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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.

Chaffee and NBF Architects
Chaffee and NBF Architects

The Chaffee Art Center has chosen hometown architects, NBF Architects P.C.
to lead the design team for the major transformation planned for the Chaffee.

Left: Ralph Nimtz (Principal, NBF), Rick Twigg (Chaffee, President), Jim Boughton (Chaffee, Executive Director)

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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.

ArtBeat Gallery

Great Art…Great Music…Great Time! The Chaffee’s New ArtBeat Gallery is coming to downtown for two special events…Shop Stroll, November 25 and Art Walk, December 15. Come down and experience great art, music, and shopping. In addition to the two special opening events, the ArtBeat Gallery will be open 12-7pm every Thursday-Saturday, from November 24 thru […]

Honeysuckle Live at the Chaffee

Boston Band Honeysuckle Live at The Chaffee and The Sparkle Barn Honeysuckle, from Boston, will be performing two shows on Saturday, December 9. An afternoon performance will be held at The Sparkle Barn on Route 7 in Wallingford from 3 pm to 5 pm. The evening performance of this Folky Bluegrass group, will take place […]

Chaffee Undergoes Major Transformation

Chaffee Art Center, Temporarily Closing for the Summer The Chaffee Art Center will close beginning in June for several months of renovations with the goal of reopening in October with a new café, a high-tech gallery space and new classes. The ArtBeat Café is expected to be one of the centerpieces of the renovation, officials […]

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 […]



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.