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First Newtown Poet Laureate, Lisa Schwartz

Congratulations to Lisa Schwartz, who was formally introduced as Newtown’s first Poet Laureate by First Selectman Pat Llodra on Saturday, September 19. 2015 at the Newtown Arts Festival.  She has made several appearances locally since then, and in February, Lisa served as a judge for this year’s Connecticut Southern Regional Semi-finals for Poetry Out Loud […]

The Official Newtown Arts Festival Newsletter is Here!

Weekends and Wednesdays throughout September are chock full of arts and culture. Don’t miss a thing!
Newtown Arts Festival Newsletter

Will You Be Newtown’s First Poet Laureate?

On Monday, June 15, 2015, The Board of Selectman of the Town of Newtown authorized the appointment of a Poet Laureate, a volunteer position.

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has been asked to recruit, screen and recommend a Poet Laureate to the Board of Selectman.

The deadline for submitting an application, and samples of work, is August […]

2015 Sunday Cinema Series Line-up

NEW ADDITIONS!  (See the entire schedule here.)



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Sunday Cinema Series Returns!

We are excited to announce that classic films will be shown once again at the Edmond Town Hall Theater, starting with the June 28th screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “like you’ve never seen or heard it before,” celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Read all about our 2015 season here.

Newtown Arts Festival Announcements

2015 Artists Market – Artists and artisans who wish to have a booth at this years festival should apply by April 15 to be considered.
Information and application here.
2016 Art Contest – Enter your artwork by October 30, 2015 and you could win $750! We are looking for new, original art that illustrates the Newtown Art […]

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