2018 marks the 21st year of the Big Red Barn Art Show, held in the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield. It will run from August 2 through 26, 2018. The show is open from noon to 9 pm, Thursday through Sunday each week, following the calendar of American Flatbread.
A gala opening reception and 21st Anniversary Party is planned for Sunday, August 5th from 5-7 pm. All are invited to this free event. Enjoy art created locally, Anthony Santor’s jazz combo, tasty food, and beverages.
Each August, the Big Red Barn Art Show delights tourists and locals, appreciators and collectors, and provides a welcome activity for folks waiting for their dinner tables at American Flatbread. Children enjoy the Art Treasure Hunt, a list of questions to be answered by finding “which painting has…?”
The artists, all of whom live full or part-time in the Mad River Valley, enjoy taking turns acting as docent “show sitters”, eager to talk with guests, answering questions, and adding a little extra to our guests’ experience.
The Big Red Barn Art Show is actually three exhibitions in one. There’s the main exhibit, with up to four pieces of artwork for each artist, the small works show with two pieces per artist, none larger than 16 inches wide or tall, and the “Art Stall”, a corner dedicated to modestly priced prints and cards.
We invite friends old and new to visit the historic Red Barn at Lareau Farm – it’s a terrific experience!
INFO FOR ARTISTS –
Everything you need to know about entering the 2018 Big Red Barn Art Show is in this “pop-out and print it” three-page registration and info form. Click the arrow in the upper right corner of the form.
But first – do you live full or part-time in the Mad River Valley? We’re really particular about this restriction, as our show is truly a community endeavor, and we want to keep it that way. If you don’t meet that one criterion, then join us in the Multi-Medium-Mania Exhibit in September. If you’re a Valley Arts member – and if not, join us – you may also enter our Spring Members’ Show. Both are non-juried shows and are well-received. If you don’t see the pop-out form, Apple Safari users may need to click on the red link “.pdf”