Thursday, Nov. 30th – 5-7pm
Enjoy local brews from Polyculture Brewing Co. & delectable hors d’oeuvres from the Old Courthouse Restaurant while you shop from 120+ local artisans! 21+
Friday, December 8th – 5-7pm
Sip, shop, and enjoy the season! This annual favorite drop- in event has prizes for both the most beautifully and outlandishly holiday dressed, as well as chocolate-themed refreshments. Ladies Night is a fun community gathering of local ladies, and all are welcome. Free!
Win a 2024 Membership!
Enter to win one individual membership to the Newport Golf Club for the 2024 season! Winner will be drawn on Dec. 16th. Tickets are $5 each or 3/$10.
This prize has been generously donated by the Newport Golf Club and all proceeds will benefit the Library Arts Center.
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. Please consider adding your recipes featuring apple in desserts, main dishes, sides, salads etc. to the cookbook. Send recipes to email@example.com. Deadline to submit recipes is February 1.
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!
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm in the studio
These fun evening sessions are intended to be welcoming art experiences for people of all skills and abilities to jump in and try their hand at a new art or craft. These sessions are designed to welcome beginners alongside more seasoned artists in a way that is totally inspiring to all. Remember that excitement of making art as a kid? That feeling is just what these sessions are designed to recreate for adults. $15 per session.
for infants, toddlers & preschoolers
Wednesday Mornings, 9:30am in the
Richards Free Library BALLROOM, Library 3rd Floor
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.
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.
Fridays October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 3:30-6:00pm **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.
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.