Founded in 2017 as part of a concerted effort to revitalize central western Vermont through the arts, 77Art believes that a strong community is one that cares about its culture and builds connections among its people. We believe that art is a catalyst for growth and that its transformative effects can have meaningful impact on concerns such as poverty, addiction, and mental health. We believe that cultural equity begets other equity and that providing opportunities for artists to work in Rutland will have lasting benefits for the visiting artists, the local community, and for the culture at large. 77Art hopes that by bringing artists together for a concentrated time in a new and emerging place, we can facilitate the flow of cultural production with far reaching implications.
Located at 77 Grove Street in Downtown Rutland, VT, in the former Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) company headquarters, which formerly powered most of the state, we at 77Art are proud to bring Vermonters a different kind of power: Art. The legacy of Rutland's industrial roots is remembered as we re-imagine the infrastructure and put it to new use.
Our programming is designed to build community through the arts and art education and facilitate the exchange of cultural idioms between Rutland and the world at large.
It is our hope that by bringing artists, speakers, poets, and thinkers from elsewhere into our community that our community will be exposed to ideas we might otherwise not have access to and that we might have a lasting impact on those who travel here as well.
Our exhibition space provides exposure for local artists and also brings artworks into Rutland from outside our community.
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