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!

The Holiday Market is OPEN!

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Our Holiday Market hosts a variety of local artists and crafters selling affordable and unique creations. Everyone is invited to participate in the market and show off their wares with the goal of helping our neighbors and local artists with some funds around the holidays. Talk about buying local! There are ceramics, scarves, ornaments, candles, caramels, organic onesies, many cards, and more!! Additionally, the center will be open extended hours starting in November (Wednesday – Friday 5-8pm as well as Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm) through the middle of December. We will be running a children’s toy drive and giving new toys to Cots in December, drop off donations anytime we are open!

The Holiday Market is coming!

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The Holiday Market is getting set up this week! Are you an artist? crafter? maker? baker? We are still collecting unique, local handmade products! Please email us if you’re interested in selling your items in our shop!

October Exhibition

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Mixed Emotions

Showing now through the 31st. Join us for an opening reception, artist talk, and Halloween party Friday, Oct 23rd 6-8pm. Come in COSTUME!

This October, ONE Arts Center is truly proud to present Mixed Emotions, a two person show featuring the work of Catherine Hall and Beth Robinson, an exhibition deemed so disturbing it was removed from its previous exhibition venue. The show explores the beautiful and sublime and revels in a balance between underlying feelings of unease and open expressions of strong emotion. Come and decide for yourself if you are creeped out. Open hours are Saturdays and Sundays from noon until five.

September Exhibition

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A group exhibition of recent work by four artists who use found materials, photos, and recycled or re-purposed objects to create portraiture – Anne Cummings, Alex Costantino, Athena Kafantaris, Athena Petra Tasiopoulos.

The gallery is open 12-5pm Saturdays and Sundays. Come check it out!

Start with Art is Back!

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Time to sign up for after school art classes!

Ages 5-8 Mondays and/or Thursdays After School restarting Aug 31st
Taught by Emily Higgins and Mellisa Cain

Give your child a stimulating boost of creativity every week after school! We’ll create a variety of projects and crafts that explore art concepts and develop creative skills and techniques. As weather permits, we’ll go on nature walks and create Art in the Park! Snacks will be provided. Classes are set up in month-long blocks. We’ll pick up the children at 2:50pm and safely walk them from SA and IAA to the art center.  Children form other schools are welcome, but must be dropped off at the Center at 3pm. Please inform us of food allergies and other important info on the registration form! Preregistration is required. Only 12 spots available!

Summer Creative Camp is happening now!

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Sign Up for Summer Creative Camp!

8:30am-3pm or 5:15pm
Ages 5-12
Taught by Mary Fitzgerald with special guest teachers!

Register your child for a week of creativity at ONE Arts or select the days you need! We will spend our days making sculptures, painting, practicing drama, story telling, dancing, and having a lot of adventures. Each week of creative camp will feature new activities, themes, and special guest teachers including local musicians and artists! These are days focused on fun, and all the different ways an artist can express themselves. We’ll get outside and head to a playground after lunch (weather permitting)! Extend care to 5:15pm for an additional $20 per child! Please pack lunch. Snacks will be provided. After signing up here, please fill out the online registration form to provide us with important allergy and emergency information for your child. If signing up for a full week, select the Monday from the pull down menu when buying your tickets, or just the days you need!

Rates:

Daily: $60 per child, $50 for Members, and $30 siblings
Weekly: $250, $150 for siblings
Extended care available for an additional $20 per day, $10 siblings

Only 12 slots available!

Dates: Now through August 14th

About Mary:

Mary Fitzgerald is a twenty-one year old student from St.Johnsbury, Vermont. She moved to Burlington last fall to begin taking classes and working after two years filled with various travel and work experiences. In the spring of 2013, Mary flew to Panama to work with a team of interns in the small village of San Miguel. While there, Mary taught ESL to K-5th graders and ran an after school art program with the same grades. In previous summers, Mary has also worked with many different age groups of children in a summer day-camp. Next fall, Mary plans to major in art education to further her dream of becoming an art teacher. Nothing excites her more then crafts and art work! When Mary is not in school or working, you can usually find her at her home with her two golden retrievers. She has the biggest soft spot for animals, children, and candy! Mary’s favorite place to bring her dogs is Dog Mountain, in St.Johnsbury, and she brings them hiking there whenever she gets the chance. Mary loves any opportunity she has  has to combine art and the outdoors. Putting her two favorite things together and teaching it to a younger generation could not be more satisfying to her! Mary looks forward to this summer with fresh faces, new crafts, and lots of fun!