Category Archives: Benefit Events

Artbits-February 8, 2018

Muslim Girls Make Change. There is a Digital Storytelling Workshop for teachers and a How to Draw Portraits lesson begins. NEFA hs National Dance Project news and Expeditions grants. There is a Community Arts Meeting. The Second Friday Dance rumbas and foxtrots. Nobby Reed twice, Blue Fox, Cooie & Skip, Fiddleheads, LC Jazz, the Buckhollers, IncaHoots. Yankee Chank, and Ponyhustle perform. Plays & Pints are one act comedies on love. A dear friend has passed away. Continue reading

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Artbits-December 28, 2017

There is still time to make a 2017 contribution to your favorite arts council. The Shane Murley Duet, Ryan & Slim, Silver & Gold, Sean Jarvis’ Open Mic, Young Tradition Vermont, the Donna Thunder Band, Cozy O’Donnell, the Hitmen, Bad Horsey, and Justice play on different nights. And we go dancing! Two First Night cities have Franklin County local or favorites performers. And we look back at what All Arts Council and the Other Major Presenters did. Continue reading

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Artbits-December 21, 2017

This week, Christmas Vacation for free on screen. Carol Ann Jones, Jenni Johnson, Ryan & Slim, Shake the Band, Bethany Connor and Troy Millette twice, once with Dylan Gombas and Chad Conant, NightHawk, the Tim Brick duo, Erin Cassels-Brown, Fiddleheads, the Starline Rhythm Boys, and the Young Tradition Touring Group twice on stage plus the Holi-DAZE Solstice Show and Comedy Showcase. And, 2017 was busy in the arts: the Franklin County Festivals and our Libraries. Merry Christmas. Continue reading

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Artbits-November 23, 2017

The arts have touched all of our lives all year. Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Swanton and Morrisville celebrate Christmas. The ninth annual Festival of Trees begins. Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton, Sean Jarvis, John Smyth and Jenn Croteau, Quadra, the Phil Abair Band, Mr. French, the Stragglers, NightHawk, Matt Crowley, Michael Pratt and Amber Rae Harvey all have gigs. Continue reading

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Artbits-November 9, 2017

Saturday is Veteran’s Day. There’s a annual Craft Show, an annual Art Show, and Rock Art Fun. The Second Friday Dance Social has mini-lessons. Saving Our Waters will be screened and discussed. The Truth Is Way Out There is a benefit mystery dinner theater. Daniel Rahilly and Ty Cicia, the Ellen Powell Trio, and Sean Jarvis play separate gigs. The Vermont Creative Network Summit concludes. Continue reading

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Artbits-November 2, 2017

Steve Boal, Patrick Murphy, Shanna Ratner, Pam Krout-Voss and David J. Griggs exibit. Viva Las Artes! has wine, food, and an auction. Swanton’s Got Art and there is Pimp My Pint. The Swanton Arts Council board meets. It’s Vermont vs. Hollywood on screen. The Nobby Reed Project, Chris & Erica, the Bob Mackenzie Blues Trio, Jamie Lee Thurston, the Johnny Cash Tribute Show, the Gibson Brothers and the Vermont Bluegrass Pioneers all have gigs. The Advance Singer/Songwriter Contest and an Open Mic take stages. There’s a public hearing on Vermont’s most pressing rural issues. And there are books. Continue reading

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