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.
Open Wednesday and Saturday 11 to 5
Friday 11 to 7
Face Masks Required
Thank you to VAULT’s
Claremont Savings Bank
King’s Corner LLC
Bibens Home Center, Inc.
Davis Memorial Chapel
HB Energy Solutions
Lane Eye Associates
Lawrence and Wheeler
Springfield Housing Authority
Please consider becoming a donor 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
Artist of the Week
Sunset and Roses by Jo Robbins
The Sky is the Limit and Uplifting Words
Gallery at the VAULT is proud to present a new Open Wall show "The Sky is the Limit". This show includes beautiful photographs, paintings, paper sculpture, jewelry, needle work, and fiber arts.
Also showing is a display of uplifting, inspirational, colorful words and phrases to add some joy to your day. You are invited to add to the collection. Take a photo of your single word or saying and send it to VAULT via email, snail mail or bring it into the gallery.
Open Wall is a non-juried show for any artists living in a 30 mile radius of Springfield. Enjoy a variety of fine art and fun fantasy created by neighbors and friends. The works will be on display until October 14.
Pareidolia is how the mind will naturally look for and find faces in random shapes and patterns. It is an imaginary land hidden behind the whisper woods of the north in the recesses of the mind. Patterns found in everything from the bark on a tree, lichens, spirals of nature from finger prints to shells and the universe. Finding intricate detail and dancing with it.
Rick has been drawing for fifty five years. As a young teen he worked for Phillip Grausman and later William Talbot. He attended The Gunn School, Wykeham Rise School and the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has painted with High Street Painters for 8 years.
These drawings are about preparing the surface with graphite powder dusted on the surface using surrealist techniques. Then finding discovering natural shapes, patterns, fractals, evolving into an ever expanding path to honor and give credence to the imagination.
Journey Collage - ONLINE, Live Streaming
Anyone can do collage! Gallery at the VAULT is pleased to offer this fun collage workshop with Angie Follensbee-Hall online via Zoom on Sunday, September 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 with a 15 minute break.
Create a simple collage and mixed media picture that tells a story about someone, or something that has meaning in your life. This collage can help us to envision our direction or journey. Includes meditation, journaling, simple collage instruction, and final reflection. Learn how to layer design images, use different glue, and add words to create meaning in your art.
Skill Level: Beginner - experienced. Ages 7 to adult. Children under 7 will need a parent helping. The fee is $15. A materials list will be provided at the gallery or via email. Angie is providing links on the list for ease of purchase of materials. Many items can be found at home or your local hardware store.
Please call, email or come into VAULT to register. Registration needs to be by Friday, September 18 so that Angie can prepare and send you the information you need. She will email you with the link before the meeting.
Angie is a mixed media and handmade paper artist. Her inspiration comes from the world of nature, spirit and myth. Angie holds a BFA degree and Masters of Arts in the Education of Creative Practice. She has won several awards, including the Bjorvard Drawing Award, and NH League of Craftsmen Best in 2D design. She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, an energy worker, a traditional herbalist, and has taught and designed art courses at Granite State College and area art centers.
Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park
By Richard Cofrancesco
“My favorite place and photo is of Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park. National Parks are a gift to all who want to see them.
Given some attitudes today, it is even more important that National Parks continue to be protected and preserved for now and into the future for all Americans to continue to enjoy.”