Artbits-October 5, 2023


The Artist In Residence Gallery features fabric artist Claire Graham-Smith, potter Gillian Ireland, and Vermont Life photographer David Juaire with a live reception at the gallery. Read more


The Bryan Gallery Fall Festival has a full day with Eric Tobin, Pumpkin Painting, the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra, and more. The annual Snow Farm Grape Harvest Festival celebrates Vermont agriculture with the Buck Hollers, grape stomping, wagon rides, and more. Read more


Cold Hollow Sculpture Park welcomes Juan Hinestroza for the final Amazing Makers conversation of 2023 to talk about a shirt that can detect diabetes status or a cape that can defend against malaria. Vermont Humanities presents Christine Hadsel with Vermont’s Historic Theater Curtains in the Westford Brick Meeting House and Howard Coffin with Vermont, 1800 and Froze to Death: The Cold Year of 1816 at Pratt Hall. Osher continues the Fall programs with James and Anne Ouellette’s Iceland: Traveling the Ring Road. Read more


River Arts offers the October Open Studio Figure Drawing and Karen Gunterman with a three-week Adult Beginner Macrame Series. The Milton Artists’ Guild has Social Sunday plus Learn Zentangle with Julia Davenport. St. Albans Community Arts begins Creative Connections at City Hall. Read more


The upcoming respiratory virus season comes with vaccines available for the three main viruses that cause people to end up in a hospital: COVID, the Flu, and RSV. There were 11 new hospital admissions for COVID in Franklin County last week alone. Read more


Nobby Reed (twice), King Me, the Phil Abair Band with Keeghan Nolan, Third Shift, Soul and Soda, Mark Steffenhagen, the Buck Hollers, the Old Man Garage Band, Music-COMP, Dennis O’Hagan, and George Nostrand all appear live at a venue near you. Read more


Students and “grown-up” readers alike are losing access to critical information, while librarians and teachers fend off attacks for doing their jobs. Banned Book Week 2023 continues with “Let Freedom Read.” Ernie Hemenway, the Traveling Storyteller, gets spooky at the Eloquent Page. Island Arts hosts its annual End of Season Book Sale. Read more


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