Vermont Arts Council
Left to right: Rutland's Ethnic Festival, photo by Shawn Pemrick; a Catamount Arts concert in 2019; Vermont Symphony Orchestra at Farmers' Night in the Statehouse; JAG Productions' Theater on the Hill, photo by Lars Blackmore; Festival of Fools in Burlington, photo by Kyle Tansley.

Vermont Arts Calendar

The Vermont Arts Calendar is a statewide, crowdsourced, searchable directory of arts and culture events. Listings are free and seen by thousands of people throughout and beyond Vermont. Use the top toolbar to search and to view events in a list format, in a calendar, or on a map. Use the left sidebar options to filter events by category, tag, city, and Creative Zone. See an event you can’t miss? Add it to your calendar app with the click of a button.

Have an event you think we should know about? Click the button below to submit a free listing. Identify your event by the available categories, then add tags to get more specific about your event’s creative disciplines.

Once submitted, eligible listings are reviewed and published within two business days. Questions about your listing? Contact Content Manager Desmond Peeples.

Submitting an exhibit listing? We suggest submitting the opening reception as a single event, then the gallery hours as a separate recurring event. Please double check that you have entered your event’s time and date details correctly.

Read our blog post to learn more about statewide Vermont event calendars.

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Header image: (Left to right) Rutland’s Ethnic Festival, photo by Shawn Pemrick; a Catamount Arts concert in 2019; Vermont Symphony Orchestra at Farmers’ Night in the Statehouse; JAG Productions’ Theater on the Hill, photo by Lars Blackmore; Festival of Fools in Burlington, photo by Kyle Tansley.

After-School Acting Classes For Middle Schoolers

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: MICHELLE COX MONDAYS, MARCH 18–JUNE 3 (SKIPS APRIL 15 FOR SPRING BREAK AND MAY 27 FOR MEMORIAL DAY) 3:30–5 P.M. SVAC Member: $260; Non-member: $325 Ages 10–14 Theater games, improvisation, dramatic play and scene work–in a fun, non-competitive environment. Acting classes take place on the stage in SVAC’s Arkell Pavilion theater. Scholarships available. Please […]

$260 – $325

Photography Online: Advanced

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: THOM WILLIAMS THURSDAYS, APRIL 4–MAY 23 (MEETS EVERY THURSDAY FOR 8 WEEKS) 6–7:30 P.M. SVAC Member: $140; Non-member: $175 Ages 16+ This is a free-form advanced photography class spanning 8 weeks. Every time this is offered it is different, BUT every time it will push you into areas of photography you may have never […]

$140 – $175

The Grammar Of Abstract Composition In Acrylic Painting And Collage

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: JANE DAVIES SATURDAY, JUNE 8 & SUNDAY, JUNE 9 9 A.M.–4 P.M. SVAC Member: $450; Non-member: $500 Ages 16+ Does “composition” conjure a set of rules that you should be paying attention to in your work? Do you strive for a “pleasing composition,” and is that enough to make a good work of art? […]

$450 – $500

Drawing Basics

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: DOUGLAS DAVID WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 10 A.M.–4 P.M. SVAC Member: $190; Non-member: $235 This is a fun, simple, successful one-day workshop. Whether a refresher or the first art class you have ever taken, it will make sense and help you draw with better understanding. Drawing Basics brings together all the fundamentals you need in […]

$190 – $235

Introduction To Watercolor

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: KRISTEN PARTESI SATURDAY, JUNE 22 9 A.M.–12 P.M. SVAC Member: $60; Non-member: $75 Age 16+ Explore the basics of watercolor painting in two parts. Part I: getting started using helpful watercolor tips and techniques; Part 2: the creation of a painting using layering and finer details. Participants may bring a favorite photo for inspiration. […]

$60 – $75

Event Series Fundamentals Of Stained Glass

Fundamentals Of Stained Glass

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: MARK KIDD SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JULY 13 AND 14 10 A.M.–4 P.M. SVAC Member: $270; Non-member: $315 (includes materials) Age 18+ Learn the basics of—or become reacquainted with–the magical process of stained glass. Students will learn how to cut glass, solder in the copper foil technique, and complete an 18” x 20” window hanging. […]

$270 – $315

Botanical Drawing With Colored Pencils

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: CORRY BUCKWALTER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JULY 20 & 21 9 A.M. – 12 P.M. SVAC Member: $115; Non-member: $145 Age 16+ Draw botanical subjects with colored pencils, connecting with the colors of nature. Practice techniques for blending, layering colors, creating depth and form, “underpainting” with colored pencils and more–with step-by-step instructions. Create several finished […]

$115 – $145

Woodcarving: A Sculptural Walking Stick

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: STANTON SEARS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JULY 27–28 10 A.M.–4 P.M. SVAC Member: $255; Non-member: $310 (includes $35 materials fee) Age 16+ Carve a piece of basswood into a sculptural, yet still functional, walking stick by shaping a soft, comfortable handle or an elegant, tapered tip – you might even give your walking stick a […]

$35 – $310

The Figure In Motion: Dynamic Figure Drawing

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: CHALICE MITCHELL SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 10 A.M.–4 P.M. SVAC Member: $125; Non-member: $155 Age 18+ (16+ with parent/guardian permission) The workshop will focus on quick sketches, capturing gesture and a sense of movement, gradually working up to longer poses lasting up to 20 minutes. Students will have the opportunity to study the human form […]

$125 – $155

Painting New England Architecture

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: ROBERT O’BRIEN AWS, NWS SATURDAY AUGUST 10 9:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M SVAC Member: $115; Non-member: $145 Ages 16+ Learn to paint the unique beauty of historic New England architecture in this fun and creative watercolor workshop. Students will learn elements of composition and perspective as it relates to the subject, as well as painting texture […]

$115 – $145

Introduction To Acrylic

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 KRISTEN PARTESI 9 A.M.–12 P.M. SVAC Member: $60; Non-member: $75 Age 16+ A foundation of tips and techniques to get started with acrylic painting on canvas. The class will also include the creation of a painting in an original landscape painting using layering, atmospheric perspective, and finer details. Participants may bring a […]

$60 – $75
Event Series You And New Painting Tools

You And New Painting Tools

Southern Vermont Arts Center P.O. Box 617, Manchester

INSTRUCTOR: CYNTHIA ROSEN SUNDAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY, AUGUST 25–27 10 A.M.–4 P.M. SVAC Member: $400; Non-member: $500 Age 16+ This three-day workshop will focus on enhancing self-expression in painting by use of the palette knife, spatcher and wedges. By adding these tools to your cadre of brushes, you can find a new kind of freedom […]

$400 – $500