We know you have missed live events (because we have too) so we are devoting all our time in April to curating a spectacular summer season to celebrate being together again! Keep your eyes peeled for hints of our summer plans. 

The Café will reopen May 1st for outside dining Saturday and Sundays 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  

Join us for an hour of captivating tales with Anne Jennison, a New Hampshire-based Native American storyteller, historian, educator, and craftsperson with both European and Abenaki heritage. With Master’s degrees in both Storytelling and in History, Anne brings a wealth of knowledge – polished by more than 30 years of experience as a performing storyteller – to her retelling of timeless Native American lesson stories, especially the stories of the Northeast. A Q&A with Anne will follow the performance.

Click Here to Read the Virtual Event Support Page.

Insurrection Lamentation Resurrection
Sunday, February 21 | 11 AM & 12:30 PM

Celebrated artist, Peter Schumann, founder of the internationally recognized Bread & Puppet Theater will present his classic Fiddle Rant around the HCA warming fires. After the performance the audience is invited to visit the Bread and Puppet Press & Cheap Art pop-up store and enjoy bread and garlic Aioli – a long-held practice of sharing sourdough rye with the audience, stemming from Bread and Puppet’s central principle that art is as basic as bread. 

Exhibited along the Open Air Gallery are excerpts from Peter Schumann’s  Bad Bedsheet painting series “Mitigation”, “Handouts”, and “Obligations”, and “Lamentations & Insurrection Resurrection Services”. Also on the trail are a series of painted cement cast sculptures “Lamentation Rd. All contribute to the ongoing Coronavirus emergency theme of: Insurrection-Lamentation-Resurrection.

Join us on Saturday and Sunday for a deeper look into the artwork on the trail and talk with the artists about their process.

If you’re interested in purchasing work displayed on the trail or by one of the artists in this exhibition this is a great opportunity to learn the story behind the work.

Learn more about the trail and the featured artists HERE.

The HCA Café will be open from 11 am – 2:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays for light lunch fare, delicious treats and warm drinks. Relax by the bonfire, take in the beautiful winter landscape and enjoy refreshments in the open air.

Please no dogs. Photographs are allowed, except for commercial purposes. Social distancing and masks are required both outdoors and inside the HCA building. Vermont travel restrictions apply.

It’s cold, it’s dark, and we’re lighting up the night sky with a magical display of lights. Meander through HCA’s grounds, awash in artful color. Take in the warmth of glowing fires and enjoy winter’s magic. Deep winter and art come together in this breathtaking celebration of snow and light! The HCA Café will serve light dinner fare, decadent desserts and cozy drinks. 

Snowlight is an outside event with some uneven terrain. Winter boots and outdoor wear is recommended. Social distancing and masks are required. 

Gear up for a one-of-a-kind outdoor art experience!
Ski or snowshoe at your own pace, and on your own time, in and through artwork by Vermont artists. The 1.8-mile trail begins at HCA and loops to the neighboring Wilson Farm, offering various paths for all ages and abilities. From the majestic to the comical, delight in diverse works throughout the trail.

Learn more about the trail and the featured artists HERE.

The HCA Café will be open from 11 am – 2:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays for light lunch fare, delicious treats and warm drinks. Relax by the bonfire, take in the beautiful winter landscape and enjoy refreshments in the open air.

The trail will be routinely groomed throughout the winter and open daily, weather permitting, from dawn to dusk. Please refrain from touching or climbing on the artwork. Please no dogs. Photographs are allowed, except for commercial purposes. Social distancing and masks are required both outdoors and inside the HCA building. Vermont travel restrictions apply.

New York Times Critic’s Pick

Online Screening of Gather, and Talkback with Gather Cast, Hosted by HCA!

Watch Gather on demand starting February 22 and then bring your questions for the filmmaker and cast to an interactive Q&A created just for HCA viewers on March 7th at 3 PM! 

Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

Gather follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona) opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota) conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California) trying to save the Klamath river.

After you’ve watched the film, attend an interactive talkback with the cast, created especially for the HCA viewers. Submit questions during the livestream or send them in advance to [email protected].   

Join us for this rare opportunity!

Click Here to Read the Virtual Event Support Page.

Relax by the warming fires, take in the beautiful winter landscape and enjoy culinary delights from The HCA Café in the open air. Take-out options are also available. 

Opening for Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM – 2:30 PM through the winter, The Café will be serving up light lunch fare, delicious treats and warm drinks with a local flare. 

HCA is committed to using compostable materials to lessen the impact on the environment.

HCA will be closed December 21 through December 31. Please join us for the opening of the Open Air Gallery: Ski and Snowshoe Trail on January 1. For more about The Trail click here.

Award-winning actor, writer, and musician Jeff Daniels will be live streaming on Thursday, January 21 at 8 PM for the HCA audience. Featuring songs from his new album, Alive and Well Enough, Daniels crafts an intimate, entertaining, and unforgettable evening. Music lovers and movie fans alike love his songs and playing and musicianship, and those stories that only he can tell. Submit a question during the show and Jeff will answer them in a post-show Q&A.

Since 2000, Jeff has played such venues as The Birchmere, Club Passim, Cafe Lena, New York City’s 54 Below and Birdland, the City Winery in New York and Nashville, The Barns at Wolf Trap, Austin’s Cactus Cafe, Ram’s Head Tavern in Annapolis, Houston’s Mucky Duck’s, the Dakota Room in Minneapolis, The Ark in Ann Arbor, Chicago’s Old School of Folk Music, Seattle’s Third Door, Alaska’s Latitude 62 in Talkeetna, as well as numerous other opera houses and PACs throughout the country. With his son’s band, the Ben Daniels Band, he has toured both coasts. He has shared the stage with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely, Cheryl Wheeler, Guy Clark, Christine Lavin, Keb Mo’ and Bruce Hornsby. He performed at David Bromberg’s 70th Birthday Bash at NYC’s Town Hall. In 2012, the Martin Guitar Company began selling the OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist Edition Guitar. He also narrated their award-winning documentary, “The Ballad Of The Dreadnought.”

“In 1976, I moved to New York City to become an actor. What I didn’t plan on was being so influenced by so many Off-Broadway playwrights. In particular, Lanford Wilson, who would later go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for his play TALLEY’S FOLLY. Lanford taught me so much about the writing process, imagery, the love/hate relationship one has with such a solitary pursuit and the endless rewriting as you search for a better way to say it. In Hollywood, the joke is if you ask any actor what he really wants to do, he’ll say, “Direct.” Not me. I wanted to write. So I did. With a guitar in my hands.”