The fifth annual Spring into the Arts Festival returns to Harvey County in March and April with its annual celebration of visual and performing arts.
The members of the Newton Area Arts Council are presenting a variety of programs including concerts, art classes, dance performances, a food truck rally, festival and an art contest. New in 2018 will be the Spring into the Arts Downtown Celebration. The celebration will feature performances by local musical groups, food vendors, art demonstrations and awards for the annual Downtown Art Contest. The new event replaces "Art & Music in the Heart of Newton" and will feature a central location at Carriage Factory Art Gallery and in neighboring Krehbiel Park. Food vendors and seating will also be available on Sixth Street, which will be closed for the event.
More information about specific events is coming soon!
March 4 • Newton Chorale, 7 p.m., A Choral World Cup Tour, Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton March 9 • Student Choreography Concert, 6:30 p.m., Krehbiel Fine Arts Center, Bethel College, North Newton presented by Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts
March 17 • St. Paddy's Palooza, 3-6 p.m., Chapel in Administration Building, Bethel College, North Newton, presented by Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts
March 18 • Fabulous Forties Friends & Family Night, Krehbiel Auditorium, Bethel College, North Newton. Presented by Sounds of the Heartland
March 24 • Clay Whistle Workshop,10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Carriage Factory Gallery, Newton
March 25 • Sunday Afternoon at the Museum: Kansas Legends and Folktales,3 p.m. at Kauffman Museum, North Newton
April 5 • Oil Painting Workshop with Ann Lewis, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Carriage Factory Gallery, Newton
April 6 • Spring Gala,6:30 p.m. at Emma Creek Barn, rural Hesston. Presented by Kauffman Museum.
April 8 • "Ain't No Joke" spring food truck rally,11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets, downtown Newton • "The Latin Connection" with Berta Rojas and Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra,4 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Bethel College, North Newton
April 15 • Kansas Mennonite Men's Chorus,7 p.m.at Bethel College, North Newton
April 19 • Spring into the Arts Downtown Celebration, presented Newton Area Arts Council, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Carriage Factory Gallery and Krehbiel Park. Free. • Art contest award ceremony, 7 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery. Free.
April 27 • Apple Blossom Festival presented by Newton Presbyterian Manor and featuring Newton Community Children's Choir, 5-8 p.m., Presbyterian Manor, Newton