A Grassroots History · A Vision for Sustainability
For over 30 years, Main Street Arts has been a catalyst for the arts in southern Vermont. A place of inclusion, we provide a gathering space where all are welcome, regardless of experience, ability, age, or financial resources.
We work tirelessly to offer opportunities that nurture both the artistic and the larger human spirit. We have a passion for excellence, typically choosing material and methods that challenge and excite. Much of our work is collaborative, from classes to theater productions, gallery exhibits to serving on our board of trustees.
We are a place where you can explore yourself and your art, find deep friendships and acceptance, grow, and be nurtured.
Main Street Arts is a catalyst for arts and community, fostering creative expression through artistic experiences, accessible to all.
We strive to meet individual needs, create a culture of warmth and belonging, connect with people and community, act with transparency, and treat all participants and visitors with dignity and respect.
We strive for excellence, encouraging innovation, courageous action, and deep, honest communication in the pursuit of growth.
We seek to nurture both the spark of creativity that lies within, and the courage required to share our imaginings, and through these gifts reveal ourselves to one another. We encourage artists and audiences to open their hearts, to find joy and meaning through vulnerability, authenticity, and beauty.