Arts & Culture

  • Heather Lynne of The Wild Fern Plants Roots and Thrives in a Tiny Town
    Heather Lynne of The Wild Fern Plants Roots and Thrives in a Tiny Town

    Heather Lynne is a baker, musician, and café owner doing what she loves. Lynne owns The Wild Fern on Route 100 in Stockbridge. She spends part of her week baking and filling to-go orders for sourdough bread, sesame bagels, locally sourced beef burgers, and pesto pizza....

  • Rutland Artist Kathryn Wiegers Paints the Town in Vermont
    Rutland Artist Kathryn Wiegers Paints the Town in Vermont

    Artist Kathryn Wiegers is brightening up Vermont's downtowns with her giant, vibrant murals. If you stroll along the streets of downtown Rutland, you'll come across her murals of elephants, giraffes, and even Batman. On Route 7 outside the Chaffee Art Center is one of Wiegers’ latest pieces: a...

  • Julia Brandis Showcases New Glassworks Studio at Putney Craft Tour
    Julia Brandis Showcases New Glassworks Studio at Putney Craft Tour

    Julia Brandis finds inspiration in nature and light. The result is an array of golden hues, soothing blues, and deep purples that will brighten even the dreariest of days. Brandis creates stained glass lamps, fire screens, and window panels in her new Westminster studio, which will...

  • Embracing Love and Loss at Dog Mountain
    Embracing Love and Loss at Dog Mountain

    With the exception of Dog Mountain, not many places can evoke feelings of happiness, whimsy and sadness all at once. High on a hill in St. Johnsbury, the late illustrator and woodcarver Stephen Huneck created a magical place to celebrate our spiritual connection to dogs. When you...

  • Exploring Vermont by Bike, Chris Bohjalian Shares His Love for Libraries
    Exploring Vermont by Bike, Chris Bohjalian Shares His Love for Libraries

    Chris Bohjalian rides his Trek Edmonda on the roads of Vermont every chance he gets. If he stops anywhere along the way, it’s usually at a local library. If you follow the Lincoln-based author on social media, you’ll likely see photos of Vermont libraries—with Bohjalian’s bike...

  • 5 Walkable Vermont Downtowns to Visit
    5 Walkable Vermont Downtowns to Visit

    For a small state, Vermont is big on character. One of its many fine qualities are the walkable Vermont downtowns you'll find in communities across the state. After all, it's not just Vermont's rolling green hills, rustic barns and country roads that make Vermont so appealing....

  • 10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer
    10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer

    *updated May 21, 2019* Summer in Vermont is short, so there’s a lot to pack in. Whether you feel like hiking, biking, swimming or catching a live performance, there are endless possibilities for soaking up Mother Nature. Here are ten ways to make the most of...

  • Happy Vermonters: Woodworker Matt Ogelby Finds Inspiration in the Mountains
    Happy Vermonters: Woodworker Matt Ogelby Finds Inspiration in the Mountains

    "I found out early on that I was happiest in the mountains and in the woods. I feel lucky that I was able to recognize that part of myself because it helped me figure out that I wanted to go to UVM and raise my...

  • Happy Vermonters: Community Sparks Creativity for Haley Bishop Rockwood
    Happy Vermonters: Community Sparks Creativity for Haley Bishop Rockwood

    “People in Burlington are very drawn to art, and I think the community is my biggest inspiration as an artist. I feel a genuine connection to everyone I see, and I love that I can walk downtown and run into four or five people who...

  • 6 Festive Vermont Events To Get You Into the Holiday Spirit
    6 Festive Vermont Events To Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

    Looking to get into the holiday spirit in 2015? Look no further than these six festive events, including craft tours, light displays, parades, a Santa road race, horse-drawn sleighs, and lots of good cheer. Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Holiday Lights – Nov. 27-Jan. 1 South Royalton www.lds.org On a...