This summer will mark the 70th Anniversary of the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts. The beautiful Fletcher Farm campus lies in Vermont’s Black River Valley between Ludlow and Proctorsville on Route 103. Since its inception, the Fletcher Farm School has offered hundreds of classes in traditional and emerging arts and crafts, led by world class artists, a learning vacation in the Green Mountains.
On July 1, during our annual Arts & Craft Festival, we will have numerous activities for everyone’s fun and enjoyment.
Fletcher Farm was originally settled in 1783 by Jesse Fletcher and remained in the Fletcher family until it was given to the non-profit educational foundation Fletcher Farm Foundation, Inc. in 1933. In 1947, the Fletcher Farm Foundation asked the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen to establish a permanent art and craft school. The Society had two primary goals to provide Vermont artists a market for their crafts, through the Craft & Gift Shoppe and two annual Arts and Craft Festival each summer. The second goal was to start an Arts & Crafts School to provide art education to the public.
Since that time, the Society has operated the School continuously. Today’s classes include those first offered in 1948, but have added drawing, photography, metal sculpture, stained glass, silver fabrication, woodcarving, needle arts, basketry, quilting, pottery, bobbin lace, fine arts, plus too many to name. Please attend our bountiful celebration and support the Arts.