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 open from 8 AM to 5 PM Mondays through Fridays and from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
More about us…

News


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

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, Phayvanh Luekhamhan, at director@cal-vt.org.

Space Rental


What’s Currently Available (and coming soon!)

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? Below are the studios available for rent.

Temporary and Rehearsal Studios and Classrooms

While we prefer long-term leases on the rooms in the above listings may be available for daily or one-month adjusted fees. For example: The Stage Room would be $40/ day.

Existing studio artists qualify for discounted rates on all CAL spaces, including temporary rentals of any existing space. If you are already in CAL and are interested in temporary additional space, please contact Phayvanh.

Space for musical rehearsals and performances is also available, usually on an hourly basis, through the Monteverdi Music School.

Art classrooms can be rented for events and meetings through The T.W. Wood Gallery.