Community Connecting
Through Art


Commissioned by the Board of Selectmen of Newtown, CT to facilitate, stimulate, coordinate, and cooperate with existing town organizations for the development of the arts community.

2023 Poster(cropped)

Annual Art Festival

Now in its 11th year, the Newtown Arts Festival showcases all forms of creative expression –visual arts, dance, music, the written word, and theater–in the setting of a town-wide celebration on the grounds of Fairfield Hills. This special event is the product of hundreds of people coming together and sharing their artistic expression.


Grants & Scholarships

Annually, the Commission awards scholarships to Newtown graduating seniors who will be majoring in the arts. We also award two grants to Newtown artists, one to an individual artist and one to an organization that shares the arts in Newtown.

Upcoming Events

Walter Wick: Hidden Wonders! NOW OPEN

March 31 - September 3
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052

Walter Wick: Hidden Wonders! March 31 – September 3, 2023 The NBMAA is thrilled to launch the largest survey of Wick’s work to date. The whimsical world of Walter Wick…

Urinetown, the Musical

June 8 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 10:00 pm
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804

Urinetown is a satirical  comedy that premiered   in 2001. Friday & Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday at 2 pm. $25 general admission/$20 students & seniors. Free senior preview Thurs., June 8…

Murder Me Always

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - June 24 @ 10:00 pm
18 Orchard Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470

During an awful amateur performance of the play “Murder Me Always” , an actual murder takes place off stage. The Director is shot. The “fake” murder mystery play comes to…

Bonnie Burke

Gallery and Showcase

The Arts Commission manages and curates the Newtown Municipal Arts Gallery and the Artisans Showcase. Exhibition is open to individual artists and arts organizations and is not limited to a Newtown affiliation.



Look for professional & amateur auditions/opportunities in the arts as well employment in the arts here. Accepting that employment in the arts is difficult to find, this page will include national as well as local opportunities