Green Mountain Photo Show

Mad River Valley Arts is pleased to present the 31st annual Green Mountain Photo Show with its exhibition of outstanding photographs by amateur and professional photographers. Showcasing traditional to abstract, black and white to color photographs, the show fills the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm. The show also illustrates the various approaches to the…

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Glass Art Experience: Design a Decorative & Functional Glass Plate

Brightly colored, hand-made glass plates

Design your own plate or mini sushi trays in this Fused & Slumped Glass Plates experience More than 1/2 dozen scheduled classes per week, or by appointment! Learn how to select, cut and arrange glass into your own design in preparation for the glass to be fused together, then slumped using a mold. No experience required.…

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Design Your Own Glass Plate – Glass Experience

Finished Plates with Materials

Design your own plate or mini sushi tray in this hands-on glass art experience. Fused & Slumped Glass Plates More than 1/2 dozen scheduled classes per week, or by appointment! Learn how to select, cut and arrange glass into your own design in preparation for the glass to be fused together, then slumped using a…

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Make glass beads, pendants, sculptures & more

Glass bead bracelets flameworked and strung at Salt & Sand

Design & Create Wearable and Shareable Glass Introduction to Flameworking A 2-hour creative experience Learn to manipulate glass into beautiful glass pieces with this introductory experience available Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays or by appointment. No experience necessary! Start with the basics of understanding the tools and how to use them Learn necessary safety measures; have…

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Bill Brauer Retrospective

The Bill Brauer Retrospective celebrates the career of this nationally recognized Vermont artist with an exhibition of drawing, paintings and etchings not publicly shown before. A native New Yorker, Bill Brauer has lived and worked in Vermont for the past 40 years.  Known for his sensual oil paintings, he started his career in 1964 as…

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Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition

Mad River Valley Arts is pleased to present the 2021 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition. Hours for the Exhibition: Thursday and Friday from 5 to 9pm. More than 100 outstanding paintings fill the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield, VT. 63 outstanding artists from across North America compete for awards judged by Tim Saternow…

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Vermont Open Studio

Presented by the Vermont Crafts Council, we are pleased to be participating in the Vermont Open Studio weekend. All are welcome to visit our artisan fiber mill and retail shop.  We produce yarn and other fiber products from 100% Vermont wool, alpaca, mohair and cashmere.  Tours, hand spinning and weaving demonstrations throughout the day.  We…

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ART FORMS: an exploration

ART FORMS: an exploration The various media available to artists have evolved slowly over the years; however, how artists use these forms to express their artistry is as varied as the personalities of the artists themselves. ART FORMS: an exploration highlights the multiple approaches artists have adopted to convey their ideas, bringing together both fine arts and quality crafts.…

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LeARTE – A Celebration of Creativity

For decades the central and northern sectors of Vermont have been known as a bed of creativity. Valley Arts in Waitsfield, VT is pleased to present a show devoted to the celebration of those artists and artisans who make the area special. LeArte brings together work by some of the most prominent names from the…

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Russet Resplendence

Two artists sharing a passion of providing a glimpse of the majestic and stately natural world and the rural tranquility of old farms combine their work in this unique exhibition. Working in diabolically different mediums of wood and paper, their work is joined by the common thread of russet earth tones. Barb Godwin is a…

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Sip N’ Paint

Artist, Helen Issackedes will lead us in a fun painting session. All supplies are provided, you just need to bring a good sense of humor and a sip. Lots of fun for the non-artist or those who know their way around the canvas.

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Yestermorrow Woodworking Certificate Furniture Show

Outdoor Yoga on Yestermorrow's Lawn

Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019 Woodworking Certificate! Students will display the furniture and other wares they have made throughout their 11-week program. On Friday evening (11/15), there will be a reception from 7:30-9:30 at The Valley Arts Festival Gallery (5031 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673). Light refreshments will be served. On…

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Glass Blowing Camp: Kids Make Glass Objects in Teams

Make Your Own Glass Cup

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…

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Glass Blowing Day Camp: Kids Learn to Blow Glass

Hand-blown drinking cups

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…

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The Art Among Us

Revealing ourselves, sharing our inner most thoughts, letting others in.  For many, the art we make for ourselves is kept for ourselves.  Sharing it, hanging it on a wall, letting others see what we have created can be a difficult step.  But once done can be liberating, exciting, and even freeing.  This is exactly what…

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Billy Brauer Internship Program Raffle

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…

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Human Nature/Nature Human

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…

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Mother’s Day Make-Your-Own Heart or Flowers

Salt and Sand Studios

Make a one-of-a-kind piece to make Mother’s Day Special … You can watch it or make it yourself! Ornaments paperweights, hearts, flowers, drinking cups. Find 30 minutes in your day to create your choice of: One (1) heart-shaped glass paperweight Two (2) glass flowers   This is pretty cool stuff: Come to a beautiful (we…

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Spring Mix – Member Show

The multiple interests and talents of the artist-members of Valley Arts are featured in this annual exhibition. A bit eclectic but always stunning, there is something for everyone in this exciting exhibition. (free) Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 pm, May 4 to June 1, The Festival Gallery at Valley Arts, 2 Village Square Center,…

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Make Your Own Glass Easter Egg

No egg hunt required! Choose your colors and pattern & create an egg paperweight from molten glass. Join our experienced instructor, Spencer Kirk-Jackson, for this fun and inventive event. You’ll select colors, identify a pattern and Spencer will guide you to creating your very own glass egg. Whether you celebrate Easter or just love art,…

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Pint Glasses: Make Your Own in 30 minutes

Salt & Sand Studios

  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Craft Beer & Hand-Made Glass You CAN do it … no experience necessary! Sign up for a 30-minute session between 10am and 4pm. Love St. Paddy’s Day? Don’t celebrate it at all? Love craft beer? Doing things with your own hands? Creating? Weekends? Always wanted to try glass blowing or…

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Sip & Paint

Artist, Helen Issackedes will lead us in a fun painting session. All supplies are provided, you just need to bring a good sense of humor and a sip. Lots of fun for the non-artist or those who know their way around the canvas. 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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Sip & Paint

Sip & Paint January 18, 2019 – 6:30 @ The Festival Gallery at Valley Arts Artist, Helen Issackedes will lead us in a fun painting session. All supplies are provided you just need to bring a good sense of humor and a sip. Lots of of fun for the non-artist or those who know there…

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Sip n’ Paint with Helen

Join us for a fun evening of dabbing and sipping. Artist, Helen Issackedes will lead us from start to finish. All supplies are provided you just provide a good sense of humor and the sips. You will leave with a finished product.

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Camp Meade’s Winter S’Morestice Celebration

Come one, come all to Camp Meade’s Winter S’Morestice Celebration to help create the world’s largest S’More and celebrate the light and warmth of the historic fireplace built for Camp Meade, Middlesex, with the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. The December 29 event features music, food, fire artists and dancers as well as ‘burnaments’…

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Make Your Own Glass Ornament – Country Christmas Drop-in Event

Glass Ornament

You CAN do it – make your own glass ornament in under 20 minutes. Pick it up the next day. This drop-in event has you creating your own hand-blown glass ornament in minutes with instruction and assistance from a local glass-blowing teacher with over a decade of experience. Great for gifts for anyone on your…

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Make Your Own Blown Glass Ornament – Country Christmas Drop-In Event

Glass blowing, paperweights, glass fuzing, lamp working

MAKE YOUR OWN BLOWN GLASS ORNAMENT Hands-on glass blowing for ages 8 and up – great fun and discovery for children and adults alike. No registration necessary – just drop in and in (usually) less than 1 hour you’ve made your own hand-blown glass ornament. Just $25! (Almost 60% off regular price!). You select the…

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Barns and Bridges Festival Party, Glass Blowing, Grand Opening

Salt & Sand Studios' Glass Blowing School is a restored 1800s barn

Experience the awe of hot glass being blown and shaped into art & celebrate the end of Barns & Bridges Festival … plus the start of a new glass blowing school and yoga studio in the Mad River Valley. Salt & Sand Studios, Valley Arts, Barns & Bridges Festival and Mad River Valley Chamber of…

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