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New Milford's Arts Festival 2024
Saturday, June 29 from 10 am to 5 pm

New Milford's 2024 Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the New Milford Green. It will feature art, photography, music, and more—followed with musical entertainment. Sponsored by New Milford Commission on the Arts and Town of New Milford.

We have a fabulous array of artists signed up for the June 29 Arts Festival—more information will be posted soon!

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"Nested Turquois Bowls" by Matin Malikzada - one of the artists participating in New Milford's 2024 Arts Festival

Gallery of Arts Festival 2024 Participants

About New Milford Commission on the Arts

The New Milford Commission on the Arts was established by ordinance in 1977. Its mission is to support and encourage the development and appreciation of artistic and cultural experiences in the Town. Experiences include but are not limited to music, theater, dance, film, literature, and visual arts such as painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture. The Commission coordinates or contracts with individuals or organizations to sponsor, fund, or originate cultural and artistic activities.

The Commission is a volunteer organization that maintains monthly meetings that are open to the general public. Agendas and Minutes of these meetings are held on file in the New Milford Town Clerk’s Office.


Lou Mandler, Chair
Ali Psomas, Secretary

Maureen Henriques
Joan Ivler
Julie Learson
McAdory Lipscomb
Rachael McCord

Susan Randel
Ryan Rebstock
Jeremy Ruman
Alice Schuette
Marc Vanasse

Carolyn Hyde
Ella Newman
Ellen Reynolds


To apply for Arts Funding, please download the linked file: Arts Funding App

Showcasing the Best of the Arts in New Milford

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Gallery 25

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is sponsored by the New Milford Commission on the Arts. Its mission is to provide a friendly space to display and sell remarkable works of fine art and unique handmade artisan creations; to stimulate interaction and cultural exchange throughout western Connecticut and with other arts organizations and schools; to educate through programs and presentations; and to foster interest and appreciation for the creative arts within the greater New Milford community. All this happens in an atmosphere that fosters support and cooperation among its members.


Summer Concerts on the Green

The Edwin Kinkade Concerts on the Green series is organized by the NMCOA. Free concerts are held on Saturdays at 7 PM from July through August at the bandstand on the Village Green. Residents are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs. See the concerts tab above for information about future and past concerts, bands, and musicians.


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Past Events

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Poetry Contest 2024

The New Milford Poetry Contest is sponsored by New Milford Commission on the Arts, New Milford Public LIbrary, and the Town of New Milford. The poetry reading, featuring New Milford Poet Laureate Deborah Rose, was held Saturday, May 11th from 2 to 4 PM at the Library and included a display of winning poems.


Folklorist Derek Piotr

Derek Piotr archives folksongs, poetry, memories, interviews and tales. He shared some of these magical moments, featuring members of the community sharing their stories. This event was sponsored by the New Milford Commission on the Arts and was held Tuesday, April 16 from 6 to 7:30 pm at New Milford Public Library.

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Carol Singing on the Green

Caroling was held on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 at 6:30 pm at the bandstand followed by the Parade of Lights at 7:30 pm. It is a wonderful way for area families to share the spirit of the holiday season.

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Holiday Train Display

December 15-31, 2023 - Model trains are back! Sponsored by the New Milford Commission on the Arts, it is located at Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio and is open on Friday & Saturday from noon to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

2023 Edwin Kincade Concerts on the Green

hosted by the New Milford Commission on the Arts

7 pm on the village green—FREE—bring a blanket or lawn chair.

View photos from the 2022 summer concerts


For more information, if you have a general question or comment, or if you are a band or performer interested in participating in an event, please contact us.
We will do our best to answer in a timely manner.

Town of New Milford
ATTN: Commission on the Arts
10 Main Street
New Milford, CT 06776