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