Island Arts

Island Arts fosters and promotes artistic creativity in the rural communities of the Lake Champlain Islands and beyond through our celebration of the Arts, stewardship of our environment, and education for the enrichment of all.

We are a grass roots non-profit organization with an all volunteer board.

Alan Nihry

 Happenings at IA

Heavy rain gave way to a beautiful evening at the Grand Isle Lake House for the final concert of the Island Arts 2016 summer concert season. For almost 2 hours PossumHaw performed to a large and appreciative crowd. Prior to the concert Robert Foley presented a $1000 scholarship, in memory of his wife Priscilla Rose, to Lucia Bird Matarazzo, a 10-year old dance student from South Hero. The Foley’s have been avid supporters of the work of Island Arts for many years. Concert goers were treated to a beautiful sunset as they left the Lake House and headed home…a perfect ending to a splendid evening.


We have a wish list for our soon to be new home – the BARN.
Call us if you have any leads on where we can acquire the following (and thank you!)

1. LED theater lights and light bulbs
2. A crow bar
3. A five lb hammer
4. A grand piano
5.  A solid ping-pong set with racquets and balls. (for our community room)
6.  A solid fussball, (soccer playing) table (for our community room)
7. Chairs and tables (contact us for practicality and sizes please.)
8. Moving walls for classrooms

Upcoming Courses

Current Events


Have a creative talent to share with others?
Island Arts is looking for teachers for their next year (summer 2017) Arts Academy season. 

Please make a proposal and mail to:

Island Arts
P. O. Box 108
North Hero, VT 05474

We are always looking for volunteers too! If you want to VOLUNTEER  now or if you want to VISIT THE BARN please call our office at 802-372-8889 to make an appointment.



Old Vermont barn becomes new art gallery



Watch our “2015 Scholarship & Summer Program” video


Watch our “2015 Summer Concert Series” video


Watch “Visit Bhutan by video” as seen on WCAX

Visit Bhutan by video as seen on WCAX As seen on WCAX “Across the Fence” Published on Jul 4, 2014 Join Lyn Jarvis on a tour of the Kingdom of Bhutan to document the Island Arts sponsored art exchange between school children from Grand Isle County in Vermont, with the children of Bhutan.