Vermont Festival of the Arts

August is Art in every imaginable form  in the Mad River Valley from art and photography exhibits, workshops, and artists’ open studios to music and dance, theater and concerts.  All are embraced by the culinary arts with a focus on food extravaganzas, how-to workshops and the local produce we are so proud of from farm to table experiences to local brewing.

With 120 events scheduled from August 1st through Labor Day, trust us when we say there is something for every visitor and over 8,000 visit the Valley each year just for this amazing Festival.  Not surpisingly it is named to the “Top 10 Summer Events in Vermont”

Here are a few of our favorite events:

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  • 16th Annual Big Red Barn Art show
  • Photography Show at The Round Barn
  • Moosewalk Studios and Gallery
  • Painting at the Parade Gallery with Gary Eckhart (Aug 7)
  • Digital Photography Composition (Aug 24)
  • Great Vermont Plein Air Paint Out (Aug 16-17)

 

  • The Fantasticks (Aug 1 to 18)
  • Vermont Music Fest (Aug 24)

 

  • Friday Five: Artisinal beer tasting at the Warren Store every Friday
  • Cooking Classes at the Store (full details www.vermontstore.com)
  • Chefs Tasting at the Common Man… Wednesdays throughout Aug: 4 courses: $40
  • A Taste of the Valley (Aug 5th) – the most talked about event of the festival: $50

 

  • Mad River Valley Craft Fair: Aug 31 and Sept 1

 

For more insight and full schedule of events visit www.vermontartfest.com