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 Arts Festival

Begun in 2012, 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

The Art of Kathleen L’Hommedieu

April 20 @ 10:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm
23 South Street
Roxbury, CT 06783 United States

“I was taking the ferry to Block Island and a stranger who happened to be an art teacher, said to me, “Everyone should paint.” I thought she was crazy.  Thirteen…

David Merrill’s Lifetime of Painting Exhibit

April 24 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm
6 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470 United States

David Merrill’s Lifetime of Painting; By the artists who painted the mural in Edmund Town Hall. Plus a book with over 100 paintings from his 60+ year career. Open during…


April 26 @ 8:00 pm - June 12 @ 10:00 pm
15 Lovers Lane
Wilton, CT 06897

Tickets: $65- $100; access:; Fri-Sat: 8 pm; Sundays: 3 pm With a hip-shaking rock ‘n’ roll score featuring hits like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and “We Go Together,” Grease celebrates…

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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