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Welcome Aboard The Arts Bus!

Kids, art, creativity, innovation and FUN!  This is what Arts Bus is all about!  On the road since 2010, Arts Bus , a traveling art studio, music space and free library, engages children, ages 1-14, in the creative process through free arts education.  When a child (or adult, as Arts Bus welcomes families and child care providers too!), comes aboard  the bus they will find a plethora of exciting, innovative activities prepared for them to enjoy:  ceramics, music and movement, painting, visual arts, writing and storytelling, paper arts, theater and drama, clowning and mime. . .the list goes on, limited only by the boundless imaginations of our artists and the children themselves.  There is never a charge to participants to come on board the bus, and Arts Bus funds its programming through local donations, grants and fundraisers.

Please mark your calendars for an Arts Bus drama event on July 27 from 5-7 at the Bethel School.  One Planet summer program students from Bethel, Royalton, Stockbridge and Rochester are taking part in an Arts Bus drama program based on the poems of Shel Silverstein.  The performance is open to the public.  Come enjoy the show and support student actors! Donations are welcome to help us continue to provide drama programming to area students.

We are very excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Sharon Trautwein! Ms. Trautwein holds a BFA and an MFA in Theatre Arts.  She specializes in literacy-based education and STEAM projects.  She has taught ages 2- adult, including teaching arts education at the University of Idaho. Prior to returning to her home state of Vermont, Sharon spent ten years working with the Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (MAPP) in the Idaho/ Washington area, empowering youth and communities through arts based literacy programs. 


Recent News

Drama Performance

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Help Arts Bus Match $5,000 Gift!

Help Arts Bus Match $5,000 Gift!

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