True talent and dedication add to the beauty of this place.
Photography. Stone masonry. Metalwork. Fiber arts. Painting. If it’s a handcrafted piece designed for form or function, chances are there’s a Western Slopes artisan who makes it. Many show their work in local galleries and feature their wares for sale in local shops. Others open their studios to the public during regular hours or by appointment; be sure to check before you go. And if you’re lucky enough to visit over Memorial Day Weekend, the Vermont Arts Council hosts an Open Studios Weekend that invites visitors into local artisans’ private studios, workspaces, and galleries to speak with craftspeople, see technique in action, and buy art.
Every spring and fall, you can get an insider’s perspective from the Western Slopes’ visual artists and craftspeople at the Open Studio Weekends. This spring’s open studio is scheduled for May 25 & 26th. Visit Vermont Crafts Council for details.
Celebrating History Through The Arts
1813 – 2013
2013 marks the 200th anniversary of Richmond’s Round Church and Meeting House.
As part of our community’s bicentennial celebration, photographs and paintings that feature the Round Church and Richmond – past and present – will be displayed starting in mid-July at On the Rise Bakery and in August at The Kitchen Table Bistro, The Richmond Victorian Inn and The Richmond Free Library.
Watercolor paintings done by fourth grade students at Richmond Elementary School will be exhibited at the Bridge Street Café.
And, at the Round Church, starting in mid-July, photographic displays that feature guides, visitors from the United States and seven foreign countries, and four couples married at the Round Church will be exhibited.