June ART Happenings
June 3rd at 5pm - First Friday
First Friday - New London Barn Playhouse
Join us June 3rd for an open rehearsal at the New London Barn Playhouse, followed by a Q&A session with the directors! There will be light refreshments available after the show.
ALSO Center for the Arts is excited to announce the opening of our newest Contemporary Art Exhibit at the New London Barn Playhouse. Event will take place at the New London Barn Playhouse at 5:00pm. Masks required.
June 9 at 5:30pm
Members Appreciation Reception
LSPA Knowlton House in Sunapee Harbor, Outdoor Terrace. Wine, Nibbles and Music by Folk Fusion to rsvp, please email us at

June 21 at 5:30pm
Tapestry Tuesday with Kevin Gardner
Discovering NE Stone Walls at The New London Inn. Kevin Gardner, author of "The Granite Kiss" will explain all you would ever want to know about New England stone walls and their history. Seating is limited to reserve please email us at
Scholarship Deadline is June 1st!
CALL For STUDENTS - Apply Online Now! 
Over $5000 available for students to study art, music, dance, theater and writing!
CALL for ARTISTS-Apply for Summer Art Shows Now
Applications accepted on a rolling basis and available at
June 9 @ 8PM
Willy Porter at The Flying Goose
Willy Porter continues on a musical and personal odyssey spanning over two decades, 11 albums, and multiple continents. His journey has been defined by an inquisitive love for humanity and the language that describes what we all hold to be true. Porter’s songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven grit, soul, silence and muscle– at times electrifying, dynamic, and unique in the way that Porter’s voice blends and fuses with his fret work.
June 9 - 12
Straw Hat Revue at The New London Barn Playhouse
The best way to kick-off Summer 2022! Meet our Acting Intern Company and celebrate the season to come in this original musical revue. Complimentary tickets available via phone or in-person sale only. Tickets go quickly, so act fast!
June 11 thru August 26
Juried Regional Exhibit at Library Arts Center
All artists residing in New Hampshire and Vermont are invited 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. These can be on paper, fiber, canvas etc. and will ultimately be mounted on 4×4 wooden cradle boards.
June 11 @ 6pm & June 12 @ 2pm
Dance Arts Academy Recital
Dance Arts Academy's SIXTH Annual Recital..."EARTH" The end of the year show will be held at The Claremont Opera House on June 11 & 12 of 2022! This is the ONE weekend that all our students and staff work tirelessly for all year! The kids get to showcase to you and family & friends all they have learned over the course of the year! It is a show NOT to be missed!
June 11 @ 5pm & June 12 @ 2pm
KCPA Spring Show
KCPA SPRING SHOW June 11th 5:00 pm Twilight June 12th 2:00 pm Matinee at the Warner Town Hall. Act I Peter Pan Ballet Act II The Variety Show. Tickets: $20.00 Adults $15.00 Children and Students. For more information please check out our website:

KCPA Auditions for our YOUTH SUMMER MUSICAL Charolettes Web. Wednesday evening June 15th at KCPA Studio 5:00-6:00 pm. Please prepare one minute song and prepare to read from the script and learn a simple dance combination. For more information please check out our website:
June 15 thru July 10
Side By Side by Sondheim at Northern Stage
No one writes a song like Stephen Sondheim. This musical revue celebrates the life and work of a composer who changed the form of the American musical. Featuring songs from West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Follies, and more, this evening of incredible music will delight longtime fans and introduce the next generation to Sondheim’s powerful musical storytelling.
June 15 - June 26
A Chorus Line at The New London Barn Playhouse
A group of hopeful dancers “step, kick, kick, leap, kick touch” for a spot in a Broadway chorus. This vibrant musical is based on true stories from the industry's most dedicated artists. Come see them put it all on the line in this “One Singular Sensation”!
June 18 & June 19
Artists Weekend at The Fells
Discover the natural beauty and gardens of The Fells through the eyes of prominent New England artists as they create en plein air.

Visitors are invited to observe artists interpret the landscape, watch as their paintings come to life, and discuss their individual techniques and learn what inspires them. Select artists demonstrate special artistry methods. Sunday culminates with an exhibit of the weekend’s paintings and a wet paint sale from 3:00-4:00PM in the Pavilion.

 There is also an opportunity to meet and greet the Sculptors who have created the works throughout the grounds for Art in Nature: Sculpture 2022.
June 18 @ 6pm & June 19 @ 2pm
Dreamz in Motion Recital at Claremont Opera House
Join the dancers Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, as Dreamz in Motion puts on its 2nd annual recital. Come see what these performers have worked so hard on all year.

Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, and Acro are all featured with dancers ages 2 through high school. From first-year dancers to seasoned performers, you will see a little bit of everything and enjoy some great music and fun costumes.
June 18
Mural Festival in Newport
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.
June 25 @ 7pm
Claremont Opera House Celebration
Join us to celebrate the 125 year anniversary of the Claremont Opera House! This variety show will feature several local arts organizations that will share some of the history and significance of theatre and music in Claremont. The show will also include the book launch of Stage Whispers - A Living History, Retold, a commemorative book about the history of arts and entertainment in Claremont. Each preorder of this book will include a free ticket to this celebration; see details here.

This 125 anniversary event and book would not be possible without the sponsorship of NH Humanities, the Joan and Tom Kane Endowment, Laurel Elite Books and Claremont Custom Framing & David Putnam Photography.
June 25 @ 7PM
Boston Civic Symphony at The Sawyer Theater
The Boston Civic Symphony, under the direction of Francisco Noya, returns to New London to perform Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Mozart Piano Concerto in D minor with Yutong Sun, soloist; and the NH Premiere of Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Colors.. Visit their website for more information -
June 26 @ 5PM
Summer Concert at The Fells: Coal Train
Peabody’s Coal Train (PCT) is a unique, local NH acoustic Americana 6-piece band featuring strings and shared vocal harmonies. Musicians are Jason Teaster on acoustic guitar, Dave Anderson on harmonica, Steve Cybulski on banjo, Dave Carroll on mandolin, Marc Fraley on upright bass, and Scott Hayes on guitar and dobro. Our home is the Contoocook River Valley of central, NH. We enjoy playing originals and covers that tell stories which celebrate the triumphs and tragedies of human conditions. We particularly appreciate opportunities to interact with a listening audience in special venues with neighbors and new friends.

We encourage you to please bring your own picnic to enjoy as you listen to the music. $35 per person. Advance registration is required.
Thru Labor Day Weekend
Sunapee Farmer's Market
It's back! Located in Historic Sunapee Harbor
Sunapee, New Hampshire 03782
68-72 Main Street
Next to the Quack Shack and between Fenton’s Landing and The Livery

Plenty of Free Parking in the River Road Parking Lot
Next to Prospect Hill Antiques
Market Entrance via the Bridge over the Sugar River
From the River Road Parking Lot
Wednesday Open Art Studio at The Library Arts Center
Bring your own art supplies and work on your current projects 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! You can register and pay online in advance, or if needed Heidi can collect cash or check for the class upon arrival. Drop-ins are welcome.
Online Writing Classes
Online writing courses with Megan Baxter: Writing the College Essay; Creative Writing Lessons for Ages 12-18; and Nonfiction Writing. Megan has won national awards in nonfiction and poetry. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and a BFA in Poetry. For more info visit or to sign up email
Digital Art Projects for Kids and Families
Library Arts Center offers a variety of online art projects. View all of these great art projects on our YouTube Channel. New projects are released each week!
Painting Group at Chapin Senior Center Tuesdays 1pm
Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register.
526-6368. Learn More
Needlework Craft Group at Chapin Senior Center Wednesdays 1pm
Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register.
526-6368. Learn More.
Center For the Arts Online Events
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Teacher Grants
Teacher Grants available now for 2022-2023 school year!
 Center for the Arts e-Calendar goes out twice a month (near the 15th and the 30th). 
To be included in our arts calendar we must receive your cultural event information by the 15th of the prior month. 
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Center for the Arts | 603-526-4444 | |
P.O. Box 872
New London, NH 03257
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