Mural artist Mary Lacy. Photo courtesy Michael Sipe
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
The arts, music and theater are staples of community life in the north country. Artists get our first early taste for creativity within a rich ecosystem of schools, community theaters, cafes, local residency programs and outreach programs.
A dense network of institutions, community-based arts organizations, businesses and independently owned venues support artists at all levels along their journey. A growing number of annual events and seasonal festivals bring international collaborators and audiences.
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS TRAIL GUIDES
DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
Nationally recognized illustrators and designers have made Vermont home, making design one of the highest value-added sectors in the state. We're always spinning out new brands, creating ample opportunity for new entrants and exciting innovation.
With good infrastructure, an active chapter of the AIGA and a diffuse community, Vermont's design and illustration community is a fun and funky place to build a career.
Meet some of the design and illustration influencers.
Illustration courtesy of Rob Donnelly Art
DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION TRAIL GUIDES
Photo courtesy of Kip Steel
Just south of North America's third largest game design market, Vermont is a lower-cost and competitive environment to create new products and companies. Fueled by talent from Champlain College's Emergent Media Center and Dartmouth CS programs, Vermont's nascent game design community is quirky, savvy and fun.
Our position between Boston, Albany, and Montreal makes it easy to get around - for inspiration, connection, and capital.