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Calling all Artists for Art in the Valley
The Old School Enrichment Council ( OSEC ) in Wilmington , VT is excited to announce a call for artists for Art in the Valley , a distinctive three-day , juried , indoor fine art and craft exhibition running September 27 through September 29 . All booth fees will benefit the Old School Community Center . The indoor show , featuring the works of 40 or more artists , will be widely publicized throughout the summer and early fall in VT , MA , NH , and NY . Old School Community Center is located at 1 School Street in Wilmington , VT . Deadline for applications : May 15 . Acceptance notifications will be sent out by June 1 . Artists must participate in all 3 days of the show .
All craft work must be original work created by the artist ( no manufactured items or items made from kits .) 70 % of exhibited framed art must be original art . Artists are responsible for their set up on September 26 between 12pm and 8pm . Volunteers will be available to help . Access to electrical outlets is available on request . There is limited availability , first come , first serve . It is a busy foliage weekend in the Valley . We will assist you in finding affordable lodging as best we can .
OSEC assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of work . Insurance is the responsibility of the artist . OSEC reserves the right to use artist images on our website and for promotional purposes . Visit artinthevalleyvt . com and or osccvt . com / art-in-the-valley-application to apply ! Questions ? Call 802-299-9114 or e-mail : artinthevalleyvt @ gmail . com .
GNAT-TV Hosts Video Announcement Day
GNAT-TV invites the community to engage in a unique opportunity to broadcast their messages far and wide with our Video Announcement Day . Scheduled for April 11 from 10am to 4pm , this event empowers local voices , offering a platform to individuals , nonprofits , town governments , and community groups to promote non-commercial events , activities , and information that benefit our community .
Participants can create a one-minute video announcement at the GNAT-TV studio , utilizing our state-ofthe-art video production facilities . Alternatively , bring your high-resolution photos and record a voiceover to craft a compelling message that resonates with viewers . GNAT-TV is committed to providing this service free of charge , aligning with our mission to enhance community engagement through multimedia .
This initiative not only allows for creative expression but also ensures widespread dissemination of your message . Your video will be broadcast across GNAT-TV ’ s channels , reaching nearly 7,000 homes in the Northshire and Mountain Town regions , amplifying your voice and extending your reach . In addition , the produced videos will be accessible on the GNAT-TV website , enabling easy sharing on social media platforms and personal or organizational websites , thus enhancing your digital footprint .
For those unable to attend on April 11 , GNAT-TV offers flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs , ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate in this community-enhancing event . For more , visit : gnat-tv . org or call 802-362-7070 .
3rd Annual Battenkill Fly Fishing Festival
The Arlington Common , a hub for community , wellness , and creativity , will host the 3rd annual Battenkill Fly Fishing Festival on May 3 through 5 at their two-acre campus located in the heart of Arlington ’ s downtown ( 3938 VT Route 7A ). The community campus is located less than half a mile from the Battenkill River , the heart of Vermont ’ s fly fishing community and one of the United States ’ premier fly fishing destinations for wild brown and brook trout .
The three-day event will include guided tours and workshops of habitat restoration on the Battenkill led by Trout Unlimited and the Battenkill Watershed Alliance , fly-fishing , fly casting and fly tying workshops and seminars from industry leaders , and an art exhibit in the Arlington Common ’ s Watkins House exhibition space , featuring internationally acclaimed sporting artists . The Orvis Company and Fly Fishing International will have their expert fly fishing staff on hand to offer casting instruction and demos to festival attendees . The event will feature a keynote presentation from Tom Rosenbauer , acclaimed fly fisherman , author , and host of The Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast and Orvis ’ chief enthusiast .
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival will showcase nine films produced by a diverse group of professional filmmakers highlighting the culture and passion of fly fishing . The Festival will also screen The Covenant of the Salmon People , a film about the Nez Perce Tribe ’ s ancient promise to protect the Chinook salmon and their land .
The festival will also include food from local food trucks , a live concert with Saints and Liars , and the Battenkill beer tent exclusively hosted by Lawson ’ s Finest Liquids . For more , visit : vtflyfest . com .
2 Vermont News Guide April 8 , 2024