Community Arts Center | Newport, NH - Non-profit Art Gallery, Studio, & Performance Venue
The Library Arts Center is a creative gathering space where friends, family, neighbors and visitors can connect and share in a celebration of artistic inspiration, creative vision, and community spirit—in the true sense of “community arts.”
Founded in 1967, the Center has grown from a small gallery space in a former rustic carriage house to a thriving center in the region that offers a tremendous number of exhibitions, performances, classes and workshops annually. It attracts artists from both inside and outside the region—and features artwork that is both beautiful & accessible, as well as art that pushes creative boundaries.
The Center enriches the cultural, economic and social vitality of the greater region. The LAC is an important part of the growing “creative economy” in Newport and surrounding communities. The Center provides a place of excellence for local artists to present their work, and, through creative collaborations with cultural organizations and regional art networks, the Library Arts Center has launched programs that help to drive residents and visitors to Newport’s historic downtown throughout the year.
More than 5,000 residents from the greater region, including children, families, and seniors enjoy LAC exhibits, performances, and classes. All of the Center’s programs are provided at little or no cost.
Find out more about LAC programs, exhibits, classes and performances at www.libraryartscenter.org.
From I-89, Exit 13 or 12A, follow signs to Newport. Across the street from Town Common. From I-91- Take exit 8 & travel East. From Claremont, follow signs to Route 11 and Newport
Resources for Small Businesses
2/4/2020 - The Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting - We went virtual this year!
5/20/2021 - The LSRCC Annual Black Fly Open Golf Tournament was a blast!
6/17/2021 - Tri-Chamber Job & Volunteer Fair from 3pm to 7pm on the Newport Town Common
The LSRCC was able to partner up with our regional chamber neighbors in a partnership program with the State of NH. We were able to bring in around $275K to our region.
The programs we created had a focus on COVID recovery for businesses & communities as well as elements of travel & tourism for our region.