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Summer Sampling Series at the Taste Place

May 24 @ 11:00 am - May 29 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 9, 2022

Don't miss out on tasting the Best of Vermont from local makers and growers. Check out the tasting details!

Vermont Open Studio – Mad River Fiber Mill

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 29, 2022

Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill is excited to participate in the 30th anniversary Vermont Open Studio Tour hosted by the Vermont Crafts Council.  All are welcome to visit for a mill tour and weaving and spinning demonstrations. Open Studio Weekend is a celebration of the creation of craft and artwork and the work life of Vermont artists. With a focus on the studio, including work space and materials, the event aims to illustrate both that creating art requires an…

Vermont Open Studio Weekend

May 28 @ 10:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm

The 30th Anniversary of the Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend takes place on May 28 & 29, from 10am to 5 pm. Over 150 artists are participating and the Mad River Valley is well represented with seven studios open to the public. It's a perfect excuse to tour the spectacular Mad River Valley as the mountains turn to various shades of green. Most Vermont artists and artisans work in studios close to, or in, their homes. Many small galleries, and art centers also…

Get Out and Move for WCC!

June 4 - June 12

When: Jun 4, 2022, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Jun 12, 2022 Who: Calling all bike riders, hikers, walkers, runners, paddlers, swimmers, skaters of all ages to dedicate your day of movement and outdoor recreation to The Waitsfield Children's Center (WCC) This is open to anyone in Vermont or out-of-state. When: Get Out and Move anytime between June 4th-12th and share your day with us #GetOutAndMoveforWCC. Why: All proceeds benefit the playground and gardens of the Waitsfield Children's Center. $20/adult,…

stewardMRV Kicks Off Season

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

After an incredibly successful first year the stewardMRV program is kicking off the activities for the 2022 season. The stewardMRV program is dedicated to creating an ethos of stewardship across the Mad River Valley. Whether it’s at a trailhead, down by the river, on a backroad, or in your backyard, there are ways for each of us to be a steward in this community. stewardMRV supports the diversity of stewardship activities in the Valley by bringing people and organizations together…

The Mad Mix Annual Members Show

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - August 19 @ 5:30 pm

The annual exhibit will be presented in the Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, It runs from June 8 until August 19 from 1 to 5:30 pm, with a reception on August 12, at 5:30. At the reception there will be a chance to meet many of the artists over wine, cheese and treats.  During the show some of the artists may come to discuss their work, and present more of their work. We will feature painters, photographers, potters, jewelry makers, and…

The 10th Anniversary of the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - July 23 @ 9:00 pm

Mad River Valley Arts is pleased to present the 10 Anniversary of the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition. The exhibit runs from June 20th to July 24th. More than 100 outstanding paintings fill the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield, VT. Outstanding artists from across North America compete for awards judged by Sarah Yeoman AWS. The watercolor paintings illustrate the diverse styles of watercolor painting in play today. An additional show-within-a-show features the miniature watercolor paintings by members of…

To Market

June 24 @ 8:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm

Paintings by Shelley Reed and cut paper installations by Randal Thurston at the Bundy Modern this Summer. June 24 through October 9, hours by appointment-only anytime, text 802-777-2713 Opening reception, June 24th, 5-7

Vermont Farm Immersion Program at Hartshorn Organic Farm

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - July 28 @ 1:00 pm

What if you could grow your own nutritious food at home? Maybe you could start a small farm and produce extra for your community. Or, grow and preserve your own food for your family and reduce your dependency on supermarkets. Maybe you could specialize in one or two things and turn them in to a value added product? (Think cabbage, carrots, garlic, ginger, onions, peppers, and kimchi.) Want to learn from seasoned professionals how to do this? Dave and Amy…

VT Plein Air Festival

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 14 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 12, 2022

Valley Arts presents the 13th anniversary celebration of this popular event in the picturesque Mad River Valley.  This will be the only plein air event listed in PleinAir Magazine for the state of Vermont.  Meet and talk with artists, working in various mediums, who gather for days of painting in the great outdoors.  The event culminates with an outdoor exhibition of paintings. The Mad River Valley Plein Air Festival is proudly sponsored by Alpino Vino!  

Awaken Your Greatest You Transformational Retreat for Women

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - August 25 @ 4:00 pm

In the healing natural beauty of Waitsfield, Vermont, you are invited to join us for a transformative experience over four nights and five days. It’s a one-of-a-kind tranquil experience, that takes place in part on a working organic vegetable and fruit farm, designed to awaken and elevate your physical, emotional and spiritual state of being. You will experience a newfound clarity, sense of well-being, and a deeper connection with yourself and the natural world, like you've never experienced before.  Two…

Earth & Fire – pottery and glass exhibit

August 28 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

Mad River Valley Arts is pleased to be adding the new exhibit “Earth & Fire” this summer for potters and glass artists. It will take place from August 28 thru October 14 in the Mad River Arts Festival Gallery in Waitsfield. Come see 2D and 3D objects in glass and clay, from utilitarian to abstract to decorative pieces hand crafted in the Mad River Valley.

Green Mountain Stage Race

September 2 @ 8:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm

A 4-day road bicycle stage race in its 22nd year. The GMSR attracts racers and fans from around North America, and Europe and is one of the largest stage races in North America. It features 4 stages: Stage 1 is an individual time trial Stage 2 is a circuit race Stage 3 is a road race taking racers over the Middlebury Gap and finishing at the summit of the Appalachian Gap, Vermont's highest 4-season road. Stage 4 is the Burlington…

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