Art Hounds

Thursdays 4:55p.m. & Fridays 8:50 a.m.

Anyone in the arts community can be an Art Hound. Just fill out the form and tell us about a local performance, gallery opening or event you'd like to share with other VPR listeners. Then, call the VPR Art Hounds hotline at 1-802-778-9585 to record your recommendation.

Art Hounds features voices from the region's arts community bragging on upcoming shows, exhibits and performances they want you to see! Listen for Art Hounds on Thursday afternoons just before 5 during All Things Considered and again on Friday mornings just before 9, during Morning Edition.

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VPR's Art Hounds invite you to get colonial during Ethan Allen Days, take in a concert or two and enjoy events that support arts organizations in their communities.

Courtesy, Interplay Jazz

VPR's Art Hounds don't want you to miss out on Rita Coolidge in Stowe, live music in a Tunbridge brewery, Vermont poets reading Vermont poetry and more.

Francis Wolff

VPR's Art Hounds found lots of music to fill your weekend, both indoors and out!

Starline Rhythm Boys

This weekend and next, enjoy staged plays, local favorite honky-tonkers and contemporary dance.

Artwork by Alex Serrano, courtesy of Springfield Community Players

This weekend is the Vermont Crafts Council Open Studios Weekend, plus you can catch several plays and performances on stage both this weekend and next.

Courtesy, Bridge Street Art Fair

VPR's Art Hounds have found an annual art fair in Waitsfield, youth dancers performing Cinderella in Johnson and a call-to-artists to create a sculpture from an old bike.

George Evan

This week, VPR Art Hounds suggest a folk singer in Tinmouth, contemporary dance in Barre, an all-Bach concert on violin and more. 

Thursday, May 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.: Story Night to benefit A New Place, a homeless shelter in Burlington's Old North End, at the Old Lantern in Charlotte.

courtesy of Long River Gallery and Gifts

This week, our Art Hounds recommend visual art in Lyme, a student performance in South Burlington, singers in Thetford, a literary magazine launch in Burlington and a comedy showcase in Montpelier.

This week, see the adaptation of a 2000-year-old play in Middlebury, 26 poets celebrate national poetry month at a Burlington library, four high school students take the stage to sing in Montpelier and 70 Roosevelt-era Vermont artists show up on film.

Courtesy, Paramount Theater

  Americana music in Tinmouth, the classical "B"s in Montpelier, Vermonter Bow Thayer in Rutland and DanceFest in Castleton.

Courtesy, Sean Gaskell

Catch a kora concert at the library in Brattleboro, hear former voice students singing arias and duets at St. Michael's and an 80-voice choral ensemble sings rare pieces by Haydn.

Courtesy of Joe Smith

Nelson Jaquay suggested the opening concert in the Old Firehouse Concert Series in Tinmouth with PossumHaw on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

Victoria Crain is an arts reporter at The Rutland Herald and suggested viewing of cartoonist Harry Bliss' collection of cartoon art at the Downtown Gallery of Castleton University on Center Street in Rutland with a meet-and-greet on Friday, April 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Courtesy, Castle Creek

Lisa Buckton, a librarian at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington suggested M.T. Anderson's, Symphony For The City Of The Dead, a talk about his book of the same name on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m., followed up by a performance by members of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra performing Shostakovich's '8th String Quartet.'

courtesy of Penny Cluse Cafe

Eric Ford from Westford is the communications director at Burlington City Arts and recommended the fourth annual Show Of HANDS, with artwork from nearly 100 artists auctioned to benefit the organization Helping And Nurturing Diverse Seniors, now showing at Penny Cluse Cafe in Burlington with the silent auction on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30  to 8 p.m.

Courtesy of Theater Kavanah

Donna Hopkins from Montpelier suggests the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra's spring concert, Primavera on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 at 4 p.m. at College Hall at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.


Local music fan Susan Abell of Hinesburg recommended the band PossumHaw in concert at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Capital City Concerts

Student musician Fiona Reed of Stowe suggested the iconic a cappella men's group from Yale, the Whiffenpoofs at Elley Long Music Center in Colchester on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 6 at Montpelier High School Auditorium at 3 p.m.


Independent curator Laura DiPiazza from Sharon suggested the informal dance instruction, Let's Dance with Gina Sonne on Friday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Vermont Independent School of the Arts in Sharon.

Courtesy, Stacy Mincher

Comedian Kathleen Kanz of Montpelier suggested the Comic Relief event to benefit C.O.T.S. at ArtsRiot in Burlington on Friday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.

Courtesy, Northern Stage

Anne Peyton from Strafford suggested  the performance of 'Mad Love' through Saturday, Feb. 13 at Northern Stage in White River Junction.