Mission & Accessibility
Nestled in the hills just 3.4 miles north of Woodstock, VT, Artistree Community Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides opportunities for joyful, meaningful, and satisfying experiences in the visual arts, movement, theatre, music, and more. Community members of all ages and abilities participate in a wide variety of arts programs, performances, gallery exhibits, and events throughout the year. A core tenet of Artistree’s mission is to make the arts accessible to all regardless of financial ability.
Artistree Community Arts Center began in 2003 as a tiny Woodstock-based music and visual arts center focused on young children and families. Responding to community needs, Artistree added teen and adult classes, programs for seniors & special needs populations, and a gallery exhibition space.
In 2014 Artistree moved to its current location in South Pomfret, VT. A beautifully renovated three-story 1891 dairy barn serves as the art center and features studios and the stunning Hayloft performance space. The Artistree art gallery resides in the adjacent yellow farmhouse. An outdoor pavilion, performance space on the hill, and thirty acres of fields and forest provide opportunities for exploring the rich connections between art and nature.
Artistree opened its 80 seat, state-of-the-art Grange Theatre across the road from the dairy barn in 2017. The theatre is housed in the former Teago Grange Hall, which was extensively renovated while keeping much of its original historic charm. Today, Artistree brings visual and performing arts to participants from throughout the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. Artistree draws audience members and gallery visitors from as far away as Burlington, VT and Manchester, NH. Concerts and theatre performances are well-attended by out-of-state visitors. Artistree's visual artists, musicians, actors, chefs, and other creatives come from near and far to share their talents and passions with the community.
The arts are important for healing, growth, development, inspiration, and community connection, and Artistree is committed to art for all. The Artistree scholarship program was established to bring important creative experiences to people of all ages and enable children and adults to participate in classes and camps, regardless of one’s ability to pay.