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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.

EXHIBITION
EDUCATION
COLLABORATION
Cricket Blue Live at the Chaffee

Vermont-based folk duo Cricket Blue is inspired by diverse aspects of the American folk tradition: old and current, popular and obscure. Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith write songs marked by close-knit harmonies and words about myth, confusion, love, and the ends of things. Heaberlin’s and Smith’s sometimes mingled, sometimes markedly contrasting imaginations form the bones […]

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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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Live at the Chaffee Music Series

Please join us on the first Thursday of each month and enjoy wonderful music in the beautiful Chaffee Art Center. Where: Chaffee Art Center Time: 7pm Cost: $7 Thursday, March 1, 2018 BOW THAYER Thursday, April 5, 2018 WOODY PINES Thursday, May 3, 2018 CRICKET BLUE Thursday, June 7, 2018 HUNGRYTOWN Thursday, July 5, 2018 […]

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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.