The Art of Life

The Art of Life

Rutland, VT: The Chaffee Art Center, Your Center for Creativity, invites the community to the opening reception of our new Exhibit “The Art of Life” on Friday, Jan. 19, 5–7pm. This exhibit features a wide-ranging exhibition of photographs and collages by Artist, Architect and Teacher, Robert Black that explores the world around us in all its variety and glory. 

Stop by to meet the artist and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles while you explore the galleries full of art and history. 

Chaffee artist members’ works will be on display and for sale throughout the foyer and second floors, 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 March 1st.

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.

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 our Gallery Shoppe…now with old-fashioned candy! Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa 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 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–5pm; Saturday, 10am–3pm. Private appointments available by request.

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