Due to the frequency of event cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot guarantee that events listed in our calendar are current. Please confirm with the listed venue before attending.
Have you listed an event in our arts calendar that has since been cancelled due to COVID-19? Please email Desmond Peeples, Content Manager, at dpeeplesREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@vermontartscouncil.org to update your listing.
A camp directed by Wunderle's Big Top Adventures and inspired by the rich and time-treasured delights of the circus. Equipment to be taught can include, but is not limited to: juggling scarves, balls, rings, clubs, spinning plates, devil sticks, diabolos, hula hoops, jump ropes, lassos, unicycles, rolling globes, rola bolas, and stilts. Games, human stunts, acrobatics and clowning will also be taught in a safe and engaging way. This camp is a perfect match for anyone looking to take part in 5-days of thrilling interactive activities. Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures aims to spread joy, create memories and inspire dreams.
8/10/20 9:00am - 8/14/20 3:00pm
Dreamz in Motion Dance and Performance Center, Springfield
‘Zoom Into Jazz’- Virtual Summer Workshop 2020
The Vermont Jazz Center celebrates its 45th season by offering an online version of its annual Summer Jazz Workshop from August 9-14, 2020.
In the spirit of moving forward, the VJC has developed a structure to share the love of jazz and the wisdom of the faculty as a temporary replacement for its traditional summer jazz workshop in Putney, Vermont.
This year’s program features an expanded faculty, a new take on masterclasses, plus two new features: “Hot Topics” and “Zoom Tunes,” as well as a composition course led by Helen Sung as part of our theory curriculum.
Called “Zoom Into Jazz,” 2020s workshop welcomes a handful of new masterclass instructors on bass (Linda Mayhan Oh, Genevieve Rose, David Picchi), drums (Clarence Penn, Corey Fonville), piano (Shamie Royston, Maya Keren, Miro Sprague), trumpet (Rachel Therrien, Ray Vega) and saxophone (Felipe Salas) to complement VJC’s stellar faculty, which includes:
Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton (voice), Jason Palmer (trumpet), Felipe Salas (saxophone), John Fedchock, Jen Wharton (trombone) Camille Thurman (flute and voice), Freddie Bryant (guitar), Ray Gallon, Helen Sung (piano), Cameron Brown, Marcus McLaurine (bass), Brian Shankar Adler, Claire Arenius, Francisco Mela (drums).
The masterclasses will focus on a different, daily topics - transcribing, comping, improvising, electric or acoustic instruments, note sets, etc. Each teacher will define the parameters of their own offerings.
Hot Topics” in the evening will be conversations between two faculty members on topics that resonate with our times such as “Gender and Race in Jazz,” “Bird (Charlie Parker) at 100,” and “The Influence of Jazz on Other Cultures (and Visa Versa).”
Each evening there also will be an opportunity to play a specified tune for other participants via Zoom and receive commentary.
The structure of the overall program is divided into a two-hour morning and a three-hour evening session with afternoons available for private lessons (for an additional fee) and vocal repertoire sessions.
The Jazz Center is excited to join together once again. Even if we can’t see each other in person, we are delighted to connect with you, our summer jazz family!
Tuition is $475, Due by July 21st – includes $100 registration fee
(If you need to pay in two installments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more information on VJC programs please visit the VJC website at www.vtjazz.org. For specific questions regarding curriculum and content, email Eugene Uman directly at email@example.com.
8/9/20 7:00pm - 8/14/20 11:00pm
LIvestream at vtjazz.org, Brattleboro
Celebrate six years of local food and farms during Vermont Open Farm Week 2020, taking place at farms across Vermont from August 10th - 16th. During Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high quality Vermont products to your plate. You'll get to know your farmer better, and get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont's vibrant working agricultural landscape. Visit http://ow.ly/VUYO30o1cOF for more details. Cost will vary depending on activities offered, but many events are free! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-434-2000.
Participating farms from across the state. Locations, times, and activities vary., Statewide
Northern Daughters is excited to present Betrays The Solitude, a solo exhibit of new work from Julia Jensen. The exhibition is on view by appointment at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont through August 29th. NoDa also offers multi-faceted digital tours so you can have a personalized gallery viewing experience from home.
This is Julia Jensen’s first solo exhibit at Northern Daughters, though we have proudly been exhibiting her work for the past four years. It is an honor to house this magnificent body of work, some of which was created during quarantine. She says, “This time of quarantine has reinforced my understanding of the internality of my process. While my work might ostensibly seem to be about the external world it is actually about my internal world. It is like diving deeper into the ocean when a storm approaches. I can hear the crashing and frothing of the waves but down where I am working it is still.”
7/23/20 10:00am - 8/30/20 5:00pm
Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
From the safety of your own neighborhood, you can walk, jog, or run and raise money for a great cause.
The purpose of this event is to raise funds for our organization to help us achieve our goal: to provide technology to those in need and empower women. While we still have international ambitions, because of recent events we are focusing our mission more locally. The money raised during this 5K goes directly to refurbishing technology and getting it into the hands of students in Vermont.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, many schools will be holding virtual classes or will be heavily reliant on technology. We want to ensure that every student has access to a great education and is not held back by a lack of resources.
375 Maple Street, Burlington
Enjoy the work of 23 different artists in watercolors, acrylics, pen & ink and a wide variety of other media.
Our Mission: The Arts Collective works collaboratively to ensure that there are opportunities for artists with lived experience of mental health challenges to connect, create, and exhibit work. We strive to create a supportive, non-hierarchical community that fosters mutuality, creative expression, and empowerment. We value the transformative power of the creative process on a personal, social, and systemic level, and we acknowledge that we are stronger when everyone has a voice.
6/1/20 12:00pm - 8/31/20 12:00pm
FlynnDog Gallery, Burlington
The Vermont Fresh Network is excited to present The Great Vermont Picnic this August. They invite folks across the state to take part in this month-long celebration of the farmer-chef connection.
It’s easy to participate!
Order takeout from any local restaurant.
Pair your meal with a local beverage, cheese, fruit, or other choice Vermont product.
Choose your picnic spot!
Snap a photo and tag on Instagram - #vermontpicnic or #vfneats - and the folks you supported with your purchases.
Support Vermont Fresh Network chefs & members or search via Seven Days' Good To-Go directory of hundreds of Vermont restaurants.
This month-long picnic event is a creative alternative to what would have been the Vermont Fresh Network's 24th Annual Forum Dinner. Having cancelled the dinner, they are also running a GoFundMe campaign alongside The Great Vermont Picnic to raise funds for their membership and organization.
Across Vermont, Statewide
The Arts Collective Summer Art Show has finally arrived!!
Come take a break from your day and let the creativity and beauty of this amazing collection lift your spirits.
What: More than 80 pieces of art by 23 artists in a wide variety of media, including watercolors, acrylics, pen & ink, textiles and mixed media.
Where: Flynndog Gallery, the grand hallway to Nomad Coffee
Note: Due to the ongoing public health crises, we are not yet certain whether we will hold a reception. A decision will be made later this summer and will follow Vermont Department of Health guidelines.
Artwork by Sean Collins
208 Flynn Ave, Burlington
From the Sandglass Archives
Sandglass Theater has created twenty-five productions since our founding in 1982. Most of these have been video recorded for archival purposes, which means they are for our own documentation, marketing, and press outreach. Some of these recordings are better than others, although none of them is recorded with the intention of conveying the full experience of a live performance. These recordings offer a window into our past for those who want to learn more about our history and how our work has developed over these decades. The videos we have selected offer insight into where we have been and where we are going.
Richard 3.5: Light Ruminations on Murder
A collaboration between Bob Berky and Sandglass Theater. Live from the 15th century, King Richard III is here to perform, for your enjoyment, 11 murders and 7 songs that Shakespeare never meant to write. Surrounded by larger-than-life candles, whose wax is used to create the puppet victims before your eyes, Richard and his emcee accomplice dance and sing their way through this epic tragedy.
Isidor’s Cheek, Family Audiences
So begins the song, which begins the story, which begins the adventure: One day, something drives Isidor from his little grey existence. His cheek runs away and Isidor must search around the world to find it again: a world of color and beauty as well as loneliness and even danger. Inspired by a German children’s book.
The teen artist program at River Arts offers the opportunity for youth who are serious about their art to refine their work. When COVID19 hit, it was put on hold this spring. River Arts decided to continue as best they could, despite the circumstances, so they reached out to the artists, supplying them with the materials needed to keep making their art.
Each of the artists involved who have worked in various mediums, are Shawna Beattie and Serenity Braun of Peoples Academy, Abrie Howe, Stowe High School, and Erin Stoddard, Lamoille Union High School. The program is run by Youth Programs coordinator, Judith Mathison and teens who are interested in participating can contact her at email@example.com.
8/4/20 12:00am - 9/1/20 12:00am
River Arts, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
River Arts is pleased to present the exhibit Where We've Been - Gen Z artists reflecting resilience in a time of uncertainty, which opens August 10th in the Copley Common Space Gallery. The teen artist program offers the opportunity for youth who are serious about their art to refine their work and then curate an exhibit but due to COVID19 it was put on hold in the spring. River Arts decided to continue as best they could, despite the circumstances, so they reached out to the artists, supplying them with the materials needed to keep making their art.
Each of the artists involved who have worked in various mediums, are Shawna Beattie and Serenity Braun of Peoples Academy, Abrie Howe, Stowe High School, and Erin Stoddard, Lamoille Union High School.
The program is run by Youth Programs coordinator, Judith Mathison. Teens who are interested in participating can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8/10/20 10:00am - 9/1/20 10:00am
74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
2020 has been a rough year for us all. Springfield Town Library wants you to show us how you felt during these times with your imagination. Art is a way of expressing how you feel. Whether it be coloring a picture, painting on a canvas, or just drawing it out on paper. Maybe you want to create a fun memory you did over the summer.
You can email your Art to Tracey at email@example.com starting August 10-September 11, 2020. I will then make a slide and post it on our Webpage, Facebook, and our YouTube channel.
The Library will provide the first 12 people that sign-up with a 4" x 6" Acrylic Primed Cotton Duck Stretched Canvas.
Please note: Art will not be displayed until after September 11. If you DO NOT want your art displayed please let me know.
Sign-up is required.
8/10/20 8:00am - 9/11/20 8:00am
43 Main St, Springfield
Valley Arts presents “Spring Mix,” an online art exhibit promoting the art and craft talents of the members of Valley Arts, based in Waitsfield. The show features both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works including paintings, photography, pottery, fabric arts, and glass. The online show also features randomly selected paintings from the entries for the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition canceled due to COVID-19.
To purchase any of the work or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-496-6682
7/30/20 9:00am - 9/30/20 5:00pm
Large scale new paintings by career artists Patrick Dunfey, Pam Glick, and Richard Jacobs. Order and disorder, chaos and structure, work and play. What will happen and when? Thought and intuition the great rivalry.
Gallery open anytime by appointment only call or text 802-777-2713; grounds only open Sat/Sun 12-5
6/27/20 12:00pm - 10/18/20 5:00pm
Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
Two dozen photographs by local artist John Snell showing his love for the natural world, much of it right in Central Vermont. The gallery is in the lobby of the hospital and is open to all.
Central Vermont Medical Center Art Gallery, Montpelier
Exposed, Helen Day Art Center’s annual beloved outdoor sculpture exhibition, will be on display throughout the town of Stowe for a special Vermont Edition this year to support artists around the state.
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Photographs from McAdams expansive oeuvre over the last forty years featuring essential documentation of the avant-garde performance and queer liberation scenes in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90’s, humane in situ portraits of those with cognitive disabilities, cloistered nuns, hot walkers at the race track, Appalachians, and farmers as well as luminous photos of horses, oxen, goats.
Timed ticket entry required. Reserve your private viewing experience here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/helen-day-art-center-timed-entry-pass-tickets-113783002022
8/4/20 10:00am - 11/28/20 3:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Reflections: The Angler and Nature in Art is a journey from the nineteenth century to the present day featuring evolving depictions of anglers in their natural habitat paired with artifacts from the museum’s extensive collection. The exhibit showcases a selection from the recently donated Trophy Art Collection, which is arguably the most significant collection of angling art available to the public in the United States.
The Museum is open 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday (June 1 - October 31) and Tuesday - Saturday (November 1 - May 31)
7/17/20 10:00am - 8/31/21 4:00pm
The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester