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Exhibit & Performance Opportunities

Exhibition & Performance opportunities are available through VAE’s community galleries and Artreach Program as well as other existing venues within the community. Contact VAE for inquiries.


Artist Residencies take place through several programs at VAE such as the
Arts & Education Partnership. Short and Long Term residencies are available in local public and private schools. Contact VAE for more information

Preschool Teacher at Partner Classroom
Preschool Teacher at Partner Classroom


Art Education plays a big role at VAE. We work with a large population encompassing a wide range in age and ability.

  • Parent & child groups
  • Head Start children
  • All grades of public school, short & long term residencies
  • After school programs
  • Private Schools
  • Teens
  • Youth-at-risk, Group Homes
  • Residential Treatment facilities for youth
  • Healthcare sites (Hospitals, VA Clinics, Nursing Homes, Elders with Dementia, Adults with disabilities)
  • Adult groups, Community art classes
  • Weekend Community Art Workshops

Matthew Marks working in VAE Sage Mill Studio Gallery
Matthew Marks working in VAE Sage Mill Studio Gallery


VAE always takes Intern proposals for studio and teaching experience.

Volunteering & Mentoring

Artist Volunteers can utilize their talents as an artist or teacher by helping out with one of our many classes. Volunteers can also mentor a young artist through one of several programs with area schools while mentoring under the experienced artist teacher.
Other ways you can volunteer…

  • Studio class teaching & assistanting
  • Distribution of posters, brochures, etc.
  • Basement Music Series
  • Events & Exhibitions
  • Basement Music Series set-up, ticket takers
  • Facility work, grounds, painting
  • Archives
  • Partnership assistance
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