The Arts have played an integral role in Holden's mission throughout the Village's history. From music, to writing, to visual art, Holden has a rich tradition of fostering artistry in both professional and everyday artists. Find more information about our Arts programs here.
Staffed year-round, Holden's Art studios offer opportunities for weaving, pottery, and more. Open studio time is available, and classes for beginners are held often, especially during the summer months. With specialties in a variety of mediums, visiting Artists and permanent staff also host unique classes according to their expertise. Past courses have included copper clay jewelry, star-making, meditative painting, batik, basics of drawing, and nature photography.
Opportunities for Professional Artists
- Artist Residency: A six-week residency program for visual, literary, and performing artists.
- Village Artist: Become a visiting faculty member for anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months!
- Holden Village Film Festival: A juried film festival for film makers and enthusiasts of all ages.
- Arts in the Cascades: A three-day immersive weekend for artists.
- Art Gallery: Artists are invited to apply year-round to exhibit work in the Holden Art Gallery. Feel free to contact the Arts and Enrichment Lead with questions.