Artbits-December 6, 2018

THE CHRISTMAS ARTS EVENTS

The FKEC lights its Christmas decorations with the help of hundreds of children at the Marathon offices. The Montgomery Elementary Craft Fair takes over the elementary school. Read more

CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND STOCKING STUFFERS

Vermont’s premier fine artist, Corliss Blakely has new watercolor cards. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Twiggs hosts Paint Nite: Winter Wreath. The Swanton Arts Council offers Christmas Crafts to enjoy and make Christmas items. The Grind Cafe hosts the Ornament Paint’n’sip. 14th Star Brewing Company has the Luminary Ink Paint & Pint with Jon Young. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Steve Boal, Tessa Hill, Sally Tarr, and Wayne Tarr with a free meet-the-artists reception. SEABA and Main Street Landing welcome Fairfax photographer and mixed media artist Timothy Santimore to The Gallery. The Village Frame Shoppe hosts photographer Greg Cromer. The SAC art show, Emotion Speaks, concludes. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts holds its monthly Community Arts MeetUp. The SAC Art Journaling Group has a new date and location. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Nobby Reed Project twice, Mackenzie and Missisquoi, the Hubcats, Chris and Erica, Java Sparrow, the Stragglers, the Carol Ann Jones Holiday Concert, Queen City Drag Cabaret, and Saint Michael’s College Choir take to different stages. There will be Christmas Caroling and more. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 29, 2018

THE CHRISTMAS ARTS EVENTS

The tenth annual Festival of Trees community art and music jubilee continues this week with Santa, the Arts and Crafts Show, the Tree Showcase, the Vermont Choral Union, and much more. The 4th annual Enosburg Community Christmas Party has live music, more Santa, the Christmas Bazaar, a Craft Fair, live entertainment, and a holiday parade and tree lighting. River Arts has its Festival of Lights Celebration with ornament making, an Open Clay Studio, the Holiday Pop-up Gift Shop, and the Nutcracker Suite. Read more

CHRISTMAS STOCKING STUFFERS AND GIFTS

Towne Meeting has released their sixth CD, Folk Tales 2018. Read more

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Michael Barkyoumb will hold a Watercolor Christmas Card Workshop for the Swanton Arts Council. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will host a Board Meeting. Read more

FILM

14th Star Movie Nights continue with a poll to choose the movie they will screen. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Kylie Begnoche, Ourselves Alone, the Nobby Reed Project Christmas Show, Bad Horsey, the Lloyd Tyler Band, Mark LeGrand and Sarah Munro, Scott Aaron Martell, the Community Christmas Concert, the Zeichner Trio, and Fiddleheads with Brian Perkins appear on different stages. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 22, 2018

GIVING THANKS

The arts have touched all of our lives all year. Happy Thanksgiving, all y’all. Read more

CHRISTMAS GIFTS and EVENTS

Saturday is Small Business Saturday. The Handmade Holiday Craft Show features more than 20 local artisans. Read more

FESTIVAL OF THE TREES

The Festival of Trees hosts community events throughout the week. Proceeds from will benefit the St. Albans Community Arts. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCIL

St. Albans raised $2,500 at the Mayor’s Photography Contest auction. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Too Much, the Harmonica Bob Mackenzie Blues Trio, the Tom Caswell Duet, the debut of S.A.S., Quadra, the Phil Abair Band, and Mr. French, and Shake the Band have gigs. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The library hosts the 90 Second Newbery Film Festival. ArtBits has links to library events. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 15, 2018

THE GREEN OGRE IN MUSIC

The BFA-St. Albans Theater Company presents Shrek the Musical in a three-day run as Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey face dragons, swamps and themselves on their journey to Lord Farquaad’s castle in Duloc. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Swanton Arts Council hosts a Holiday Paint & Sip at the American Legion Green Mountain to paint a sap bucket. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist in Residence Gallery has a new raffle. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Writer’s Group will meet at the Swanton Free Public Library. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones, Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers, TNT Comedy, The Duel, AmerikanaBlue, Phil Graziano, Chris & Erica, Justice, 8084, the Johnny Cash Tribute Show, Rushmore, and a special Celebration of Expressive Arts for Bob & Becca’s 50 Years Together take stages around the area. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page has Stephen Russell Payne to read from and sign Life On A Cliff. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 8, 2018

ART ON THE WALLS

The Swanton Arts Council’s art show, Emotion Speaks, opens with a reception in the Swanton Free Public Library. Read more

ART TO BUY

Milton Artists’ Guild kicks off their 14th annual ArtFest in a free Gala with music and refreshments. The annual Opera House Craft Fair has talented local artists, artisans, and crafters. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Twiggs hosts Jean Ferguson’s Pebble Art 5×7 Frame. Jeff’s Maine Seafood has Paint and Sip Vermont. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The MCA holds its quarterly Directors Meeting. St. Albans Community Arts hosts its monthly Community Arts MeetUp. The SAC Art Journaling Group has a new date and new location. SAC also has the Book Publishing Options workshop. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Justice, Livingston Taylor, Arthur James, John Smyth and Jenn Croteau, the Starline Rhythm Boys, the Blue Rock Boys, Oisin Mac Diarmada and Daithi Gormley all have gigs and there is an Adult Prom. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

ArtBits features weekly links to library events in and around Franklin County. Read more

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Artbits-November 1, 2018

ART FOR THE HOUSE

St. Albans celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery with an art auction and reception in City Hall. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Montgomery Center for the Arts has a Paint&Sip fundraiser with Pat Murphy at MCA-Kelton Hall. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Ed Gagne, Gillian Ireland, Claire Payne, and Shanna Ratner with a free meet-the-artists reception. The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts Eric Smith in a solo show. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Annual Governing Body Meeting will be held at the Swanton House of Pizza. SAC hosts Write Your First Novel with JP Choquette. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Nobby Reed Project (twice), the Duel, Jamie Lee Thurston, Tom Pearo, Blue Fox, Barbie-N-Bones, the Oleo Romeos, the Starline Rhythm Boys, Chris Parker, Troy Millette, Rusty Bucket and the Schroons all have gigs in different venues. Read more

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