What is CAL?

The Center for Arts and Learning offers space where artists, musicians, writers, and small nonprofits can practice, create, and serve the community. We show works by local artists, offer performances and events, and serve as a hub for the arts in Montpelier.
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Laura Gans

Second Floor Gallery, Sept. 6 – November 30, 2019Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 6th, 3-8pm Laura Gans has an eye for structure. While her subjects range from architecture to the natural world, her compositions are unequivocally clean and graphic, focusing on details that articulate solid forms. Her stark, direct approach sheds new light on forms that …

Chris Jeffrey

First Floor Gallery, Sept 6 – November 30, 2019Opening Reception September 6, 3-8 pm Chris Jeffrey’s work will make your brain vibrate. He works primarily with perception – of light, line, color and form – to create instability between what you see and what you think you should be seeing. His mirror boxes create tiny …


Exhibit Artwork | Perform at CAL

CAL exhibits artwork in our downstairs and upstairs gallery spaces. We focus on emerging artists and community-based groups. We also feature performers at Art Walk events and at concerts throughout the year. If you are interested in potentially exhibiting work or performing at CAL, please let us know.

Space Rental

Space Rental

CAL leases studios to artists, musicians, writers, small nonprofits, and other creatives. Members have access to a full kitchen, and use of our common spaces for meetings or one-time events. For current studio availability and prices contact Alice at 802-595-5252 or email director@cal-vt.org.

Space for rehearsals and performances is also available, usually on an hourly basis, through the Monteverdi Music School at director@monteverdimusic.org or at 802-229-9000. The T.W. Wood Gallery and art classroom spaces can be rented for events and meetings – full details on the T.W. Wood website.