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

Newtown Arts Festival

September 22 - September 24

THE NEWTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL IS THE ART EVENT OF THE YEAR Our three day art event focuses on bringing the  community together to enjoy local talent in art, dance, music…

Sound on Sound

September 30 - October 1

Two day music festival in Bridgeport CT.

Great Necks Guitar trio w/ mandolin

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
43 Lake Avenue Extension
Danbury, Connecticut

“The trio enchants audiences everywhere with its daring performances and wide-ranging repertoire, from classical to contemporary.” Tickets: $25 per concert; $80 for four concert subscription; under 18 free with advance …

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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