Since 2012, Southern Vermont’s most prestigious arts organizations have collaborated to promote Hills Alive — a rich and diverse calendar of cultural events and opportunities offered year-round, in every season. Premier arts venues – contemporary and fine art galleries, theaters, performance halls – can be found in four distinctive communities, each a popular destination for the arts with a rich accompaniment of award-winning lodging, dining, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy a concert beneath the stars, stroll a gallery, pair a wine tasting with a symphony, or treat yourselves to an off-Broadway show right here in the heart of the Green Mountains. Check out featured and upcoming events below!
David Brewster Retrospective
Southern Vermont Arts CenterLearn More
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
David Brewster abstract expressionist paintings are a modern dance for the eyes. This show features his “Vermont Paintings,” a decade’s worth of work from 1996-2016. Free Admission. Will leave your soul singing for Vermont.
ART-Seed: Dance Performance
Tuesday, September 27
Marble House ProjectLearn More
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Dorset West Road
Join Brooklyn-based dance artist Laura Peterson and filmmaker Emma Piper Burket for a mulit-media visual tour de force. Original choreography developed simultaneously with a stunning visual arts installation. Free and open to the public.
Young Playwrights Reading
Wednesday, September 28
Dorset Theatre FestivalLearn More
Manchester Community Library
Dorset Theatre Festival continues its commitment to community, education, and developing new talent and plays with performances from the winners of the Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition on Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 pm, at the Manchester Community Library, Hunter Room. Cookies and refreshments to follow.
National Theatre Live
Saturday, October 8
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning | Get Tickets
Riley Center for the Arts, BBA
The best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world! With a Tony Award-winning performance from the host of “The Late Late Show,” James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors was an uproarious runaway hit in London’s West End and on Broadway. Come laugh with us!
The Ride Down Mount Morgan
October 7 through 23
Oldcastle Theatre Company | Get Tickets
Lyman Felt is a poet turned insurance tycoon. Driving down Mt. Morgan in the snow he crashes his car and is taken to an upstate hospital. Summoned to his bedside are his daughter and the two women in his life: Theo and Leah. Felt’s past collides with his present in one of Arthur Miller’s finest works!
Art Lovers Browsing Yester House, Courtesy Southern Vermont Arts Center; Conductor Ariel Rudiakov and Manchester Music Festival’s POPS performance at Arkell Pavilion; Jennifer Harmon and Jonathan Hogan in OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley, Dorset Theatre Festival; Cast of Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann; Detail of Benjamin Heller’s site-specific sculpture “Spinal Alluvial” at Marble House Project.
Find individual Arts Partner pages here: Bennington Museum, Dorset Theatre Festival; Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning; Manchester Music Festival; Marble House Project; Oldcastle Theatre Company; Southern Vermont Arts Center, and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company.