The State of Vermont has recognized the contributions to the economy and culture of the state
by honoring VAULT with official designation as a Vermont State Craft Center.
Celebrating 18 years on Main Street -Visit us! The unique work of our artisans will inspire you.
Monday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thank you to VAULT’s
2019 Corporate Supporters
Bibens Home Center, Inc.
Claremont Savings Bank
Davis Memorial Chapel
HB Energy Solutions
King’s Corner LLC
Lane Eye Associates
Lawrence and Wheeler Insurance
Parker & Ankuda P.C. Attorneys
Red House Press
Please consider making a donation to your Community Arts Center.
Accessible parking and entrance to VAULT is in the parking lot behind the gallery. (Entrance to parking lot is a few doors down on the right.) Best is to call us at 802-885-7111 so that we’ll expect you or ring the doorbell.
VAULT (Visual Art Using Local Talent) is a nonprofit visual arts organization and Vermont State Craft Center. In a former bank space, complete with a vault, we serve the community as an educational resource with our schedule of workshops and lectures.
We serve our artist community by providing a marketplace for their work. Both the gallery and the gift shop carry only original, juried, handcrafted local and regional artwork. VAULT was established to encourage an appreciation of the visual arts while furthering the revitalization of downtown Springfield.
Art - Craft - Gifts
Gallery at the VAULT is delighted to carry Vermont artist Chris Gluck’s beautiful and imaginative book, Art From Nature ABC's. This charming hardcover book with prints of animal images collaged from leaves is in an ABC format. The book's art inspires one to get out for a walk to collect from nature and includes collage instructions. It is suitable for children and adults alike as it fosters and celebrates a love of nature and teaches the alphabet with clever images of familiar and lesser known animals, fish, birds, crustaceans and reptiles. Art From Nature ABC's makes a great gift for a teacher, child, or a nature loving crafty friend. The book is printed in the USA.
Expressionist Landscapes in Acrylic
Create a vibrant, expressive landscape in acrylic with an exceptional artist and teacher, Robert Carsten, on Saturday, January 18 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at Gallery at the VAULT.
Robert will present and demonstrate underpainting techniques, limited palette of color, descriptive brush work, and dynamic composition. He will provide hands-on guidance as you paint. A critique will be held at the end of the session. Bring your own photo for reference.
Registration and payment are required one week prior to the workshop so we can make arrangements for the best space. If there are more than 6 students by then, the workshop will be held at the Art Gym in Springfield with further registration possible. Cost is $85 members and $95. non-members. A materials list will be provided at registration. All levels welcome.
The Joy of Being
Gallery at the VAULT is delighted to present "The Joy of Being" a show of pop portraits by Mindy Fisher from now until February 26. The paintings are colorful, enchanting and fun.
Mindy will be presenting a selection of pet portraits, landscapes and a few other surprises in her Gallery at the Vault Show. Each piece was created in her cartoony pop art style with an eye-catching palette. A few scenes ranging from local Vermont and Greece, an obligatory cow, spunky Maine coon and some other unexpected creatures will be in the mix.
Most of these paintings are available for purchase and serve as examples for her upcoming Pet Portrait class that will be held at the Vault on Saturday, February 1st from 1 to 4 pm.
Mindy has studied art from a young age including at the River Gallery Art School in Brattleboro, learned set design at Columbia College in Chicago, and has taught herself animation. She has taught cartooning at Right Brained Studio in Illinois and now has her studio in Bellows Falls, VT. Her works are in collections around the world.
Pop Pet Portraits
You are invited to a really fun workshop painting Pop Pet Portraits with Mindy Fisher on Saturday, February 1 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Gallery at the VAULT. If you want a preview, come into VAULT to see "The Joy of Being" a show of Mindy's work. It is a delight and will be on display now through February 26.
Students will be painting their favorite furry, feathered, or scaled friends. You will paint with acryla-gouache on an 8" x 8" ready to hang panel. Mindy will give guidance, but is also hands off so you have the opportunity to develop your own style and color palette. She will provide the panels and 100+ colors.
All skill levels are welcomed and encouraged. Cost is $40 members and $50. non-members. $10. materials Fee.