Valley Arts


 Welcome to the Valley Arts website. 2017 is an exciting year as we celebrate 20 years of fostering creativity in the Mad River Valley.

 On the website you will find everything happening with Valley Arts – workshops, lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, the Vermont Festival of the Arts and so much more. here you can also find registration forms for events/exhibitions and how to become a member. While here, be certain to sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter.

 Whether you are a resident or a visiting guest, plan your ART ADVENTURE by checking out our calendar.

 The Mad River Valley is the geographic center of Vermont and Valley Arts is the center for the arts.


Valley Arts is a Vermont registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to support the multiple interests of the Mad River Valley by encouraging and promoting participation in the Arts. We do this by producing events, hosting art exhibitions, aggregating regional activities into an arts calendar, printing the Waitsfield Art Walk map and the full-color June-through-October Program Booklet, highlighting the August-long Vermont Festival of the Arts. Our on-line presence includes this website, a Facebook page, an emailed monthly Newsletter and occasional other social media.

Our goal is to offer local, regional and national gallery exhibitions, host open and informative talks, presentations and music performances, sponsor and hold workshops and classes for all ages, manage a unique events space, and maintain an arts gift shop. We also actively promote the artistic endeavors of other arts related businesses and organizations, many of which can be found in our Events/Exhibitions calendar.

Valley Arts activities are targeted to people of all ages: residents, second-homeowners, and visitors.

The Mad River Valley is a hub for creative activity. The primary aim of the Valley Arts Foundation is to support artists, the arts and our community. Enhanced by the expansion of Valley Arts Festival Gallery and Studio,  we’ve created a central location for outstanding art exhibits, for challenging and interesting art workshops and classes – a place where local artists and art lovers of all ages are welcome.

The Valley Arts Foundation is operated by a Board of Directors and part-time office and events staff. A strong corps of volunteers supports the ongoing work of Valley Arts.

Board Members:

Gary Eckhart, President
Ward Smyth, Vice President
Michele Eid, Treasurer
Julie Burns                  Jason Britton
Darryl Forrest             Kim Hopper
Dotty Kyle                   Jane Macan
Angela Neill                 MaryLou Razza