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"Bridge" by Hal Goetzinger, an artist participating in the New Milford Arts Festival on July 29, 2023


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Arts Festival 2023

New Milford's 2023 Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm on the New Milford Green. It features 50 participating artists including painters, potters, photographers, artisans, and mixed media artists. Local theatre, dance, and music groups will perform throughout the day—followed with musical entertainment by The Red Hots. Sponsored by New Milford Commission on the Arts and Town of New Milford.

Gallery of Arts Festival 2023 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
Joanne Lillis, Vice-Chair
Ali Psomas, Secretary
Mary Kimball, Treasurer

Robert Coppola
Maureen Henriques
Julie Learson
Rachael McCord

Susan Randel
Jeremy Ruman
Terrence Tougas
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 7:30 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


New Milford Poetry Contest 2023

The poetry contest returned to New Milford after well more than two decades. Winners were invited to read their poems at a poetry reading in Memorial Hall at New Milford Public Library with cash prizes awarded. Photos by Marc Vanasse

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Carol Singing on the Green

Last year's Carol Sing was held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 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 16-31, 2022 - 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.

2022 Edwin Kincade Concerts on the Green

hosted by the New Milford Commission on the Arts

7:30 pm on the village green—FREE—bring a blanket or lawn chair.

View photos from the 2022 summer concerts

102D Army Band

August 6, 2022
102D Army Band

"Beautiful Music" Tour

The Red Hots

August 20, 2022
The Red Hots

Swinging from the 20s Today


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