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Going Up the Country

Going Up the Country

The Chaffee Art Center in collaboration with author Yvonne Daley invites the community to celebrate the art, craft, music, film, food and activism of the 1960s with a new exhibit, “Going Up the Country.” The opening reception will be held on the Chaffee’s main floor […]

Chaffee’s Artist of the Month

Chaffee’s Artist of the Month

It’s not unusual to find Jack Metzger in unusual places. Warehouses and jam-packed barns; attics, cellars, and salvage yards – like the old saying one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, Jack’s unique artwork embraces the discarded, the uncommon, the random. “Items, broken, lost and […]

Call for Exhibitors at Chaffee’s Fall Foliage Art in the Park Festival October 12 & 13

Call for Exhibitors at Chaffee’s Fall Foliage Art in the Park Festival October 12 & 13

Rutland, Vermont—All are invited to apply to exhibit in the Chaffee Art Center’s 58th Annual Art in the Park Festival.  The Fall Foliage Festival is October 12 & 13 and is being held in Main Street Park at the Junction of Routes 4 & 7 in Rutland, Vermont.  The event, which bring in over 6000 people on Columbus Weekend, features juried fine artists, craftspeople, and specialty food producers. 

All types of handcrafts and fine art will be on exhibit and available for purchase at the outdoor festival.  The visual arts will be represented by a selection of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, recycled mixed media, and photographs. A full array of crafts will be featured:  pottery; health & body products; candles; variety of fiber items; jewelry; glass items; garden ornaments; handwoven baskets; hand lettered apparel and prints, wooden bowls, platters and cutting boards;  birdhouses; specialty food producers and so much more.  Rounding out the festival are food vendors, live music, kid’s activities, a community art project, pet area, and live demonstrations.  Hours are from 10am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. 

Art in the Park is Vermont’s oldest continuing arts tradition, and the Chaffee Art Center’s major fund-raising event, occurring twice yearly in mid-summer and autumn.  

Applications will be accepted up until show dates.  For information and application, call (802)775-0356, email [email protected] or visit Art in the Park.

Sherri Birkheimer Rooker 
Executive Director
Chaffee Art Center
(802)775-0356
(802)353-6605 cell

Chaffee’s Artist of the Month

Chaffee’s Artist of the Month

Whether it’s a family of moose in a snowy field, a peaceful cow with a sunlit backdrop, or a simple empty martini glass still holding olives – the calm cheeriness that characterizes artist Heather Cable’s work comes through in every every color she chooses. “Fun […]