Selections Exhibit 2020:  Winners from the 2019 Juried Regional

SHOW RUNS:  Feb. 1- Mar. 27, Opening Reception Friday, January 31, 5-7pm

2020 Selections Artists (listed alphabetically):
Carol Corliss
Kate Emlen
Robert Frasier
Matthew Greenway
Aaron Kane
Michele Johnsen
Maundy Mitchell
Alan Shulman

Sponsored by:  Sugar River Bank

Jazz Concert: Flat Iron Jazz Quartet

Thursday, March 5th | 7:00-9:00pm  Library Arts Center Gallery  |  Tickets $15 advance/$20 at door.

The group Flat Iron Jazz will present a fabulous evening of jazz music in the gallery as a fundraiser for the Library Arts Center. Coffee & Dessert Bar are included. Open, café-style seating.  Find out more, and purchase tickets HERE.


Black and White Exhibit:  A juried community group show

April 4-May 29, with an opening reception Friday, April 3, 5-7pm

Interested artists may view more information about the show and view the CALL for ENTRIES HERE.

Peeps Diorama Contest 2020

Drop –off of Dioramas:  Saturday April 4- Thursday April 9, during gallery hours
Contest Deadline:  Thursday, April 9th at 4:00pm

Peeps Party

Friday, April 10, 5-6:30pm, complete with Peeps Awards Ceremony, Peeps appetizers, and a Peeps s’more roast in the parking lot.

Peeps will be on display in the gallery April 11-April 18 during gallery hours with EXTENDED SATURDAY HOURS- 10am-4pm

Peeps & Pints

Thursday, April 16, 5-7pm – A 21+ evening in the gallery for adults to enjoy the dioramas, locally made craft beer by Polyculture Brewery, and appetizers by the Old Courthouse Restaurant.  Tickets are $20 ea. and include a “Peeps & Pints” pint glass.  Purchase tickets in advance.  

Find out more about the Peeps Diorama Contest at the Library Arts Center, and how to enter your very own diorama HERE.


Sunshine Town Social Auction

Saturday May 9th,  Benefit Auction for the Library Arts Center and Newport Opera House Association, held at the Newport Opera House.  Find out more about the event, and ticket information at the link HERE.  Find out more about our sister arts organization, the Newport Opera House Association HERE.


Summer Performances for Kids

Performances for all ages on the Side Lawn of the Library Arts Center each Thursday morning in July.  FREE & Open to all.  Schedule TBA.


Pastel Society of New Hampshire:  Group Exhibition

June 6-July 31, with an opening reception Friday, June 5, 5-7pm

Arts in the Garden – Garden Tour

Tour some of the most creative gardens in town.  To add to the inspiration, artists will be at work in the gardens, and musicians will be playing in various gardens throughout the day. 

Saturday, July 11, 9am-3pm, $12 in advance and $15 day of event

Rain Date of July 12  *for severe weather, determined by the Library Arts Center by morning of July 11


Apple Pie Crafts Fair – the 47th Annual

Saturday, Aug. 22nd.  130+ booths of handmade crafts, Apple Pie Sale and Contest, Firemens’ Famous BBQ, Richards Free Library Festival across the street.  Find out all about this treasured crafts fair and community tradition HERE.


Juried Regional Exhibit

August 8-October 16, with an opening reception Friday, August 7, 5-7pm

Deadline for Entry:  Monday, July 13, 11:59pm, artists will receive notification of participation by Tuesday, July 21.  Artwork selected for inclusion in the show will need to be dropped off Saturday, August 1, 10am-2pm, or by appointment before that date. 

Interested artists may view more information about the show and view the CALL for ENTRIES HERE.


Gallery of Gifts:  Handmade for the Holidays

November 7 – December 23

Preview Party: catered by the Old Courthouse Restaurant Thursday, November 5th, 5-7pm – by ticket – Tickets $15 per person
Opening Reception:  Friday, November 6th, 5-7pm (open to the public).  Find out more about the event, and information on having your work juried for the 2020 show HERE.