First Fridays are Free Community Events highlighting the art in our area and beyond!

Check the CFA Event Calendar to see this month's event!

First Fridays!

April 3rd Poetry Night-ONLINE

June 5th Two First Friday Events!

May 1st Gallery Night-Postponed

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“A Celebration of Poetry-A Snapshot in Time” 

 the Poetry Contest, judged by NH Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary, will take place  

April 3rd 5:00 online. Space is limited! 

RSVP to dianaleevelie@aol.com  by April 2nd.


The winning poems are posted on our website and soon to be posted in the InterTown Record. 

Click Here to See the Winning Poems!

We congratulate the winners and thank all who participated in this annual contest! This year’s winners include First Place Adult “A 1987 Photo of Female Destinies” by Amber Rose Crowtree-Grafton; Second Place Adult “Compost Poem” by Joyce White-Farmington; Third Pace Adult “Last Ride Up Meetinghouse Hill” by Jody Wells-Sutton; “Frozen” by Sophie Stachulski, Elementary School Winner-Strafford; and “Just Like That” by Callie Valeri, High School Winner-New London. The judge’s comments, also posted online, highlight the complexities and imagery of each poem. 

May 1st Gallery Night-Postponed

June 5th Two First Friday Events!

May 1st Gallery Night-Postponed

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Join us on June 5th at 6:30-8:00 for the Opening Receptions of our Spring Gallery Night Exhibits   

Exhibits at Bar Harbor Bank and Trust-Main Street,  Proctor Academy Student Art at Whipple Hall, and the watercolors of John Brennan and the photography of Hank Miller at  Tatewell Gallery.

The New London Inn with the art of Michelle McElroy (Time and Date TBD) 


Blue Loon Bakery will hold its opening of Gwen Fuller’s Exhibit on the following Sunday, June 7th,  11-1. We are hopeful everyone will be able to gather once again at that time!

June 5th Two First Friday Events!

June 5th Two First Friday Events!

June 5th Two First Friday Events!

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 “Open Rehearsal” at the New London Barn Playhouse, followed by “Gallery Night” Opening Receptions at four MicroGalleries in New London from 6:30-8:00: Exhibits at Bar Harbor Bank and Trust-Main Street, Proctor Academy Student Art at Whipple Hall, and the watercolors of John Brennan and the photography of Hank Miller at  Tatewell Gallery. 

The New London Inn with the art of Michelle McElroy (Time and Date TBD)


Blue Loon Bakery will hold its opening of Gwen Fuller’s Exhibit on the following Sunday 11-1. 


We are hopeful everyone will be able to gather once again at that time!

July 3rd Bandstand Concert

August 7th NL Barn Jr Interns Perform

June 5th Two First Friday Events!

Courtesy Ben Taloosa

PLUS the 2020 Scholarship Recipient Announcements!

At the Mary Haddad Bandstand, 

New London Town Green 

6:15 Announcement

6:30 Concert 

August 7th NL Barn Jr Interns Perform

August 7th NL Barn Jr Interns Perform

August 7th NL Barn Jr Interns Perform

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At Whipple Hall 5:00

Join us for an exciting performance by this year's New London Barn Junior Interns!

September 4th Gallery Night

August 7th NL Barn Jr Interns Perform

August 7th NL Barn Jr Interns Perform

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5:30-7:30

Exhibits at Bar Harbor Bank and Trust-Main Street,   The New London Inn, Whipple Hall, 

and Tatewell Gallery.

 

Elizabeth D'Amico will be at Blue Loon Bakery opening on the following Sunday, 

September 6th, 11-1

MICROGALLERIES – on exhibit thru May

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

Featuring the amazing work of Hugo Anderson

Featuring the amazing work of Hugo Anderson

Blue Loon Bakery

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

Featuring the colorful and creative paintings of Alan Shulman

Featuring the colorful and creative work of Alan Shulman

New London Inn

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

New London Inn

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Featuring the breathtaking photography of   Iris Fisher-McMorrow 

Whipple Hall

Tatewell Gallery

New London Inn

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Features the creative work of  Proctor Academy students.

Tatewell Gallery

Tatewell Gallery

Tatewell Gallery

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Featuring the  the photography of Debbie Coyle and the artwork of Yvonne Shukovsky 

2020 First Fridays

  

January 3rd First Fridays! Stars of Tomorrow! 7:00 FREE

2019 Scholarship Recipients perform 

Dance, Music, Theater, Art!  Warner Town Hall

www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


February 7th  First Fridays! Gallery Opening Receptions! 5:30-7:30 FREE
Opening Receptions for New Exhibits all in New London
The New London Inn, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Blue Loon Bakery, and Whipple Hall on Main Street and Tatewell Gallery  and the New London Hospital on Newport Road! – “Eat, Sip, Stroll, and Enjoy the Art!” 

www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


March 6th First Fridays! 

Gallery Openings at New London Inn and Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Main St 5:30-7:00

PLUS......North Country Chordsmen  Concert 7:00 FREE

Barbershop Chorus performing your favorite tunes at Whipple Hall -New London

www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


April 3rd  First Fridays! Poetry Night! -Online 5:00

Winning Poetry is online here

"Snapshots in Time"

Newbury Town Hall Community Room 

www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


May 1st  First Fridays! Gallery Opening Receptions! 5:30-7:30 FREE

POSTPONED TO JUNE 5th FIRST FRIDAY 6:30-8:00
Opening Receptions for New exhibits all in New London,
The New London Inn (TBD), Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, and Whipple Hall on Main Street and Tatewell Gallery and the New London Hospital on Newport Road! – “Eat, Sip, Stroll, and Enjoy the Art!” 

www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


May 3rd POSTPONED TO JUNE 7th!

First Sunday Gallery Opening 11-1 Blue Loon Bakery, Main St New London FREE 


June 5th First Fridays! New London Barn Playhouse Open Rehearsal 5:00 FREE

Join the Barnies and the Artistic Director for a behind the scenes look at their upcoming show. Q&A and Reception to follow @ the Barn Playhouse www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


July 3rd First Fridays!  Music on the Green! 6:15 FREE
Concert at the New London Bandstand!
Plus…the 2020 CFA Scholarship Announcements! www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays

 
August 7th First Fridays! New London Barn Junior Interns Perform! 5:00 FREE

See what everyone is talking about! These kids are great!

Q&A with the Directors and refreshments will follow the performance.

Whipple Hall-New London. 

www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


September 4th First Fridays! Gallery Opening Receptions! 5:30-7:30 FREE
Opening Receptions for New exhibits all in New London,
The New London Inn, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Blue Loon Bakery, and Whipple Hall on Main Street  and Tatewell Gallery on Newport Road! – “Eat, Sip, Stroll, and Enjoy the Art!” 

www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


September 6th First Sunday  Gallery Opening 11-1 at Blue Loon Bakery, Main St New London FREE 


October 2nd First Fridays! Northern Stage Presents!  6:30 FREE
Northern Stage Theater presents a preview of their 2020-2021 Season -Whipple Hall- New London. www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


November 6th First Fridays! Gallery Opening Receptions! 5:30-7:30 FREE
Opening Receptions for New exhibits all in New London
The New London Inn, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Blue Loon Bakery, and Whipple Hall on Main Street and Tatewell Gallery on Newport Road! – “Eat, Sip, Stroll, and Enjoy the Art!”

www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


November 8th First Sunday  Gallery Opening 11-1 at Blue Loon Bakery, Main St New London FREE 


December 4th First Fridays! Holiday Concert! Time 6:30 FREE
at Whipple Hall.....Holiday Music for all ages! ...followed by  a community sing along!

www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays


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Would you like to be part of the "First Fridays" Program?

 The Center for the Arts Showcases the Arts in the Lake Sunapee Region with 

free First Friday events. 

If your organization would like to be part of the "First Fridays" program, 

please contact us for consideration:  Info@centerfortheartsnh.org