Valley Arts…Promoting, Encouraging and Sharing Particiation in the Arts

 

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For a small Valley, we have big dreams and in 1997, a group of folks got together and dreamed up The Vermont Festival of the Arts to share the work of local artists as well as encourage residents and visitors to participate in the arts. Well, it worked! And the Festival has grown immensely since then, and has been has been named one of the “Top Ten Summer Events in Vermont” by Vermont Chamber of Commerce, a top Vermont activity by Yankee Magazine, one of the top 100 attractions by American Business Association and, wait for it…Top 5 Summer Festivals by Travel and Leisure!

 

Last year's schedule of event for the Festival of the Arts

Last year’s schedule of event for the Festival of the Arts

 

But there is so much more to Valley Arts than their incredible August festival. In their newly renovated and expanded space, on Main Street, in Waitsfield, Vermont, they have gallery shows, discussions, presentations, workshops, and events!

For example, now showing at the Festival Galley are the amazing watercolors of Amanda Amend.

Amanda Amend's Watercolor Show at Festival Gallery in Waistfield

Amanda Amend’s Watercolor Show at Festival Gallery in Waitsfield.

There is a weaving class…

Rigid Heddle Weaving with Susan Nider

Rigid Heddle Weaving with Susan Nider

There is so much to see and do, and participate in through the Valley Arts, that this blog post doesn’t do it justice. So check out their CALENDAR of EVENTS. It’s just amazing in a small Vermont valley, we have such big talent, dedication and artistic love.

How lucky are we!

Our best,

Heather and Andrew

Mad River Barn Friends…

Can we be Friends? Facebook Friends that is! The reason we bring this up is because we post much more often on Facebook about last minute cancellations (gasp — we know…but it does happen), dinner specials, employment opportunities, local events, and Mad River Glen or Sugarbush ski deals than we do on our BLOG.  And we would bummed if you missed out!

We love writing the blog posts but they are just twice a month and FACEBOOK allows us to get info to you fast — especially if you are looking for a dinner special, what’s happening or if there is a last-minute place to stay in Waitsfield,

Our goal is 2000 friends by the end of Febraury…what do you think? Can you LIKE US? SHARE US? to help us reach our goal.  Here are some of the things we share…

You wouldn't want to miss hearing about Sugarbush's deals! Like this $30 ski pass on Thursdays! When we hear about things like this we pass the info along!

You wouldn’t want to miss hearing about Sugarbush’s deals! Like this $30 ski pass on Thursdays! When we hear about things like this we pass the info along!

 

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Sometimes it is sharing a dinner, appetizer or dessert special. Burger nights...apple crisp, ramen noodles... you wouldn't want to miss out would you?

Sometimes it’s sharing a dinner, appetizer or dessert special. Burger nights…apple crisp, ramen noodles… you wouldn’t want to miss out would you? 

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Pictures of when it is snowing...so when you are sitting at your desk at work...working of course...you can sneak a peek at our weather!

Pictures of when it is snowing…so when you are sitting at your desk at work…working of course…you can sneak a peek at our weather!

When the boot room was finished -- we let you know via our FACEBOOK PAGE...

When the boot room was finished — we let you know via our FACEBOOK PAGE…

And sometimes we are just plain silly and creative and want to share what we see and hear with you! So if you like our Moose...just click LIKE!

And sometimes we are just plain silly and creative and want to share what we see and hear with you! So if you like our Moose…just click LIKE!

So let’s be friends!  Okay? :)

Our Best, Heather and Andrew