Then and Now, Opening Reception

Then and Now, Opening Reception

Rutland, VT: The Chaffee Art Center, Your Center for Creativity, invites the community to the opening reception of our new Exhibit “Then & Now” on Friday, September 29, 5–7pm. 

Stop by and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles while you explore the galleries full of art and history. There will be a special feature of the Exhibit that will showcase the stories of people and businesses that have contributed so much for their communities, Vermont and beyond.
-Ann Clark Ltd.
-Giancola Family of Companies
-PegTV (30th Anniversary)
-Vermont County Store

Chaffee artist members’ works will be on display and for sale throughout the first 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 October 28.

As we celebrate 62 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. Hours: Wednesday through Friday, Noon–6pm and 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 in to the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT.