Juried Regional Exhibit

On Exhibit: June 11 - August 26th

We invite you to join us for the exhibit's Opening Reception:
Friday, June 10th, 5-7pm
Light refreshments will be served.
This show features recent works by regional artists in a variety of mediums.

Sponsored by: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

Preserving Newport's Heritage Mural

The Library Arts Center is thrilled to spearhead the reproduction of one of Newport's cherished community murals this summer.

Find out more about the project, participate as an artist at the Mural Festival, volunteer, or sponsor a panel!

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 this summer!

Find out more + Get involved!
On Exhibit: June 11 - August 26th  We invite you to join us for the exhibit's Opening Reception: Friday, June 10th, 5-7pm Light refreshments will be served.  This show features recent works by regional artists in a variety of mediums.  2022 Jurors:  Betsy Derrick Professional Artist  Jessica Gelter Executive Director, Arts Alive!

Juried Regional Exhibit

On Exhibit: June 11 – August 26th
 Opening Reception:  Friday, June 10th, 5-7pm
This show features recent works by regional artists in a variety of mediums chosen by 2022 Jurors: Betsy Derrick and Jessica Gelter

Newport Heritage Mural Festival

Sat. June 18th
Newport Town Common

Save the date for Newport’s very own Mural Festival!  The exciting public arts event will feature 30+ artists as they work to begin painting work on one of Newport’s treasured Heritage Murals that has fallen into disrepair over the past 25 years.  The event will coincide with Newport Nano Brewfest and will feature live music, food trucks, and a celebration of community.

Check out all the artful offerings for Kids & Families this Summer!

Art Projects Under the Tent | Studio Classes
Gallery Drop-ins  |  Newport Farmers’ Market
Summer Performances for Kids

Get creative with us!

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Art Camp for Grown-Ups!

Thursdays in July and August, 6-8pm
$10 per class

Why should kids have all the fun?  This series is designed to get adults creating, regardless of experience or perceived creative ability.  Sign up for one, several, or the whole series as you see fit.  Get messy, learn new techniques, leave each session with finished products as well as the know-how of how to make more at home.  

Summer Studio Classes for Kids

Wednesdays in July + August, 9:30-11:30
for ages 7-12

*Registration is by the week, so sign up for the sessions that interest you!  $10 per participant, per class.

This weekly series is designed so children can sign up for the classes that interest them.  Each of these classes is a deeper dive into the creative process in our studio.  Children attend these classes without caregivers, learn new skills, make new friends with similar creative interests, and leave with wonderful finished projects.

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Family Yoga with Willow!

Four-week session, Thursdays July 21, 28, August 4, & 11 – 9:30am

Family yoga is a perfect way to unplug, connect and spend loved-up, joy-filled quality time together as a family. Each session will have a different imaginative theme of focus to keep even the youngest participants fully engaged in this fun and relaxing practice.

Music with Friends for Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Instructor: Julie Love
Wednesday mornings July 13- August 17, 10:00am

Experience making music with your children in this classdesigned for young children and their caregivers together. Music will come to life as everyone sings, dances, drums and claps for fun, experimenting with voices, instruments and movement. Outdoors under the open-air event tent
Register online, pre-registration required.  Sign up for the full series, or just the weeks that work for your family.

Registration for Music with Friends is coming soon!  Check back with us.

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Summer Performances for Kids!

Free, family-friendly performances on the side-lawn of the Library

Thursday Mornings in July at 10:30

*Bring a blanket or a lawn chair!  All are welcome!

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Richards Free Library

Newport Heritage Mural Festival

Sat. June 18th
Newport Town Common

Save the date for Newport’s very own Mural Festival!  The exciting public arts event will feature 30+ artists as they work to begin painting work on one of Newport’s treasured Heritage Murals that has fallen into disrepair over the past 25 years.  The event will coincide with Newport Nano Brewfest and will feature live music, food trucks, and a celebration of community.

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Call for Artists: CSA (Community Supported Art!)

All artists residing in New Hampshire and Vermont are invited to submit up to submit concept entries for a chance to be a featured artist in the Library Arts Center’s Community Supported Art (CSA) program.  For this project, selected artists will create 51 small original art pieces that measure 4×4 inches that will be mailed out to ArtShareholders in the first half of 2023.

Entry Deadline:  August 5, 2022

New Yoga sessions

New Class: Sketchbook Journaling in Watercolor

Instructors:  Patti Warren & Gael Clauson
Thursdays, June 23-July 28, 10am-12:30pm

Join us for a lively seven session class for an opportunity to begin or expand your illustrated journaling.  Patti will demonstrate and lead you through simple but effective techniques to complete a watercolor piece that begins a story.  Gael will instruct you in lettering styles and page design that will make your journal the ideal way to record your memories.  Come paint and letter with us to begin or enhance your creative journaling practice. 

New Yoga sessions

Basket Workshops with artisan Ray Lagasse

Select Saturdays, 8:30am-4:30pm 
See a list of open sessions.

In this one-day workshop students will create an artisan, heirloom-quality basket from start to finish! The baskets will be woven using reed with a hardwood base, rails, and rim. All materials are created and prepared by instructor Ray Lagasse–a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen.

Save the Date for the Apple Pie Crafts Fair - Sat. Aug. 27th!

Come enjoy this iconic summer Fair that is one of the longest-running craft fairs in New Hampshire.  Sat. Aug. 27th on the Newport Town Common.  100+ booths of handmade crafts, apple pie, live music, and food vendors.  Free admission.  9am-3pm–Rain or shine.

Find out more about the Fair.

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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 this summer!

Find out more + Get involved!