Burklyn Arts Council

A private, not-for-profit organization bringing the arts to the schools and communities of Lyndon, Sutton, East Haven, Sheffield, Wheelock, Burke and Newark. P.O. Box 1056, Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Phone: 328-2683. www.burklynarts.org

Cabot Arts

A certified Vermont non-profit located in the village of Cabot. The organization's mission is to enliven our culture and local economy by promoting the very best in regional, national and international music, arts, crafts, spoken word & theater. Organized workshops, classes and jam sessions in the spirit of accessibility and inclusivity. Working in cooperation with the Cabot Community Association (CCA). 13084 Main Street, Cabot, VT, 05647. Phone:  793-3016. Email: director@cabotarts.org. Website: www.cabotarts.org

Catamount Arts

Founded in 1975 with a mission of enhancing the cultural climate of northern Vermont and New Hampshire. Located in the Masonic Temple of St. Johnsbury, which features two movie theaters, two state-of-the-art classrooms, an 80-seat performance space and a gallery showcasing work by area artists. 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone:  748-2600 or 888-757-5559. Email: Contact@Catamountarts.org Website: www.catamountarts.org

Dog Mountain

Dogs are celebrated at this unique art gallery, outdoor sculpture gardens and Dog Chapel. All feature the work of acclaimed Vermont artist Stephen Huneck. Located on 400 acres with spectacular views, nature walks and snowshoeing. 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone: 748-2700 or 800-449-2580. Email: info@dogmt.com Web: www.dogmt.com

Kingdom County Productions

Established to make films rooted in northern New England. KCP has produced award-winning dramatic feature films, documentaries, a radio variety show, a touring musical theater production, and an Emmy-winning television comedy series. 949 Somers Road, Barnet VT, 05821. Phone: 592-3190. Email: info@kingdomcounty.com

North Country Chorus

This community chorus of about 75 members, under the direction of Alan Rowe, serves the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. The group performs in numerous venues and presents concerts each year in December and May, featuring mostly classical works. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings in St. Johnsbury. Auditions are not required. Details at: www.northcountrychorus.org

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild

Founded in 1997 by seven local artisans as a cooperative craft shop, the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is a showcase for more than 100 of Vermont’s finest artisans. 430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone: 748-0158. Email: nekguild@kingcon.com Website: www.nekartisansguild.com

The Northeast Kingdom Classical Series

A non-profit arts organization that presents four chamber music programs annually, featuring distinguished chamber artists. These concerts draw an average attendance of over 125 music lovers and are presented at various St. Johnsbury venues. Concerts are scheduled in the winter months (October through April). Phone: 626-9204 or 748-5451 or 748-8012. Website: www.nekclassicalseries.org

Bread & Puppet

A theater founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. In 1974, Bread and Puppet moved to a farm in Glover. The 140-year old hay barn was transformed into a Museum for veteran puppets. One of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country. 753 Heights Rd., Glover VT, 05839. Phone: 525-3031. Website: www.breadandpuppet.org

Circus Smirkus

A non-profit, award-winning, international youth circus founded in 1987 by Rob Mermin, to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus and to inspire youth to engage in the circus arts. Circus Smircus Big Top Tour travels around the Northeastern United States for seven weeks every summer, performing about 70 shows. 1 Circus Road, Greensboro, VT. Phone: 533-7443. Email: info@smircus.org Website: www.smircus.org

MAC Center for the Arts

A non-profit, artist-run collaborative. The center on Main Street comprises two galleries for exhibits, special events and retail space. MAC also offers classes, workshops and visiting exhibits as well as occasional performances. 158 Main Street, Newport. Web: www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com Phone: 334-1966. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Quimby Gallery

The gallery exhibits contemporary work and serves as an educational resource for NVU-Lyndon and the local community. There are student, faculty and regional art shows. Northern Vermont University - Lyndon, Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Phone: 626-9371.

St. Johnsbury Band

Founded in 1830, the St. Johnsbury Band is the nation’s third oldest community band. The band performs throughout New England and hosts traditional Monday evening concerts at the St. Johnsbury bandstand in Courthouse Park from mid-June through mid-August. St. Johnsbury Band, P.O. Box 243, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Email: Manager@stjohnsburyband.org Website: www.stjohnsburyband.org

The St. Johnsbury Players

The organization has performed for more than 100 years. These productions have been presented in several venues, including Fuller Hall, the Morse Center, South Church, and the St. Johnsbury School. Each year St. Johnsbury Players donates several scholarships to graduating area high school students.

Haskell Free Library and & Opera House

Constructed in 1901, deliberately astride the boundary line separating Canada from the United States. This remarkable institution attracts visitors from around the world. A gift from Mrs. Martha Stewart Haskell and her son Col. Horace “Stewart” Haskell, who wanted Canadians and Americans to have equal access to the library and opera house. 93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line, VT 05830, 873-3022, www.haskellopera.com

Highland Center for the Arts

A state-of-the-art performance theater with multiple stage configurations, seating for 250 people, and a 100-seat small performance space. Programing includes dance, music, theatre, circus arts, cinema, workshops, artist residences, and lectures. 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, VT 05841. Phone: (802) 533-9075 .Website: highlandartsvt.org

The Vermont Children’s Theater

Located in a converted hay barn on beautiful Darling Hill, the theater presents three musicals each summer, with local children as cast members. The free program develops literacy, self-confidence and personal responsibility and they put on some really great performances. This is truly community theater, with family members taking an active role in the many support activities required for the success of the program. 2283 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Website: www.vermontchildrenstheater.com Email: info@vermontchildrenstheater.com

Now Playing Newport

A regularly-scheduled music series. Featuring local and statewide artists in two historic venues, including the historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church. PO Box 177, Troy, VT 05868. Website: www.nowplayingnewport.com; Email: concerts@nowplayingnewport.com