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. We are currently closed to the general public due to the coronavirus, but studios are accessible to tenants.
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News


Phayvanh Luekhamhan to Helm Center for Arts and Learning

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2021 Montpelier, Vt. – March 26, 2021 – The Center for Arts and Learning (CAL) Board of Directors today announced that Phayvanh Luekhamhan will step into the role of executive director starting April 1. In this role, Luekhamhan will oversee the operation of the 22,000 sq. ft. arts facility located …

Studios available!

Several private studios are available now for artists, musicians, and writers available in a community of creative people. Our building is currently closed to the general public, but accessible by studio tenants. Most spaces are about 8’x10.5′. Limited parking, wifi, utilities included, starting at $220/month. Please note our shared facilities are currently closed, and we’re …

Programs


Studio Rentals

CAL’s studios are in hot demand for creators who want a space outside of their home to focus on their work and be part of a creative community. Each includes wifi, utilities, limited parking, access to a shared shop sink. We host musicians and their students, so you’ll sometimes hear their work trail through the halls. We host artists who often display their work in our two galleries and some of the other common areas in the building. 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 Phayvanh at 802-522-3973 or email director@cal-vt.org. Below are the studios available for rent.

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.