Welcome to Valley Arts! A message from our new President

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  Wow! What a 20th Anniversary year it has been for Festival of the Arts. We’ve had a jam packed summer full of Art….workshops, theater, concerts, exhibits and good times with friends. As the seasons change, so does the Presidency at Valley Arts. I have been on the board for three years and never thought […]

Sip n’ Paint Fall Schedule

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Back by popular demand – our fun-filled “Second Friday” evenings featuring paints, canvasses, and low-key instruction, all provided by Valley Arts and, of course, BYO beverages! Helen Issackedes will lead the October 13 event and Mary Hill, on November 3.  The classes, limited to 12 participants each, are held at Vallet Arts Festival Gallery from […]

Transitions – a new exhibit at Valley Arts

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 TRANSITIONS, a special exhibition illustrating many styles of art as depicted by artists working in various mediums is currently showing at Valley Arts’ Festival Gallery.  Twenty-two outstanding artists contributed works ranging from photo-realism to pure abstract. All the artists have been represented in previous, major exhibitions. TRANSITIONS opened with a gala public reception on Saturday, […]

Billy Brauer Figure Painting class ends – what will replace it?

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We’re sad to announce that Billy Brauer’s Drop-In Figure Painting class, held at Valley Arts Festival Gallery on Tuesday nights has ended its run. Now we’re looking for ideas about developing a weekly, or twice monthly, informal drawing/painting group – and welcome your input.  There’s definite interest, but the question is; should it be a weekday evening […]

Not an artist? Doesn’t Matter!

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We all have an inner artist, even if we haven’t picked up a paintbrush since third grade. We all have an eye for beauty and inner light – that’s why we love the Mad River Valley. So, if you’d like to join our creative community, there’s a place for you. We welcome help at our […]