Vermont
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Montpelier Alive

Every day, we celebrate downtown Montpelier. We celebrate our historic character and our unique sense of place. We celebrate our one-of-a-kind events that bring people together in joyous celebration. We celebrate artists and entrepreneurs who bring their own form of magic to downtown. And most of all, we celebrate the people who make Montpelier the greatest small city in America.

Every day, we build community. We craft events like the July 3rd Independence Day Celebration, named one of the top summer events in Vermont, the Brown Bag Concert Series, and Art Walk that bring people together to join in the downtown fun. We also help other organizations with their downtown events through grants and technical support. Your donations are why there’s always something fascinating happening downtown.

Every day, we celebrate the arts. At least four times annually, we host Art Walk, where the arts take over downtown with more than two dozen openings at art venues and businesses throughout downtown. Each summer, we host the eight-week Brown Bag Concert Series featuring diverse musical acts in a downtown lunchhour concert series. Each October, we host Moonlight Madness, a downtown shopping and entertainment event that features more than a dozen street performances. Several of our other events feature the arts and music. 

I Have Worked With

  • Lost Nation Theater is at the heart of our downtown. They are an amazing theater company that has won regional and national recognition. 

  • The Center for Arts and Learning plays a key role in bringing together arts organizations, both in a physical space and in through their collaborations. They are a regular Art Walk venue and a key player in our 2019 ArtsFest. 

  • Friends of the State House is a great partner in Art Walk, and we had a lot of fun promoting Ceres on a Stick, our promotional campaign to raise awareness around the restoration of the State House Dome and the statue of Ceres. 

  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Dan
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Mailing Address: 
39 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Physical Address: 
39 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Last Name: 
Groberg
Phone: 
802-223-9604

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Non-Arts / Non-Humanities
Year Founded: 
1999
Populations Served: 
Businesses
General Public
Nonprofits
Institution/Business Type: 
Business Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Community Arts
Exhibitions
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
15
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Main Street America
I am a Creative Communities Exchange Presenter
Awards: 
Best Arts Festival, Art Walk, 2013, Times Argus Best of the Best
Best Arts Festival, Art Walk, 2014, Times Argus Best of the Best
Preserve America Community, 2005
Vermont's Top 10 Summer Events July 3rd Independence Day Celebration, 2019 -