Art Walk 


Montpelier Alive's Art Walk, presented by Magic Hat, showcases works of Central Vermont artists at locations across the city, at least four times a year. Voted Best Arts Festival 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015 in Times Argus Best of the Best Reader's Poll. Enjoy the local art!

"ArtWalk is a great way to experience Montpelier, see beautiful art, and visit wonderful shops and cafés. Try it!" -Eve, Montpelier

Start at any venue and stop by as many participating venues as you like. Many will have the artist in attendance and refreshments for art viewers. Guidebooks will be available at participating venues.

2019 Dates: Friday, February 1; Friday, May 3; Thursday, June 6 (during ArtFest 2019); Friday,  September 6, and Friday, December 6.

February 1st Art Walk

More art, more music, more beer! Montpelier Alive's Art Walk is now presented with support from Magic Hat Brewing Company, and we're so excited to be able to bring you more of the things you love! 

What can you expect? More than 20 amazing art openings in one night all across town! Plus, from 5-8 in the former Asiana House Space, a pop-up event curated by Magic Hat! Four artists paint live, alongside live music by Eric George and a Magic Hat Bar featuring specialty brews. Purchase the artwork in a silent auction, and half the proceeds benefit Montpelier Alive! 

Pop-Up Participating Artists:

Haley Rockwood and Poppyclock: 
Haley Bishop Rockwood considers herself an abstract colorist. Using ink, watercolor, acrylic and collage, Haley transforms images of familiar spaces into colorful, layered mixed media pieces. Haley Bishop Rockwood and DeAnna Lynn Kerley founded PoppyClock Collective on a key idea: collaboration. The most powerful ideas are born from twos and threes, not a one-man band or a solo act. Fundamentally, we encourage each other to look at the world differently and express that vision through whatever medium we fancy – paint, thread, wire, bubblegum scraps… (you get the idea). Our collective includes artists, thinkers, and poets who seek out the whimsical hues of the world and magnify them. No more placing the universe into neat and tidy boxes. We paint outside of the lines.

Karra Torres:
Kara Torres is a Burlington-based artist from Duxbury, Vermont. They work in a variety of media including acrylic paint, watercolor, ink, marker, polymer clay and textiles. Kara holds a BA in religion from Smith College and moved to Kyoto, Japan to teach English for two years after graduation. Since moving to Burlington, Kara has shown at many venues, including SEABA, S.P.A.C.E. Gallery and Cavendish Gallery. She is the recipient of a 2018 Art's Alive award for her piece in their annual juried show. Kara's favorite themes to explore include gender, sexuality, and spiritual experience. You can find more of their work at and on Instagram: @fine_forager

Brendan Bush: 
Born between generations, Brendan Bush is a technologically inclined luddite. A product manager for a digital marketing firm by day, he paints as a way to unplug and re-connect to the physical world. Brendan is a recovering misanthrope, aspiring biophiliac and seeker of self. Brendan lives in Burlington, VT with his partner Rachel and their dog Brewster.

Eric George:
Eric George is a Vermont-based songwriter, sound engineer, and performer of original music and poetry. One of the most prolific folk musicians of the Northeast music scene, he is intent upon maintaining the integrity of traditional American folk music while taking a contemporary approach to songwriting. "If you’re into good, easy-to-listen-to folk music, then this album is for you." - Randy Radic, Huffington Post

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Art Walk is generously supported by the following advertisers: 

The State of Vermont, State Curator's Office
Community National Bank
Hunger Mountain Coop
Amy Butler
Three Penny Taproom 
The Drawing Board
Vermont Public Radio 

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