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

Upcoming Courses

Summer Meets Fall and Birds Are Everywhere
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Summer Meets Fall and Birds Are Everywhere

Many Vermont birders call mid August “Convergence Time” because we can see more species at that time than any other time of the year. Most of the birds that nested and raised young in Vermont have not left yet and many birds that have nested farther north are beginning to come through the state on their fall migrations.

During the lecture portion of this class, we’ll learn about the amazing phenomenon that is migration and talk about birds that will stick around for winter, those that will leave Vermont for warmer areas, and those that will come to Vermont for the winter.

For our field trip, we’ll visit Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area in Alburgh.

Date: Lecture: Thursday 8/25. Time: 9-11
Field Trip Saturday 8/27 Time: 7 AM – Approximately 9:30 AM

Location: Lecture – Lake Champlain Basin Program, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle
Field Trip – Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area, Alburgh ( directions will be
provided at the lecture).

Instructor: Maeve Kim

Maximum Number of Students: 12

Student Age: 11 and up (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

Tuition: $35.

PossumHaw Concert
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PossumHaw Concert, Grand Isle Lake House

Date:  Sunday, August 28 – 6:30pm
Grounds open at 5:30pm for picnicking
There will be food available for purchase starting at 5:30

Location:  Grand Isle Lake House  (Rain or shine)
34 E Shore N, Grand Isle, VT

possum_webPossumHaw is delighted to return to the Grand Isle Lake House for a second year.  Last year the group brought their unique combination of original bluegrass instrumentation and folk lyricism, delivered by one of the finest female vocalists in the region. This year PossumHaw will be bringing exciting new material to the show, continuing to showcase their love of bluegrass and folk traditions infused with their own writing and arrangement style.

Jazz and blues influences weave through a repertoire of original music fueled by Colby Crehan’s skilled songwriting. Crehan’s song “Road to Mora” was named Vermont Song of the Year, and Crehan named Vermont Vocalist of the Year (Tammie Awards, Times-Argus).

In addition to finely-crafted music provided by the entire band, front man Ryan Crehan makes audiences feel right at home with wonderful stage presence and wry humor. PossumHaw is what the northeast folk and bluegrass music scene is all about – excellent original acoustic live music delivered with skill, sincerity, and personality.

Tickets:  $20 in advance, $25 at the door, ages 12 and under are free
Profits support the Island Arts Youth Scholarship Fund. Tickets available at the Country Store in Isle La Motte, the Alburgh Public Library, the Back Chamber in North Hero, and in South Hero at the Green Frog and Hackett’s Orchard, and online below. Sponsored by Preservation Trust of Vermont and handicapped accessible.

True Storytelling – Performance
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

True Storytelling – Performance

This event supports the True Storytelling Workshop.

Storytelling performance will be at the North Hero House, Saturday evening 9/24 (exact time to be determined). Look for further details.

Come join the event as an audience member or if not attending the workshop and would like to tell a story, contact Annesa Hartman at



Current Events

Our Last Concert of the Season! 

More info….

And, don’t miss…

Summer Meets Fall and Birds Are Everywhere

Instructor: Maeve Kim
Lecture: Thursday, August 25 from 9 am – 11 am
Lake Champlain Basin Program, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle
Field Trip: Saturday, August 27 from 7 am to approximately 9:30 am
Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area, Alburgh

More info…

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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.