Arts, Dining & Entertainment, Events & Activities

Chaffee Art Center prepares for 60th annual Art in the Park fall foliage festival

Oct. 9-10 — RUTLAND — Chaffee Art Center’s 60th annual Art in the Park Fall Foliage Festival will be held on Oct. 9-10 in Main Street Park at the junction of routes 4 & 7 in Rutland.  The show features juried fine artists, craftspeople, and specialty food producers.  Rounding out the festival are food vendors, live music, kids’ activities, and live demonstrations. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  A voluntary donation is appreciated.

Everyone is invited to visit this art event.  Attendees will enjoy the variety of unique handcrafts and fine art that 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 including fiber items such as shawls, scarves, wraps, quilted items, children’s wearables; jewelry; metal garden ornaments, wooden furniture, bowls, lamps, and cutting boards; herbal products; hand lettered cards, prints, apparel and stickers; and more!

There will be food concessions selling their delicious food both days to include Yellow Deli and Rollin’ Rooster. Free kids’ activities will be held under the Chaffee’s main tent throughout the weekend. Art projects will be provided by Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. Live music will be performed all day on Saturday and Sunday featuring Nikki Adams to start off both days, followed by Plumb Bobs and Bethany Conner on Saturday, with Marcos Levy and Melissa D on Sunday.

Volunteers are very much needed to help during the event from set-up on Friday to gates on Saturday and Sunday. Please send an email to [email protected] to sign up, or call 802-775-0356.

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