Artbits-July 4, 2024

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer begin with Bay Day as some of our friends play multiple gigs. Read more

BAY DAY

The 43rd Bay Day Festival kicks off a day with lots more than fireworks in St. Albans Town Bay Park. The legendary Great Race, afternoon activities, games, food, and the live music of Rushmore and Soulshine Revival capped by the fireworks at dusk. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

There is a day of plein air painting with Cynthia Rosen, George Van Hook, Liane Whittum, Mary Anne Heinzen, and Fiona Cooper Fenwick in downtown Stowe with a wet paint sale. The Artist In Residence features Jennifer Buckner, Terry Buehner, Tess Follensbee, and Wayne Tarr with a live reception on a special night. Bryan Memorial Gallery has Jane Neroni’s The Bridge at Shelburne Boat Ramp. The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association features Wampum Woman Linda Longtoe Sheehan. Read more

ART FOR SALE

Plan ahead for the Downtown Sidewalk and Art Sales with artists set up on the sidewalks to share their works. Read more

DANCE

Island Arts opens the barn doors to the joy of community dancing to lively music with instructor Leslie Alpert. Read more

HUMANITIES

The Montgomery Center for the Arts hosts a Front Porch Forum. Virginia Holiman will tell traditional animal tales and Kurt Valenta will share his collection of artifacts. Ellen “LN” Bethea offers Words in the Woods. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

St. Albans Community Arts has Creative Connections, Explore the Story Wilds, the Blackout Poetry series. and the Open Studio Music Group, all this week. The Milton Artists’ Guild has Social Sunday and a workshop to Learn Zentangle with Julia Davenport. The River Arts Mindful Art Series offers Summer Blooms, Mixed Media Painting with Jen Volansky. The Swanton Free Public Library hosts “Lights Camera Impact” cinematography workshop with J.R. Cox. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

Get to Know Your SACA on the Saint Albans Community Arts photo page. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Nobby Reed (thrice), Carol Ann Jones with Will Patton (twice) and with Gary Spaulding, the Smokey Newfield Project (twice), Shane Murley (twice), the Phil Abair Band with Keeghan Nolan, the Dale & Darcy Quartet with special guests Will Patton and Neil Rossi, Rockin’ Ron Gagnon, the Dimmer Triplets, Josh Worman and His Support Band, Mitch and Devon, the McMaple Band, Kyle Stevens, Nickel & Dime, Creatio, Slightly Used, Nate Michaud, Bob Gagnon, Sister Speak, Kippincoe, Tom Pearo, the Butterfields, the Enosburg Town Band, Satyrdagg, the Duo, Still Kickin’, Sugar in the Pan, the Citizens Concert Band all appear live at a venue near you. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page Fantasy Book Club reads Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere and plan ahead for AY Berthiaume, Catherine Bodnar, Charlie Brooks, Rebecca Cummins, Jackson Ellis, Pat Esden, Kent Gramm, Bill Holliday, Beth Ann Hooper, DonnaRae Menard, Laura Napoli, Dawn Densmore-Parent, Stephen Payne, and Sara Stewart to talk mysteries, romances, children’s books, autobiographies, and more during the Downtown Sidewalk and Art Sales. Read more

 

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