Feb 15

Man in the Red Bandana

“Man In Red Bandana” is a documentary film about the inspirational story of an American hero - Welles Remy Crowther. Welles worked on the 104th floor of the South Tower and saved many people on September 11th. Tragically, he died that day but his heroics became known eight months later as a result of an ordinary item - a red bandana.

Learn More
Mar 06

International Film Festival

The international film festival reveals the lived experiences of people from such diverse settings as a Guatemalan coffee plantation and the city of Buenos Aires. The five films will explore themes of unexpected pregnancy and illness (Ixcanul); political drama and growth as a poet (Neruda); love, resistance, and organized crime (Tempestad); class difference (Que Horas Ela Volta?); and identity, home, and family relationships (El Rey Del Once).

Learn More


Welcome to Castleton Arts!

Community. Engagement. Transformation.

These three words summarize the ongoing efforts of Castleton University’s arts programs as we continue to expand our offerings, diversify our audiences, and invite conversation from the rich tapestry of our community. Through the production of plays, musicals, concerts, and exhibitions by our three outstanding academic departments, the presentation of some of the world’s finest artists and speakers through Castleton’s renowned Soundings general education program, and our collaboration with outside partners such as Rutland’s Paramount Theatre, we are in the process of creating something very special in our corner of New England.

Indeed, the arts are thriving in Spartan Nation. Academically, our departments of Art, Music, and Theater Arts continue to educate and train artists, arts leaders, and educators of tomorrow with recent graduates securing positions in schools throughout the region and undertaking professional careers in epicenters of arts & culture such as New York City, Boston, and as far afield as Colorado and California. Our students are making their marks far and wide—from Arizona to the Carolinas to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

As we grow, we are reminded constantly of our obligations to our community—that is, that the arts are virtually useless unless the experience of them is shared. To this end, we are proud to offer a diverse lineup of events this year that will thrill, challenge, and cause our audiences to consider not only the role of the arts in our society, but also the role of the society itself. As our region grapples with how (and whether) to accommodate the resettlement of refugee families in our communities, Castleton Arts will present a number of arts events designed to encourage education, conversation, and compassion in our approach to these issues. Simply put, we believe in the power of the arts to bring people together, to stimulate our senses and minds, and to encourage positive social and personal transformation.

I hope you will join us on this journey and support the arts at Castleton. We look forward to seeing you—now on with the show!

Upcoming at the Casella

Feb 28

The Laboring Self: Return to Sender Workshop

In conjunction with The Laboring Self art installation in the Christine Price Gallery, Return to Sender is a tactical media workshop, combining craft and technology to create a platform for embodied crowd worker protest.

Learn More

Happening at Castleton

View Full Calendar
Feb 26

Phi Eta Sigma Lecture: Professor Trish van der Spuy

In this Soundings presentation, Professor of History Patricia van der Spuy will share her process of discovering the life of Dr. Lucy Langdon Williams…