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Vermont Galleries Celebrate Open Studio Weekend with Extended Hours, Receptions

Nikki Hindman | May 25, 2018

Venture downtown this weekend to The Alley Gallery and RUVT Gallery (formerly known as the Opera House Gallery) for the Vermont Crafts' Council Spring Open Studio Weekend, which features 220 artists at 179 sites across Vermont.

"Bored Game," by Ruth Ann Barker

"Bored Game," by Ruth Ann Barker

The Spring Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, hand made artwork. Participating galleries will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, May 26th, and Sunday, May 27th.

The Alley Gallery will host an opening reception for its current exhibition, "The Shady Ladies," on Sunday, May 27th from 2pm - 5pm. "The Shady Ladies," of which includes Ruth Anne Barker, Sally Keefe, Jeannie Podolak, Karen Seward, Deb Scranton, and Carolyn Shattuck; created the exhibition as a testament to their creativity and an attempt to de-marginalize Women’s place in the Arts. The reception will feature live music by Allie Clare and light refreshments will be served.

Other participating galleries in Rutland County include 77 Gallery, Stone Valley Arts, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Merwin Gallery, Freedom Forge, Karen Deets Stained Glass, and the studios of Dick and Nancy Weis, Sally Jeanne Keefe, Ann McFarren, and Carolyn Shattuck.

Find a map of the participating sites at the Vermont Crafts Council's website or by calling 802.223.3380. Other downtown galleries that will be open regular hours include Castleton University Bank Gallery and Timco Gallery.