FEBRUARY 2024

CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVENTS

February 2nd from 5pm to 7pm

First Friday - Gallery Stroll

New London - Free


Join us for Free First Friday!

Visit five galleries in New London, see the new art and meet the artists!

Opening Receptions 5-7pm at The New London Inn, Bar Harbor Bank, Blue Loon Bakery, Connolly Gallery at the New London Playhouse Fleming Center, and Tatewell Gallery.

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February 10th from 9AM to 11AM

Winter Arts Drop In

Whipple Hall - New London - Free


Winter Arts program in partnership with the NL Town Rec Department. Family focused art fun that runs Jan-March at Whipple Hall. All ages welcome,

9-11am. February is Valentine's Day focused.

This event is free!

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February 19th at 5:30PM Humanities Mondays

Whipple Hall - New London - Free


Presented by Charley Freiberg

"Historic Preservation Photography in New England." Local photographer Charley Freiberg talks about the purpose of Preservation Photography, the techniques required, and some of the places he has had to photographs. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please RSVP to info@cfanh.org.

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REGIONAL ARTS EVENTS

Thru February 4th

The Cake at The Shaker

Bridge Theatre

5 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT


In this deliciously funny comedy, all is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she's just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself. 

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Thru February 11th Constellations at Northern Stage

74 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT


What if you'd made a different choice? What if you'd said the thing that popped into your head just after you walked away? Nick Payne’s Olivier Award-winning modern romance Constellations follows Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a scientist, from their first meeting through a multitude of possible futures, from marriage to heartbreak, through sickness and health, and back again, in a play that reveals the vast universe of possibilities in our lives.

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February 1st at 7:30pm

The New England Bluegrass Band at The Flying Goose Pub

40 Andover Road, New London


Playing on the main stages of major Bluegrass festivals around New England, European World of Bluegrass. (Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and the UK) Led by frontman Cecil Abels, a native of Mississippi, a powerful vocalist and rhythm guitarist who was brought to the region courtesy of a career in the U.S. Navy. 

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February 3rd thru March 14th

Selections 2024 Gallery at the

Library Arts Center

58 N. Main Street, Newport


This group exhibit features a body of work from each of last year's winners of the Juried Regional. Opening reception is Friday, February 2nd at 5pm.

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February 8th at 7:30pm

Mark Erelli at The Flying Goose

40 Andover Road, New London


Erelli turns adversity into finely embroidered rock songs that burn with urgency. Following full-bodied rock forebears Tom Petty, George Harrison, and Roy Orbison, Lay Your Darkness Down reflects on the unknown glories of this planet and love’s healing power. With an excited finger plucked acoustic guitar and vocal coos on “Sense of Wonder,” we’re reminded to dive into

the world’s vibrancy with awe and unabashed joy.

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February 8th thru March 28th

Points Of View Art Exhibit at Colby Sawyer College

541 Main Street, New London


This exhibition is organized by the students of the (ART 115-116) Exhibition Foundations class, taught by Jon Keenan, Kolligian Distinguished Professor and Sonja C. Davidow '56 Endowed Chair of Fine Arts. Exploring wide-ranging themes and perspectives, students research and present works from the college’s art collection, including lithographs, wood-block prints, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and mixed media for this special exhibition.

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February 9th at 7pm

Ian Galpeau at The Sunapee CoffeeHouse

9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee


Ian Galipeau is an indie-rock songwriter for hopeful cynics. If you cry at It's A Wonderful Life, despise every TV news channel, and have a moderate-but-not-crippling sense of anxiety about climate change, there's a good chance you'll appreciate his lyrics.

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February 9th at 7pm the Newport Winter Carnival Pageant at the Newport Opera House

20 Main Street, Newport


This is the 108th Winter Carnival pageant in Newport, a long standing town tradition.

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February 10th at 8pm The Conniption Fits at the Newport Opera House

20 Main Street, Newport


The Conniption Fits – “A Tribute to Party Rock Across the Decades,” is going to “rock” the Newport Opera House in their

February 10th performance!


Get ready to dance the night away with this all-out entertaining band who are known for their unique versions of popular 80’s, 90’s and current pop song selections. Dress the Newport Winter Carnival theme “Woodstock” – Peace, Love & Music, for prizes!

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February 10th at 7:30pm - Heartless Tribute Band at the Claremont Opera House

50 Opera House Sq., Claremont


Heartless is a touring act for the upper East Coast and New England with a goal of playing each song as a true to live version of Heart’s performances. This band packs the house with each gig with fans who sing along with classic Heart songs and few well known Led Zeppelin covers commonly covered by Heart throughout their decades of tour.

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February 17th at 6pm - Slim Volume at The Livery

58 Main Street, Sunapee


Slim Volume’s music spans many genres, weaving a blend of sounds that evokes indie and classic rock, folk, and cosmic Americana. Dual lead vocalists Trent Larrabee (guitar) and Jake DeSchuiteneer (bass) combine close vocal harmonies with thought-provoking lyricism.

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February 17th from 9am to 3pm - K-8th Grade Music Workshop at the Newport Opera House

20 Main Street, Newport


Learn basic singing, dancing, and acting techniques with theatre professionals! This is a great opportunity for first-time theatre students and students who want to brush up on the basics and have fun performing familiar shows and music. 

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February 21st from 1pm to 2:30pm Improv for Caregivers at The Fleming Center

88 Main Street, New London


Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be overwhelming, lonely, and extremely difficult. The New London Barn Playhouse and Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice are supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts to offer FREE monthly events that connect caregivers going through similar situations and help them navigate different circumstances. 

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February 23rd at 7pm

Tom Pirozzoli at the Sunapee CoffeeHouse

9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee


Tom Pirozzoli is well known, much respected on the New England and on the national music scene. Tom's songs have been recorded by artists as varied as Tonto's Big Idea, Willy Porter, and Pam Prior. His co- writes with Willy Porter have been performed in Carnegie Hall, at Madison Square Garden and The Royal Albert Hall. 

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February 23rd & 24th at 7pm

Steel Magnolias at The Claremont Opera House

58 Opera House Sq., Claremont


A celebrated Southern classic of family and friendship, Steel Magnolias tells the story of a group of strong and beautiful women who cluster around Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in a small Louisiana parish.

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What's Up for Kids?

Library Arts Center
Ava Art Gallery
Kearsarge Performing Arts
New London Barn Playhouse
Dance Arts Academy
Tracy Memorial Library
Newbury Public Library
Abbott Library

Ongoing Events

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.

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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!

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Painting Group at Chapin Senior Center Tuesdays at 1pm


Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register, 526-6368.

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Needlework Craft Group at Chapin Senior Center Wednesdays at 1pm


Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register, 526-6368.

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Center for the Arts Online Events


First Fridays, Special Events, Authors, Students, and School Programs Centerfortheartsnh.org/arts-online


And visit our Youtube Channel too!

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Teacher Grants


Teacher Grants available now for 2023-2024 school year!

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Ongoing Opportunities

CFA Visual Arts Events and Opportunities
CFA Literary Arts Events and Opportunities
CFA Performing Arts Events and Opportunities
CFA Student Opportunities and Events
CFA Teacher Grants
CFA Student Scholarships
Community Arts Links and Resources
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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. 


To add your Cultural Event to our e-Calendar send your information, date and photo to calendar@centerfortheartsnh.org.



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