CSArt Upper Valley

Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With that same buy-local spirit in mind, Community Supported Art is a similar endeavor to support local art, artists and collectors.

Our local CSArt program is modeled on the Community Supported Art project created by Springboard for the Arts and in Minnesota.

We have chosen some of our favorite local artists to receive a stipend for production of a series of unique pieces. The pieces will be available for shareholders to purchase. This is an opportunity for new and old local collectors to access work at affordable prices.
8 chosen artists will create a series exclusively for the program. A share holder purchases a share. Each share will consist of work by the 10 artists in whatever medium the artist has chosen to work in. Works will range from small wooden bowls to prints and paintings.


Vermont Independent School of the Arts

The Mission of The Vermont Independent School of the Arts is to nurture a love and understanding of the arts and to serve the Upper Valley Community by providing diverse educational opportunities and performances! The Vermont Independent School of the Arts, Inc. (“VTISA”) is a non-profit tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to the exploration of the diversified arts. The Mission of The Vermont Independent School of the Arts is to nurture a love and understanding of the arts and to serve the Upper Valley Community by providing diverse educational opportunities and performances.

Upper Valley Music Center

The Upper Valley’s premier music school, featuring individual instruction, Suzuki strings, children & youth choruses, youth & chamber orchestras, music ensembles, strings-in-schools, and early childhood music.

Aidron Duckworth Art Museum

The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the artworks of Aidron Duckworth, in accordance with a charitable Trust established by the artist in 1997.

The building, Meriden’s former “White School”, served the children of Plainfield as an elementary school from 1940 to 1972. From 1977 to 2001 it was home and studio for Aidron Duckworth, and a for a brief time his art school for adults. The Museum’s exhibition season is generally May through October. The building is handicapped accessible, and admission is free. Donations are the main support of the Museum. It is our hope that presenting the works of Aidron Duckworth and today’s artists in this setting will continue his challenging conversation with the world, encouraging artistic awareness and creativity. Please visit the website for more information:

Artistree Community Arts Center


Our community arts center provides the opportunity for a joyful, meaningful, and satisfying experience of the visual arts and music through our year-round classes, workshops, and events. We encourage our local community members of all ages and abilities to participate in a wide variety of art processes. Our affiliated branch, Purple Crayon Productions, focuses on programs for children age 8 and under.

Artistree Gallery is a space dedicated to the appreciation and enjoyment of a wide variety of fine art works.

The programs we offer are designed to nurture each person’s inherent creative capacities and raise the possibility of art as a vital force in an individual’s overall growth and expressive abilities. Artistree and Purple Crayon are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.



Northern Stage

Northern Stage is a regional non-profit professional theater that seeks to entertain, challenge and involve its audiences with ambitious productions and expansive outreach and educational programs. Based in the Upper Valley of the Connecticut River, Northern Stage brings national and area talent together on an intimate stage in diverse classic, contemporary, and new plays and musicals.

Bloodroot Literary Magazine

bloodrootBloodroot Literary Magazine is an annual publication. Each issue offers  approximately 150 pages of diverse voices. We publish poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Our aim is to provide a platform for the free-spirited emerging and established writer.

 Camerata New England


Camerata New England is a non-profit professional chamber ensemble dedicated to sharing the inspiration and joy of classical music with the urban and rural populations of northern New England and beyond. Through a wide range of repertoire, and educational programs, especially in underserved areas, we will develop new audiences for classical music and enrich the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.



Flock Dance Troupe


FLOCK seeks to move its audiences toward a new recognition of our place as human beings in the natural order of life on earth. Artistic Director Carol Langstaff’s work with FLOCK translates and transforms tensions and difficulties through humor, visual beauty, stunning music, and graceful, ecstatic ensemble dance.

FLOCK inspires people through evocative yet accessible dance and enhances our understanding of gesture and body language.

Moving Spirit – VT


MOVING SPIRIT-VT is a new dance ensemble dedicated to performing expressive, accessible dance for sacred spaces,  galleries, theaters, and community centers.  Over the past 30 years, choreographer-director Peggy Brightman has created a large body of work influenced by various humanist modern dance traditions,  performed throughout the Northeast. Moving Spirit-VT is currently in residence at the North Universalist Chapel Society of Woodstock; they have offered dance services in June and December of 2013, and are planning one for April of 2014. For more information see




Raq-On Dance

Raq-On Dance is a Dance School offering classes to adults and teens and is located conveniently on the mall in Lebanon, NH, to the Left of Lebanon College. Raq-On Dance provide dancers of all shapes, sizes, experience levels, ages, and abilities with a warm, encouraging environment that promotes positive self esteem and body image. Although the studio predominantly focuses on Belly Dance and Middle Eastern Dance Styles, it also rents space to local highly-qualified independent instructors in Tango, Burlesque, Zumba, and more. For more information visit our website:

Lebanon Opera House


Lebanon Opera House is the only community-based theater of its size in west-central New Hampshire and the cultural focal point of the greater Lebanon community. Throughout its colorful history – from meeting house, to movie house, to the active, year-round, fully renovated performing arts facility it is today – Lebanon Opera House has come a long way since it was built in 1924 but the organization still honors its rich tradition of arts, education and community every day.

Long River Studios


Long River Studios

Local Art, Fine Crafts, Furniture, and Unique Gift Items

Long River Studios showcases the finest local art in the region, as well as unique craft, furniture, pottery, and gift items for all occasions.  Located in the beautiful New England village of Lyme, New Hampshire, Long River Studios is a collective of highly talented local artists and crafters.  For the past 22 years, Long River Studios has brought the best of art—from fine art to folk art, collage to watercolor, oils, oil pastels and photography—and local crafts—from pottery to hand-turned wooden bowls, hand-crafted furniture, jewelry, ceramics, timepieces, woodenware, basketry, hand-blown glassware, handbags, hats, scarves, cards and more—to this small community just minutes from Hanover, New Hampshire and Dartmouth College.  The name, “Long River,” derives from the Algonquin name for our watery neighbor the Connecticut River that flows past Lyme’s western border and Vermont’s eastern boundary.

Treat yourself to something special, including a walk through our Gallery to enjoy the finest of local art that will surprise and delight you!  Visit Long River Studios online at: and on Facebook for a more up-to-date view at: to explore this wonderful world of art, craft, furniture, jewelry, pottery, and unique gifts from Upper Valley, Vermont and New Hampshire artists and crafters.  Gift certificates are also available at our shop located at 1 Main Street across from the Lyme Town Common set back from Mascoma Bank.  Look for our sign by the road with the colorful flag.  An artist is usually on hand to help answer your questions.

Yankee Magazine included Long River Studios in its Summer 2014 issue as one of the Upper Valley’s best places to visit.  Long River Studios has been described as “the hidden gem” of the Upper Valley region.

Our hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday thru Saturday.  We can be reached by phone during regular hours at: 603-795-4909.  Or you may visit by appointment at:

Revels North


Revels North produces Christmas and summer performances and outreach events to encourage understanding and appreciation of traditional music, dance, ritual and other art forms through the medium of participatory theater and communal celebration. Each production and outreach event is inspired by a particular culture and time period using a combination of traditional and composed works.Revels celebrations join professional artists with talented amateurs and community members to produce performances with great appeal for audience and cast alike.

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