The Montgomery Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit is located in the historic Kelton Hall, situated at the top of Main Street in Montgomery Center, VT. The diverse board of local, volunteer members collaborates with the community to provide a culturally rich and welcoming Center that supports the Arts, Wellness, and Community, as well as the preservation of the iconic building.
The Montgomery Center for the Arts is dedicated to enhancing the vitality of life in our local regional communities by providing a venue for a diversity of educational, cultural, artistic, and social experiences.
Every little bit helps; support our daily operating expenses
EVENTS & CLASSES TO LOOK FORWARD TO...
The MCA is always looking for interested renters for classes, workshops, private functions, and/or shows & performances.
Visit the APPLICATION FOR USE page for rental rates and to submit your request.
VOLUNTEER FOR GALLERY HOURS
The MCA is seeking volunteers for summer Gallery hours. In an effort to keep our doors open more frequently for public visitation, we are seeking any community volunteers interested in Gallery-sitting for a weekend shift. Responsibilities simply include unlocking the door and greeting anyone who comes to check out the space. There may be an art installation up or perhaps we will be between shows, but offering the public the opportunity to check out the building is important for our mission as a community space. Feel free to bring a book, small project, or remote work using our hi-speed wifi to pass your time, or simply sit and enjoy the sunshine on the front porch.
Interested volunteers can click the link below to select a time-slot.
Restoration of THE MCA
The MCA is thrilled to announce that we were selected as one of nine VT community projects to receive a reward from the VT Preservation Trust Paul Bruhn Grant.
"The Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants, named for PTV’s founding President, Paul Bruhn, was created in partnership with Senator Leahy and the National Park Service to help rural communities throughout the country."
We were awarded $50,000 to address exterior repairs, stripping, and repainting the building. This is an incredible opportunity to finance a much needed restoration for this wonderful building that is such a beacon of our Main Street.
Stay tuned for more information and updates as this exciting project gets underway!!!
Find the official press release at https://ptvermont.org/bruhngrants2021/
The Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant Program is administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Contribute to the restoration of the historic windows and repainting of the exterior
In Spring of 2022, the MCA contracted with VT Window Restoration [VWR] to restore the nine Main Gallery colored glass windows and transoms and the 8 lower level windows. The process of window extraction began in July when the sashes and casings were removed and relocated to VWR's warehouse workshop in Winooski. The full process to restore and reinstall them will take a year to complete. Click the icon below to view a gallery of photos of the window extraction process and the new storm windows that were installed. To view local news articles on this and other MCA projects, visit the News page of this website or click HERE.
(Photos by St. Albans Messenger journalist Kate Barcellos and MCA Curator Sebastian Araujo.)
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