Animals in Art

Animals in Art


30 May 2023

Contact:  Sherri Birkheimer Rooker 802.353.6605

Rutland, VT: The Chaffee Art Center, Your Center for Creativity, invites the community to the opening reception of our new Exhibit “Animals in Art” on Friday, June 9th from 5pm to 7pm. There is no charge to attend. A donation would be appreciated.   

Stop by and enjoy a glass of wine while you explore the different animal themed galleries featuring work by Chaffee artist members such as: “Don’t feed the Art” gallery (all types of animals and/or endangered) and “A Pet Project” (pets of every kind).

There will also be an amateur photo contest to vote on!  Winners will be announced 7/1/23.  To be in the contest, bring your favorite animal photo that YOU took to the Chaffee between now and June 7th. Photos will still be accepted for display until June 30th when exhibit ends.

Be sure to browse the rest of the mansion and take in the 1890’s architecture. Chaffee artist members’ work will be on display and for sale throughout the first and second floors, as well as in the Gallery Shoppe that is filled with handmade treasures and gift ideas for any occasion. This exhibit will be on display until June 30.

Watch for more information about our PET EXPO Saturday, June 24th from 10am to 2pm.

As we celebrate 62 years as an art center in the Rutland Community, we also invite you to join as an artist, single or family member to help the Chaffee to continue to inspire and cultivate creativity, while positively impacting the vitality of our community through the arts.

Plan to visit the Chaffee during open hours to experience the beauty of the 1890’s Queen Anne Victorian Mansion and the wonderful works of art throughout, plus our Gallery Shoppe! While here, picture your next event, bridal shower, wedding, meeting or retreat being held in our beautiful mansion, fondly known by its first owners as Sunny Gables. 

Hours:  Wednesday through Friday Noon to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm. Private appointments available by request. 

Check out and the Chaffee Art Center Facebook page for updates and classes, call 802.775.0356, [email protected], or stop in to the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT.