Artists’ Town Meeting in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP) and artists Chris Sherwin, Jeanette Staley and Clare Adams are hosting an Artists’ Town Meeting at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The location at 33 Bridge Street is home to WOOL FM and Chris Sherwin’s Glass Studio.

The focus of these meetings is to bring together artists, artisans and local growers in order to share ideas, challenges and opportunities. According to Robert McBride, director of RAMP, the purpose of artist town meetings is to strengthen artist constituency. “The more we know each other and can identify ourselves as a viable constituency, the more strength and credibility we gain. There is an ever-growing community of working artists and local growers in our midst, all of whom are contributing greatly to the cultural and economic vitality of our community.”

Some of the topics will include a debriefing of current gallery tours, past Vermont Open Studio weekend, planning for a month-long arts celebration in May culminating with Memorial Day open studio weekend, and update on the Vermont Arts Council Creative Network Initiative.

The meeting is informal and includes a potluck. RSVPs are encouraged and appreciated: email ramp@sover.net with “Artists’ Town Meeting” in the subject line or by calling 802-463-3252. The 33 Bridge Street location is wheelchair accessible. Please call RAMP in advance at 802-463-3252 to make arrangements.

RAMP thanks The Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, First Light, Chroma and the Windham Foundation for supporting RAMP and the opportunity to hold Artists’ Town Meetings.

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