Our Mission

Pentangle Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high quality, affordable arts programming,
including movies, theater, youth enrichment and concerts.

Founded in 1974, Pentangle Arts (formerly Pentangle Arts Council) has fostered artistic growth by bringing cultural experiences to the Upper Valley. We are dedicated to providing high quality, affordable arts programming that inspires, educates, and entertains audiences of all ages.
Pentangle Arts is busy all year, with events and productions attended by 5,000 residents in our community, and another 7,000+ visitors who come to participate in our unique programs.
Our Arts in Education Program, one of the oldest in Vermont, enriches the lives of thousands of students of all ages through performances, artist residencies, camps and after school programs.
At Pentangle, we strive to enrich our community by cultivating an appreciation of the arts through performances by world class artists, with musicians from around the corner and around the world.
Live theatrical productions have included Fiddler on the Roof, CATS, The Wizard of Oz, The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret and Hair in collaboration with Artistree.
Our popular first run movie theater features the largest screen and best sound system in the region. In addition to screening feature films, we also feature topical and historic documentaries and regional film debuts.
Pentangle Arts is an integral partner in community-wide cultural events such as Woodstock’s Wassail Weekend and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra concerts at Suicide Six.

 

Social Justice and Equality

Pentangle Arts does not condone discrimination of any kind and considers the racism that led to the brutal murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Americans to be reprehensible. In the arts we have seen many examples where people of color have been marginalized throughout history from unflattering portrayals based in crude stereotypes and false representation. This should not be acceptable in any form in the arts, anywhere, at any time. 

Pentangle believes that our humanity and the art that it depicts, is made richer by our diversity. As such, we have been making a conscious effort to give voice to artists of color through our programming of movies like John Lewis’ “Good Trouble” and the introduction of Rajnii Eddins, black poet and teacher, to the students of Windsor County United Union High School and Middle School.  By continuing to actively provide these kinds of presentations we hope to broaden the understanding of experiences beyond our own while helping to comfort and inspire our community.