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Student Show 2018
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The Chaffee Art Center, Green Mountain College and the University of Vermont begin their collaboration on the new Permacultured property at the Chaffee.
Left: Jim Boughton (Chaffee, Executive Director) Stacey Doll (Permaculturist) Stephanie Hurley (UVM, Professor) Rick Twigg (Chaffee, President) Eleanor Tisone (GMC, Professor) David Allaire (Rutland, VT Mayor)

Chaffee’s Transformation
Chaffee’s Transformation

The Chaffee begins its major transformation renovating the building and grounds.

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.

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EDUCATION
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Bow Thayer Live at the Chaffee

Local treasure, Bow Thayer, will be performing live at The Chaffee Arts Center in Rutland on Thursday, March 1st. This new music series is hosted by The Chaffee Arts Center on Route 7 in Rutland. Starting at 7 pm, Bow Thayer makes his Chaffee Arts Center debut with a duo which includes Alex Abraham on […]

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2018 Student Show

Reception: May 4, 4pm to 7pm The Chaffee Art Center is pleased to host our 2018 Annual Student Art Exhibit. This exhibit highlights the work of over 300 students in Preschool through twelfth grade from over twenty regional schools.  Diversity of mediums, styles, and techniques is on display around every corner of our historic Chaffee building. An […]

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Winter Fest at the Chaffee

Chaffee Indoor Clay and Paper Mache Sculpting during Winter Fest It’s cold outside, but spring will be in the air at the Chaffee for kids of all ages (Ages 3-99) interested in using their hands and imaginations to make incredible clay and paper mache creations.  In line with the Chaffee’s soon to unfold on-site permaculture […]

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Rick Twigg

Community Mourns Visionary Chaffee President The charismatic President of the Chaffee Art Center who lead the recent drive to re-invent one of Vermont’s most iconic art centers into a world-class art, culture and education center, has died. Ricky (“Rick”) Lee Twigg, 56, passed away September 20, 2017 in his home following complications from a brain […]

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ART IN THE PARK
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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.