a number of virtual classes, performances and exhibits virtually!

Arts ONLINE! Digital Art Projects for Kids & Families

We’re releasing video tutorials for fun summer art projects that you can do from home.  Fun projects will be posted all summer long, so check back frequently to find out some new ways to get creative!

Matt & Shannon Heaton

Summer Performances for Kids

Songs from England and New England on Accordion with Alex Cumming  | Virtual Concert | Thurs. 8/6 @10:30am

Enjoy a dance-able, upbeat accordion show with musician Alex Cumming, and see a little “show and tell” of the inside of a real accordion, and learn about how this fascinating instrument works. Alex Cumming is an English Singer, Accordionist, Pianist, Dance Caller and Workshop Leader originally from Somerset and now living in Boston, MA. He is excited to share lively traditional accordion music with you. Great for all ages.   Click HERE to watch.

Get to Know the Nyckelharpa

Summer Performances for Kids

Get to Know the Nyckelharpa with Bronwyn Bird + Justin Nawn | Virtual Concert | Thurs. 7/30 @10:30am

Find out about the mechanics and rich history of this fascinating Swedish instrument—the Nyckelharpa!  Bronwyn Bird and Justin Nawn  have a common passion for the power of music to build community, as well as this unusual traditional instrument. Their show is equally entertaining and educational.

Click HERE to find out more.  Click HERE to watch the show!

Music to Inspire Activism with Alastair Moock

Summer Performances for Kids

Music to Inspire Leadership & Activism with Alastair Moock  | Virtual Concert | Thurs. 7/23 @10:30am

The Virtual Summer Performances for Kids continue with Grammy-nominated Boston songwriter Alastair Moock, as he presents a concert that celebrates diversity, inclusion, history and fun, steeped in various American musical styles from roots rock to bluegrass to blues.

Click HERE to watch the show!

Matt & Shannon Heaton

Summer Performances for Kids

Traditional Irish Music with Matt and Shannon Heaton
Virtual Concert | Watch the Video

The Virtual Summer Performances for Kids kicked off with this fabulous concert with musicians Matt & Shannon Heaton from the Boston area! They play a variety of traditional instruments such as the bouzouki, tin whistle, flute, accordion and guitar. Enjoy the lively jigs & reels–Perfect for all ages!

Click HERE to watch.

PSNH Member Show 2020

On Exhibit: Pastel Society of NH | 2020 Member Show

Virtual Exhibit | through August 31

The Library Arts Center is pleased to exhibit recent works from members of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire for their 2020 Member Show.

Click HERE to view the exhibit.

Liz & Dan Faiella

Three Bridges Virtual Concert Series

A Celebration of Traditional Music

 An amazing series of exceptional musicians from the traditional music scene from New England and beyond.  Brought to you during the pandemic via live online concerts.

 Find out more HERE.

Eric McDonald

Socially Distanced Outdoor YOGA on the Common

Friday Mornings | 8:30-9:30am

While the Arts Center’s facility is still CLOSED in response to COVID-19, we are thrilled to be starting Outdoor, Socially-distanced yoga on the Newport Town Common beginning on Friday, July 3rd.

 Find out more HERE.

PSNH Member Show 2020


Juried Regional Exhibit

On Virtual Exhibit:  September 4 – October 31

Virtual Exhibit at

Entry Deadline:  August 10, 2020

All artists residing in New Hampshire and Vermont are invited to submit up to two pieces to the jury for this annual favorite exhibit.  

Click HERE to find out more, and to enter.

Birds at Community Arts Night


Become a MEMBER or renew your annual membership today!

Our members make all the difference at the Library Arts Center!  Make a lasting difference in helping us meet our mission.  Find out more about why we love our members, and the benefits of the membership at this link.

Join or Renew HERE.

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