Killington Valley Culture


The Killington Valley is home to many fantastic artists, galleries, music festivals and theaters, including the Killington Music Festival and the Paramount Theatre in Downtown Rutland. The theater is a year round cultural center, hosting a busy schedule of top-name entertainment. You don’t need to head indoors to enjoy the area’s cultural side, either. Listen to music on the green or stroll through Art in the Park.

Map it Out

Get a taste of the Killington Valley’s cultural side and map out your evening’s entertainment or a day at the galleries. Explore the area’s offerings in further detail below.



Art

77 Gallery

Founded in 2017 as part of a concerted effort to revitalize central western Vermont through the arts, 77Art believes that a strong community is one that cares about its culture and builds connections among its people.  77Art hopes that by bringing artists together for a concentrated time in a new and emerging place, we can facilitate the flow of cultural production with far reaching implications. Our exhibition space provides exposure for local artists and also brings artworks into Rutland from outside our community.

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The Alley Gallery

Art Gallery in Downtown Rutland showcasing local and community art exhibitions.

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Art in the Park

The Chaffee Art Center is pleased to be offering its 57th set of Annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Festivals in 2018.  Our  2018 Summer and Fall Foliage Art in the Park will be Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12 and October 6 & 7, held in Main Street Park, at the Junction of Routes 4 & 7 in the heart of Rutland, Vermont.

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Chaffee Art Center

Our Mission is to nurture the essential relationship between the arts and our community through exhibition, education, and collaboration. Our Vision is to create a larger Arts Campus to increase opportunities for our community’s involvement, and delight, in the Arts. Founded in 1961, the Rutland Area Art Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.

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The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center

The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center inspires people of all ages to create three-dimensional art on the grounds of Vermont’s historic West Rutland marble quarries.

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Castleton University Bank Gallery

The Castleton University Bank Gallery can be found in downtown Rutland, Vermont and features shows, which change monthly, from a wide variety of artists.

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Compass Music and Arts Center

CMAC will entertain, educate, involve, and inspire its visitors through engagement with exhibits, performances, programs, and workshops that celebrate music and the creative arts. A 250-seat performance hall will provide an ideal space for live music, dance performances, art exhibits, and community functions. Artist studios will offer local artists an inspiring and collaborative space to work, with gallery spaces around the Center available to showcase their talents. Studio space and lesson rooms will allow musicians their own work space to offer lessons in various musical disciplines.

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The Feick Fine Arts Center

The Feick Fine Arts Center, once a carriage shed barn on our historic campus, is now renovated into a climate and light-controlled exhibit space. The Feick provides visiting artists and Green Mountain College art students an opportunity to display their work. In fact, every GMC student graduating from the B.F.A. program has a solo show at the Feick or the neighboring Surdam gallery. Exhibitions and events at the Feick are free and open to the public. Please contact the gallery for more information at 802-287-8398 or by email.

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A Little Twisted Gallery

Direct from artist work, inspired by pop culture, the macabre, the tongue in cheek & the unique.

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Peter Huntoon

Peter Huntoon’s studio is located on a beautiful hilltop setting in Middletown Springs, Vermont. Work is always in progress and Peter can give you a personal tour of the creative process. The complete collection of limited edition prints is always available. Please contact Peter to arrange a visit.

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Pizzazz Pottery

At Pizzazz Pottery, you will find functional stoneware pottery for everyday use which are individually hand built or turned on the potter’s wheel. 

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Rising Meadow

Rising Meadow Pottery was established in 1998 by Nicholas Seidner and Diane Rosenmiller. Located in Middletown Springs, Vermont, the pottery is complete with studios, kilns, teaching facility and gallery. Influenced by historical pottery, the diverse region and natural environment, and the pottery’s garden, the work, form and function, calls for everyday use and enjoyment. You can also stop by for a pottery class.

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Stone Valley Arts

Stone Valley Arts is a non-profit community arts organization which began in 2013 as a response to community needs as part of the Poultney 2020 revitalization movement. The purpose of Stone Valley Arts is to provide classes, workshops, presentations, and events in the visual, performing and literary arts for all ages and levels of experience. Our goal is to inspire interest, participation and provide enjoyment, enriching the quality of life in the region by integrating the arts into the fabric of the community.

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Timco Jewelers and Goldsmiths – Art Gallery

Timco Gallery, located at 63 Center St., next to Timco Jewelers features paintings, photographs and other various media created by of a number of mostly Vermont artists. The space for the Gallery which operates on a commission basis is donated. A portion of each sale will go to area schools for art supplies.

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Breweries & Wineries

Autumn Mountain Winery

Have a glass of Autumn Mountain Winery wine and relax in one of our cabins. It doesn’t get any better!

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Foley Brothers

Yes, they’re brothers! Patrick and Daniel Foley started the brewery in 2012 and enlisted the help of their sister, Christine. We select the finest ingredients and operate with diligent brewing techniques and excruciating attention to detail. We create beers that taste the way we think beer should taste. Our motto “do it the hard way”, means no shortcuts in making the beer that carries our family name.  We brew in small batches, our 7.5 barrel brewery sits across from our tasting room, and we’re always experimenting with new recipes.

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Killington Beer Company

Killington Beer Company opened for production in January of 2018. The brewery features a 4 barrel system which is capable of producing 125 gallons (about 55 cases) per brew. Beers are packaged in keg, cans, 22 ounce and special release bottle formats for distribution throughout the greater Killington area. The brewery holds regular live music events and seminars. Killington Beer Company is family friendly with food, soft drinks, and a spacious game room for our younger generation to enjoy! Tours are available on Saturdays at 2:00 PM, first come, first served.

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Long Trail Brewing

With the Mountain Brewers leading the pack, Long Trail Ale® slowly weaved its way into the Green Mountain landscape—becoming as much a Vermont tradition as the hiking trail itself. Commonly referred to as “the Long Trail guys,” we eventually changed our name. When we outgrew the 8,000 barrel-a-year system in the Old Mill basement in 1995, we decided to take a hike on up the road to where we reside today.

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Hop’n Moose 

Enjoy locally sourced food paired with hand crafted ales and lagers at your favorite local pub located in the heart of Downtown Rutland. 

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Neshobe River Winery

Neshobe River Winery is located in the foothills of the Green Mountains. The property is backed by the 5th hole of the Neshobe Golf Club, and the Neshobe River runs through the front of the property. We have a small vineyard and a supplement of grapes obtained from selected vineyards in Vermont. The tasting room is open from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M., Wednesday to Sunday through December. In addition to wine tastings, we are tasting our beer from Foley Brothers Brewery.

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Whaleback Vineyard

Whaleback Vineyard is a family owned and operated business run by Dennis and his wife Amy along with their two daughters Jacinda and Sadie.  The business has been a family affair from the beginning.  At an early age, Jacinda and Sadie began planting grapes by their parents’ side.  Sadie, whose artwork is featured in our tasting room, created the logo used on our wine labels.  As the girls grew, so too did the business.  The family had long had a vision for renovating the historic barn on the vineyard property.  After Sadie’s engagement, that vision became a reality with everyone working together to get the barn ready for the wedding.  In the summer of 2017, Sadie and Alan-Glen fulfilled their dream of getting married in the barn.

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Museums

Middletown Springs Historical Society Museum

The Middletown Springs Historical Society collects, preserves and exhibits community history at its home in the historic Adams House on the Green in Middletown Springs, and at the Mineral Springs Park on the Poultney River. The Society museum is open on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. from Memorial Day through October, and by appointment. 

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New England Maple Museum Food & Gift Shop

A trip to Vermont is not complete without a visit to the New England Maple Museum! Nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains, the museum is conveniently located on Route 7 in Pittsford, just outside the village. Learn about the history of maple syrup,  taste some samples and YES, purchase some to take home with you!

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Poultney Historical Society

The Poultney Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1935, preserves and interprets the history of the Town of Poultney. The Society owns three historic buildings on-the-green in East Poultney…the East Poultney Schoolhouse (1896), the Melodeon Factory (1849), and the Union Academy (1791). These museums house collections of a broad range of records and artifacts accumulated over the years. Volunteers open the museums to the public on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM from July through September and by appointment during the summer or the rest of the year.

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Vermont Marble Museum

Welcome to The Vermont Marble Museum, the largest marble exhibit in the world, and a great source of pride for generations of Vermonters. Through the displays, exhibits, galleries, gift shop and grounds, the Vermont Marble Museum tells a unique story of the people and places that made up Vermont’s marble industry, linking historical, artistic and cultural traditions, and connecting the past with the present.

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Wilson Castle

This architectural masterpiece was built in the middle of the 19th Century in the heart of the Green Mountains. The Castle stands as a monument to the heritage of the past. Take a tour or plan your wedding!

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Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum

Vison: We play and learn together to build a more vibrant community. Mission: Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum fosters curiosity and exploration, inspires creativity and ignites the imagination of every child through the power of play.

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Music

Killington Music Fesitval

Now in its 36th season, the Killington Music Festival, a non-for-profit organization, is the only resident professional classical music organization in central Vermont. Each summer students gather at Killington from institutions such as the Juilliard School of Music, Boston Conservatory, The New England Conservatory, The Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Eastman School of Music and the University of Arizona. These musicians come to the area to play chamber music and to teach students. Performances by the faculty and invited guest artists have made the Festival a mainstay of summer culture in the region. The young musicians who attend the Killington Residency Program are graduate, college and talented high school students. Many of our students, as well as many alumni, are members of chamber groups and orchestras in the United States as well as in other countries.

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Outdoor Music by Town

Brandon

Music on the Neshobe River

Sundays from 7-8:30 P.M. in June, July, & August at Main Street Park

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Castleton

Music in Castleton

Tuesday at 7 P.M. in June, July, & August at the Castleton Pavilion

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Fair Haven

Music in Fair Haven

Thursdays at 7 P.M. in June, July, & August at the town park

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Killington

Killington Cooler in the Mountains Summer Concert Series

Each summer a star-studded lineup of musicians fills Saturday afternoons in the Killington Valley with great music all while soaking up the sun in the mountains. Best of all, this outdoor concert series is free! Grab a lawn chair and head up to the Snowshed Base Area for this family-friendly event.

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River Road Concerts

Thursdays from 6-7:30 P.M. in July & August at Sherburne Memorial Library

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Mount Holly

Mount Holly Music

Fridays at 7 P.M. in June, July, & August at Downtown South Main

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Poultney

Poultney Music

Sundays from 6:30 – 8 P.M. in July at East Poultney Green, 1500 East Main Street

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Rutland

Seven to Sunset Series

Wednesdays from 7-8:30 P.M. in June, July, & August at Main Street Park

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Rutland City Band Concerts

Sundays from 7-8:30 P.M. in June, July, & August at Main Street Park

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Tinmouth

Tinmouth Old Firehouse Concerts

The Concert Series books five to six events each Spring and Fall, every-other Friday evening at 7:30 P.M.

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West Rutland

West Rutland Music

Thursdays from 7-8:30 P.M. in July at West Rutland Town Hall Green

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Theater

Casella Theater at Castleton University

The Casella Theater is Castleton’s state-of-the-art primary performance venue. Seating just under 500 patrons, it is the home of a vast array of productions, concerts, and special events each season. The departments of Music and Theater Arts produce over 20 events in the theater each academic season and enjoy a tremendous regional reputation for the quality of their work.

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Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall at Green Mountain College

Green Mountain College’s beautiful Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall in Ackley Hall is a venue for all types of music at GMC.

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Paramount Theatre

In Rutland, Vermont, the Paramount Theatre has assumed its role as an arts, cultural, and educational leader, and as a significant and valuable community resource.

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