Arts

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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.

Studios

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. Applications due November 1, 2017!
  • Village Artist: Become a visiting faculty member for anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months!
  • Snowdance Film Festival: A juried film festival for artists of all ages. Submissions due November 15th, 2017!
  • Arts in the Cascades: A three-day program for K-12 art teachers.
  • Art Gallery: Artists are invited to apply year round to exhibit work in the Holden Art Gallery.