Artbits-January 19, 2017

WILL THE ARTS BE REPRESENTED IN SWANTON?

Area residents will answer that question the Northern Gateway Public Meeting. This is an opportunity to include arts projects and plan how the cultural economy can drive growth right from the beginning. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones plays the Blue Paddle Bistro. The Twiggs Open Mic and TNT Comedy Showcase continues. Twiggs also presents the Chad Hollister Band and Arthur James on different nights. 14th Star Brewery has Shake The Band. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center hosts PossumHaw’s official farewell show. Ty Herndon does a benefit for Ronald McDonald House at Higher Ground and then they have Black Tiger Sex Machine. Leunigs presents the Will Patton Quartet. Read more

ART DEADLINES

The Artist Project will choose an experienced artist with a passion for community arts. The Nikon Photo Contest is an opportunity for photographers around the world. The Florida State University exhibition Waging Peace! wants works that comment on peace. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 12, 2017

SWANTON FESTIVAL PUBLIC FORUM

Should Swanton bring back the Festival? The Swanton Arts Council wants help answering that question. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

21 artists from the States and Europe will participate in the third annual Paradise Paint Out plein air festival over the next eight days. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts is the home of the Festival of Trees and more this year. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Twiggs has the Owl Stars and the Timothy James Connection on different nights. Missisquoi River Band plays the Winter Concert Series in South Burlington. Read more

LOOKING FORWARD

We wind up the preview of another busy year in the arts with a look at the Major Independent Presenters. We covered upcoming All Arts Council and Opera House events plus the Franklin County Festivals and Town Band plans last week. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 5, 2017

2017 will be another busy year in the arts.

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features David Juaire, Cathy LaClair, and Linda Wirts with a free meet-the-artists reception. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council has received 501(c)(3) certification. Your gifts, donations, and bequests to SAC are easily tax deductible. Read more

WORDS IN A ROW

The SAC Writer’s Group will tackle a longer writing project in which writers try something new and different; tackle a memoir, a mystery, or a short-story collection. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

On Tap offers the Nobby Reed Project. Twiggs has True Tales from Local Storytellers as well as Jesse and Dave and Ryan and Slim on separate nights. Snow Farm features Carol Ann Jones. First Step Dance holds the first St. Albans group class of the year in City Hall Auditorium. The Fairfield Community Center Association will hold its Annual Public Meeting Read more

LOOKING FORWARD

2017 will offer 250 concerts, exhibits, recitals, and shows from more than 40 organizations. This week, we have info about upcoming All Arts Council and Opera House events plus the Four Franklin County Festivals and our Town Band plans.

Happy New Year! Read more

 

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Artbits-December 29, 2016

2016 was all-in-all a busy year in the arts.

ON STAGE LIVE

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls holds Silver & Gold, their annual Cabaret-style event. Twiggs presents Erin Cassels-Brown and Chris and Erica on different nights. The Abbey will dance the night away with the Hitmen. The Varnum Memorial Library hosts an Open Mic Night and potluck. Read more

FIRST NIGHT LIVE

First Night Burlington celebrates its 34th year of the citywide, substance-free party of nearly 100 stage shows, musical acts, and arts activities in 18 venues and First Night North in St. Johnsbury celebrates 24 years of music with 340 artists to kick off the new year. Read more

LOOKING BACK AT THE YEAR

Franklin County artists and presenters had a busy 2016. This week, we wrap up with what All Arts Council and the Other Major Presenters did and a quick summary of arts funding on the national stage. Read more

 

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Artbits-December 22, 2016

ON STAGE LIVE THIS WEEK

The Blue Paddle Bistro presents Carol Ann Jones and Jon Sochin. Twiggs offers The Duo. 14th Star serves Troy Millette and Dylan Gombas. The Young Tradition Touring Group will preview a performance. Read more

LOOKING BACK AT THE YEAR

2016 was all-in-all a busy year in the arts. This week, we look at the Franklin County Festivals and Libraries. Read more

MERRY CHRISTMAS

May your holidays be filled with friends and family and joy and the arts. Read more

 

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Artbits-December 15, 2016

MADE IN AMERICA

All our Vermont artists produce works that are “Made in Vermont” and “Made in America.” The Village Frame Shoppe has the sale of the year on 16×20 photo-to-canvas prints, just for All Arts readers. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist in Residence Gallery has extended hours until Christmas Eve to showcase paintings, fiber arts, stained glass, sculpture, lamps, pottery, folk art boxes, scarves, hats and more by 40 Franklin County and surrounding area artists. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones plays the Blue Paddle. Jericho Cafe has an Irish Session. Jenni Johnson and Nightrain go On Tap on different nights. The Christmas Revels: A French Canadian Celebration take over the Hopkins Center. Big Jay Tavern presents The Stragglers Live. Get some Backstage Justice. Twiggs offers Dave Richardson and Sean Casey on different nights. Young Tradition Vermont continues the Baird 5 Pediatric Music Session. Read more

CREATIVE ECONOMY

The Creative Communities Exchange wants to share your creative economy or creative placemaking project. Read more

ART DEADLINES

We have an Animal Behavior Photo Contest , a call for arts writers, poets, podcasters, and filmmakers, a juried art exhibit to celebrate diversity in warm Sarasota, Florida, and a national art encounter in Naples. Read more

 

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