You can count on a wide variety of cultural events in the Woodstock Area. Pentangle Arts, continually brings new events to the Town Hall Theater and promotes arts education in our local schools. The Norman Williams Public Library offers concerts and readings through the Friends of the Library. The Woodstock Historical Society provides lectures and special events in their library. Barn Arts and The Artist Tree offer a wide variety of arts and education throughout the year.
Building Community Through Art
As a community arts center in a small rural town, our ambitions at BarnArts are modest and meant to stay within the limitations of our landscape. We aim to stimulate, perhaps challenge and certainly offer real opportunities for participating in arts, particularly for the local youth. Our slogan Building Community through Art is the essence of our intentions.
BarnArts programs include: BarnArts Summer Youth Theater, BarnArts Teen Touring Company, Winter Carols, BarnArts Chorale and BarnArts Youth Chorale, BarnArts Masquerade Jazz and Funk Winter Music Carnival, Art on the Farm, and a yearly program of Community Theater. Having a live interactive experience with music, theater and art is a special and rare form of community participation and an outlet for civic dialogue. Specifically at BarnArts, the artworks we present are intended to inspire thoughtfulness, expression and reflection. We believe there is a societal hunger for meaningful and communal engagement, and BarnArts is uniquely positioned to offer an outlet for this expression for community members of all ages.