Montpelier Arts Center

A chair with books and a military uniform with an American flag behind

Veterans Book Group

January- May, 2023

Join us for our sixth annual Veterans Book Group! Montpelier Arts Center will offer a free,  facilitated small group reading and discussion dinner series for active  service members and veterans of  all eras. Please call  Montpelier Arts Center for more information and to register. Spaces are limited; registration is required by Monday, January 9, 2023.

FREE; Active service and Veterans; Call to Register

Panel Discussion: Generations: Music & Black Anti-Violence Panel

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 1 pm

Produced by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA), in partnership with ASALH Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the panel  features a music historian, social scientist, and musician, along with a noted moderator to help highlight ASALH’s national 2023 theme of Blacks and Non-Violence.


Black Discussion Panel B
Red at the Bone Jacqueline Woodson

Book and Film Discussion: Red at the Bone

Wednesday, February 8 & 15, 2023, 7 pm 

Red at the Bone (2016) by Jacqueline Woodson, is a novel about a contemporary family saga that is alive with echoes of the Tulsa fire-bombing, Black migration to northern cities, feminism, educational webs, the intimate losses of 9/11, and generational tensions. Participants are encouraged to read the book beforehand; this slim volume is packed with events ripe for  discussion. Led by Dr. Karen Arnold, join us to read and discuss this page-turner. This event is ticketed.

Get your tickets through Parks Direct!


Montpelier Arts Center is OPEN to the public! Visitors can explore the three galleries housed inside. The Montpelier Arts Center introduces changing exhibitions by local and national visual artists. Gallery hours are Sunday through Saturday, 10 am-5 pm (closed major holidays). Admission is free, and masks are mandatory at all times.

Located on the grounds of the historic Montpelier Mansion, the center also houses artist studios, a metal casting facility, gas- and electric-fired kilns, a digital lab, and classrooms.

We offer visual, literary, and performing arts experiences for children to adults; beginners to advanced. Our creative spaces are designed to inspire artists to work in a variety of mediums including printmaking, sculpture, painting, ceramics, and more.