Art Hounds

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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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Mad River Valley Craft Fair

Kathleen Kanz is a stand-up comic in central Vermont and recommended the comedy showcase at La Puerta Negra in Montpelier on September 3rd at 8 p.m.

Stowe Tango Music Festival

Brian Harwood recommended the Stowe Tango Music Festival, going on now through Sunday, August 23rd at various venues in Stowe.

The Rutland Herald

Mary Ann Feeney of Castleton is a guide at Shelburne Museum and she recommended Castleton Colonial Day on  Saturday, August 15th from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Credit, Mud Studios

Poetry People co-founder Ellen Bethea of Fletcher suggested The Festival of The Arts 2015 on Saturday, August 8th in Jeffersonville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lamoille County Players

Janet Van Fleet recommends the new exhibit at Flynn Dog in Burlington called "Works Both Ways." The opening reception is Friday, July 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the exhibit runs until September 5.

Carly Abrams from Montpelier suggests seeing singer-songwriter Mark Mulcahy at the chapel at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier this Sunday. Local band Anachronist will be opening the show.

Sandglass Theater

Allan Greenspan recommended Sandglass Theater's family friendly puppet show called, Punschi on Saturday, July 25th at 1 p.m. at the Historic Town Hall in Wilmington.

Rock River Arts

Louise Sirois, director of the Crowell Gallery in Newfane and artist Alice Freeman, also of Newfane both suggested the 23rd Annual Rock River Artist Tour on Saturday and Sunday, July 18th and 19th in Newfane, South Newfane and Williamsville.

New Nile Orchestra

Elliot Burg in Middlesex recommended the 2015 Summer Concert Series in the Martha Pellerin & Andy Shapiro Bandstand on Shady Rill each Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Courtesy, Sally Olsen / Bill Reed Voice Studio

Middlebury College theater professor Dana Yeaton suggested, Pirate Birthday Party from local film director Peter Ferland. See the film Sunday, June 28th at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

Photo courtesy of Peg Tassey

Musician Peg Tassey of Plainfield suggested a reading by author Fay Webern, who will read from her book, The Button Thief of East 14th Street: Scenes From a Life on the Lower East Side 1927-1957 on Tuesday, June 23rd.