Heart & Home Opens April 1st

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ONE Arts is proud to present “Heart and Home” an eight person show that examines personal perspectives on the impact of neighborhood and community. Local artists, Ted Wimpey, Winnie Looby, John Rovnak, Rick Castillo, Robin Katrick, Robert Brunelle, Amey Radcliffe, and Jennie Kristel honor Fair Housing month with their own reflections of home. Image credit: John Rovnak “A Place to Rest Your Head”

April is designated fair housing month due to the passing of the Fair Housing Act, an act closely associated with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that sought to end housing discrimination and advance inclusivity and social justice. It was signed into law on April 11th 1968 and hence prohibited housing discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap and family status. Vermont enacted such laws in 1987 further protecting age, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Please join us for an opening reception and cocktail party on Friday, April 1st, from 6-9. There is a $5 suggested donation after 7 pm. Open hours are Saturdays and Sundays from noon until five through Saturday, April 30th.

Contexere – Opening March 4th 6-10pm

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CONTEXERE (Lat. To weave, entwine, braid)*

Multiple strands of texts and images, words and visual arrangement in space and time, and the complex processes of verbal and non-verbal communication. Opening this Friday evening with a cocktail party featuring pop-up readings and performances by the artists from 6-10 p.m.

Artists include, Carolyn Crotty, Tina Escaja, Sharon Webster, Barbara Hauzinger, Bobby Seaman, Kim Gifford, joshuA, Lorna Dielentheis, Jessica Lewis, Genese Grill, Diane Gayer, Margaret Coleman.

March 4-27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4th, 6-10pm ($5 suggested donation after 7pm)
Open Hours, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-5pm

Bernie Pop-Up Art Show

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ONE Arts and ArtsRiot are thrilled to invite you to a Bernie Pop-Up Art Auction, Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm at ArtsRiot, 400 Pine Street, Burlington to support Bernie Sanders for President. Join us for a pre-auction art social, art auction to be followed by a Bernie Party! Art will be auctioned to the individuals who donates the most to the Bernie campaign on the spot. The entire auction is a donation to the campaign! If you are interested in helping out with any part of the event, submitting artwork, and/or a 30 second video clip of your support for Bernie Sanders contact oneartscollective@gmail.com. Or call Mellisa at 518.649.6464…..Let’s get together, get excited, and #FeeltheBern!!


February Exhibition

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Phil Laughlin and Robert Chamberlin pair up for a show at the ONE Arts Center on February 6th 2016 reinventing the classic Vermont landscape. Laughlin uses a contrast of light and dark inviting the viewer to make a closer observation of the work while Chamberlin’s derivations allow the viewer to make his or her own interpretations. Together these artists bring a fresh new look at what a 21st century Vermont landscape can be.

Show Dates: February 5-29, 2016

Opening Reception and Mixer Friday, February 5th 6-10 pm

(After 7pm, a $5 donation is suggested)

Open Hours Saturday and Sunday from noon-five

Happy New Year from ONE Arts!

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Hey all and Happy New Year! 2015 was an eventful year for us! We can’t believe the Art Center has been open for a year and 3 months already. What a whirlwind it’s been: SO many art shows, 2 Holiday Markets, vibrant kids’ art classes and camps, countless art/craft making events and more. We’re thrilled to be a part of the Old North End community and we’re looking forward to another great year!

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Fund Raising Update

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To Our Community of Neighbors, Friends and Supporters,

We have news about our dream of creating an arts and cultural hub in the Old North End, both discouraging and wonderful. The Myer’s Furniture building was purchased by a developer yesterday, someone who hadn’t even done a walk through of the building. It is now out of our grasp. At ONE Arts, we have talked about this idea of community and artist space, talked about the support we have received, trying to do such a major project in such a short period of time. We have met so many new friends in the last two weeks, people who have been dropping in to show their support, people emailing us and making loan pledges, and people donating on the campaign (almost $4,000 in a day!) We want to keep going! We can’t just let this stop, just because we didn’t get that building, because this idea is real, and with the support of our friends and neighbors, it is possible, and would be an amazing resource that our neighborhood really needs.

We plan to extend our campaign, fund raising for the next few months, collecting loan pledges, and designing a strong program that will succeed, while we look for a new space in the Old North End. In February, Skinny Pancake will throw us a rad fund raiser! And in Spring, after we have collected SO many loan pledges and donations that it is UNBELIEVABLE, we will put it towards a place that can act as a community meeting place and creative hub!

We appreciate your support, and hope you will help us continue to rally! If any donations were specific to the Myer’s Furniture Building, we will gladly refund them. No donations will be withdrawn until the campaign is finished and we will run it for several months, keeping you updated on it. Let’s see how much we can raise with time and community support!

We are so excited to see this happen, and to watch what can be accomplished by working together and supporting each other and the arts!


ONE Arts
Margaret and Becca, Co-directors
Mellisa, Programming Director

Help ONE Arts buy the Myers Building!

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The Myer’s Furniture building is for sale, centrally located, and too good to pass up, so we are fundraising, in the hopes of purchasing it! We are dreaming of a permanent visible art and cultural hub in the Old North End, a place where people can go in the evenings, to hang out, meet each other, and be creative together. The art center will house affordable artist studios, a children’s learning space, an adult classroom space, an artist residency, where artists from out of town can come stay and do a project with the neighborhood, a community art gallery, and so much more! This will be a meeting place, a place where people can teach classes and learn, and a place where income does not prevent people from being able to make art.

We need to raise $125,000 and then this community hub will happen in the Old North End of Burlington, VT, a neighborhood that desperately needs it! We know that sounds like a lot of money, but we believe in the power of our community, and we are going to do everything we can to make this happen. We are launching this fund raiser, in the hopes of raising as much as we possibly can. The money will help up with the downpayment, fit up costs, as well as scholarships for low income students.

We are seeking to move quickly. The seller is hoping to have the sale settled within a month. We are also seeking investors, and applying for bank loans. If you are able to donate any amount, please show your support, every amount moves us forward! If you are able to loan a larger amount, we have a repayment plan that we would like to share with you. Please contact us! Thank you so much for your support. We love Burlington, and we are so excited to be active in our neighborhood!