APRIL 2024


Microgalleries Show Through April

New London - Free

Visit these area businesses during their regular business hours to see exciting art created by local CFA artists.

The New London Inn, Bar Harbor Bank, Blue Loon Bakery, Connolly Gallery at the New London Playhouse Fleming Center, New London Hospital and Tatewell Gallery.


April 5th at 5:30PM

First Fridays

Newbury Community Room,

Newbury Town Offices

Free and Open to the Public

Poetry Night - The Beauty of New Hampshire

Enjoy an evening of poetry as this year's winners read their selection, and hear from this year's contest judge and distinguished poet, Ewa Chrusciel.

Questions? Contact info@cfanh.org


April 11th at 5:30PM

Music Webinar Series

Sound Mastery with Gerry Putnam

Free for Members

$10 for non-members

Join us for an exclusive webinar with Gerry Putnam, renowned sound producer and owner of CedarHouse Sound & Mastering in New Hampshire. With over 37 years of experience, Gerry offers unparalleled expertise in sound production, mastering, and a range of services including tracking, editing, mixing, and more. Situated on a picturesque 45-acre farm, CedarHouse provides a unique and inspiring environment for artists to create.

CFA members register at info@cfanh.org

Non members may purchase tickets HERE

Questions? Contact info@cfanh.org


April 15th at 5:30PM

HuManitites Mondays

Whipple Hall, New London

Free to the Public

That Reminds Me of Story

with Rebecca Rule

Rebecca Rule is back with new stories to tell!

Space is Limited

RSVP info@cfanh.org


April 17th at 6:30PM

New! Writers Cafe

Grounds Coffee Shop - 374 Main St,

New London

Free for Members

$10 for non-members/session

Starting on April 17, for six weeks, writers from all backgrounds are welcome to share their work with other writers. Tracy Woods, an English teacher and writer, will facilitate and guide this group. Grounds cafe will be open that evening for purchasing beverages if anyone gets thirsty.

Become a member, and be sure to reserve your spot today by emailing info@cfanh.org



The Center for the Arts 2024

Student Art Gallery Exhibit Opportunity 

Whipple Hall

Deadline - April 15, 2024 

Open to students in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 

Create your artwork in school or at home or share a piece of artwork that you are most proud of to be included in May 3rd's Gallery Stroll in New London.

Each piece of 2-D art will be reviewed by a CFA Board member and selected art will be on display from May- September at Whipple Hall and be part of the community-wide Gallery Stroll.

Original 2-D Art Only: Painting, Pastels, Drawing, Photography or Printmaking. A digital photo of your artwork should be submitted to art@cfanh.org

Include your name, age, grade, school, contact information, and town of residence. 

For more information: centerfortheartsnh.org/youth-art or contact info@cfanh.org with any questions.


Scholarships Available - APPLY NOW!

Deadline - May 15, 2024 

Summer Programs and College Studies in Visual, Performing and Literary Arts.

The Center for the Arts (CFA) is proud to offer student scholarships that support the literary, performing, and visuals arts for the next generation. These scholarships

are generously funded by our community.

Click for scholarship guidelines.

HumMondays March24

HuManities Monday in Review

Available on YouTube

Couldn't make the last Humanities Monday program with Sandra Little? Check it out here on YouTube as she shares her unique perspective on life through the lens of her original, and often humorous, poems.



THRU April 14, 2024

The Play That Goes Wrong

74 Gates Street

White River Junction, VT

Buckle up for a wild ride–things are about to go VERY WRONG! Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things quickly unravel from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), chaos ensues and can’t seem to stop! This Olivier Award-winning comedy has been keeping audiences in stitches across the world since 2012. Prepare for weeks of unstoppable laughter at Northern Stage!


THRU April 14, 2024

The Annual Gladys Greenbaum '39 Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition 2024

Marian Graves Mugar, Art Gallery, Sawyer Center

Colby-Sawyer College New London, NH

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28, 4-6 p.m. 

This annual art exhibition showcases student work and is made possible by a generous gift from Gladys Greenbaum Meyers ’39, an avid and longtime supporter of the arts. All Colby-Sawyer students are invited to submit their artwork for adjudication. Works submitted by art and design students from all disciplines of art, as well as students from a wide variety of other majors are represented in this exhibition. 

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April 1 - May 31

Black & White: A Community Art Exhibit in Black and White

58 N. Main Street, Newport

This group exhibit features a body of work created by community members solely in black and white. Opening reception is Friday, MARCH 31, at 5pm.


April 4th at 7:30PM

David Francey at The Flying Goose

40 Andover Road, New London

David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). 


April 5th and 6th at 7PM

HONK Jr. by The Shining Stars Theater Co.

Kearsarge Regional High School Auditorium

40 Andover Road, New London

HONK is the musical version of The Ugly Duckling. In 2000, it won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, surprisingly beating both The Lion King and Mamma Mia for the prize. Shining Stars will present the junior version of this very funny show. Tickets available at the door. $7 adults, $3 children. 


April 11 thru May 4

Senior Capstone Art Exhibition

at the William H. and Sonja Carlson '56 Davidow Fine Art Gallery, Davidow Center for Art + Design 

Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH 03257

This important capstone art exhibition features the work of students from a variety of media graduating in the BA and BFA programs in Graphic Design and Studio Art.


April 11th at 7:30PM

Ordinary Elephant at The Flying Goose

40 Andover Road, New London

With Crystal on acoustic guitar/lead vocals and Pete on clawhammer banjo/harmony vocals, the work of music continued on the side as both had full-time jobs, until they threw all caution to the wind and hit the road in an RV.


April 12th at 7:30PM

Wesley Aldrich

Sunapee CoffeeHouse

9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee

Wes Aldrich's songs speak to the introvert as he vocalizes the struggles of daily life through his music. With his soft melodies and poignant lyrics, he's reaching out to connect to the disconnected. To help create a safe space for all of us to be vulnerable.


April 13th at 11AM

Meet Author Deborah Bruss

Main Street Bookends Gallery

16 East Main Street, Warner

Deborah Bruss presents her newest book

Where Is Little Stripe's Daddy?

Little Stripe the zebra cannot find his daddy! Luckily, he befriends a monarch caterpillar who proudly wears black-and-white stripes, and wants to help. Little Stripe and his new pal encounter a variety of black-and-white striped animals from different ecosystems.


April 19th 10AM - Bright Star Children's Theatre: Beauty and the Beast

Claremont Opera House

58 Opera House Square, Claremont

First published by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, this is the classic tale of Belle, a young woman whose complicated life leads her to leave her home village to live with a Beast in his mountain castle. Estimated run time is 1 Hr.


April 20th from 6PM - Alex Preston, Dinner and a Concert

Livery, Sunapee

58 Main Street, Sunapee

Alex Preston is a singer songwriter from New Hampshire who has been involved in music since he was four years old. He plays over twelve instruments ranging from the guitar to the violin and writes all of his own lyrics from inspirations around him.


April 20th 7:30PM

Rob Zapulla Orchestra

Claremont Opera House

58 Opera House Square, Claremont

ROB ZAPPULLA and his 10 Piece Orchestra Celebrate the music of Herb Alpert and Sergio Mendes.

From 2001 to 2009, Rob was the featured vocalist for this renowned big band under the direction of the legendary Buddy Morrow. The affiliation took this great singer on tour with the Orchestra around the globe and to performing at the 2005 President’s Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C.

Not many vocalists/trumpeters have performed with one of the most popular big bands of all time – The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.


April 25th at 7:30pm

Garnet Rogers at the Sunapee at The Flying Goose

40 Andover Road, New London

Within ten years, and barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full-time working musician with his older brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music.


April 26th Skip Gorman

Sunapee Coffee House

9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

For over half a century SKIP GORMAN has enjoyed singing, playing and performing an impressive and varied palette of traditional American and Celtic folk music. As an accomplished singer, guitarist, fiddler and mandolinist, Gorman has completed over 18 recordings of old time cowboy songs, fiddle, mandolin, bluegrass and been featured on many others, and established his own record label, Old West Recordings.


April 27&28th The Diary of Anne Frank Mount Royal Academy

Newport Opera House

20 Main Street, Newport

The Mount Royal Academy Knights’ Theater in partnership with the Newport Opera House Association, brings to life the story of Anne Frank and her family as they hide from Nazis in the heart of Amsterdam from 1942-1944 in a concealed storage attic. The Diary of Anne Frank captures realities of their daily existence – their fear, their hope, their laughter and their grief.


What's Up for Kids?

Library Arts Center
Ava Art Gallery
Kearsarge Performing Arts
New London Barn Playhouse
Dance Arts Academy
Tracy Memorial Library
Newbury Public Library
Abbott Library

Ongoing Events

Wednesday Open Art Studio at

The Library Arts Center

Bring your own art supplies and work on your current projects alongside a delightful and supportive group of artists. Facilitator Heidi Lorenz will paint alongside all, but is available for light guidance and instruction if desired. This welcoming and friendly drop -in style group is available to artists of all styles and abilities! You can register and pay online in advance, or if needed Heidi can collect cash or check for the class upon arrival. Drop-ins are welcome.


Digital Art Projects for Kids

and Families

Library Arts Center offers a variety of online art projects. View all of these great art projects on our YouTube Channel. New projects are released each week!


Painting Group at Chapin Senior Center Tuesdays at 1pm

Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register, 526-6368.


Needlework Craft Group at Chapin Senior Center Wednesdays at 1pm

Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register, 526-6368.


Center for the Arts Online Events

First Fridays, Special Events, Authors, Students, and School Programs here.

And visit our Youtube Channel too!


Teacher Grants

Teacher Grants available now for 2023-2024 school year!


Ongoing Opportunities

CFA Visual Arts Events and Opportunities
CFA Literary Arts Events and Opportunities
CFA Performing Arts Events and Opportunities
CFA Student Opportunities and Events
CFA Teacher Grants
CFA Student Scholarships
Community Arts Links and Resources
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Center for the Arts e-Calendar goes out twice a month (near the 15th and the 30th). 

To be included in our arts calendar we must receive your cultural event information by the 15th of the prior month. 

To add your Cultural Event to our e-Calendar send your information, date and photo to calendar@centerfortheartsnh.org.

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