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

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.

Courtesy, Unadilla Theater

Several of Vermont playhouses' summer sessions are in full swing and you can see the latest work on a big screen by a local filmmaker.

Courtesy, Cirque US

There are plenty of arts events to add to your social calendar this week, including a play in Putney, a gallery full of cool masks and blacksmithed items in Burlington, a valley jig in East Fairfield and circus arts in Wilmington.

Courtesy, Green Mountain Gardeners

This week, our Art Hounds have found rockabilly in Stowe, rock walls and gardens in Landgrove and watercolors in Barre for you to enjoy!

Janet Van Fleet

Big art is being displayed in the windows and on the walls at the Berlin Mall, the teen group Village Harmony sings in South Hero and a traveling exhibit aims to engage viewers to 'Wake Up To Dying' in Burlington.

Courtesy, Brandon Artists' Guild

Catch a performance in the newly air-conditioned playhouse in Hyde Park, see paintings and ceramics by a 93-year-old artist in Middlebury and pack a picnic to enjoy at an outdoor concert series in Middlesex.

Courtesy, Margie Samuelson

After the long Independence Day weekend, July is filled with outdoor concerts, a mono-print exhibit and a watercolor workshop with yoga and meditation.

John Billingsley / VPR

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.