Art in the Park Summer 2021

Art in the Park Summer 2021

3 August 2021

Chaffee Art Center’s 60th Annual Art in the Park Summer Festival will take place August 14 & 15 in Rutland’s Main Street Park at the Junction of Routes 4 & 7. Juried fine artists, craftspeople, and specialty food producers will be featured. Rounding out the festival are food vendors, live music, and demonstrations of works in progress held throughout the weekend. New hours: Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. A voluntary donation is appreciated. The State of Vermont COVID Guidelines that are in place at the time of our event will be followed.

We invite everyone to visit this fun event. Attendees will enjoy the variety of unique handcrafts and fine art that will be on exhibit and available for purchase at the outdoor festival. The visual arts are represented by a selection of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, and photographs. A full array of crafts will be featured: fiber items such as shawls, scarves, wraps, quilted items, children’s wearables; hand painted glass wear and stained glass; variety of jewelry; metal garden ornaments, wooden furniture, bowls, lamps, cutting boards, and mirrors: aromatherapy and herbal products; hand lettered cards, prints, apparel and stickers; and more!
There will be food concessions selling their delicious food both days to include Yellow Deli and Rollin Rooster. Also, for the sweet tooth there will be shaved ice, cotton candy, ice cream and baked good. 

Live music will be performed all day on Saturday and Sunday featuring Allison Fay Brown, MOOSE CROSSING, Melissa D., and Phil Henry, along with other musical groups.

Back again this year are Chaffee Bucks. Entry into the drawings are free to attendees, and will be held hourly throughout each day under the main tent in the center of the park. Winners can spend the Chaffee Bucks during the festival weekend at any booth in the park.

VOLUNTEERS are very much needed to help during the event from set-up on Friday to gates on Saturday and Sunday. Please send an email to [email protected] to sign up, or call 802.775.0356.

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. The festival is sponsored by: Price Chopper, Killington LTD, Rutland Regional Medical Center. In-kind sponsors include: Casella Waste Management, Rutland Recreation and Parks Department, Hull Maynard Hersey Insurance, and Wonderfeet.

Stop in during open hours. Our new Exhibit, REFLECTIING ON THE PAST AND FUTURE features
many talented artists: photographer, Jon Olender; artist, Jen Rondinone; and more with a few surprises as well! 

Chaffee artist members also have work on display and for sale in the upstairs galleries, as well as in the Gallery Shoppe that is filled with handmade treasures and gift ideas for any occasion, or even for yourself!   This exhibit will be up until September 10th. Hours Wednesday through Friday from Noon to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, VT. Contact:[email protected]; 802.775.0356.