Vermont Arts 2015 can’t be overdone
When dozens of events turn into hundreds, when every county in the state hosts multiple offerings, and when a poetry reading is competing with a circus arts workshop, there is still room for more. There can’t be too much art.
The first Vermont Arts 2015 event on the calendar is First Night in St. Johnsbury. What could be a more fitting kickoff for a year-long celebration of art than a local arts festival? More than 50 groups and acts featuring almost 200 performers in 18 venues perform from 4 p.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve. The Nimble Arts Ruckus Circus, Atlantic Crossing, the Swing North Big Band, and Steven Richard Lindholm are new to the festival; the Tim Brick Band, Ashley Miles, the Kingdom All-Stars, Tritium Well, and many others will return.
Other VTarts2015 events in January include:
- A Swinging Epiphany with the Swing North Big Band – 1/4/15
- Open Call NNE at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center – 1/10 – 2/8/15
- Music-COMP’s Opus 29 – 1/12/15
- Vermont Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series Concert at the Flynn – 1/24/2015
- Vermont Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series Concert at the Paramount – 1/25/15
- “Or,” produced by Vermont Stage Company – 1/28-2/15
Join the celebration
Be among the Vermont Stage Company, the Flynn, the Valley Arts Foundation, Yellow Barn, and others in presenting theater, jazz, visual art, and new music next year. Any community, school, artist, or organization in Vermont all can submit an activity or event to be included. Once selected, the event will be entered into the Arts council’s website calendar and marked as a Vermont Arts 2015 event. The Council will market this collection of statewide arts events with the goal of boosting arts and culture as a valuable part of the Vermont brand.
The activity must be arts related, but can be one of your regular events, new one-time activities, repeated events, festivals, exhibits, or openings.
The more the merrier!