The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed how we interact in the world. Here you will find Vermont-based online archives and documentation projects, virtual galleries, and performances that allow continued engagement with art and cultural heritage during these timesand that explore our own personal and collective experiences throughout the crisis. And we can ALL participate in Governor Scott’s #VTLightsTheWay campaign by decorating homes, businesses, trees or other creative ideas to help celebrate the holidays during the pandemic. In addition to decorating, Vermonters should share pictures of their displays – or favorites from around the community – on social media using the hashtag #VTLightsTheWay.  

Documentation Projects


Artistic Response

  • Kingdom COVID Chronicles, a project of Catamount Arts, explores the experiences of Northeast Kingdom residents through sketchbooks participants kept for four weeks. 
  • The Reckonings exhibit at the Fleming Museum is a selection of items from the collection by museum staff and interns that reflect upon the themes of 2020.
  • Unprecedented? is an in-person exhibition at Burlington City Arts that explores the psychological, social, and cultural impact of the extraordinary events of 2020.
  • The Norwich Historical Society Circles Project is a community mural that features painted canvas circles contributed by over 175 Norwich residents reflecting on what has brought them hope during the pandemic.
  • The Howard Center Arts Collective Connections! Exhibit explores overcoming isolation and staying connected during a pandemic that has affected so many aspects of our lives.
  • The Vermont Utopias: Imagining the Future exhibit and closed-bid auction benefits the Bennington Museum and regional artists.
  • The Southern Vermont Arts Center Unmasked exhibit explores the ways that pandemic-related challenges have impacted artists, catalyzing shifts in their artistic output. 
  • Read how the pandemic has affected artists and performing arts groups around Vermont in this blog series from the Vermont Arts Council.


Virtual Museums, Galleries, & Performing Arts