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Blog: Celebrating the Arts Vibe in Randolph – February Highlights

Posted January 28, 2024 by Mark Rosalbo

Celebrating the Arts Vibe in Randolph – February Highlights

A world class performance hall. Multiple art galleries. Subterranean concert venues. Art is a way of life here in Randolph, and when it comes to small town Vermont dining, we serve up more than just delicious food – we bring artistic energy! Here’s a few events happening during the month of February that will tickle your funny bone and satisfy your artistic cravings:

Chandler Center for the Arts - Where Imagination Meets Reality

Victorian image of sailboat in waterUpper Valley Baroque Handel’s Water Music – Saturday, February 10

Join us for an orchestral extravaganza featuring Handel’s majestic Water Music. We'll transport you back to 1717 when this musical masterpiece was first performed on a barge in the Thames River. Get ready to immerse yourself in regal tunes fit for a king, accompanied by the extraordinary UVB soprano, Mary Bonhag. It’s like a royal party you won’t want to miss!

Duet performiong South Korean musicCelloGayageum – Sunday, February 11

Chandler reopens our renovated hall with an opening matinee concert. Free for kids under 12. Where classical music meets Korean tradition, CelloGayageum's goal and passion is to not only perform music to a broad audience, but also to serve as cultural ambassadors presenting the traditional music culture of South Korea to the whole world. We're incredibly lucky to have them grace our town with their talent, so mark your calendars!

A picute of black performersVermont Public’s Homegoings – Saturday, February 17

Prepare for an evening of art, performance, and thought-provoking conversations as Myra Flynn, host of the famous podcast "Homegoings: A righteous space for art and race," takes the stage. Expect a stellar lineup of artists, including Matthew Evan Taylor, Marissa Herrara, Kiah Morris, and Ash Diggs. It’s a night of creativity and inspiration that will leave you buzzing with excitement!

Ballerina performing in the title role for Giselle.Giselle Ballet – Sunday, February 25

Ghostly revenge, love, and forgiveness collide in this enthralling performance by the Grand Kyiv Ballet. Watch as a young peasant girl falls in love with a disguised nobleman, only to face heartbreak and madness. But don't worry, things take a thrilling turn in the second act when the spirits of betrayed women seek revenge! We've got drama, we've got romance, and we've got some seriously impressive ballet moves. Don't miss out!

Galleries and Exhibits – Beauty at Every Corner

Colorful fabricsThe Gallery at Chandler – TRICHROMANCY: Color Divination - Saturday, Feb. 3 from 6-8 pm

Weaving the kaleidoscope of colors through fabric art, Fern Strong and Jeannie Catmull present a spectacular fiber arts exhibit. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrancy and energy as you explore their masterpieces. It’s a show that will leave you spellbound!

POster for February opening Reception at Art, Etc.Art, etc. – Abstract Paintings and Block Prints - Friday, Feb. 2 from 5-7 pm

Laura Di Piazza and Janet Cathey invite you to dive into their artistic minds and experience their captivating abstract paintings and block prints. Sip on a glass of wine, groove to David Cron's live music, and let the visual feast begin!

People’s Gallery – Open Studio for Play and Exploration - Fridays 4-7 pm, Sat/Sun 12 pm-5 pm

Cherie Landi opens her studio doors for both visitors and creators. Unleash your inner artist and get hands-on with materials and tools. It’s a place where magic happens, friendships are formed, and creativity knows no bounds.

Third Branch Pottery Public Gallery – Opening Reception, Feb. 2 from 5-7 pm

Molly Mullens and Bridget Markis showcase their captivating photography in this breathtaking exhibit. Get ready to be transported through their lens, capturing moments that tug at your heartstrings. 

Logo for White River Craft CenterWhite River Craft Center

February art programming is in full swing at the White River Craft Center. Weekly programming for adults and youth alike, including a monthly workshop series with teaching artist Elliot Papp at Brainstorm Art Supply. Trust us, you don't want to miss out!  They also have awesome youth programs available to the homeschool community. Plus, weekly afterschool programming with Queer Youth Art Care!  Check out their website for their programming calendar. 

One Main Tap & Grill 

Prepare to feast your eyes on some great landscapes while indulging your taste buds at One Main Tap & Grill. De'Lena Marie Aldrighetti's art is a feast for the eyes, and their delicious cuisine is a feast for the soul.

poster for Jaded Ravins appearing at the UndergroundThe Underground - Listening Room

Jaded Ravins with Bow Thayer & Krishna Guthrie – mark your calendars for the musical combination on Friday, February 9. Jaded Ravins, along with Bow Thayer & Krishna Guthrie, are set to kill it with their electrifying performances. Don't miss out on this legendary night. 

Logo for Wit & GritWit & Grit - Trivia Night, Feb. 2

Wit & Grit Trivia Night – get ready to put your TV knowledge to the ultimate test at Wit & Grit's Trivia Night: The Magic of Television. Doors open at 5:00, and the games begin at 6:00. Prepare to be amazed, entertained, and utterly flabbergasted by the sheer brilliance of this event. It's going to be a night to remember! 


Within just a few blocks, Randolph offers a culinary journey like no other. Prepare your taste buds for a fusion of flavors, from Italian delights to tantalizing Northern Thai cuisine, and everything in between. And here's the exciting part - these restaurants aren't just places to eat, most double as visual art galleries, live music venues, or sometimes both! Talk about a dining experience that feeds your soul. So, buckle up and get ready to savor the creativity at these awesome eateries:

Saap Thai - James Beard Award Winner

One Main Tap & Grill - Farm to table, locally inspired cuisine, and craft beer

Tacocat Cantina - casual street tacos

East Garden - Chinese takeout

Short Notice - shareable small plates

Chef’s Market - sandwiches & specialty groceries

Randolph Village Pizza - family-friendly Italian

The Forge - American bar & grill

Wee Bird Bagel Café - best bagels ever

Wit & Grit - breakfast and lunch classics with unique style

Windy Lane Bakehouse - freshly baked sweets

Valley Bowl - classic bowling alley breakfast

So, what are you waiting for? Go have some fun!

The art vibe here is passionate, supportive, enriching, and inclusive.