Arts & Culture
City Center, 89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Rotating art exhibits of various media displayed throughout the ground floor of City Center.
The Art Resource Association is an organization of Central Vermont artists whose goal is to promote and support its member artists. As part of that mission, we regularly hold group shows in venues in the Central Vermont area. We also provide a monthly, rotating exhibit at the City Center in Montpelier which is available for solo and group shows. Through the Phil Osgatharp Scholarship fund, we award need-based fellowships for the Vermont Artist Week at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson and classes at Studio Place Arts in Barre. We believe in art - that it makes our world a better place and that it needs to be shared.
(photo by Melissa C. Storrow)
Capital City Concerts presents classical chamber music concerts performed by some of the world's finest musicians, in collaboration with outstanding Vermont artists. Performers have included The Paris Piano Trio, the Borromeo, Talich, and Ying String Quartets, violinists Jaime Laredo, Laurie Smukler, and Eugene Drucker from the Emerson String Quartet. Founded in 2000 by Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra, we bring the passion and beauty of classical music combined with the warmth of our audience to Montpelier, the heart of Vermont. The primary venue for most concerts is the acoustically-superior sanctuary of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.
Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602
The Center for Arts and Learning is committed to enhancing the cultural life of central Vermont through its founding member organizations, as well as embracing individual artists, musicians and other nonprofits in a collaborative and welcoming community. CAL is an inclusive venue for small performances, rehearsals, classes, rental studios and events which strengthens its place as our capital city’s primary arts and education center. Founding members are Monteverdi Music School, River Rock School and T.W.Wood Gallery. “We are all in this together, exchanging time and talents. What could be better than that?” – Heather Kralik, Onion River Exchange.
Offering dance and fitness classes since 1973 in a supportive community for people ages 3 thru 70+: Jazz, Tap, Modern, Ballet, Capoeira, Musical Theater Dance, Hip Hop, B-Boys, B-Girls, Yoga and more.
City Hall Showcases
39 Main Street, City Hall, Montpelier, VT 05602 802- 229-9416
Stroll through the main lobby of City Hall for changing displays of local artists. Also, enjoy displays of historic photographs from the 1927 flood, Dewey Day in 1899, The U.S.S Montpelier and more.
Vermont State House
Montpelier, VT 05602
The Farmers Night Concert Series is a longstanding State House tradition. Artists from around the state, in genres ranging from classical music to bluegrass to barbershop, perform in the well of the House Chamber each Wednesday night during the legislative session, January-April. All performances are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm in the House Chamber. Stay tuned for 2016 schedule.
Offering Dance and Fitness classes since 1973 in a supportive community for people ages 3 thru 70+Jazz, Tap, Modern, Ballet, Capoeira, Musical Theater Dance, Hip Hop, B-Boys B-Girls, Yoga and more.
Green Mountain Film Festival
P.O. Box 901, Montpelier, VT 05601-0901
The Green Mountain Film Festival brings our audience on a trip around the world every March. Located in downtown Montpelier, we host discussions, Q&A’s, and film screenings with special guests. The Festival is proud to work with a number of local businesses and other non-profits. We are proud to be a part of Montpelier. In addition to our annual festival, we host screenings and discussions throughout the year. GMFF is more than films - we are a community.
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
For over a century, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library has been at the heart of our communities: Preserving yesterday, informing today, and inspiring tomorrow. The library promotes life-long learning with books and other materials as well as many diverse programs for children and adults. Our beautiful building was built in 1894 and the Kitzmiller Room on the second floor houses three beautiful replicas of historical friezes: One from the Parthenon, and two from the cathedral in Florence.
MCO, PO Box 272, Montpelier, VT 05601
The mission of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra is to inspire and enrich Central Vermont musicians and audiences of all ages through performances of new and traditional chamber orchestra repertory. From its beginning, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra has offered performing opportunities for talented string players in the Central Vermont area. The MCO has grown from a small committed group of 12 string players to a full chamber orchestra. In addition to works from the standard repertoire, the MCO has performed new works by Vermont composers and others, including Michael Close, David Gunn, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Gwyneth Walker and Mary Lou Newmark. Visit the MSO website to learn more about their performance schedule.
Contradancing on the second Saturday of every month at the Capital City Grange, 8–11:30 p.m. All dances taught; you do not have to bring a partner. Every evening will have zesty New England contras with great bands and callers, plus an opportunity to learn a new dance skill or different type of dance — swing, blues, waltz, English, Scandinavian, etc. The Exchange is an inclusive, intentional community for all. We strive to foster a welcoming, respectful, comfortable and vibrant dance atmosphere.
The Front Art Gallery
6 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
The Front is a co-operative gallery directed by the artist Glen Coburn Hutcheson. Local members: Sculptors Janet Van Fleet, John Matusz, Jesse Cooper, and Clara Kazarov, painters Alana LaPoint, Janet Wormser, Emily Hoffman, James Secor, Hope Sharp, and Melora Kennedy, design/builder Ben Cheney, photographer Maayan Kasimov, and collage artist Deluxe Unlimited. Many members work in multiple disciplines. Members share staffing duties to keep the gallery open as much as possible; regular hours are Friday 5-8, Saturday 11-8, and by appointment.
USS Montpelier Museum
City Hall, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
We are located on the Second Floor of City Hall in the Capital City of Vermont. Come in and experience our Naval History of the ships that are named Montpelier. We are open year-round during regular business hours, and if you need assistance, just ask anyone in City Hall.
Montpelier, the birth place of Admiral George Dewey, has been a sea town without shores since the 1800's. The ships that have carried our City's name served our country well, achieving highest honors, both above and beneath the waves. Montpelier is proud of its naval tradition and those who have served on them.
The first U.S.S. Montpelier was a German ship that was seized in 1917. It provided logistical services to the Navy by transporting troops and supplies during World War 1.
The second U.S.S. Montpelier, CL-57, a Cleveland Class Light Cruiser, known as the "Monty" or "Legend of the Solomons", fought fiercely and bravely in the Pacific Campaign during World War 2, receiving 13 battle stars; it was the victim of numerous Japanese Kamakazi attacks during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in November of 1944.
Today, the newest U.S.S. Montpelier, SSN-765, patrols and protects our democracy as one of the most modern and stealth crusaders of the undersea. The Los Angeles Class Nuclear Attack Submarine, commissioned in 1993, has received numerous Efficiency awards and has been awarded the Naval Citation Unit in its short existence. Our ship is equipped with the most sophisticated weaponry known to mankind today. The Montpelier name, affixed to the hulls of these great vessels, has crisscrossed the oceans of the world both in war and peace, serving our country, protecting our freedom, with outstanding performance and diligence.
36 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633-6001
Vermont Arts 2015 is a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events, concerts, festivals, exhibits and openings that will occur all across the state.
The Council's mission is to advance and preserve the arts at the center of Vermont communities. Since 1965, the Vermont Arts Council has been the State's primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts in Vermont.
The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services maintain an exhibit of outdoor sculpture in the Council's Sculpture Garden. The garden is located at the Council offices at 134-136 State Street in Montpelier, next door to the Capital Region Visitors Center, and is fully accessible.
The Sculpture Garden is a public/private collaboration that features rotating two-year exhibits of contemporary sculpture created by Vermont artists. Designed in 2002 by Burlington landscape architects H. Keith Wagner and Associates, it offers a place to picnic or engage in quiet reflection in Montpelier's downtown.
104 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
PO Box 938, Montpelier VT 05601
The Vermont Crafts Council hosts many great events including Open Studio Weekend a few times a year. Spend a weekend in Montpelier and enjoy Open Studio Weekend in Central Vermont. Here is a link to local studios: http://www.vermontcrafts.com/links/NortSort.html.
111 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
State Curator's Office manages three gallery spaces in the Capitol Complex for rotating exhibitions of contemporary art: The Governor's Office in the Pavilion Office Building, the lobby of the Supreme Court Building, and the State House cafeteria. Care and management of the broader State Art Collection is also a responsibility of this office.