BarnArts Race Around the Lake is Sunday

Silver Lake in Barnard, VT will be the site of a 5k and 10k race to benefit youth programming for BarnArts Center for the Arts on 5-21.

A fun family event

Looking for something to do this weekend?  

BarnArts Race Around the Lake will be held this Sunday, May 21st at 10:30 am at the Silver Lake State Park.  Participants can choose a 5k or 10k option, and leisurely walks are also welcome. Both routes go around the lake on roads and woodland paths with intermittent views of Silver Lake. The 10k option takes people farther afield, onto some of Barnard’s most scenic roads. The event features a chef’s lunch with food from local businesses, music presented by Artistree and a fun-run for kids following the races. 

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Getting outside and gathering for lunch and music is enough reason to get out, but it is also for a great cause.  Registration fees and business sponsors support BarnArts youth arts programming, which includes scholarships for the summer camp production of the Lion King (7-17-8/6) , a youth winter chorus, and a youth teen touring company.

The 10k route takes runners past Past "the knob" at Feast and Field Market, where Heartwood Farm, Eastman Farm, Fable Farm, and Kiss the Cow Farm share a lease

Thanks to all the business sponsors valuing arts.  Nonprofits meeting the basic and immediate needs of people such as housing, health, and food are also asking for our help right now. When so many are in need of the basics, the arts may seem frivolous, but it is more important than ever. If we are leaving this world to the next generations, we need to leave them with skills to think creatively, and to find their voices and speak up against injustice to build a better world.  We need to take the time to listen to the stories of others, and take time for music and art to help us feel connected to something bigger than ourselves.      

For more information: Visit

To sign up register here

What else is BarnArts up to? 

Dead Man's Cell Phone, a play by Sarah Ruhl will be presented Wednesday, May 31-Sunday,June 4

BarnArts Thursday Music Series at Feast and Field Market begins June 1. 

Silver Lake, from "the Grove"

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