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.
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.
“Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit
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
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…
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