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.

Become An Art Hound!

Art Hounds ® on VPR is adapted from Minnesota Public Radio News and is powered by The Public Insight Network.

Next Stage Arts, courtesy

A prescription for a great weekend: try three very different plays and one night of tango!

The 12th ShazamFest takes place this weekend, just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the Burlington, Vermont area. The music festival boasts a wide variety of acts and performers, food and camping in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Mike Rigby, artist

This weekend is an overflowing clown-car full of arts events for every taste! Try an environmentally friendly music, arts and sports fest across the border in Québec, a block party in Waterbury or a play on the boards in Weston.

Lauren Palmer, courtesy

From outdoor concerts on meeting house lawns to open artists' studios, this weekend is packed with plenty to do in Vermont's arts-rich regions!

Lots to do in the art world this holiday weekend like bluegrass music to raise awareness of blue-green algae and an auction of four-by-four-inch paintings in Stafford.

St. Albans Museum, courtesy

You can fill your social calendar up with a little bit of music in the meadow, a little shop of horrors, a traveling Hamilton exhibit and a brass quintet.

In Vermont's most French-settled community, Winooski is the site for French Heritage Day next Saturday, June 25.
French Heritage Day Society Facebook, courtesy

Take in a locally-made documentary, an outdoor concert, some circus arts and celebrate French heritage in the state's most French-settled community.

Gary Glade, courtesy

VPR's Art Hounds have suggested an art benefit, a watercolor exhibition and a celebration of a local record label.

Artist Pat deGogorza, courtesy

Photos of famous musicians, storytellers sharing tales about aging and a singing group made up of people in recovery from strokes and other brain injuries are just a few of the arts events to take in this weekend and next.

Elizabeth Mandell

A busy holiday in the region with Open Studios Weekend and plenty of arts events this weekend and next.

Courtesy, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue

Ballet Wolcott performs Snow White and a local playwright pens a work about the vibrant Little Jerusalem area in Burlington during the 1900s.

Artist Elizabeth Torak/Courtesy Helmholz Fine Art

Add a few of film screenings, a kids' pop-up theater or a performance of Eastern European music to your social calendar.

Courtesy artist, Mona Shomali

A magazine launch, folk music and historical theater from a local playwright are all taking place this weekend.

A Studs Terkel musical onstage in Middlebury, chamber singers in Lebanon and the student film slam awards in St. Johnsbury.

Courtesy, The Accaliae

Fill your calendar this week with a documentary film series, summer concerts, Earth Day celebrations and choral music.

Courtesy, South Burlington City Center For The Arts

Celebrate poetry month with events at venues statewide, take in a play about parenting, buy some local artwork and hear a Vermont artist whose been making it on the Nashville music scene.

Maxim Shumlin

From jazz to world to folk music, book discussions, political puppetry and comedy for a good cause, there's lots to do around the state this weekend!

Courtesy, Vermont Council on World Affairs

Start off the month with a concert of young musicians in Barre, an iconic Saudi performer joining a local band in Burlington and a sportswear fashion show to benefit cancer research.

Courtesy, Champlain Philharmonic

An art sale of pieces painted by community members in Pomfret, a community orchestra in Poultney and competitive student dancers in Stowe!

Improv comedy in Burlington, a documentary from Sundance about a Bennington doctor’s Brooklyn childhood and a production of 'Beauty and the Beast' in Bellows Falls.

Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m., at Burlington City Arts in Burlington: Design Activism: Conversation from the Front Lines of The Opioid Crisis, a conversation on the crisis and how the arts community can respond, suggested by Colleen Clark from Burlington.

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