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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.

Our Global Community: Annual Student Art Exhibit

Featuring the talents of area K-12 students from across Rutland County. It is the Chaffee Art Center’s pleasure give young artists from dozens of Vermont schools as well as home school students, the opportunity to see their artwork displayed in our professional gallery. The 2017 Student Art Exhibit theme is Our Global Community.  We live […]

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 […]

Volunteers begin the work at Chaffee

The Chaffee can’t thank our good friends at Neighbor Reach enough for all their hard work in starting the Chaffee’s transformation! Dozens of volunteers from various Rutland area churches put their best foot forward for hours cleaning up the grounds around the mansion as well as cleaning out the interior of the Chaffee and the […]



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.