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  • Ice Sculptor To Headline Holiday Party

    Renowned ice sculptor Bill Covitz, the owner of Ice Matters, will be bringing his frozen magic to the HealingNewtpown Holiday Party on Sunday, December 22. The event will be at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, from 2 to 6 pm.

  • Inaugural NCAC Grant Winners Announced

    Johnny A. Williams, winner of the inaugural $1,000 grant from the NCAC, stands by a new work in his workshop.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Get out your flags, slice the watermelon, and fire up the grill — the Fourth of July is just over the horizon. And as exciting as fireworks can be, the Connecticut Department of Safety reminds us that the only legal fireworks items in Connecticut are sparklers. Even the popular novelty items such as party poppers, snakes, smoke devices, and other things that emit a flame are not legal for private use in Connecticut. So have fun, and be safe, not sorry.

  • NEA Grant Will Allow NCAC To Hire Executive Director For HealingNewtown Project

    First Selectman Pat Llodra has announced that Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support HealingNewtown. Mrs Llodra made one of the first announcements about the grant on Friday, June 14, while a guest on CT Public Radio’s “The Colin McEnroe Show.”

    On Tuesday, June 18, Mrs Llodra was joined by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty in formally announcing the award.

  • Newtown Cultural Arts Commission Receives $30,000 NEA Grant

    First Selectman Pat Llodra has announced that Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support HealingNewtown. Mrs Llodra made one of the first announcements about the grant on Friday, June 14, while a guest on CT Public Radio’s “The Colin McEnroe Show.”

  • HealingNewtown Storefront Closing Wednesday; Plans Take Shape For New Location

    Good news came with the bad on Tuesday, May 21: HealingNewtown Arts Space will close at its doors at its current 5 Queen Street location on Wednesday, May 22, but volunteer director Rob Rabinowitz said he “hopes to hear good news soon” regarding leads on a new location.

    “We are negotiating for space,” which will be announced, he said Tuesday, May 21. Until then, programming locations will be listed in the HealingNewtown.org calendar of events.

  • Flagpole Radio Café Getting Ready To Return

    The Flagpole Radio Café will return to the Edmond Town Hall on Saturday, May 18, marking the first presentation in nearly a year.

    The Flagpole Radio Café is an engaging show created by Jim Allyn, Martin Blanco, and Barbara Gaines in conjunction with Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. It features music by Jim Allyn and The Flagpole Radio Café Orchestra, a dynamic ensemble created for the show; and radio-style comedy sketches by The Flagpole Shakespeare Repertory Theatre.

  • New Programs Announced At HealingNewtown Arts Space, April 22-27

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, and The Connecticut Office of the Arts have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street. Free workshops and classes are offered regularly offered by local and regional teachers, artists, musicians, et al.

  • NCAC Announces New Scholarship; Deadline To Apply April 12

    The Newtown Cultural Commission announced on March 27 a $500 scholarship has been added to NCAC’s original $1,000 scholarship for a resident of Newtown who is a high school senior and who is planning on attending advanced education in the next year in a field of artistic study.

    The scholarship is open to any Newtown resident, regardless of the high school they are attending.