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.

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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


October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
45 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470

showtimes: October 6-8; 1 pm & 7:30; all tickets $3.50.  for tickets: During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on…

Aldrich After Hours

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

We’re back with Aldrich After Hours in October featuring wine and beer, mini interactive tours, and more inspired by the current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. Enjoy a drink…

Roarin’ Ramblers Dixieland Jazz Free Concert

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

The Ramblers is a group of seasoned musicians who love to play Dixieland Jazz. At the Danbury Museum, 43 Main Street, Danbury, CT. 3 pm. All donations gratefully accepted.

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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