Chandler's Gallery is a year-round, non-profit art gallery operated primarily by volunteers. It is overseen by Chandler Center for the Arts and an active Gallery committee. The Gallery is located in the same building as historic Chandler Music Hall.
The Gallery holds approximately eight exhibits per year, covering a wide range of artists, artisans and craftspeople in a broad range of media. From a single renowned artist to an acclaimed traveling show like the "The Hale Street Gang: Portraits in Writing,” the Chandler Gallery's varied and impressive exhibits are influenced by the enthusiasm, style and innovation of the creators. The exhibits are scheduled to simultaneously complement the performances at the Music Hall. Receptions, special talks, demonstrations and workshops are also scheduled.
Chandler Gallery History
The Gallery is housed in the same structure as the Music Hall. This space functioned as the Parish House for Bethany Church until 1979 when it was acquired by the Albert B. Chandler Cultural Foundation from the church. It was transformed into a cultural center and deeded directly to the Town of Randolph.
"It's great that Randolph is the geographical center of Vermont, because Chandler, with its wonderful Gallery and magnificent Music Hall, is the 'heart of the arts' in Vermont.”
—Jim Sardonis, sculptor
“Chandler Gallery is an important facet in Randolph's cultural crown jewel known as Chandler Center for the Arts. The gallery plays an important and vital role in our community, by providing a venue for the exhibition of 2-D and 3-D artwork by artists of all kinds: kids, students, aspiring amateurs and established professionals. At Chandler Gallery exhibits, it's always great to see the vast array of art and craft being made right here in Randolph and the surrounding towns.”
—David Hurwitz, woodworker