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To the Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP) in downtown Bellows Falls, VT.
Revitalizing the community by developing awareness of the arts, creating vitality in the community with the arts, and demonstrating that the arts favorably impact the local economy.
Art Makes a Difference is our theme.
Discover the many events and projects happening in the greater Rockingham, Vermont community...and beyond here on our website. The arts in our community have grown exponentially, contributing to the revitalization of our community.
Perhaps you have your own ideas that you would like to see put into action. Whether you are a doer, a contributor, a supporter, a visitor...or just an observer, it's hard to deny that...art makes a difference!
Robert McBride, founding director
You need not be present to win!
Top 8 Reasons to Attend RAMP's 11th Annual Art Raffle
The 11th Annual Art Raffle hosted by the Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP) will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 starting at 3:00 p.m. at Windham Antique Center in downtown Bellows Falls. A $25.00 ticket can lead to winning one of the artworks. Food and wine will be available.
TOP 8 Reasons to Attend:
- Chance to win original artwork from Steven Procter, Charlie Hunter, Deborah Lazar, Phyllis Rosser, Natalie Blake or 50 other artists work for a ticket price of only $25
- Meet artists, and fellow art lovers
- Enjoy great food and drink
- Be entertained with local musicians
- Chance to win a one of a kind gift
- Get inspired by original artwork
- Meet and talk to artists up close and personal
- It's worth it -- Support RAMP and local artists
Background: RAMP was founded in 1995 to convey an important message: artists and the arts are essential to the revitalization and sustainability of rural communities. To this end, RAMP focuses on the importance of developing affordable live/work spaces, hosting quarterly regional Artist Town Meetings that bring artists, artisans and local food growers together as a constituency, supporting public art initiatives and participating on a variety of boards of directors in order to ensure that the arts are represented and involved in policy making.
RAMP's founding director is Robert McBride who moved to Bellows Falls from San Francisco, through New York City where he lived for twenty-five years, and was a founding member of PS122 an alternate art space on the Lower East Side. He feels strongly that rural life and small communities offer a unique opportunity for residents to directly participate in shaping their own community.
McBride says: "The 11h Annual Art Raffle is a great opportunity for the community to come together. It is exciting for both the artists and the people who purchase raffle tickets. "The quality of the art is very high, and the possibility of winning a piece of art is exciting to the people who purchase tickets. And at the end we feed you!"
The art raffle is an important part of RAMP's mission to develop an awareness of the arts, create vitality in the community through art, and demonstrate that art can favorably impact a community both financially and culturally. The raffle is an opportunity to meet the artists and become part of the creative arts community.
Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100 and can be purchased online. You need not be present to win. For more information and accessibility inquiries call 802-463-3252 or email: email@example.com.
The Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts support RAMP.