Art Hounds

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

We are letting you know that Art Hounds ®  with Mary Williams will be discontinued on March 30, 2018, as VPR incorporates more arts reporting into news coverage. Thanks to everyone who tuned into the program over the last six years and especially the nearly 2,000 Hounds who participated in this unique arts events listing. And while we know change is hard, we are happy to share that you can look for continued, robust arts coverage on VPR, VPR Classical and at


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

Courtesy, The Sheldon Museum/Artist Sarah Ashe

Discover new artists and venues in the new year!

Dave Celone

Intricate carvings with hidden images grace a pop-up gallery in White River Junction, plus students from a voice studio perform a holiday cabaret.

Enjoy arts events featuring student writers, musicians and actors, a holiday pop-up shop with works by local artisans and some holiday concerts.

SM Motion Graphics and Visual Effects, Artist Shaun Machia

From Cajun fiddling to a twist on classic ballet to printmaking and photography, find lots of diverse arts events this weekend all around the region.

Courtesy, TW Wood Gallery

After the tofurkey and pie and leftovers and football, here are some arts events to be grateful for this holiday weekend and beyond.

Courtesy, Sharon Academy

This weekend, look forward to a dance party at Nectar's, classical Christmas music, holiday train rides and pirates on stage.

Courtesy, Emer Pond Feeney/OffCenter For Dramatic Arts

This weekend, take in a play in Burlington, come in from the cold for some live music  in Townshend or watch dancers onstage in West Rutland.

Graphic design by Miki Hickel

VPR's Art Hounds suggest several staged plays, a West African drumming and dance workshop, an art exhibit and a horror film fest.

Courtesy, Windham County Arts Council

This weekend, enjoy storytelling, a masquerade ball, a uke flash mob and more.

Susan J. Boutwell

This weekend, you can join a poets' group and take in an opera and a string quartet.

Courtesy, The Opera House at Enosburg Falls

If you plan it just right, you can see more than 20 staged plays and hear some local music this weekend!

Artist, Bruce Murray

More studios are open this weekend, plus hear local storytelling, see a craft show and hear some bluegrass among the foliage.

Courtesy, Montgomery Center Arts

This week, our art hounds have recommended a book launch party in Burlington, open studios in Brattleboro, a concert in Stowe and much more.

Courtesy, Nimble Arts

This week, VPR's Art Hounds suggest looking up at aerial circus arts in Wilmington, looking to the past and future at the Steampunk Festival in Springfield and looking to the trees at the Vermont Woodworkers Forest Festival in Woodstock.

Poster design by Eden Alessi

Block out some time on your calendars this weekend for an exhibit of sacred paintings, the works of 12 Syrian artists and a play about a man who treated his OCD with psychedelic mushrooms.

Puppets In Paradise

This week, puppets put on a show in a garden, a quartet takes the stage to play Beethoven and Vermont-made Quaker furniture is on view.

Courtesy, Stephanie Stouffer

This weekend, head out to enjoy harmonicas, never-before-seen works and a retrospective.

Connecticut River Watershed Council

Commemorate Tropical Storm Irene's fifth anniversary with song in Grafton and celebrate ways to keep our rivers clean with an art installation in Brattleboro.

Castleton Women's Club

Join a ukulele flash mob in Brattleboro, take in a concert in Stowe and tour colonial architecture and historic homes in Castleton.

This week, our Art Hounds have found carved wooden art, a book launch of a new poetry collection, a call to artists and an exhibit that takes another look at aging.