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 & Beyond” Photo Exhibit

November 1 - December 28
6 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470 United States

Membership exhibit featuring more than 300 photographs for Holiday giving.  Open Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:00 pm. Friday: 8:30-5:00 pm. Reception: Sunday, November 12, 2-4 pm.

“Fun Home” Musical

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - December 16 @ 2:00 pm
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804

Fun Home is a musical  adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s memoir of her discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her closeted gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries…

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - December 9 @ 10:00 pm
5 Brookside Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776

December 8, 9, 14 PWYW  (Pay What You Want)  Other dates: Tickets: $30; This charming musical comedy tells the tale of six middle school “misfits” in Putnam County, NY finding…

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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