Our History


Stone Valley Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit community arts organization.  Born out of the Poultney 2020 community initiative, spearheaded by Matt Mayberry, former Professor of Business at Green Mountain College, in 2013, we are now in our third year of operation.

Stone Valley Arts develops and sponsors art activities and programs in the region around Poultney, Vermont.  Our first home, thanks to the generosity of Chuck Colvin, was at the Journal Press Building.

In 2016, we found our second home at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney) thanks to our partnership with the Vermont Preservation Trust.  Formerly the Fox Hill Center for the Arts, the building was donated to the Preservation Trust of Vermont by sisters Rita Fuchsberg and Irene Minkoff in late 2015.

Sisters Rita Fuchsberg and Irene Minkoff signing papers to donate Fox Hill Center for the Arts to the Vermont Preservation Trust

Sisters Rita Fuchsberg and Irene Minkoff signing papers to donate Fox Hill Center for the Arts to the Vermont Preservation Trust

We would like to thank Vermont non-profits, community leaders and former members of the Board of Directors for their commitment to our origin:

Chuck Colvin

Rita Fuchsberg

Matt Mayberry

Irene Minkoff

Preservation Trust of Vermont

Poultney Area Artists Guild

Vermont Community Foundation/ Hills and Hollows Fund

Former Board Members

Chuck Colvin

Jose Galvez Contreras

Sheryl Frye

Maya Hancock-Kraus

Cail Johnstone

Patricia Miers

Stephen Morholt

Gregg Rapaciloli

Adam Vanderminden

Richard Weis