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TitleArt in the Park
Place nameMain Street Park
Date start08-11-2018 10:00p (226 Days Ago)
Date end08-12-2018 04:00p (224 Days Ago)

Chaffee Art Center presents 57th Annual Art in the Park Summer Festival


Rutland, Vermont—All are invited to attend the Chaffee Art Center’s 57th Annual Art in the Park Summer Festival to be held on August 11 & 12 in Main Street Park at the Junction of Routes 4 & 7 in Rutland, Vermont.  The show features juried fine artists, craftspeople, and specialty food producers.


Rounding out the festival are food vendors, live music, kid’s activities, a community art project, pet area, live demonstrations to include Calypso Consulting on steel drums, Carving Studio, 12 Tribes circle dancing, painting and a special donation yoga session at 1pm to benefit Stefanie Schaffer.  Hours are from 10am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.  A voluntary donation is appreciated.   All types of handcrafts and fine art will be on exhibit and available for purchase at the outdoor festival.  The visual arts are represented by a selection of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics and photographs.  A full array of crafts will be featured:  pottery; soaps; health & body products; candles; VT stone products; variety of fiber items; jewelry; glass items; furniture; wooden bowls, platters, and lamps, pens; and much more.  Specialty food producers will tempt your tastebuds with samples of fudge, Greek products; hot fudge sauces, wine, and spirits.


Demonstrations of works in progress will be held throughout the weekend.   There will be food concessions selling their delicious food both days to include: Yellow Deli with wraps, sandwiches, smoothies, soup, chili, assorted desserts, fresh baked bread; Mama T’s Country Kitchen with pulled pork, brisket, mac & cheese, potato salad.  There will also be specialty foods to include cinnamon roasted nuts; kettle korn; and fudge.


Opening the festival each day with live music will be Andy Lugo, followed by MOOSE CROSSING.  In the afternoon on Saturday, Bethany Conner will perform, with Miss Guided Angels on Sunday.  Free kid’s activities will be held under the Chaffee's main tent throughout the weekend.  Art projects will be provided by Wonderfeet Kid’s Museum.  There will also be seed plantings, games, and more.  A special treat for the first 50 kids’s to visit the kid’s area, a free birdhouse kit from LaValley Building Supply.  Plus, a community art project will be on display and ready for attendees to paint and enjoy.


Back again this year are Chaffee Bucks.  Entry into the drawings are free to attendees, and will be held hourly throughout each day under the main tent.  Winners can spend the Chaffee Bucks during the festival weekend at any booth in the park.


Art in the Park is Vermont's oldest continuing arts tradition, and the Chaffee Art Center’s major fund-raising event, occurring twice yearly in mid-summer and autumn.


The festival is sponsored by:  Southside Steakhouse, Velco, Carris Reels and Price Chopper.  In-kind sponsors include:  Casella Waste Management, Rutland Recreation and Parks Department, Hull Maynard Hersey Insurance, Garden Time, Dellveneri's Bakery, and Mr. Twitter’s Garden & Gift Emporium.   We are still accepting exhibitors up until this show, as well as for the October festival.  For information and application visit, or call (802)775-0356.

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