Stay at Home April Art Calendar
SING          DANCE          CREATE          PERFORM          STROLL          ENJOY
With our communities' health in mind, the Center for the Arts has cancelled many upcoming events and have postponed others. We are still working towards our future programs and hope everyone safe at home is able to enjoy some online performances and art in the meantime. Please visit our facebook page for impromptu performances, art, and poetry, You are also invited to post your own for others to enjoy! 
And of course, don't forget to visit our website for updates on all coming events.
Until we gather safe!
Jean Connolly, CFA Chair 
April 3    5pm ONLINE
First Friday "A Celebration of Poetry- Snapshots in Time" will now be a Zoom event!  
We will be hosting a live Zoom broadcast of our 2020 Winning Poets, hosted by NH Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary. Space is limited to the first 100 people. 
If you would like to be included, please rsvp by April 2  RSVP HERE

Also the Poetry Contest winners will be posted on our website and soon to be posted in the InterTown Record. 
Click Here to View the Winning Poems! 
May 1 
First Friday "Gallery Night" POSTPONED   
To the following month's First Friday, June 5th. See below.  
May 30   Save the Date
Lake Sunapee's Got Talent 
Our Big Spring Scholarship  Fundraiser!
This year we will host a new and exciting show, "Lake Sunapee Got Talent!". In an effort to include all types of performing arts in our community, we are changing our theme this year to include music, theater, and comedy as well as dance. The best talent in the Lake Sunapee Region will be competing for over $1000 in cash and prizes! We hope the community will be able to turn out on May 30th to support these talented performers and vote for their favorite to receive the "People's Choice Award. A $500 "Rising Star" Scholarship Award will also be awarded to the student taking first place! This show will begin with a reception and silent auction of local goods and gift certificates, all taking place at Kearsarge Regional High School 6-9. For more information visit 
Scholarship Donations are also gratefully accepted HERE!
June 5     5pm and 6:30pm
TWO First Friday Events:
an "Open Rehearsal" and Gallery Night!
Open Rehearsal at the New London Barn Playhouse, followed by "Gallery Night" Opening Receptions at four MicroGalleries from 6:30-8:00. Exhibits at New London Inn TBA,  Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, Main Street featuring Peter Anderson, Proctor Academy Student Art at Whipple Hall, and the watercolors of John Brennan and the photography of Hank Miller at Tatewell Gallery.  
Plus Blue Loon Bakery will hold its opening of Gwen Fuller's Exhibit on the following Sunday 11-1. We are hopeful everyone will be able to gather once again at that time! Click Her for More Details. 
Deadline April 9
Things are looking a little different in the world this year, but we are still coming together to make a version of this fun, springtime tradition!  The Library Arts Center is pleased to present an online, digital version this light-hearted, creative contest using the iconic Easter Candies: PEEPS!  Community members of all ages are encouraged to enter. For full details  
Share the Hope Project
We need you-that is right YOU-every single person reading this to take a moment to think about what hope is to you. Take a few minutes and write it down, draw it, doodle it, paint it, photograph or type it.  The only guidelines are that every entry should be in a square format and black and white.  Snap a photo of your creation (in good light if possible) and submit it online Learn More Here. Everyone is encouraged to participate, kids, adults, families, artists. Use your creative expression; entries can be as simple or as complex as participants like. You can enter as many entries as you want. 
Online Watercolor Classes with LAC
Whether you have been attending this friendly group in the past, or you are totally new to this, if you have some watercolor paints and some paper at home, join in! Class will be entirely online, via the online conferencing platform--Zoom. Tuesday Mornings, 9:00 - 11:30am, (ongoing through April)
Tuition: $15 per session. The first session begins this Tues. 3/31 at 9:00am! More Information HERE
Online Lessons
Enjoy On-line Lessons with Paul Ingbertson
Paul Ingbretson is an accomplished professional artist and teacher and a leading modern day exponent of what became known as the "Boston School" of American art. His background includes several years at the Art Students League of New York with numerous of their top artists but who ultimately organized his artistic approach around the values associated with the "Boston School" as interpreted by the late R. H. Ives Gammell. Follow his lessons on youtube or his website 
Online Writers Group
Special Online Writers Group 
With New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary!
Poetry in the Time of COVID: Resilience, Community, and Connection
Click HERE for more information and to join the group. 
Calling all Sewers
Do you want to help out and make much needed masks?
There are many links to patterns and here is a facebook group
UV Mask Makers
You can drop off at New London Hospital. So many have inquired about how you can donate masks, gloves and other PPE. NLH has placed a bin in the entry of door #10 for donations. They will transport the items to a D-HH processing facility in Lebanon for quality control and distribution.  
Please Note
A Note from Tom Pirozzoli 
All Events In March and April are Postponed!
The ship of song is in drydock, for the time being! For the health and safety of all friends and family.
Calling all Artists
Art on The Green, July 18  
Our ninth annual outdoor Fine Arts and Crafts Fair from 10-4 in Sunapee Harbor 
Deadline May 1 
Naturally New England, July 18-26
Our third annual juried Art Show and Sale running July 18th-26th at The Livery, also in Sunapee Harbor, with Opening and Closing Receptions open to the public.  Deadline May 15
Scholarships Opportunities
Scholarships Available
Scholarships are offered for Students in grades 7-12  and the Lang Memorial Scholarship for seniors going to college who are pursuing the arts (literature, drama, dance, music or the visual arts). 
Deadline May 1. Learn More  
 LAC Now accepting applications
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2020 Apple Pie Crafts Fair
2020 will mark the 47th Annual Apple Pie Crafts Fair-one of New England's longest running craft fairs on the Newport Town Common! Sat. Aug. 22, 2020, 9 am-3pm. Over 100+ booths of handmade crafts, including pottery, woodworking, glass, fiber arts and more.  
Kearsarge Indian Museum
Adopt an Artifact program
A way to highlight some of the beautiful and significant items in our collection and to raise money in support of our mission. Find out more. 
Currier Museum of Art
Engage with Currier from Home
During this time of social isolation and at-home-learning, the Currier is pulling together various resources and information to provide you with ways to create and connect. Check back often as we will be adding items frequently. 
 Visit Museums Online
Which museum would you like to visit today?
 Link for AdultsAdults
 Links for KidsKids


OngoingOngoing Exhibits and Events
Thru May 31
CFA MicroGalleries 
 Iris Fisher-McMorrow at The New London Inn, Hugu Anderson at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Alan Shulman at Blue Loon Bakery , Proctor Academy at Whipple Hall, and Tatewell Gallery featuring Debbie Coyle & Yvonne Shukovsky.
Thru May 9
Seldom Seen: David Carroll 
Colby-Sawyer hosts an opening reception of "Seldom Seen: Drawings and Paintings by David M. Carroll" featuring works in varied media by the celebrated artist-naturalist and writer. At William H. and Sonja Carlson Davidow '56 Fine Art Gallery, Davidow Center for Art + Design.  Free. 5-7pm  
Exhibit runs Friday, Feb. 28 - Saturday, May. 9 
ResourcesResources for Adults & Kids
Resources for Artists
Upper Valley Arts Alliance    
The Upper Valley Arts Alliance (UVAA) is a regional organization with focus on the arts in New Hampshire and Vermon t.
To learn more visit
Revels North
One Saturday a month, folks gather at Tracy Hall in Norwich for Revels Teens, Revels Singers, and the Band of Fools, followed by a community potluck supper and dance, or Pub Sing. This day-long celebration of music and community is open to all ages and abilities--no experience necessary.
Kearsarge Conservatory Of The Performing Arts
Ongoing classes in Dance, Drama and Music for students of all ages and all levels including excellent Pre-School and Adult Classes. We offer: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Acting, Acro.

Resources for Young Artists

 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   


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The Center for the Arts is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.