New Exhibit, Eye Candy opens

New Exhibit, Eye Candy opens

The Chaffee Art Center, Your Center for Creativity, invites the community to the opening reception of our new Exhibit “Eye Candy” on Friday, April 12, 5–7pm. Stop by and enjoy a glass of wine with nibbles while you explore the galleries full of eye-dazzling art and history. 

The title of the new Exhibit has many meanings which makes it all the more fun and interesting! By definition, Eye Candy is something pleasing to see. An Artist puts Eye Candy in their work to capture the interest of the viewer and to guide the eye around the piece of art. Art is a visual treat that can be full of vibrant color with images that capture the heart and eye. We invite visitors to wander and find their favorite piece of Eye Candy!

Chaffee artist members’ works will be on display and for sale throughout the galleries, as well as in the Gallery Shoppe that is filled with handmade treasures and gift ideas for any occasion. Be sure to browse the rest of the mansion and take in the 1890’s architecture. There is no charge to attend. A donation would be appreciated. This exhibit will be on display until the end of May.

Plan to visit the Chaffee to experience the beauty of the 1890’s Queen Anne Victorian Mansion and the wonderful works of art throughout, plus the unique and affordable items in our Gallery Shoppe. Enjoy a hot cup of tea, cider, cocoa or some old-fashioned candy while you browse, or plan to meet a friend and cozy up in one of our many seating areas. Free Wi-Fi available.

While here, picture your next special event, bridal shower, wedding, birthday, meeting, or retreat being held in our beautiful mansion, fondly known by its first owners as Sunny Gables. Winter Hours: Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 3pm. Private appointments available by request.

As we celebrate 63 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.

Check out and the Chaffee Art Center Instagram and Facebook pages for updates on events, summer camps, classes for all ages and more.  Call 802.775.0356, [email protected], or stop by the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT.