About the Waterbury Arts Fest

Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13

This signature summertime event, proudly hosted by Revitalizing Waterbury (RW), annually draws thousands of art enthusiasts, over 100 artist exhibitors, fantastic festival fare and live music from some of the area’s most beloved entertainers.

Friday, July 12, 2024  5:00 - 9:30 pm  |  Saturday, July 13, 2024  10:00 - 4:00 pm

Address:  5 Pilgrim Park Road, Waterbury

Named a Top 10 Vermont Summer Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce
in 2020 and 2022!

Announcing the ArtShop!

Between July 1 and July 13, shop and dine at participating businesses and get a chance to win a 2023 or 2024 WAF Commemorative Poster! Collect FOUR stamps, then bring your completed ArtShop card to the RW booth between 5-9 pm on Friday or 10-3 pm on Saturday to win!


B&G Salon
Blackback Pub
Bridgeside Books
Cold Hollow Cider Mill
Green Mountain Dry Goods
Jeremy Ayers Pottery
KC's Bagel Cafe
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Northern Lights Family Chiropractic
Pack and Send Plus
Prohibition Pig

Salt and Rind
Stones Throw Pizza
Stowe Street Emporium
Stowe Street Cafe
Sunflower Natural Foods
Sunflower Salon and Boutique
Tiny Acorn
Waterbury Service Center
Waterbury Veterinary Hospital
The Wine Vault
Woodstock Farmers Market

2024 Waterbury Arts Fest
Commemorative Poster 

Revitalizing Waterbury is pleased to announce that Artist Natasha Bogar of Bolton Valley, VT is the winner of its 2024 Waterbury Arts Fest Commemorative Poster contest. 

RW sought submissions from Vermont artists for the new poster. “Six artists submitted their work for consideration,” said Karen Nevin, Executive Director of Revitalizing Waterbury. “Natasha’s vibrant and dramatic painting of the Waterbury Reservoir, an iconic and beloved place in the Town of Waterbury, was a clear favorite.” In addition to having their work featured on the poster, the winning artist will have a premium location at the Waterbury Arts Fest and will sign posters for sale.

Natasha is an artist who loves to spend time in the woods during every season, finding scenes to recreate in her paintings. She enjoys chasing the seasonal light of Vermont in oils and watercolors. “Oil is my medium of choice while in the studio. The intensity of the pigments and the fluidity of the paint lends itself to dramatic effects,” said Bogar. “I am thrilled to have won this competition and to have my painting of the Waterbury Reservoir featured on the Arts Fest Commemorative Poster.” The posters will be sold for $20 during the Waterbury Arts Fest and at the RW offices. All funds raised will support the work of Revitalizing Waterbury.

We are located at 5 Pilgrim Park, on the lawn behind the Train Station!

Revitalizing Waterbury, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining a vibrant community, hosts an annual two-day Waterbury Arts Fest. The Saturday Arts Market is an outdoor event with nearly 100 art exhibitors, live entertainment and a variety of eatery options. The Friday Night Block Party is a large dance party held the evening before with live music, beer garden, food trucks and dancing. The 2024 Waterbury Arts Fest will be held on Friday evening, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 2024. The entire event takes place in downtown Waterbury.

The Waterbury Arts Fest serves as RW’s primary fundraiser of the year, raising funds that support economic development activities, regional marketing and promotion, community programming and outreach and direct support of local businesses. RW is a Vermont Designated Downtown and provides municipal support for community wide projects.

The Friday Night Block Party is RW’s way of saying thank you to the community for all of their support. It is a free event (donations accepted) held in the center of historic downtown. A main stage is set up, a beer garden is hosted by The Reservoir and food trucks offer fabulous things to eat. This year we are excited to be bringing back Vermont’s party band, The Grift, who will have us dancing under the stars all night long. Approximately 2,500 people attend the Friday Night Block Party.

On Saturday over 100 artists and craftsmen line the closed streets. Artists are chosen for quality and range of art mediums and includes fine art painting, pottery, fiber art, weaving, glasswork, baskets, jewelry, woodwork and sculpture. Many artists conduct demonstrations throughout the day. Interspersed with the artists are a variety of fun food vendors and nonprofits. The main stage has performances throughout the day including local favorite, the dancers from Green Mountain Performing Arts. At the Creation Station, sponsored by Makersphere, people of all ages are welcome and encouraged to come make paper hats, try their hand at the pottery wheel, and explore other arts and making to their heart's content! Approximately 2,500 people attend Saturday’s events, which are free for all ages.

This is a community-centric event that celebrates the arts, music and Waterbury.  Revitalizing Waterbury’s mission is to preserve, promote and enhance the economic, historic and social vitality of Waterbury, Vermont.

Kid at an activity station with a Waterbury Arts Fest crown

"Arts Fest is a destination event for Waterbury!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"Great time as always!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"A really fun event!"

— Arts Fest Vendor

"Excellent arts and crafts vendors - impressive quality and selection!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"I had the best time today! Wonderful customers and people. "

— Arts Fest Vendor

"Saturday was awesome! Loved all the vendors! "

— Arts Fest Attendee

"The Friday night vibe is fun!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"This was the best Arts Fest I have been to. I cannot think of anything that was missing!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"I appreciate how well organized and friendly you all are!"

— Arts Fest Vendor

"A great night! Excellent job by all involved! It's a must attend event!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"I thought this was a great event in every way. Can't wait for next year!!!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"I had such a great time! Loved the food options and variety of vendors!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"A perfect day!"

— Arts Fest Attendee