About Us



Newton Community Pride is a 501(c)3 organization that partners with the Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs to support Arts, Culture, Service and Beautification projects in Newton. Newton Community Pride was founded in 1989. The NewtonArtsCalendar.org website is a result of the joint effort of over 100 Newton cultural organizations in producing Newton’s annual Festival of the Arts, founded in 2015.

Newton Community Pride Executive Board

Ruth L. Barnett, President
Cambridge Savings Bank
Jason Schweiger, Vice President
Rockland Trust
Tom Boyd, Treasurer and Webmaster 


Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs

Linda R. Plaut, Director
Jeannie Smith, Associate Director


Newton Cultural Council