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Human Nature/Nature Human

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - October 13 @ 5:00 pm

Human Nature/Nature Human Figurative and narrative oil paintings by Deborah Brown and Mark Barry May 25 through October 13, Saturdays & Sundays 12–5 pm  Deborah Brown's paintings focus on a lone female character, fearlessly nude, striding through a variety of natural settings, posing the questions: Do we understand the female as source of power? ..or do we reject female strength at face value? The figures are both recognizable and utterly strange.  Mark Barry's work reveals the human nature that is…

Billy Brauer Internship Program Raffle

July 17 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Frank Corso has generously donated a painting of his, “Pathways Through The Gardens,” to Valley Arts. In his own words he would like “to help Billy Brauer’s name live on in the place he dearly loved and chose to spend his life. ALL of the proceeds of this work will go to Valley Arts to be used to help others in Billy Brauer’s name. “My hope is that this will be only the start of what will become an ongoing…

Better By Two – Broadway musical revue at The Skinner Barn

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2019

Better By Two is an evening of old and new Broadway duets performed by six performers. Broadway veteran Peter Boynton has taken his favorite Broadway duets and woven them together to form a richly entertaining evening of song, passion and story telling. This show is appropriate for all ages.

22nd Festival of the Arts

July 25 - September 2

July 28 – Reception – Red Barn Gallery A true feast for the senses takes place with the 22nd Annual Vermont Festival of the Arts in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. This month-long celebration has been labeled a “Time Honored Event” by the Vermont Department of Tourism. There is something for everyone in the entire family. Immerse yourself in workshops, learn a new craft or hone your cooking skills. For a more relaxed time take in a music or…

Big Red Barn Art Show

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - September 2 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 2, 2019

2019 marks the 22nd year of the Big Red Barn Art Show, held in the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield.  It will run from July 26th through September 2nd, 2019. Show hours are Noon to 9 pm, Thursday through Sunday each week, following the calendar of American Flatbread. This year the Big Red Barn Show welcomes Vermont artisans into the exhibit, incorporating the previously titled “Multi-Medium” show.  It’s block-buster show that will last for six weeks! A gala…

Big Red Barn Art Show Reception

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A gala opening reception is planned for Sunday, July 28th from 5-7 pm.  All are invited to this free event.  Enjoy area artist and artisan work, Anthony Santor’s jazz combo, tasty food, and beverages. The Big Red Barn Art Show is actually three exhibitions in one: there’s the main exhibit, with up to three pieces of art or craftwork for each artist; the small works show with one wall-hung piece per artist, none larger than 16 inches wide or tall; and the…

Bear North Festival

August 2 @ 12:00 am - August 3 @ 12:00 am

When you arrive at the intersection of music, art and beer, Bear North!

On Golden Pond

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 16, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, repeating until August 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 18, 2019

Originally produced in by the Valley Players in 1982, On Golden Pond tells the love story of Ethel (Donna Carron Cristen, Waitsfield) and Norman (J. Louis Reid, Milton) Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter, Chelsea (Mikki Nucci, Waitsfield) and her dentist fiancé (Paul Cavaliere, Montpelier), who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son (Robert Nucci, Waitsfield) behind for the summer. The boy…

Hand-blown drinking cups

Glass Blowing Day Camp: Kids Learn to Blow Glass

August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 9 @ 12:00 pm

Learn basic principles of glass blowing all the way through to finishing complex pieces. This week-long camp (5 half-days) starts with safety and ends with students creating their own finished pieces. Students will explore: Properties of hot and cold glass Tools usage for glass blowing (a wet newspaper? a common kitchen knife? yes!) How glass moves The art of gathering The science of blowing glass (and how color works) What it means to "gaffer The power of gravity How to…

Glass Flameworking Camp: Kids Make Glass Beads, Small Sculptures & More

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - August 9 @ 4:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

Learn basic principles of glass flameworking all the way through to finishing your own pieces. This week-long camp (5 half-days) starts with safety and ends with students creating their own finished pieces. Students will explore: Properties of hot and cold glass The science and safety of managing the "torch" How to melt glass in an open flame Ways to interpret the movement and color of glass The art and science of bead making, marble making and glass sculpting How to…

Make Your Own Glass Cup

Glass Blowing Camp: Kids Make Glass Objects in Teams

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 12:00 pm

Learn the principles of glass blowing all the way through to finishing complex pieces. This week-long camp (5 half-days) starts with safety and ends with students creating their own finished pieces. Students will explore: Properties of hot and cold glass Tools usage for glass blowing (a wet newspaper? a common kitchen knife? yes!) How glass moves The art of gathering The science of blowing glass (and how color works) What it means to "gaffer" The power of gravity How to…

Glass bead bracelets flameworked and strung at Salt & Sand

Glass Flameworking Camp: Kids Make Glass Beads, Small Sculptures & More

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - August 16 @ 4:00 pm

Learn principles of glass flameworking all the way through to finishing your own pieces. This week-long camp (5 half-days) starts with safety and ends with students creating their own finished pieces. Students will explore: Properties of hot and cold glass The science and safety of managing the “torch” How to melt glass in an open flame Ways to interpret the movement and color of glass The art and science of bead making, marble making and glass sculpting How to use…

Circus Smirkus 2019 New England Tour

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 15, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on August 15, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on August 16, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on August 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys….The Circus Is Coming To Town!   Don’t miss Circus Smirkus, Vermont’s award-winning, traveling youth circus, where kids – ages 11 to 18 – are the stars, featured in aerial acts, high-wire, clowning, juggling and so much more! AUGUST 14, 15 & 16 – MONTPELIER, VT Presented by The Circus Barn at Montpelier High School. Buy Tickets Online (Click on the time): Wednesday August 14 1:00 PM Wednesday August 14 6:00 PM Thursday August 15 1:00 PM Thursday…

Big Red Barn Photo Show

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 6, 2019

The show includes work created by both amateur and professional photographers from across the Northeastern United States and Canada. The photographs in the exhibit represent work in all forms and styles, from black and white to color, film and digital manipulation. Various forms of presentations comprise the exhibit—there are traditional photographs framed under glass, images printed on metal plates and photographs printed on stretched canvas with a range of sizes from small intimate works to large spectacular pieces. 

Bruce Habowski Painting Workshop

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 15, 2019

The Maine artist has been painting for more than 20 years using plein air studies to develop larger studio paintings. He paints in the realist tradition with a strong influence of Edward Hopper and his poetic interpretation. $200 for non-members – $185 for VA members For more information visit the Menu Tab for – Events – Workshops at valleyartsvt.com

MRV Barns and Bridges Festival

September 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until September 22, 2019

A community-wide celebration of the history and creative culture of the Mad River Valley. Tour barns and covered bridges, visit art shows and galleries, enjoy artisanal foods and view fall foliage in this exciting event for the entire family. (free – some events ticketed) Friday, Saturday and Sunday, various times, September 20 to 22, Moretown, Waitsfield and Warren, Vermont – valleyartsvt.com Schedule of times and events available throughout the area will be posted soon. This Event partially underwritten by Jamieson Insurance…

Barns Tour

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

A rare opportunity for a “behind the scenes” tour of historic barns in the Mad River Valley, many of which have been passed down in the same family for generations. Guests on this guided tour will learn the history of the barns and the farms they serve with visits to rarely-seen interiors. The barns selected display a wide variety of styles and framing techniques and serve numerous specialized purposes. Discover how certain barns are being repurposed for contemporary use while…

Vermont Watercolor Show at Festival Gallery

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - December 8 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Outstanding watercolor paintings by members of the Vermont Watercolor Society illustrate the diverse styles and techniques utilized by today’s watercolor artists. The collection of juried paintings features the best work produced by members of the Society. (free) Meet the artists reception/awards ceremony – October 20, 3:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 pm, October 5 through December 21, The Festival Gallery at Valley Arts, 2 Village Square Center, route 100, Waitsfield, Vermont – valleyartsvt.com

Vermont Watercolor Show Opening Reception

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet the artists reception/awards ceremony – October 20, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

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