Art In the MRV
The Mad River Valley is the geographic center of Vermont, and Mad River Valley Arts is the center for the arts – a hub for creative activity. For over two decades, Valley Arts has fostered creativity in the Mad River Valley. We produce ongoing exhibitions, stimulating workshops and numerous, exciting ways for artists and art appreciators to become involved. We’re here for you – artists, artisans, novices, professionals, art collectors, and appreciators. Valley Arts activities are designed for people of all ages. Whether you are a resident or a visiting guest, we are happy to help you plan your Art Adventure..
A community pottery studio offering classes, memberships and workshops. In our shop you will find, in addition to pottery, a carefully curated selection of items for your home. Check out the classes and workshops currently being offered.
Salt and Sand Glass Blowing School
Fused & Slumped Glass Plates. Make your own plates or mini sushi trays. Learn how to cut and arrange the glass into your own designs in preparation for the glass to be fused and slumped in to shape. No previous experience required. $85 per student. 60 to 90 minute class. Fusing classes take place under a tent in front of the barn studio.
This one and a half hour class will take you from a ball of clay to your very own cup or bowl! You will learn the basic techniques needed to center the clay and form a pot. It’s fun, it’s mesmerizing and something you will remember for a lifetime. A good attitude and the ability to use both hands is required. You can keep all or none of the pots that you make. We’ll even fire and ship them to you. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting some clay on! We do provide towels to keep most of the mess off of you. Also, long nails make the process very difficult! Book A Pottery Lesson
The Bundy Modern Gallery has a new exhibit
Adolf Dehn (1895-1968) and Virginia Dehn (1922-2005) – Landscapes & Inscapes. Open by appointment-only – text 802-777-2713
Moosewalk Studios & Gallery is situated in the midst of five acres of pristine property along Lincoln Gap Road in the Mad River Valley town of Warren, VT. Lincoln Gap Road is known throughout Vermont for its scenic beauty at any time of the year. The oil and watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Gary Eckhart, and the fine art photography by Roarke Sharlow are the focus of the charming and intimate gallery. The gallery frequently features select works by guest artists.
Mad River Valley Arts
The Mad River Valley Arts Gallery is located in Village Square in Waitsfield. It is the center for the arts and a hub for creative activity. For more than two decades, MRVA has fostered creativity in the Mad River Valley. They produce art shows, workshops, and numerous activities for for artists and art appreciators. Here are some of the highlights for 2021;
Tim Saternow Watercolor Workshop – June 11 to 13
Valley Garden Tour – July 17
Return of the Arts Celebration – July 18 from 3 to 5 PM.
Tour the NEW Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, meet artists, and learn about the outstanding arts events planned for the Mad River Valley though 2021.
The Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm, Route 100, Waitsfield. Directions
Vermont Plein Air Festival – August 13 to 15
Vermont Watercolor Society Show – October 21 to December 17
The Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts, 5031 Main Street, Waitsfield. Directions
Art Abounds in the MRV…
The Mad River Valley has an array of amazing art galleries to explore. In downtown Warren you’ll find Art in the Village right next to the “nearly famous” Warren Store. If you love color and all sorts of art, this a must visit. From there take a drive up the spectacular Lincoln Gap Road and stumble on in to Moosewalk Studios. There you will find oil and watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Gary Eckhart, and the fine art photography by Roarke Sharlow. This charming and intimate gallery frequently features select works by guest artists.
Saturdays in the summer are highlighted by the Waitsfield Farmer’s Market which features a variety of artisans plying their crafts. Stop on by their nicely, socially-distanced arrangement to see the creative fruits of our local arts community.
On Bridge Street in downtown Waitsfield you can visit the Artisan’s Gallery, an artist-owned cooperative started over 25 years ago is now home to 150+ artists and their quality art and craft. Take a walk around the corner and on to Route 100 and you’ll notice some enormous sculptures by renowned artist John Matusz. It’s a great example of the kinds of places you will stumble upon as you explore the rest of the rest of the Mad River Valley. Keep on the lookout for studios hidden in some unlikely barns, homes and sheds that are the discoveries that make the MRV such an alluring place for art lovers.
You can also enjoy the work of many local artists simply by frequenting our local retail shops which sell or display their work. Heck, even our gas stations have beautiful artwork, The Village Grocery is an MRV art experience not to be missed. All Things Bright & Beautiful has amazing hand-painted ornaments at their unique Bridge Street shop.