Newtown Centennial


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Leon Middleton
Leon Middleton

Two venues will host exhibitions of multimedia works in celebration of the Newtown Centennial, June 20 – July 2, 2014.

All of the artists participating in the juried shows have a connection to Newtown via their creative work and/or service to the community and a special highlight of the exhibits focuses on artists that live in Newtown. The artistic expressions of students from the Booker elementary, middle & high schools, and youth participants in the Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club after school programs are included in the exhibit.

Professional and Amateur Artists Exhibit June 20 – July 2
Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art + Design
Opening reception with the artists: Friday, June 20, 5-7pm.
Reception and ongoing exhibit free and open to the public
Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: 941.359.7563 or 941.351.5100 Web:
Selby Gallery is located on the Ringling College of Art and Design campus, one-half block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Sarasota.

 Youth Artists Exhibit June 21-July 2
North Sarasota Library
Opening reception with artists: June 21, 1:30-3:30 pm.
Reception and ongoing exhibit free and open to the public
Monday –Saturday 10 am – 5pm Tuesday & Thursday til 8 pm
Phone: 941-861-1360
North Sarasota Library is located at 2801 Newtown Estates Blvd. (SCAT Route #7)

The Newtown Artists Exhibits are the result of a collaboration spearheaded by County Commissioner Carolyn Mason that includes local artists, Ringling College of Art + Design, and the North Sarasota Public Library and are an expression of congratulations to Newtown on its 100th Anniversary!


Newtown Centennial 100 Hour Kick-Off

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All are invited to birthday celebrations during the Official Newtown Centennial Opening Ceremony, Thursday April 17, 2014 at Fredd Atkins Park from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Newtown elders, elected officials, community residents and a host of well wishers will gather to commemorate 100 years since the initial platting of the neighborhood. Events continue through Monday, April 21, 2014 with a “100 Hour Kick-Off” featuring family-oriented activities organized by neighborhood groups, that are free and open to the public. Check out the calendar for more information.