Elevation Celebration Sept 6!

Accessibility symbol person wearing a party hat

Thanks to you, we’ve got an elevator!

Join us for the Elevation Celebration on September 6, starting at 3pm. We’ll have:

3:00 pm

  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Anne Watson and Katie Miller of Vermont Inclusive Arts
  • Ice cream courtesy of Chill Vermont Gelato
  • Fun stuff for kids and all ages outside, including the Suncommon bounce house, food vendors, and more
  • Events will take place near the elevator at our Msgr. Crosby entrance

4:00 – 8:00 pm: Art Walk

  • Light boxes and more by Chris Jeffrey in CAL’s first-floor gallery
  • Photography by Laura Gans in CAL’s second-floor gallery
  • Tessa G. O’Brien, Galen Cheney, and the Vermont Pastel Society at T.W. Wood Gallery
  • Beverages by Magic Hat

7:00 pm: New Music Uncaged

  • A music and dance performance by Abundant Silence in Room 207 at CAL

Accessibility questions or requests?
Please email us at info@cal-vt.org or call 802-595-5252.

So close!

Construction crews have been working hard – and we’re nearly there!

It’s beginning to look like an actual elevator – and soon, it will bring visitors to five levels of the building.

We’re trying to raise $100,000 by July 1 to complete the project – and you can help.

You can donate online through paypal, or support us with a check via mail at:

LULA Elevator Project
Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre St.
Montpelier, VT 05602


Elevator construction begins!

Eric of Lajeunesse Construction, unfazed by the snow!

After years of planning, we’re finally beginning construction on our LULA elevator! The elevator will allow us to serve all visitors, and to offer all kinds of new concerts, exhibitions, readings, camps, lessons, and other programs – it will more than quadruple the accessible space in our building, and will reach five levels. For the first time, all visitors will be able to explore shows at the T. W. Wood Gallery, participate in rehearsals and performances with Monteverdi Music School, and take part in River Rock School activities throughout the building.

Building temporary walls around the construction site

We are deeply grateful for all those who have supported the project so far – including the State of Vermont, Vermont Arts Council, and National Life Group – but we are still in need of help to complete construction this summer. We hope you’ll check back here for updates, come visit us, and help us make so much more possible at the Center for Arts and Learning!

Marking the center of the elevator shaft with a tiny hole that runs all the way up!

Learn more about the LULA project…