A World-Class Performing Arts Center at the Mountain

The creative and cultural soul of Stowe’s new alpine village

A dramatic cultural enhancement has come to Stowe Mountain Resort. The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center opened its doors to the public December 2010. Developed to operate year-round as a major component of the east’s premier mountain resort, the performing arts center is as a state-of-the-art venue for a wide spectrum of events; theater, music, dance, comedy, film, lectures and multimedia presentations. The Spruce Peak at Stowe base area is also home to the previously opened Stowe Mountain Lodge, Spruce Camp Base Lodge and an exclusive community of enviable slopeside properties for purchase.

The Goals of the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center are:

  • To be a viable, sustainable, and integral part of the performing arts community in the Stowe area, surrounding communities, state of Vermont and New England; and to represent the Center, Stowe, and Vermont on a national and international level in the arts.
  • To present top quality and diverse performing arts and visual arts events featuring local, regional, national and international artists and performers.
  • To be a proactive and vibrant partner in the area of arts education in the community and surrounding regions and to offer educational opportunities to children, youth, and life long learners.
  • To be fiscally responsible and manage the business of the performing arts center using best model practices and professional high quality standards of the performing arts industry and beyond.
  • To entertain, enlighten, and engage the community and region, guests and visitors to Stowe and the area; and to create opportunities for transformative experiences in the arts as a gathering place for everyone.

Membership

The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the launch of their new membership campaign, Supporting the Exceptional.  Becoming a member of the SPPAC provides a variety of benefits, from advance ticket purchase and discounts to public recognition of member support and special invitations to “Meet & Greet” opportunities with world-class performers.  Membership in the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is available at a wide range of levels and affordability, from student and senior memberships to high-level corporate sponsorships.  Tickets for the David Grisman Quintet, Taj Mahal Trio, Cowboy Junkies, The Second City Tour, and Los Lonely boys go on sale to SPPAC members on June 1 and to the public on June 15.  Patrons of SPPAC are encouraged to become a member today to ensure the best available tickets and seating for these upcoming performances.

Walter Frame, Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation Board President, expressed, “The inaugural membership campaign is vital to the success of the Performing Arts Center and Foundation. Widespread community support will ensure diverse programming, educational outreach opportunities, a gathering place for local residents and enhance the creative and cultural soul of Stowe.  Our not-for-profit model requires community support to nurture this wonderful gift provided by 37 families who funded the initial development of the Arts Center.  The Arts Center’s identity is defined by the community’s support and encouragement.”

Complete information about Supporting the Exceptional, a listing of upcoming performances, details about new acts added to our calendar, full artist descriptions and ticket purchase information is available at www.sprucepeakarts.org or by calling 802-760-4634.

More About Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation, Inc.  The Center is located in Stowe, Vermont, at the base of Spruce Peak within Stowe Mountain Resort.  The Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization which is dedicated and committed to entertaining, educating, and engaging our diverse communities of Stowe and beyond.  The 420-seat multi-use theatre, which opened in December 2010, offers world-renowned entertainment as well as emerging artists and performers from around the region, state, nation and world. Performers featured at the Center have included Suzanne Vega, Blackberry Smoke, Ben Vereen, The Robert Cray Band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, comedian Larry Miller, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Paula Cole, Little Feat, Celtic Crossroads, Great Big Sea, The Second City, The Sam Bush Band, Cirque Shanghai and many more. Contact: Nancy Jeffries-Dwyer, 802-760-4636, Njeffries-Dwyer@stowe.com

More About Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation, Inc:  The Center is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit arts organization that is dedicated and committed to entertaining, educating, and engaging our diverse communities of Stowe and beyond.  The 420-seat multi-use theatre, which opened in December 2010, offers world-renowned entertainment as well as emerging artists and performers from around the region, state, nation and world.  Performers featured in the grand opening season have included James Taylor, Ben Vereen, Little Feat, Celtic Crossroads, The Spencers and many more including upcoming artists during Act II (June – October) such as Christopher O ‘Riley, Orla Fallon, Kevin Eubanks, Great Big Sea, Bo Bice, and Brett Hughes to name a few.

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