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

David Merrill’s Lifetime of Painting Exhibit

April 24 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm
6 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470 United States

David Merrill’s Lifetime of Painting; By the artists who painted the mural in Edmund Town Hall. Plus a book with over 100 paintings from his 60+ year career. Open during…

“The Baker’s Wife”

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - June 22 @ 10:00 pm
37 Halpin Ln
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Set in a small French provincial village in the 1930’s, THE BAKER’S WIFE is a  musical that is a gently comic and bittersweet fable of life, love and bread. An…

SCAN Summer art Show & Sale

June 5 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 5:00 pm
25 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470

Hours: 9:30-8:00 pm weekdays; Saturday: 9:30-5:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 noon-5:00 pm

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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