Our new Community Projection project, in partnership with the Montpelier Public Art Commission, provides a world of possibilities to showcase artwork in our downtown.
We imagine short film festivals, murals projected on the walls of downtown buildings, holiday decorations, use for special events, and shows by artists near and far. We would partner with others in the community, ranging from the public schools to Lost Nation Theater to the Green Mountain Film Festival to create uses that engage and empower the local community.
In December 2021, to celebrate the winter season and share holiday cheer, students in the Digital Media Arts Program at Central Vermont Career Center partnered with Montpelier Alive to design a series of custom holiday graphics and animations to decorate downtown Montpelier! The seven-minute show featured dozens of original animations that celebrate Central Vermont.
In February 2022, Montpelier Alive partnered with the "Valentine's Phantom" to project hearts onto the front of Montpelier City Hall.
In April 2022, Montpelier Alive partnered with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on "Projected Poems," a pop-up in a vacant storefront window, as part of the annual city-wide PoemCity festival.
In May 2022, Montpelier Alive partnered with Montpelier Roxbury Public Schools on a year-end art exhibit featuring student art work in a vacant storefront window.
In July 2022, Montpelier Alive partned with the Vermont Production Collective on a series of outdoor film screenings in Christ Church Courtyard.
Art teacher Kristina Kane says that’s a meaningful experience for these young artists. “Art is a really powerful way to bring people together in positive ways, and for children to feel that they have a voice and that it’s heard is a really powerful experience for them,” she said.
The Community Projection Project is presented by Montpelier Alive and the City of Montpelier Public Art Commission with support from Gabe Lajeunesse, Financial Advisor | Edward Jones, Didi Brush and Don Marsh, and other local donors.