To our BarnArts Community:
Join us in celebrating 2016 as an important year of growth in Building Community through Art for BarnArts!
- We offered our first Arts-in-Education school-time performance with The Little Prince in November. Over 300 adults and kids attended this fantastical and heart-warming show at the Barnard Town Hall.
- We produced our first Vermont Premier with the contemporary Will Eno play The Realistic Joneses, staged in an authentic-to-the-story outdoor setting at the conserved Clark Farm in Barnard.
- We initiated the first annual Artist-in-Residence program at Barnard Academy in partnership with the Barnard Education Fund and the Vermont Arts Council. Poet Marv Klassen-Landis will be doing a 6-week program with Barnard Academy K-6 graders in Feb-Apr 2017.
Building Community through Art comes in the form of access and opportunity.
As well as offering local access to quality art and performances, BarnArts provides opportunities for community participation through singing, acting and back-stage work like sound, light, and costume design. Local high school musicians strut their funk onstage with professional musicians at our annual Masquerade Jazz Funk Winter Music Carnival in March, local singers and musicians perform at our free community celebration Winter Carols each December and actors of all ages join in our community plays, three for adults plus our highly successful Summer Youth Theater program, entering its 6th year in 2017 with the first area production of The Lion King Jr.!
Your involvement in BarnArts is the key to our success.
During this annual fundraising drive, we are asking for your continued support, which keeps ticket prices low and provides life-changing opportunities for youth and adults in our community.
Please consider a year-end tax-deductible gift to BarnArts this holiday season. Your support makes a difference!
With many thanks and best wishes,
BarnArts Board: Anne Marie Delaney, Pamela Fraser,
James Mills, Arlana Ruch, Ted Williamson
Executive Director: Linda Treash