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.


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

Tastes of Danbury

March 1 - March 31
268 Main Street
Danbury, CT

When CityCenter Danbury throws a party, we go BIG or go HOME! Did you happen to miss out on last year’s mouthwatering adventure? Have no fear, for Tastes of Danbury is back better than…

CONNECT : Small Prints by Members of The Boston Printmakers

March 5 - April 2
Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 06850

CONNECT is an exhibition prompted by the theme of “communication” where artists created small prints with a variety of “messaging,” “news,” or whatever they wanted to “post.” People around the world…

Juried High School Art Exhibit

March 16 - March 27
286 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT

Through March 27.


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