|VOLUME 22||* * All Arts News On the Web * *||June 28-July 11, 2018|
ArtBits always features a calendar of the goings on of Franklin County artists. Check out these events around Franklin County. Each issue includes the entire text of our weekly newspaper column.
STUFF YOU SHOULDN'T MISS
Franklin County's arts and music gatherings bring new opportunities, gossip, "show-and-tell" and occasional workshops. There are also booked and acoustic Open Mic Nights that feature music, readings, and more from the best new artists in Vermont.
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HIGHGATE--Summer Sounds kicks off the 28th summer of music with the return of Elvis to the Highgate Municipal Park on Sunday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Desorcie's Market presents Mark Shelton, America's premiere Elvis impersonator; he may bring the Rat Pack, some Flower Power, and definitely the hunka hunka burnin' love.
HUNKA SUMMER SOUNDS
ArtBits is taking this week off as I travel up the East Coast with little access to my usual sources for receiving -- or sending -- news. In the meantime, here's a quick look at the events coming up over the next couple of weeks.
ST. ALBANS--The Artist In Residence Gallery features different artists each month. The July spotlight is on Marcia Blanco, Paule Gingras, and Martha McGinn. The A.I.R. gallery hosts a free meet-the-artists reception with refreshments and a raffle on July 5 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. The new exhibit continues through the end of July.
ART ON THE WALLS FOR JULY
ST ALBANS--The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts painter El Towle starting about July 2. The show continues through the end of July.
SWANTON--Swanton Arts Council hosts Plein Air Painting on the Village Green on Saturday, June 30, at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call Leeza Mossey (802.370.4129)or email for more info. All welcome.
ART FOR THE WALLS
ST. ALBANS--Twiggs hosts Paint Nite: Peaceful Beach Afternoon on Tuesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets. Use the code PNfbVT for 40% off.
ST. ALBANS--The deadline for the 2018 St. Albans Mayor's Photo Competition has been extended. Submit 8x10 prints of your entries but the winning images must support enlargement to 20"x30". All photos and submissions must be received by Friday, July 6.
MAYOR'S PHOTO COMPETITION UPDATE
Click here for the contest rules and entry form.
SWANTON--The Swanton Arts Council will hold its monthly board meeting and update at the Swanton Village Complex on Monday at 6 p.m. Click here for the agenda. All are welcome.
IN THE SAC
Thursday, June 28
ON STAGE LIVE
ST. ALBANS--Twiggs presents Chris & Erica this evening at 7 p.m. Call 802.524.1405 or click here for more info.
Friday, June 29
ST. ALBANS--Mill River Brewing and Passion 4 Paws host Barks, Brews & BBQ with live music by special guests Chasing Dorothy on Friday, June 29, at 5:30pm.
ST. ALBANS--14th Star Brewing Company presents Blurry live on the taproom stage on Friday, June 29, at 6 p.m.
SHELBURNE--Chasing 440 retuns to the Shelburne Vineyards for the Bluegrass and Barbecue Series on Friday, June 29, at 6 p.m.
MILTON--Arrowhead Golf Course hosts Ryan Hanson for the Friday Night Live Music and Buffet on Friday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. The Coconut Chicken buffet starts around 7 p.m. Both run until 9 p.m.
ST. ALBANS--Twiggs presents Jesse Taylor on Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m. Call 802.524.1405 or click here for more info.
Saturday, June 30
ST. ALBANS--The Town of St. Albans Town celebrates Bay Day at the St. Albans Bay Park with local music, family activities, and fireworks on Saturday, June 30, starting about noon.
ST. ALBANS--14th Star Brewing Company and Wheeler del Torro host My Killer 80s Prom: A Bites 'n' Brew Murder Mystery Event on Saturday, June 30, at 6 p.m. Admission is $53.03. Click here for tickets and more info.
MONTGOMERY--The Montgomery Center for the Arts presents Summer Sounds favorites David Rosane and the Zookeepers for their album release and Summer Library Tour kick off fundraiser at MCAKeltonHall on Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m. "Doors open at 7 and they close when we are done." Refreshments will be served.
ST. ALBANS--Twiggs presents the Bob MacKenzie Blues Trio on Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Call 802.524.1405 or click here for more info.
ST. ALBANS--Music, Brews & BBQ presents The North and South Dakotas on Saturday, June 30, in the Biergarten at Mill River Brewing. Shows start at 7 p.m.
ST. ALBANS--Durty Nelly's presents NightHawk live on Saturday on Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m.
Monday, July 2
ST. ALBANS--Twiggs presents Chris Parker as the new host for St. Albans Open Mic. They have switched nights to the first Monday of every month starting July 2 at 7 p.m. Have you been thinking about getting on stage? Now is your time. Come get your song on. Call 802.524.1405 or click here for more info.
Tuesday, July 3
SOUTH HERO--Carol Ann Jones hosts Music in the Meadow with an Open Mic at the Blue Paddle Bistro on Tuesday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. Email to sign up.
ENOSBURG FALLS--The Enosburg Town Band plays a weekly free summer concert in Lincoln Park on Tuesday July 3, at 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 5
ST. ALBANS--Twiggs presents Robin Sunquiet on Thursday, July 5, at 7 p.m. Call 802.524.1405 or click here for more info.
ESSEX JUNCTION--On Tap offers Blues Night with the Nobby Reed Project on Thursday, July 5, at 7 p.m. Call 802.878.3309 or email for more info.
Friday, July 6
SHELBURNE--Fisher Brothers Farm Celebrates Berry Season with Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton on Friday, July 6, at 6-8 p.m.
MILTON--Arrowhead Golf Course hosts Ryan Sweezey for the Friday Night Live Music and Buffet on Friday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. The Boneless Spare Ribs buffet starts around 7 p.m. Both run until 9 p.m.
ST. ALBANS--Twiggs presents Smokey Newfield Project on Friday, July 6, at 7 p.m. Call 802.524.1405 or click here for more info.
ST. ALBANS--Music, Brews & BBQ presents Rushmore on Friday, July 6, in the Biergarten at Mill River Brewing. Shows start at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 7
ST. ALBANS--14th Star Brewing Company presents Gypsy Wind on the taproom stage on Saturday at 1 p.m.
ST. ALBANS--Untapped hosts the third annual Basement Sessions Summer Fun with No Son Of Mine, Bootlicker and or Mushroom Teeth (Black Tongue Conspiracy), Untapped, and more for 12 hours of music downstairs at 81 French Hill Rd on Saturday starting at 5pm. Find them on Facebook for more info.
ST. ALBANS--Twiggs presents Graziano Schofield & Slim on Saturday, July 7, at 7 p.m. Call 802.524.1405 or click here for more info.
Sunday, July 8 HIGHGATE--Summer Sounds kicks off the 28th summer of music with the return of Elvis to the Highgate Municipal Park on Sunday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Desorcie's Market presents Mark Shelton, America's premiere Elvis impersonator; he may bring the Rat Pack, some Flower Power, and definitely the hunka hunka burnin' love.
Tuesday, July 10
SOUTH HERO--Carol Ann Jones hosts Music in the Meadow with an Open Mic at the Blue Paddle Bistro on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Email to sign up.
ENOSBURG FALLS--The Enosburg Town Band plays a weekly free summer concert in Lincoln Park on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11
MORRISVILLE--The Wednesday Night Live summer music series continues with Northern Flyer in Oxbow Riverfront Park on Wednesday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m.
ST. ALBANS--Sean Jarvis hosts Open Mic Night at Durty Nelly's Irish Pub on Wednesday, July 11, starting at 6:30 p.m. on the Tavern side.
ST. ALBANS--Rushmore continues the Downtown Summer Concert Series in the E.A. Loomis Bandshell in Taylor Park on Wednesday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m.
HIGHGATE SPRINGS--The Citizens Concert Band plays a free concert at the Little White Church on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. The rain site is in the church.
MILTON--Carol Ann Jones, Will Patton, Gary Spaulding, and special guest Trevor Contois take over the Milton Bandshell at Bombardier Park on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m.
SHELDON--Every Wednesday the Abbey throws a Beach Party with music, drink specials, and prizes, after the Volleyball, starting about 8:30 p.m.
EAST FAIRFIELD--The Fairfield Community Center Black Creek Adventure Camp begins eight weeks of laid back summertime fun, arts and crafts, cooking, gardens, sports, field trips, and friendships on June 25. Call 802.827.3130 for a registration form to mail in or click here for more info and to register.
ENOSBURG--Summer Theater Camp #1 takes over the Opera House at Enosburg Falls starting June 25 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m with a performance on June 29. Click here to register.
MONTGOMERY--The Montgomery Center for the Arts and Ballet Arts holds Classical Ballet with Classical Art in MCAKeltonHall on July 9 - 13 at 10:30 a.m. Find them on Facebook for more info.
ST. ALBANS--St. Albans Community Arts and St. Albans Recreation Department hosts Kids' Theater Camp, a one week theater intensive with a focus on acting, in St. Albans City Hall on July 9 - July 13. Click here for tickets.
ENOSBURG--The Enosburgh Public Library hosts Reading Frederick Douglass 2018 on Monday, July 2, at 6 p.m. Join the group to read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event by the Vermont Humanities Council.
FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF
ArtBits features a quick weekly peek at library events in and around Franklin County. That popular feature has a page of its own at the Franklin County Bookshelf here on the AAC site at AllArtsCouncil.org/books. We also take an occasional peek at the bookshelf or night stand of the folks you know in and around Franklin County. Those reviews can be found on the ArtBits Bookshelf.
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