The newest reading (and art!) inspiration for children at the library comes from the sea. Created by local children and paper artist Lisa May at Harborfest’s community arts tent for children at the Newport Yachting Center on October 1st and 2nd, the Reading Mermaid is a beautiful papier-mâché sculpture adorned and festooned with seashells. It was thoughtfully donated to the library by Lisa May and Festival Fete, which sponsors locally grown art, food, and merriment.
Each Festival Fete arts festival features a community art project, such as the Mermaid, which is then donated to a local organization to be displayed and enjoyed by everyone. It’s art by the people, for the people!