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 Susan Grisell

April 2 @ 9:30 am - April 29 @ 9:00 pm
100 Poverty Road
Southybury, CT 06488

Susan Grisell has developed a style marked by faithfulness to nature. Her paintings are recognizable for their integrity, with line and color that are true to what she sees, and…

Shakespeare in Hollywood

April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804

Free performance for seniors: Thursday, April 4. Friday & Saturdays: 8  pm. Sundays: 2 pm; tickets: $25; students & seniors: $20; It’s 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and…

SCAN 52nd Annual Juried Show

April 5 @ 10:00 am - May 24 @ 6:00 pm
77 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470

Reception: Saturday, April 6, 4-6 pm Juried show of SCAN members. Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Graphics, printmaking, sculpture, Mixed media  

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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