HillsAlive Launches Season

HillsAlive Launches Season

HillsAlive Launches Season

From left, Erika Floriani, Jen Weinstein, Alex Aldrich, Danielle Epstein, Steve Stettler, Michael Gianitti, Gloria Palmer, Ariel Rudiakov and Joana Genova are celebrating a season of arts events with Hills Alive.

From left, Erika Floriani, Jen Weinstein, Alex Aldrich, Danielle Epstein, Steve Stettler, Michael Gianitti, Gloria Palmer, Ariel Rudiakov and Joana Genova are celebrating a season of arts events with Hills Alive.

This past weekend, eight of Southern Vermont’s most prestigious art and cultural organizations gathered to mark the start of their summer season, a 12-week stretch of daily events selected by the New York Times as one of the country’s ‘Top 50 Summer Arts Festivals.’ As Vermont’s oldest professional theatre, Weston welcomed its seven HillsAlive art partners to their season opener, ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes,’ along with Vermont Arts Council executive director Alex Aldrich, who addressed the audience with a short, inspired speech about Vermont’s Year of the Arts initiative and the landmark 50th anniversary of public funding for the arts in Vermont. HillsAliveSoVT organizational partners include Dorset Theatre Festival, Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, Manchester Music Festival, Marble House Project, Northshire Performing Arts, Oldcastle Theatre, Southern Vermont Arts Center, and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. See hillsalive.org for a comprehensive calendar of summer events.