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.
Citizens Concert Band Performs on Wednesday, July 19th
The Island Arts summer concerts begin with an affordable family evening at the Grand Isle Lake House on Lake Champlain. Children under 12 are free and adults only $10 when tickets are purchased in advance or $15 at the door. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19th with picnicking at 5:30 p.m. and show at 6:30 p.m. Performing will be the 40 member Citizens Concert Band directed by Jeremy Berger with soloist Jennifer McConnell, from St. Albans. Their music ranges from marches to symphonic and from pop to rock. Tickets are available at www.islandarts.org and in South Hero at Hackett’s Orchard and The Green Frog, the Back Chamber in North Hero, the Alburgh Public Library, and the Isle La Motte Country Store. Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic treats. Proceeds support the Island Arts Youth Scholarship Fund and the event is sponsored by the Preservation Trust of Vermont, the Islander, WCAX-TV and is handicapped accessible.
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.
Update on Your Island Arts Center
NORTH HERO – The Homer Knight barn is metamorphosing itself into an Islands’ performing and visual arts, events and community space center. The floor upstairs is being structurally re-enforced to allow for a larger moving audience to enjoy barn dances, gallery exhibits, concerts and theater. Classes will be offered upstairs and downstairs starting this summer. The Island Craft Show will show case its artisans’ work in the barn this August and we will have another barbecue fundraiser with the VFW.
Plans are in the works to construct a two-story addition on the north side of the barn to house the Island Arts’ office, a meeting room, and a fire exit stairway. A mound septic system will provide handicapped accessible bathrooms.
Construction will begin in the spring for this year around facility.
A walking path has been cleared through our woods in exchange for maple sugaring rights and giant pumpkins will be planted in the springtime at our communal garden.
If you would like to share your energy, talent and or enthusiasm please join us! There are small and big work opportunities for you to make this barn resonate with creative communal life! Call us at 802-372-8889, visit us at www.islandarts.org or become a fan of our face book page. From all of us at Island Arts, we wish you a very happy 2017!
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.
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 working grand piano
5. Chairs and tables (contact us for practicality and sizes please.)
6. Moving walls for classrooms