Arts & Culture

Open the Stowe Reporter, our town's weekly newspaper, any week of the year, and you'll be amazed at all that's going on. You would have to be in two or three places at once to be able to squeeze it all in.

Here's what you can look forward to:

Lectures and talks every night of the week, courtesy of the local colleges, art galleries, and town libraries. The Osher Lifelong Learning program, run through UVM, offers weekly noontime lectures throughout the fall, winter, and spring right here in Stowe.

A music scene that rivals many metropolitan areas.  Between the active nightlife at our local restaurants and the more serious musical offerings at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center and Trapp Family Lodge, you needn't look far for musical entertainment. But if you don't mind driving 20 minutes to an hour away, you'll have your pick of venues, from acoustic musicians at local bars and restaurants to big names and off-Broadway shows at venues like the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington.

Art exhibit openings and gallery open houses are always going on. You could spend an entire day touring the art galleries in Stowe, alone. But when it comes to art in Stowe, the Helen Day Art Center is the town's crown jewel. The arts center is located just above the library on Pond Street, and hosts some of the most exciting, cutting-edge exhibits in the state.

Local theater is one of the best surprises people discover when they move here. A theater performance is always on tap somewhere nearby, including by our own Stowe Theatre Guild, which puts on a few shows every year in the Town Hall theater on Main Street.