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Rutland Landlord Partners With Artists to Spur Creative Economy

The 77ART Residency was born out of an unusual alliance between Rutland businessman and property owner Mark Foley Jr. and retired Castleton University art professor and artist William Ramage. The residency is only the latest way in which Foley — with Ramage's help — is turning empty commercial spaces into places to create and exhibit contemporary art, at virtually no cost to the artists themselves.

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Christian Aaron Mendoza’s ‘Exactitude’: Bridging the modern, primitive and organic

Rutland’s Alley Gallery is presenting Brooklyn artist Chris Mendoza. The exhibit, “Exactitude,” is a glimpse of the artist finding, developing and evolving his art sensibility. The diversity of Mendoza’s work makes “Exactitude” a big experience for viewers.

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Friday Night Live: Free music, fun and games on tap

Friday Night Live will see Center Street in the city closed to traffic from 5 to 10 p.m. so people can enjoy music, food and games, said Nikki Hindman, marketing and events coordinator for the Downtown Rutland Partnership.

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Downtown named one of top 14 places to visit in Vermont

New England Cable News (NECN) recently listed Downtown Rutland as a can’t-miss place to visit on vacation in Vermont during their 2019 vacation week trip to the Green Mountain State. Their list included a range of activities around the state, including mountain biking destinations, hikes to waterfalls, and the best spots for foodies and artisan beverage connoisseurs.

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Building a bridge between art and community

77 Art Center, now located at the Opera House on Merchants Row, will welcome 42 national and international artists to Rutland over the course of three month-long sessions — 14 each in June, August and October — a 600% expansion from its pilot year in 2018.

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Arcade art exhibit to pop up on West Street

Nick Grandchamp is hoping to recapture a piece of his childhood, and he wants to bring Rutland with him.

Grandchamp, 31, took a break from work Tuesday to play a game of Asteroids. The game is one of several featured in an exhibit he is setting up at the former Stoplight Bar space on West Street — a six-week event opening Sunday and organized by Art Is Vital.

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Pip's Barber Shop - Still Sharp after 80 Years

In a time where kids chose to go to high school or work, Joseph “Pip” Muscatello chose work. Pip started out in the barber industry when he was only 13 years old as a “lather and shave” employee when downtown Rutland had 17 barber shops — with red and white barber poles lining every corner.

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National Touring Band Twiddle Sells Out the Paramount

Headlining the stage at the Paramount Theatre for the first time, the band Twiddle visits Rutland for a two-night concert event this Thursday and Friday. The highly-anticipated event — which benefits a university scholarship program — sold out weeks ago.

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Students show love for Downtown with Valentines to Rutland

Second grade students from Northeast and Northwest Primary Schools visited local businesses with handmade valentines in Downtown Rutland on Thursday morning. Working with the Downtown Rutland Partnership, teachers led students to The Bookmobile, Kelvans, Ruff Life Coffee and the Rutland Area Food Co-op.

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