Art Hounds

A Vermont storyteller, a new venue for a decades-old film fest, a call to young artists and more await your social calendar this weekend and beyond!

Looking to see a film about Vermont's natural history and take in a concert or two of bluegrass and folk, plus catch a play about a beloved character from literature? We've got you covered!

Courtesy, Don and Vickie Herzberg

This weekend, you can see etchings and hear poetry, see a movie that was lauded at the Sundance Film Festival and hear works for piano and voice, composed by Beethoven.

You can make a lantern to walk by moonlight with in Lyndonville, hear bluegrass and swing in Stowe and see a Pulitzer-prize winning play performed in Essex.

This week, enjoy one-acts about love in Morrisville, Latin jazz in Williston, a poetry slam in Montgomery and choral chamber music in Colchester.

Our Art Hounds found an exhibit of visual art that explores all kinds of love, a chamber music performance interpreting a Greek classic and a play written by a famous stand-up comedian.

VPR's arts-loving community of Art Hounds have found a folk music showcase in Montpelier, the kick-off to a 2018 performance season in Plainfield and dance auditions in South Burlington.

You can take in two photography exhibits - one depicting birds, the other extreme nordic skiiers - and some community concerts plus a one-act play.

This weekend is bound to be a busy one but take a moment or two and bring out-of-town guests and friends to see some great exhibits and performances!

Liz Le Serviget/Artist, courtesy

VPR's Art Hounds® have found painted moonscapes on a cafe's walls, an evening of student-directed one-act plays at a local high school, an annual orchestral affair at an opera house, and voices lifted in song inside a beautiful old church, all to help get you in the holiday spirit!

This first weekend in December, take your pick from a new, Vermont-made musical that tackles global warming with wit and humor, a chance to ballroom dance with a live high school jazz band, plus several stage performances and holiday concerts.

Putney Craft Tour, courtesy

You'll get a chance to shop really local this weekend at the Putney Craft Tour, and bid on auctioned photography at the In-Sight Exhibition n Brattleboro.

This pre-holiday weekend is packed with arts events, like students onstage in a classic play, a late-night talk-show comedy performance, and a group of local artisans opening their studios!

Northern Flyer plays bluegrass at the Old Brick Church in Williston on Friday night.
Lauren Stagnitti

A full list of arts events guaranteed not to shoot your eye out! See 'A Christmas Story: The Musical' in Burlington, take in some bluegrass and folk acts in Williston and Westford, and Bach arias fill the air and poets speak out in Montpelier.

Vermont Youth Dancers will stage, 'A Better Place: A Twist On Oliver,' this weekend at Spruce Peak Arts in Stowe.
Vermont Youth Dancers, courtesy

This weekend has plenty of opportunities to seek out great art in the form of youth dance performances, a faculty visual arts exhibit and even by meeting a playwright who happened to pen a huge pop hit in 1979.

'Wet Cement' by figurative artist Heidi Broner is part of an exhibit titled, 'New American Realism,' up now through Dec. 22 at the TW Wood Gallery in Montpelier.
Heidi Broner, artist, TW Wood Gallery, courtesy

This weekend, you can find artistry in perfumery, in cabaret tunes and in the works of emerging poets.

Singers Samirah Evans and Evelyn Harris perform an evening of songs by Etta James and Nina Simone at Historic Town Hall in Wilmington.
Samirah Evans and Evelyn Harris, courtesy

Sign up your young animators for a stop-motion workshop in Lyndonville, take in pastoral symphonies in Middlebury and dance for Puerto Rico in Burlington.

This weekend marks the fifth year that Off Center For Dramatic Arts in Burlington's North End holds its Fringe Festival, where local actors and playwrights try out new material in front of an audience.
Linda Provost

You can see theater on the fringe, some one-act plays, a photo exhibit of discarded shoes and more this weekend throughout Vermont.

See a play by an actor who won't lay eyes on the script until opening night, take in an art exhibit made with materials found in nature and a stroll through an annual fall craft show.

A classical concert in Montpelier and live music to benefit both hurricane relief efforts in Texas as well as an organization in Ethiopia round out this week's Art Hounds picks!

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