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

“It’s Only a Play”

February 9 @ 8:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm

“A wealthy first-time Broadway producer, Julia Budder, is throwing an opening night party for The Golden Egg at her luxurious Manhattan home. The playwright, Peter Austin, is joined by the…

“It’s Only a Play”

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - February 24 @ 8:00 pm
15 Lovers Lane
Wilton, CT 06897

This hilarious ensemble comes together in a comedy written by four-time Tony winner Terrance McNally —a celebration of theatre at its best… and theatre people behaving their not-so-best. Friday &…

“Million Dollar Quartet”

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - March 17 @ 10:00 pm
36 Old Quarry Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877

“On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley.” Performances: February 21- March 17.   Thursday at 7pm, Friday at…

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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