Spring is here in St. Johnsbury, and as mud season recedes and crocuses appear, we are welcoming you to #getdowntown with street-side dining, art exhibitions, poetry, and more. Our friends at Catamount Arts have been particularly busy. Here’s just a sampling of what they’ve been doing to fill our town with art this spring: > PoemTown St. Johnsbury is a celebration of National Poetry Month … Continue reading April Showers Bring Spring… Art?
According to Brewer’s Dictionary of 20th-Century Phrase and Fable (1991), “Say it with flowers” was an advertising slogan coined in 1917 by a Major Patrick O’Keefe for the National Publicity Committee of the Society of American Florists. Many things can be “said” with flowers, in St. Johnsbury, we are telling the world that we are proud of our town, and seeking to convey a welcoming … Continue reading Say It With Flowers
KCP Performing Arts Series presents Grammy winner and MacArthur Fellow Rhiannon Giddens, Friday, June 22, 6:30 PM in St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall. Rhiannon Giddens is a 2017 MacArthur “genius” award and the co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T … Continue reading Rhiannon Giddens Brings Her Genius to St. Jay
FREE concerts at Dog Mountain presented by Catamount Arts this summer, thanks to a $25k grant from the Levitt Foundation to support the St. Johnbury Music Series. Amy Ash Nixon writes in the Caledonian-Record: Talk about starting off the New Year with a bang, Catamount Arts and Dog Mountain got great news when they were notified that they were chosen for the second year for … Continue reading Summer Music
Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series – Sundays through the summer! Catamount Arts and Dog Mountain have partnered with the Levitt Foundation to bring live music to this unforgettable site all summer long! Concerts are every Sunday from now through September 10. Bring a blanket and be ready for a glorious Northeast Kingdom evening. Local eats are available, and a wine and beer bar is … Continue reading Summer Music
VOTE! Catamount Arts is in the running to bring a live music series to Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury during summer and fall of 2017. The music series would feature ten concerts in ten weeks. But that’s not all: the concerts will be dog-friendly and free of charge for all attendees. To win sponsorship for the series, however, Catamount needs to win an online voting … Continue reading Music in the Hills!
Saturday, September 10 at 7PM (St. Johnsbury Academy Fuller Hall) Billy Collins is known for making the ordinary extraordinary. His poetry can infuse common objects with surprising meaning. Take, for example, his poem “The Country,” which begins with a simple contemplation of a match and turns to something much larger, embedded in memory. This presentation is part of the William Eddy Lecture Series, which was … Continue reading Readings with Billy Collins
Friday, July 15 at Catamount Arts Laura Cortese has a vision for her band’s sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. It’s appropriate then that the trio, featuring Cortese, call themselves Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. Since appearing on Cortese’s most recent album, Into the Dark … Continue reading Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
2016 Big Top Tour Up, HUP and Away: The Invention of Flight July 2 & 3 at the Green Mountain Mall in St. Johnsbury Up, HUP, and away with Circus Smirkus! Join us for a high-flying show that soars into the wild blue yonder! With flocks of jugglers, high-larious clowns, and air-borne aerialists, this show takes flight! Strap yourself in for a wild ride on … Continue reading Circus Smirkus
Produced in 1916, A Vermont Romance was the first feature film ever made in Vermont. This extraordinary piece of folklore, commissioned by the Vermont Progressive Party, is a window through which we can view the people and landscape of Vermont one hundred years ago. It was filmed in many locations around the state, including St. Johnsbury, with a cast of amateur Vermont actors. It is … Continue reading A Vermont Romance