Immerse Yourself in the Arts in Stowe

March 13, 2024

by GO STOWE

While the scenery in Stowe, Vermont may change season to season, the art and culture community remains vibrant year round. In addition to its abundance of outdoor recreation, Stowe’s artistic flare permeates throughout the rustic town through visual and performing arts, live music and much more. Discover these ways to immerse yourself in the arts and culture during your visit to Stowe.

The Current

Located just behind Main Street, The Current is an art gallery and education center whose mission is to enhance the human experience through the visual arts. In addition to its year round exhibitions, The Current offers classes and workshops to people of all ages that are taught by professional artists and art educators. The historic building where the gallery resides was built in 1863 as the Stowe Village School and is currently also home to the Stowe Free Library. Add The Current to your itinerary and take in a piece of Stowe history while appreciating their wonderful exhibits.  

The Bryan Fine Art Gallery

Situated in the heart of Stowe, The Bryan Fine Art Gallery boasts a stunning space designed to showcase the beauty and depth of New England art. Of its two locations, The Bryan Fine Art Gallery in Stowe will feature an exquisite collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed-media artworks, sourced from both established and emerging artists. With its distinctive blend of contemporary and traditional styles, the gallery promises to captivate art enthusiasts of all backgrounds and tastes. On your way out, take in the iconic Stowe mural right next door at Lake Champlain Chocolates.

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

Since 1988, the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the rich history of skiing and riding in Vermont. Located in the old Town Hall building that was built in 1818, the museum features both permanent and rotating exhibits along with many other collections and pieces that showcase the longstanding heritage of alpine sports in Vermont. This historic building and beloved museum is one of the first sights to greet visitors as they arrive into town and is located right at the intersection of Route 100 and Route 108.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

Nestled in the heart of the mountains, The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is the creative and cultural soul of the alpine village up at Stowe Mountain Resort. An intimate performing arts venue, the center welcomes unique, extraordinary performers year round and is dedicated to uncovering the profound in each performance it brings to the stage. Spruce Peak Arts curates engaging experiences for all ages that connect audiences to the performing arts in deep, meaningful and delightful ways. Stop by the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center when you’re in town and experience one-of-a-kind performances.

Robert Paul Galleries

Robert Paul Galleries connects artists from around the world to Stowe and provides a platform for local artists to thrive. Walking distance from the historic village, Robert Paul Galleries exhibits a variety of fine art photography, original paintings and sculpture, as well as hosts a wide range of exhibitions, events and classes for the community. This creative establishment operates with three very distinct goals in mind: to bring people together through art, have a strong presence in Vermont’s developing art scene and create an experiential gallery featuring emerging and seasoned artists alike.

Shop Artisan Crafts

Exploring local retail establishments is a perfect way to bring home a piece of Stowe by shopping for artisan products and handcrafted goods. From small trinkets and mementos to one-of-a-kind pieces for your home or wardrobe, there is something truly unique for everyone’s taste. Little River Hot Glass Studio and Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft are two shops to definitely add to your itinerary for the arts. Don’t forget to mix in a bite to eat, featuring locally-made ingredients, in between visiting shops and galleries.

There are also many events that showcase and celebrate the arts throughout the year. The Stowe Farmer’s Market runs from mid May through late October and includes lots of local artists and vendors. Art on Park is another outdoor market event that usually includes live music and typically runs in July and August. Take in live music around town all throughout the year or appreciate some jazz music at the Stowe Jazz Festival in August. The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is staple community event that takes place during the fall. There are many wonderful events that take place throughout the year. Browse more signature events or visit our full events calendar.