In the Gallery: Black & White Exhibit

On Exhibit:  April 1 - May 31

with an opening reception Friday, March 31st, 5:00-7:00pm

This community juried exhibit features artwork of in a variety of mediums connected in black, white and gray.

The exhibit is generously sponsored by Dorr Fabrics and LaValley Building Supply.

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!

Introducing 'The Exhchange' - powered by PechaKucha Tell your story in 20 slides, 20 seconds each

PechaKucha is a storytelling format that celebrates people, passion, and creative thought. This storytelling form connects presenters and audience members visually, concisely & memorably, in a way that builds community and honors the stories in us all.  As the Library Arts Center hosts its first ever event powered by PechaKucha–in our brand new storytelling forum The Exchange–you are invited to join as a presenter on this session’s theme: Growth.

We can’t wait to hear your stories!
*Pre-registration is required for storytelling presenters.

Gallery Drop-in - LETTERPRESS

Sat. May 20th | 10am-2pm
Library Arts Center Gallery

If you’ve ever been curious about letterpress printmaking, here is your chance to see this process in action You are invited to stop into the gallery on Sat. May 20th to try out one of the Arts Center’s letterpresses & make a simple print. Our resident letterpress artist Ann St. Martin Stout will be there to guide you through every step.
Free to participate and all are welcome.

Call for Entries: Juried Regional Exhibit

Exhibit Dates:  June 17-Aug.24
Library Arts Center Gallery
Entry Deadline:  Sun. May 28th

All New Hampshire & Vermont artists are invited to submit work for the Library Arts Center’s Juried Regional Exhibit.  Artists may submit up to two recent works made in the last two years.

Peeps Diorama Contest 2023 - Winners Announced!

The esteemed Peeps Panel of Judges met to deliberate over the many shoe box entries filling the Library Arts Center Gallery.  This year’s judge panel consisted of Eagle Times Reporter–Dylan Marsh, Newport Economic Development Coordinator–Allison Browning, and Sullivan County Administrative Assistant to the County Manager Sharon Callum.  Deliberations took well over an hour, as judges came to a consensus.

Become a MEMBER!

Our members make a difference!
Members receive :

  • advance notice of exhibits, artists’ receptions, and classes
  • a 10% discount on all studio classes & workshops (for member and his/her immediate family)
  •  A discounted entry fee for artists for the annual Juried Regional Competition
  • Receipt of exhibition show cards and semi-annual newsletters
  • A lasting investment in all the Arts Center has to offer

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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