Contact Us:

Executive Assistant: Nicole Southworth

Center for the Arts - Lake Sunapee Region

P.O. Box 872

New London, NH 03257


Phone: (603) 526 - 4444


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mail the completed form and your check to:
Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 872
New London, NH 03257
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Membership Benefits

We depend on you to help keep the arts alive and flourishing in the Lake Sunapee Region.

Please join us in these endeavors by sending in your tax-deductible contribution today.

Become a member today and receive these benefits:

Discounts on CFA Events

Advance Invitations to the CFA Members events

5% discount on any painting exhibited in the Micro Galleries

10% off 2 tickets to a NL Barn Playhouse performance

Artists receive a free listing image and link on CFA Website


Thanks to the generosity of our CFA members we have established a Scholarship fund!
Area students in grades 9- 12 and adults who would like to pursue artistic opportunities in our region may apply for scholarship funds to help pay or defer the cost of participation.

Download Scholarship Application Here

Board of Directors

Jean Cronin Connolly-Chairman - New London
Sandy Wells-Recording Secretary- North Sutton
Debbie Lang-Treasurer-Sutton
Carol Belliveau-Workshop Coordinator-Sutton
Elizabeth D'Amico-Visual Arts Coordinator-Springfield
Joan Doran-Literary Arts Coordinator-New London
Sue Elliott-Scholarships-New London
Joe Furlong-Events-Sunapee
Janet Miller Haines-Development-New London
Barbara Hunting-Micro Galleries- Andover
Joan Kinne-Membership- Grantham
Julia Pierce-Marketing-New London
Colleen Reynolds-Publicity- New London
Susie Lowe Stockwell-Development-Sutton​
Elizabeth Tine-Volunteer Coordinator-New London
Catherine Todd-Events-New London


Debbie Campbell, Larry Chase, Lisa Correa, Mary Gerakaris, Kathy Lowe Bloch, Anna Miner, Tom Pirozzoli, Ken Schuster, Deirdre Segerson, Jim Sims, Kay Steen, Dianalee Velie, Jennifer Vitiello, Janie Webster, Roger Wells, Lucy Miller Young


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What we do...

The arts are an essential component of our greater community and it is up to organizations, such as the Center for the Arts, to facilitate sustainable partnerships with both other organizations and artists in our region.  It is these private and public partnerships that create the collaborative platform which enhances and strengthens our Art and Cultural offerings and regional desirability. We are a small organization with a big vision. We welcome your ideas and encourage your partnership though communication, membership and volunteering. We act as a centralized source of information for regional cultural events We seek out artists and help them find a voice before the public We collaborate with other organizations to increase public awareness of their art and cultural programs and help support them We create events and programs to enhance existing venues and we experiment with new ones We expand existing educational opportunities 

We support over 100 area artists

and art related businesses

and promote the following organizations through our comprehensive monthly emails:

  • Kearsarge Conservatory for the Performing Arts
  • New London Barn Playhouse
  • Colby-Sawyer Players
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Library Arts Center, Newport
  • New London Recreation Department
  • New London Outing Club
  • Wilmot Historical Society
  • Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce
  • Sutton Historical Society
  •  The Fells - New London Historical Society
  • Community Poetry Group
  • Kearsarge Chorale
  • New London Hospital
  • The First Baptist Church
  • Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company
  • Tracy Memorial Library - Newport Chamber of Commerce
  • Kearsarge Chamber of Commerce
  • JOSA
  • Muster Field Farm
  • Destination New London
  • Sunapee Coffee House  - Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust
  • Kearsarge School District
  • Kearsarge Community Band
  • Warner Historical Society
  • Kearsarge Indian Museum
  • Summer Music Associates  -Lettvin Chamber Music Series
  • Wilmot Community Assoc
  • Center Meeting House in Bradford • Newport Opera House • Main Street Warner

Our Mission...

“To enrich the quality of life in the Lake Sunapee Region by supporting and promoting the arts.”

How do we do this?

  • Showcasing existing arts organizations and artists through our First Fridays Programs and Arts Shows throughout the year
  • Offering creative educational opportunities for adults and students


  • Offering scholarship opportunities for students
  • Providing venues, visibility, and opportunities for arts organizations and artists of all disciplines
  • Providing opportunities for creative individuals to gather and collaborate
  • Providing community events that stimulate the local and broader economy


  • Publicizing cultural events on our monthly e-calendar, website, in print and other media
  • Creating opportunities for wider visibility for arts organizations and artists of all disciplines
  • Creating collaborative opportunities with businesses, educational Institutions, community organizations
  • and the towns in which we serve.


Our volunteer base is growing at a steady pace.

With this growth, we have been able to accomplish more, and have a larger impact upon our community.

The Center for the Arts Welcomes your involvement.

To Volunteer, please email us!

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