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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Coronavirus Preparedness at the Center for Arts and Learning

Like so many others in our community, we are monitoring developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and taking precautions where we can. CAL is still open to tenants and Monteverdi Music Faculty, but is closed to the general public through April 6. This includes River Rock School and T.W. Wood Gallery. Events in the building are generally cancelled, so please check with individual groups running them (such as Monteverdi Music School, T.W. Wood Gallery, River Rock School, Onion River Exchange, Summit School of Music, Green Mountain Youth Symphony, and others). If you plan to visit, please first ask:

    • Are you having flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
    • In the last 14 days have you traveled to a high-risk area for transmission of COVID-19?
    • Have you been in close contact with someone confirmed or is being evaluated for COVID-19?

Thank you for helping keep our community healthy!

News


Cat McQ: United Signs of America/ Paintings by Jeanne Thurston

For its first shows of 2020, The Center for Arts and Learning will be presenting Cat McQ: United Signs of America in our second-floor gallery, and Paintings by Jeanne Thurston on the first floor. Join us for our rescheduled opening reception on Saturday, February 15 from 4-6pm. Both exhibitions run through March. Cat McQ: United …

Dec.6 Artwalk: Lauren Hood / How to Draw Everything

Join us on December 6, 2019 from 4-8 pm for Montpelier Alive’s Artwalk. We’ll have works in the first-floor gallery from How to Draw Everything, an observational drawing class taught this fall by Glen Coburn Hutcheson. How to Draw Everything features drawings by Daryl Burtnett, Hasso Ewing, Glen Coburn Hutcheson, Ned Richardson, and Nicole Wolfgang. …

Programs


Studio Rentals

We rent studios to artists, musicians, writers and others looking to be part of a creative community. We currently have two studios available, both on the third floor. One is about 10.5’x9′, $220/month, and the other is about the same size with a lower ceiling and step up – it is $175/month. Each includes wifi, utilities, limited parking, access to a shared kitchen and shop sink. Interested? Please contact us if you’d like to come see the spaces.

Studio at CAL

Short-term space rental

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.

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.

Paintings by Jeanne Thurston

Camps and Clubs

In 2020, we’re partnering with the T.W. Wood Gallery to offer after-school clubs and summer camps. Dungeons & Dragons Club will meet Mondays from 3-5, from April 6 – June 8; we’re also running Dungeons & Dragons Summer Camp and Chess Camp this summer! More info and registration…

Fiscal Sponsorship

CAL offers fiscal sponsorship to other non-profit community organizations and start-ups with missions that align closely with CAL’s own to enhance the cultural life of central Vermont. Sponsorship decisions are decided by the Board of Directors on a case by case basis. For an application, please contact the CAL Director, Alice Dodge, at info@cal-vt.org.

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.