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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 and NBF Architects
Chaffee and NBF Architects

The Chaffee Art Center has chosen hometown architects, NBF Architects P.C.
to lead the design team for the major transformation planned for the Chaffee.

Left: Ralph Nimtz (Principal, NBF), Rick Twigg (Chaffee, President), Jim Boughton (Chaffee, Executive Director)

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.

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The Chaffee chooses NBF Architects

The Chaffee Art Center has chosen hometown architects, NBF Architects P.C. to lead the design team for the major transformation planned for the Chaffee.   Left: Ralph Nimtz (Principal, NBF), Rick Twigg (Chaffee, President), Jim Boughton (Chaffee, Executive Director) Questions may be directed to [email protected] or (802) 775-0356.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Art in the Park 2017

The Chaffee Art Center invites all art and craft vendors to apply to our 56th Annual Art in the Park Festivals.  The 2017 Summer Art in the Park Festival will take place on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. The Fall Foliage Art in the Park will be Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October […]

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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.