Artbits-June 29, 2017

It’s a busy Independance Day weekend in Franklin County!

SUMMER MUST BE HERE!

Summer Sounds starts this Saturday at the Supercharged Bay Day! The 37th Bay Day Festival offers a full family day with lakefront games, sports, fair food, fireworks, and continuous live music, all to celebrate Independence Day with the legendary Carol Ann Jones and the Superchargers headlining the day. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Read more

OH, THE HORROR!

The Fairfax Community Theater Company presents the classic sci-fi rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors at B.F.A.-Fairfax in a four day run. Read more

IN THE SAC

Saturday is the deadline for the Barn Quilt Challenge for the Swanton Arts Council. Read more

IN THE MUSEUM

The Saint Albans Museum opens the traveling exhibition Hamilton: The Man Who Invented Modern America with a special presentation by Prof. Willard Sterne Randall and more. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The new downtown Hampton Inn hosts the June Mixer plus a Grand Opening Celebration with live music from the BFA Jazz Band. Twiggs presents the Ellen Powell Trio, The Growlers, and the Bob Mackenzie Blues Trio on different nights. The Opera House has a rock concert. Chasing 440 goes live at the Jericho Cafe & Tavern. The Blue Paddle Bistro also gets Supercharged. Rushmore continues the Downtown Summer Concert Series. The Wednesday Night Live music series continues Girls Night and the Lamoille Dance Academy. Read more

VYO NEWS

The Vermont Youth Orchestra has named Benjamin Klemme as music director. Read more

READING FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Lincoln Park and the South Hero Community Library each hosts an Independence Day reading of Frederick Douglass’ fiery July 5, 1852 speech. Read more

ART SITE OF THE WEEK

CBC has assembled their first list of 35 under 35 of Canada’s young jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Backpack Theater kicks off the Summer Reading Program. Read more

 

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Artbits-June 22, 2017

ART ON THE WALLS

The cool Art Wall outside the Swanton Village Complex features barn quilts and pinwheels and can be painted on by anyone at any time. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council hosts an Artist Gathering and an Update Meeting. Read more

IN THE HOUSE

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls presents After Math after Theater Camp #1. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures presents Heliand Consort. Barbie n Bones rock the One Fed Summer Concert Series. Twiggs has Ryan Sweezey, the Tiny Montgomery Band, and Thea Wren on different nights. Chris and Erica play 14th Star. The Northern Exposure at Higher Ground offers Reid, The Paisley Vibe, and Thunder Kittens. Wednesday Night Live begins with the Starline Rhythm Boys. Read more

ART DEADLINES

We have calls for a juried National Photography Competition, a Free Winter Artist and Writer’s Residency in Mexico, and the Cambridge Festival of the Arts. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

ArtBits features links to library events in and around Franklin County. Read more

 

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Artbits-June 15, 2017

ART ON THE WALLS

The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery exhibits Donna Blatchly’s 3D pebble art with pebbles, stones, beach glass, twigs, and driftwood. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Barn Quilt Challenge continues. The SAC Writer’s Group will meet. Read more

IN THE HOUSE

Movie Night at the Opera House offers Mamma Mia. The Opera House Theater Camp #1 begins. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

On Tap offers Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers. Twiggs has TNT Comedy Showcase plus Erin Cassels-Brown, the Donna Thunder Trio, and Crone & Bodega on different nights. Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton rock Arrowhead Golf Course. The Carolan Festival presents Fiddleheads with Dominique Dodge. 14th Star Brewing brings back IncaHoots. The Nobby Reed Project benefits the 8th grade class in Alburg. The Carol Ann Jones Quartet returns to Spruce Peak Arts. The Sheldon Historical Society Tea Party has music by Katherine Dandurand. Read more

CALL FOR THESPIANS

Want to be a star? Swanton Arts Council will hold additional auditions for Northwest Nightmares. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page hosts Vermont writer Bill Schubart to read and discuss his newest novel, Lila and Theron. The St. Albans Library Adult Summer Reading Challenge starts. Read more

 

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Artbits-June 8, 2017

ART ON THE WALLS

The NVAA June Juried Show continues at Visions of Vermont with works by more than 50 artists. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Twiggs presents Rosie and Trevor, a Troy Millette Duet, and the Robin Gottfried Band on different nights. The Stragglers return to 14th Star. On Tap has Nightrain. The 51 Main Cafe presents Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton. The Starline Rhythm Boys, will rock the rafters at the Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures. Justice goes Backstage. The Church Street Concert Series offers the Solaris Chamber Choir. River Arts has Deobrat Mishra. The North Hero Recreation Committee hosts a Family Dance. Will Patton plays Discover Jazz Festival. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Fairfax Community Library Non-Fiction Book Group discusses The Country Year–Living the Questions. The Sheldon Public Library Summer Story Hour begins. The St. Albans Public Library has Classic Movie Night and the Tuesday Night Book Group reads Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The Swanton Free Public Library Vermont Reads project shows Hidden Figures. Read more

 

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Artbits-June 1, 2017

DELIGHT IN DAIRY

June is National Dairy Month! The Dairy Festival takes over downtown Enosburg Falls with more entertainment and magical family activities than ever before. Most of the music and entertainment is on three stages around Lincoln Park. All the outdoor entertainment is free. Read more

CALL FOR THESPIANS

Want to be a star? SAC holds auditions for the 2017 Northwest Nightmares Film Festival. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Donna Blatchly, Mylissa Kowalski Davis, Leeza Mossey, and Cindy Griffith. 14th Star’s final Paint & Pint session this season is a benefit for Franklin County Animal Rescue. This is the final session for the summer. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council’s Barn Quilt Challenge returns and the SAC Summer Event Committee will meet in the Park. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Nobby Reed Project plays On Tap and the Briggs Opera House. The Discover Jazz Festival continues with lots of Will Patton. The Parent and Child Center presents KidFest with live music. Wicked Johnny returns to 14th Star. Twiggs offers the North Country Trio, the Timothy James Connection, and Ryan & Slim on different nights. Justice kicks off the summer at the new Wooden Nickel. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page hosts local writer (and Oleo Romeo singer-songwriter) Tyrone Shaw to read from his book, Bastard Republic. Read more

 

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Artbits-May 25, 2017

THE CAT CAME BACK

Summer Music at Grace kicks off the new Summer Season with French music from Louisiana and Quebec in the 15th annual Farewell Reunion concert. This year, the popular show features Cajun fiddler David Greely and Zigue as well as a cast of thousands. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Vermont’s 24th annual Open Studio Weekend begins Saturday. The statewide celebration puts Vermont artists and craftspeople on exhibit in their own studios with spaces in and around Franklin County. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

River Arts puts on AMP Night. The Westfield Concert Series has the Missisquoi River Band. The Abbey hosts Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton in a special concert and benefit for the Sheldon Historical Society. Twiggs presents Dave Keller and Jesse & Dave on different nights. BBP is back at 14th Star which also celebrates its fifth birthday with a Parking Lot Party with Tyler and Ryan and Justice. The Discover Jazz Festival begins with a Kickoff Party at Halvorson’s. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

ArtBits features weekly links to library events in and around Franklin County. Read more

 

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