Will You Be Newtown’s First Poet Laureate?

On Monday, June 15, 2015, The Board of Selectman of the Town of Newtown authorized the appointment of a Poet Laureate, a volunteer position.

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has been asked to recruit, screen and recommend a Poet Laureate to the Board of Selectman.

The deadline for submitting an application, and samples of work, is August 1. Announcement of Poet Laureate will be September 19, 2015 at the Newtown Arts Festival, for a term spanning October, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

Criteria & Application for Newtown Poet Laureate

Sunday Cinema Series Returns!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, plux new Terry Gilliam feature - The Lost Animations!!We are excited to announce that classic films will be shown once again at the Edmond Town Hall Theater, starting with the June 28th screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “like you’ve never seen or heard it before,” celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Read all about our 2015 season here.


Newtown Arts Festival Announcements

Making Music -by Tracy Van Buskirk

“Making Music” by Tracy Van Buskirk won the 2015 Newtown Art Festival art contest. Read all about it in The Newtown Bee. (Click image)

  • 2015 Artists Market – Artists and artisans who wish to have a booth at this years festival should apply by April 15 to be considered.
    Information and application here.
  • 2016 Art Contest – Enter your artwork by October 30, 2015 and you could win $750! We are looking for new, original art that illustrates the Newtown Art Festival.
    Terms & Guidelines
    Entry Form