April ART Happenings
April 95:30pm
FIRST FRIDAY! Virtual Poetry Night!
"Native American Beauty Is Diversity."
Join us for an evening of readings with special guest, Marie Harris, past NH Poet Laureate and this years winning poets.  A discussion and Q&A on the theme will follow after the readings.This event is in collaboration with the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. ASL Interpreted

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2021 Student Scholarships
Now Accepting Applications!
Scholarships for High School Seniors and students in grades 7-12. The Lang Memorial Scholarship, and the Madge Rizza Scholarship for the Performing Arts, are awarded to High School seniors who are pursuing the arts. Deadline May 15th for Seniors and June 1st for others.

April 16:45pm
Join Revels North Zoom Pub Sing
Join Revels North's own dynamic director duo of Nils Fredland and Brian Cook (and guest leaders) to welcome spring at our Zoom Pub Sing from 6:45 to 8:15pm. You'll sing from the comfort of your own living room, hoisting the beverage of your choice.
We will send you the Zoom link to the event the day before.
April 1
The Currier Museum of Art will reopen to the public
A new exhibition, The Body in Art: From the Spiritual to the Erotic, will explore the creative ways artists through the ages have used the human body as a means of expression.
Through September.
April 2-23
10th Annual Peeps Diorama Contest at Library Arts Center
The dioramas will be on display in person in the gallery, with social distancing, and also online. Peeps gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am-4pm, and Saturdays, 10am-1pm.
April 2——
Rabbit Scavenger Hunt by Library Art Center
Library Arts Center is excited to announce another great “Hunt” in downtown Newport Easter Weekend.
Find the clues posted on the LAC website Friday, April 2.
April 2——6:00pm
Easter Egg Hunt for Adults
Sunapee Recreation presents an "Adults Only Fun Hunt”. Meet at the Ben Mere bandstand. Proceeds benefit Sunapee Rec. Summer Camp Scholarships. Advance registration required at:
April 3——10:00am
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Bunny is hosting the Easter Egg Hunt at Sanctuary Dairy Farm. (Donation of a non-perishable food item is appreciated.)
April 3——10:00-11:00am
Drive -Thru Easter Egg Hunt
Sponsored by Sunapee Recreation for kiddos of all ages, at the Sherburne Gym. Pose for a photo with the Easter Bunny. (No registration needed.)
April 79:30am
Experimental Abstract Design with Mixed Media
In this class, taught Patti Castellini, by you'll experiment by combining a variety of mediums, including ink, paint, pencils, pastels, collage, and any other objects you can find. Online: Fridays, April 7-May 2 (new dates), 9:30 am-12 pm
April 7—66:30pm
Warner Historical Society presents Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares
Jennie Powers took a stand against social vices in New Hampshire and Vermont in the early twentieth century.Jennie was known across the country as "The Woman Who Dares", cited by the Boston Post newspaper in 1906 as having arrested more men than any other woman in America. Co-sponsored by the Pillsbury Free Library and the Warner Historical Society, funded with a grant from NH Humanities. Register to get the Zoom link.

April 86:30pm
Abbott Library presents an Interactive Virtual Author Talk with Ty Gagne
IN his book the Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites, Ty Gagne lays out the events that led up to an epic and legendary rescue attempt in severe and dangerous winter conditions in the White Mountains.To register call 603-763-5513 or email
April 127pm
Zoom with Poet  Alexandria Peary
For Poetry Month, The John Hay Poetry Society welcomes NH Poet Laureate, Alexandria Peary for a special evening of poetry.
Email Dianalee Velie at to sign up for a link the the Zoom event.
April 15 6pm
Thursday Evening Watercolor Presented by Library Arts Center: Painting the Night with Watercolor
As the sun goes down and the stars come out, join in this evening watercolor class focused on painting night scenes. Four-week series for beginners & intermediate students. Thursdays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 6:00-8:00pm.
OnlinClass via Zoom! $40 Learn More
Thru April 16
Two Exhibits at AVA Gallery In Honor of Women's History Month
Through the Windows: Opening an Exhibition during Covid-19, a performance by Ellen Smith Ahern. To be viewed from outside through the windows at AVA.Learn More
April 19 6:00pm
NLBP Monthly Masterclass Series: Shakespeare
Come learn about the many musical theater styles, trends, and trailblazers alongside other curious appreciators of the arts! Shakespeare taught by Barnie Alum and Shakespeare Director, Andrew Miller will take place on Zoom.
Coming April 22
Megan Baxter's New Book "Farm Girl" a Memoir
Pushcart Prize winner Megan Baxter’s new book Farm Girl a Memoir will be coming to bookstores April 22 in time for Earth Day 2021.
Beginning April 25
Kearsarge Chorale's new virtual Spring Concert
Presented online. Songs will include three selections new to the Chorale and one familiar favorite, all by contemporary composers and all chosen for their comforting qualities, appropriate for a troubled time: “Sing Me to Heaven” by Daniel Gowthrop, “The Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre, “Bridge Over Trouble Waters” by Paul Simon and “Flight Song” by Kim Andre Arnesen.
April 26-30
I Get a Kick out of Zoom!
2021 Spring Musical Theater Intensive
Sessions will meet on Zoom
Teen Performers (ages 12-18): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Young Performers (ages 6-11): 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Technician/Designers (ages 6-18): 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
More information at
April 28 7:00pm
Warner Historical Society presents Social History of the Mink Hills
Rebecca Courser will present a program on the “Social History of the Mink Hills,” based on her years of research. The Mink Hills encompasses over 15,000 acres in Warner, within its boundaries were ten distinct and independent school districts, thirteen burial grounds, and several small mills. Register for this online program.
Artists, Writers, Performers, Students, Teachers
Naturally New England Art Show and Sale
July 17-25 at The Livery in Sunapee Harbor
Applications now being accepted for summer show at the Livery. Artists from Vermont and New Hampshire are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline June 1st
CFA MicroGallery Exhibits
Applications accepted on a rolling basis and available at
Volunteers Needed for League of NH Craftmens Fair
The League of NH Craftsmen Fair is scheduled to proceed at Mount Sunapee from August 7th to the 15th this year! If anyone is interested in volunteering for a couple hours, a shift or two, a day or the whole week! Really any available time would be appreciated by the NH Craftsmen Fair Team. Contact Ashlee at
2021 Sunapee Farmers Market in Sunapee Harbor
Held weekly on Saturday mornings this summer, one vendor spot will be reserved at each market for an artist to display and sell their products. All market information can be found at
WCA/NH $1000 College Scholarship
Women’s Caucus for Art, New Hampshire Chapter announces applications are now open. Eligible candidates are female undergraduate students majoring in the visual arts at a degree-granting, accredited New Hampshire college or university. Deadline April 1st.
Teacher Grants
Funding is still available for 2021
2021 NH Congressional Art Competition
Congressman Pappas welcomes participation from high school students who attend schools or live in New Hampshire's First Congressional District. The district’s winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, as part of an exhibit with winners from around the country.
The deadline for submitting work is Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Calling all Teen Poets
New Hampshire Teen Poet Laureate
The NH Teen Poet Laureate (NHTPL) is an honorary one-year position held by a NH high school student who has shown a dedication to and excellence in writing, and who demonstrates the enthusiasm to share it with the public.
The program is coordinated by the Poetry Society of New Hampshire in collaboration with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.
Questions or More Information
CFA MicroGallery Exhibits Thru April 2021
New London Inn: CFA Photography Café Group
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust: CFA Art Café, Leaves of Grass
Blue Loon Bakery:Vicki Koron and John Koron
Tatewell Gallery: Mary Borowski, Jill Hacking and Mel Shaw
Online Writing Classes
Megan Baxter will be offering three writing classes/lessons - Writing the College Essay; Creative Writing Lessons for Ages 12-18; and Nonfiction Writing Workshop. 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
Weekly Online Watercolor Classes at 10am
Each week is a stand-alone lesson, so sign up for one session or plan on attending each week to build your skills. The lessons will help beginners learn the basics, while engaging intermediate painters in ways that will develop their skills. Instructor Becky Bense has created a warm and welcoming class environment where all her students feel encouraged. $10 per session, or $35 for a four-class pass. Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, online via Zoom. Sign up at 
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!
Story Time at Abbott Library – Fridays 4pm
We will have craft kits available for pickup at the library, and will share a Zoom link with you once you register. Please register ahead of time via our family resources page.
Painting Group at Chapin Senior Center Tuesdays 1pm
Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register.
Needlework Craft Group at Chapin Senior Center Wednesdays 1pm
Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register.
Center For the Arts Online Events
First Fridays, Special Events, Authors, Students, and School Programs

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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. 
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