MAY 2024


May 3rd 5-7PM

First Fridays Gallery Stroll

New London - Free

Stroll seven CFA Microgalleries in

New London. 

See the Art! Meet the Artists!

Opening Receptions at these Microgalleries: New London Inn - Alison Vernon, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust - Grace Scarlett, Blue Loon Bakery - Debbie Campbell & Sheri Dowsett, the New London Barn Playhouse Fleming Center Gallery - Tim Sievers, Tatewell Gallery - Tom Barber, Whipple Hall - Ruth Wynn (In Memoriam), and Grounds - Emily Philbrick.

The New London Hospital hosts new exhibits as well during their regular business hours.


May 18th at 7PM

CFA Arts Celebration

Wheeler Hall, Colby-Sawyer College

Raise a glass to the Arts!

Raising funds for Community Arts and

Arts Education!

Join us for a Celebration of Art, Music, Food and more! Enjoy a festive evening with music by Will Ogmundson and special guests, Members Art Show, delicious desserts, cash bar, and more.

Tickets may be purchased online or in person at Morgan Hill Bookstore or Tatewell Gallery in New London

Ticket(s) @$55 member/pp___

Ticket(s) @$65 non-member/pp

CFA members register at

Non members may purchase tickets HERE

Questions? Contact


May 20th at 5:30PM

HuManities Mondays

Whipple Hall

Maple, NH's Medicine of Connection

Damian Costello

Few things evoke the identity and values of New Hampshire more than maple syrup. It also bridges the many divisions facing our communities. In this presentation, Damian Costello explores how the practice of maple sugaring connects us to the land, our ancestors, and all that surrounds us. 

Space is Limited

Please RSVP for this event


May 24th & 25th Times Vary

Visual Guild Headshot Sessions

Tracy Memorial Library

Could you use a professional-looking headshot for your social media profile, or for your artist’s statement or for business purposes?

Sign up for 15-minute time slots led by CFA’s Photography Café, Jay Fitzpatrick at Tracy Memorial Library.

Spaces are Limited.



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.


First Fridays Poetry in Review

Available on YouTube

If you couldn't make it to our April First Fridays Poetry Night we have a link below where you can listen to the program for that evening with contest winners and Ewa Chrusciel (American sign language interpreter present).

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.


Sound Mastery with Gerry Putnam Webinar Recording

Available by request

This is a members only video series that shares the local talent and skills of our artistic neighbors. 

In this video we hear from sound producer Gerry Putnam. Gerry is the owner and producer of Cedarhouse Sound in Sutton, NH. He has produced music for countless artists from across the globe and we are thrilled to hear from his vast experience in this video. 

To find out more about Cedarhouse Sound visit

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Thru May 4

Senior Capstone Art Exhibition

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.


Thru May 19

Call for Fantastical Art for

"When Pigs Fly" Exhibit

Twiggs Gallery

254 King Street, Boscawen

The deadline to enter is Sunday, May 19, 2024.

Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen invites New Hampshire artists to enter artwork inspired by the impossible, the surreal, and the fantastical for their summer juried exhibition “When Pigs Fly.”  Inspired by the idiom suggesting that something is utterly improbable, this theme encourages participants to explore the limits of imagination and break free from the constraints of reality.  Silly or serious, mystical or magical, truth or fiction, political or personal, Twiggs Gallery invites broad interpretations based on the theme. And…pigs need not be involved!


Thru May 29

HOME: Real or imagined;

the places we call home

58 N. Main Street, Newport

This community art exhibit includes artwork from professional artists, community members, and youth alike in a variety of mediums, and is generously sponsored by LaValley Building Supply and Summercrest Senior Living Community⁠⁠.

Image: Dawn Sanel, 'Homeward Bound,' pastel


May 1-5 The Great Gatsby

Northern Stage

74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT

A new and inventive take on the American classic by Literature to Life

The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald,

directed and adapted by Kelvin Grullon

performed by Bryce Foley

New York, 1922. At the height of the jazz age and in the midst of Prohibition, midwestern veteran Nick Carraway moves to New York City and is quickly pulled into the world of the rich and powerful by way of his cousin Daisy and his mysterious millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. In this hour-long one-person adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Literature to Life (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) breathes new insight into one of America’s greatest novels about privilege, identity, and the price of the American Dream.

Join us for a discussion about the book and performance after every show!


May 4th at 11AM

Family Story Walk

John Hay Estate at The Fells

456 Rt 103A Newbury, NH

This one-hour exploration brings adventure stories to life as children and family stroll along trails at the Fells. As you walk, New London Barn Playhouse and Fells staff will read sections of storybooks, lead sensory activities with nature, and bring book characters off the page and onto the trail!  


May 9th-26th Ripcord

Shaker Bridge Theatre

5 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT

By David Lindsay-Abaire

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary.


May 10th 7PM

Off the Cuff with Jonas Taub

Sunapee Coffee House

9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Off The Cuff is a semi-acoustic instrumental and vocal quartet, interpreting 100 years of great music from the 20s to the 20s.

Off The Cuff has been delighting audiences across southern New Hampshire and surrounding areas for over 20 years. Cuff plays at the crossroads of American music, where bluegrass meets swing, jazz meets blues, and folk, rock and country become pals. Cuff blends these elements with tight vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements to "Cuff" each song, give it that Off The Cuff touch.


May 10-11th 7PM

24 Hour Play Festival

Newport Opera House

20 Main Street, Newport

The Newport Opera House Association is excited to be partnering with The New London Barn Playhouse, for a 24 Hour Play Festival 

6th Grade – Adults

Join us for a weekend of original plays at the Newport Opera House, in Newport, NH!


May 18th 8PM

Satisfaction/The International

Rolling Stones Show

Claremont Opera House

58 Opera House Square, Claremont

“Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show” is the international touring tribute show to the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar highly rated show are entering their 20th year in production with over 4000 performances listed to their credit. Their client list include the nation’s top casinos, performing arts centers, music halls and corporate clients. Performing up to 150 shows a year, this highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to over 50 years of classic hits. 


May 24th 7PM

Gordon Peery and Eve Pierce

Sunapee Coffee House

9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Eve Pierce is making a name for herself all over the Monadnock region. She's such a versatile singer that she can perform in a variety of situations with a huge repertoire to draw from: she's at home with the music of Harold Arlen, Taylor Swift, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Brandy Carlise; jazz classics, '60's and 70's folk rock, contemporary pop, and her own inimitable original compositions.


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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