MAC Center for the Arts




July 21, 2016
Opening AIB2016

MAC Center for the Arts presents the Sixth Annual ART IN BLOOM

July 21 Opening  – Art in Bloom – to benefit The Four Seasons Garden Club and MAC Center for the Arts – ticketed event – Reception 5 pm. For tickets and more information call 802-334-1966 or visit the web at


July 22-23 – Displays on view – Open to Public – Free.





July 2, Opening

Phyllis Hammond Retrospective
MAC Center for the Arts presents Phyllis J. Hammond - A Retrospective July 1-Sep 10; Opening Reception and Vernissage, July 15-7 pm at the MAC 158 Main Street, Newport, for more information: 802-334-1966 or visit

Art Outside the Walls en Plein Air

Plein Air Northeast Kingdom is planning 10-12 plein air paint-outs where artists will gather on site and paint the beauty that is the NEK. At some of these paintouts we will meet at the end of the session for a shared critique and bring your own bag lunch. The paintings produced at these paint-outs will be exhibited in a juried exhibit at MAC Center for the Arts September 16th, 2016 – October 15, 2015. Following are the planned paint-outs & dates:

Saturday July 2- Kick off paintout in Newport – Will meet first briefly at Tasting Center for orientation

Saturday July 9- In collaboration with Greater Barton Arts Center, Inc. paintout in Barton THIS WAS RAINED OUT, WILL BE RESCHEDULED

Saturday July 16 - Hardwick - Perennial Pleasures has given us permission to paint in their gardens.

Saturday July 23- Jay Peak - meet at the Jay Country store

Saturday July 30 – In collaboration with the Westmore Assoc. and Willoughvale Inn, the 2nd Annual Westmore Paint Out Competition

Saturday August 6 – East Burke
Saturday August 20 -Craftsbury Common in collaboration with Craftsbury Farmers Market
Saturday August 27- Saint Johnsbury
Saturday September 3 - Peacham Saturday
September 10 - Derby / Derby Line


To find out more information and to signup for the paint-outs visit




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