stowe arts and culture council presents Stowe arts week 2018

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Long known as the “Ski Capital of the East,” this summer Stowe will be the epicenter of the arts when the Stowe Arts and Culture Council presents for the first time ever, Arts Week 2018, to celebrate Stowe's long history and involvement in the arts. Running from July 21st through July 29th Arts Week will feature events from a wide variety of local arts and cultural organizations.  

The week opens with “Exposed” – Helen Day Art Center's annual outdoor sculpture exhibit, with opening and walkabout on July 21st from 4 to 8 p.m. HDAC will also be showing the “Reclamation” exhibition in the Main Gallery.   Also that first weekend, Stowe Land Trust will hold a Nature Photography Walk with Mike Hitelman on July 21. Featured events during the week include The Swing Peepers, presented by Stowe Performing Arts playing at the Helen Day Gazebo on July 24th, Stowe Vibrancy's “Art on Park” in the village from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 26, and Stowe Historical Society's “Steve Perkins: Vermont” also on July 26th. Stowe Vibrancy's Saturday Cinema series will feature a Fiesta Lawn Party and screening of Disney Pixar Coco on the Cultural Campus Lawn in Stowe Village at 6:30pm on July 28.

During the week, Stowe Theatre Guild will be producing “Heathers” in the Town Hall Theatre and the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum will present a photography exhibit and discussion.   The Stowe Jewish Film Festival will show the film “Itzhak,” at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center and Gallery Walks will be scheduled to highlight the excellent fine arts and crafts galleries in Stowe.  Stowe Free Library will host Nancy Marie Brown, discussing  “Songs of the Vikings,” sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.  An Artists' Showcase and Sale is planned by the 1860 House Inn.

Wrapping up the week, Stowe Performing Arts will present “The Dustbowl Revival” at the Trapp Family Lodge Concert  Meadow and Spruce Peak Performing Arts will have a workshop and performance of “Cirque Us” on July 29th. 

The  Stowe Arts and Culture Council (SACC) is a group of Stowe community members, organizations, and business representatives who gather periodically to collaborate and plan to further the vibrancy and attractiveness of Stowe as an inspiring place to live and visit. It has developed into a group that promotes Stowe as a global center for the arts.

For further information on these events and more, check the SACC website, stoweartsandculture.org or the Stowe Area Association events calendar at gostowe.com.