A Message From The Board

Dear BarnArts Community Member:

We are excited to share with you that BarnArts is now planning its 9th season! What began as an idea in 2012 is now a thriving arts organization, in no small part due to your support. In the last few years, your donations have allowed us to expand our opportunities for youth and also provide more community gathering experiences that are free of cost, such as our Community Contra Dances during the Winter and Spring and our BarnArts Chorales, which begin rehearsals this month, now with a new teen chorale! In 2020 we will again be producing larger scale plays which allow our youth performers and also aspiring thespians the opportunity to act with experienced adult actors.

Support comes to BarnArts in many ways: some donate time or share facilities, materials and expertise; many donate money to help cover overhead expenses and keep our ticket prices low and affordable, assuring all can attend our events or participate in our programs. Your financial support is critical to BarnArts’ survival as a community-run, community-focused arts organization that exists to serve a community that views art as essential to social well-being.

We have many exciting events planned for the upcoming season:

BarnArts 2020 Season

February 13-23    The Seagull by Anton Chekhov    The Grange Theatre

March 7    8th Annual Masquerade Jazz & Funk Winter Music Carnival    Barnard Town Hall

Winter & Spring    Contra Dances & Community Potlucks    Barnard Town Hall

May 17    Race Around the Lake 5k/10k fundraiser    Silver Lake State Park

 May 28-Sept 24    Music on the Farm & Thursday Night Music Series    Feast & Field

June 26-July 5    Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream    Feast & Field

July 20-Aug 9    Shrek the Musical – BarnArts Summer Youth Theater    Barnard Town Hall

Plus fall 2020 events!


Two of our favorite events are still to come this year! On December 14th we return to the Hayloft at ArtisTree for our 4th Holiday Cabaret, and on December 20th we will be hosting our annual Winter Carols concert at the First Universalist Church in Barnard. We hope you will join us for these festive and celebratory community events!

Your support of BarnArts this year will help keep our youth and adult programming thriving, for our viewers and our participants!  Please consider making a donation to BarnArts to help keep our work vital and supportive of our local community.

Best wishes from the BarnArts Board of Directors,

Peter Kahn

Joann Ference

James Mills

Deborah Rice

Ted Williamson


Linda Treash, Executive Director

Race Around the Lake

Event Sponsorship

All BarnArts events are open to sponsorship by area businesses, which helps keep our costs down and allows your business valuable exposure and association with positive community events. For more info please contact Executive Director, Linda Treash or call 802-234-1645.