Saturday, July 15th

For one day, in the heart of summer, the streets of historic downtown Waterbury are lined with the colors, textures and inspirations of locally-made artwork. The 2017 Waterbury Arts Fest promises to be our best line up ever of entertainment, food vendors, and of course artists!

Join us on Saturday, July 15th from 10 AM to 4 PM for our annual celebration of the creativity, artistry and community of Waterbury, Vermont.

THE ENTERTAINMENT

From 10am to 4pm, the Waterbury Arts Fest will have a packed schedule of entertainment. We post times for our acts soon. Stay tuned!

  • Sadie Bolger Acoustic punk singer and song-writer, Sadie returns to the WAF Line up
  • Cooie Sings Solo singer/songwriter, Cooie is a self-described songbird who brings lyrics to life. We are excited to have her back!
  • APEX is an all-star line-up of the best large band musicians Vermont has to offer from the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band, Barika, Renegade Groove, Saturn People’s Sound Collective, Movement of the People, Afinque and many others. The line-up includes: Dan Liptak – tenor saxophone/soprano saxophone, Matt Avery – trombone, Matt Harpster – guitar, Patrick J. Markley – bass, Ira Friedman – keys, Caleb Bronz – percussion.
  •  Araba-Lon An all-drum ensemble, Araba-lon  brings the infectious rhythms of Guinea, West Africa to Vermont! The drums punctuate the rhythm of life in West Africa, uniting people in joy, sorrow, toil, and rites of passage. A treat for the ears, each rhythm is also underscored by a long history and teachings that tell the story of life in Guinea. In Araba-lon, they joke that the more you dance, the better they play. They do hope that you feel inspired to take in the music West African style – with joie de vivre, an open heart, and in harmony with friends and community.
  • Green Mountain Performing Arts Heather Morris brings her Celtic Dancers back to the Waterbury Arts Fest once again! A crowd favorite, local youth dancers performing Scottish Highland dances, Scottish (Cape Breton) Step and more. You’ll want to see these incredibly talented dancers with your own eyes!

THE FOOD

DSC_0422The food at the Waterbury Arts Fest is all locally made and absolutely delicious! Each year we try to bring a variety of flavors to the table and this year will be no exception! We will be adding more food vendors too so stay tuned. Let your eyes feast on what we will be serving up:

MINI MAKER FAIRE

NEW for 2017 the bottom of Bidwell Lane will feature a Mini-Maker Faire, an event that celebrates the DIY/homegrown inventor movement. Whether it’s home-built, video game, race cars, musical instruments or sustainable micro garden, Maker Faire showcases all that is creative and innovative in our community.

Learn more about the Maker Faire Movement here!

BUSNIESS AS USUAL

Don’t forget that many of the businesses on Stowe Street & Bidwell Lane will still be open, like Fisher Auto Parts, Atzlan Foods, Bridgeside Books and more!

THE ARTISTS

DSC_0389The Waterbury Arts Fest is proud to feature some of Vermont’s most talented artists! This year, on Saturday, July 9, Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane will again be lined with incredible artwork from our largest line up of artists ever!

Here’s our complete list of 2016 Waterbury Arts Fest Artist Vendors: