AllTogetherNow! awakens and strengthens the community through celebration, education, the arts, and our relationships with one another and the natural world.
The non- profit arts organization was formed by families of Central Vermont and incorporated as a 501© 3 in 1986 to "promote and present live performance art to young audiences in Central Vermont." It was named Kids'Fest. In 2018 we changed our name to AllTogetherNow! and updated our mission statement.
Our History This organization has always been on the leading edge of creating opportunities for families of Central Vermont to experience the wonders of art. In it’s early days the organization brought professional artists into the schools and community to enrich youths’ art opportunities. The Onion River Arts Council was formed and for decades brought professional artists to the community and schools. The board then decided to organize and family New Year's Celebration To Montpelier and after a year of organizing a Last Night community arts celebration, began to organize First Night Montpelier. First Night was passed on to ORAC to in 1997 and we moved on to create and support Montpelier's community seasonal celebrations which include: the annual All Species Day Parade and Spring Pageant established in Montpelier in 1989; The Enchanted Forest, in collaboration with Friends of Montpelier Parks established in 1997 and Ice on Fire in collaboration with Montpelier Parks and tarin chaplin.
We have always been organized by a small group of dedicated volunteer board members and as projects grew and expanded they were passed on to ORAC with its full time staff and office. ORAC is gone, First Night Montpelier, after being passed along to Montpelier Alive is no longer, but the Seasonal Celebrations with their core of community volunteers and artists and collaboration with the City of Montpelier continue to be celebrated yearly.
AllTogetherNow! Summer Camp Scholarship Fund We offer scholarships to families who have limited income to be able to participate in camp and experience the wonders of the arts. Please consider donating to this fund.
Donations and Grants Donations and grants are received for specific projects and to support operating expenses. Please consider donating. Your contributions are tax deductible. You are welcome to request our financial statements. Our Fiscal Year is January 1 - December 31.
Our Mailing Address AllTogetherNow! 170 Cherry Tree Hill Road. East Montpelier Vermont 05651
Current Board Members
Ellen Leonard - President
Janice Walrafen - Vice President
Leslie Roth - Secretary
Marilyn Davis - Treasurer
Ben T Matchstick
Hannah Grace Dawson