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Exhibition Education Collaboration = Chaffee Mission

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The Rutland Area Art Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, mission is to nurture the essential relationship between the Arts and our community through: Exhibition, Education and Collaboration, at the historic Chaffee Art Center.

EXHIBITION
EDUCATION
COLLABORATION
VT Pastel Society Exhibit

Opening Reception:  June 23, from 2-6pm Award Ceremony: 3pm The Chaffee presents the VPS Member Show; a collection of work by members of the Vermont Pastel Society (VPS). Local Artist Fran Bull will bring her discerning eye to the venue as the exhibition’s judge, selecting winners in nine unique categories. An opening reception with the […]

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PINEDROP Live at the Chaffee

Pinedrop’s fresh Americana sound skillfully intertwines folk and bluegrass. This four-piece band from Brattleboro, Vermont features Derek Sensale’s mesmerizing songwriting and vocals, Dan Bisson on upright bass, Nick Paar on mandolin and Charlie Peckar on fiddle. Pinedrop has played venues and festivals near and far, including MASS MoCA’s acclaimed FreshGrass Festival.   Pinedrop Website Pinedrop […]

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Sip N Dip Painting Class June 28

Sip N Dip Painting Class Treat yourself to some mid-week fun with Chaffee’s Thursday Night Sip N’ Dip classes! Join us with your friends and your favorite BYOB bottle of wine for an evening of painting, laughter, quality instruction, and a finished canvas by the end of the night. Unleash your inner artist while getting […]

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Building Upgrades

The Chaffee house was built in 1896, and since that time, it has not been insulated. The building has relied on the lath and plaster walls to keep out the harsh winter cold, and never really doing a great job at that.  It has taken over 20 years, but we have begun our insulation project […]

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EXHIBITS

ART IN THE PARK
CALENDAR
The Chaffee Art Center is pleased to host its Annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Festivals for each summer and fall. Our Summer Festival is held the second weekend in August and our Fall Foligae Festival is held on Columbus Day Weekend with gates opening at 10am each day.
View the full Chaffee Art Center calendar. Explore all current and upcoming exhibits as well as lectures, regular classes, children's programming and specialty workshops.