For several years, RAMP has hosted quarterly Artists Town Meetings. Artists, artisans and local food growers are all encouraged to attend. The focus of the quarterly meetings is to bring creative people together in order to share ideas and a meal. "The more we know each other and can identify ourselves as a constituency the more strength and credibility we gain." McBride explained.

Chris Sherwin, Jeanette Staley, Clare Adams and RAMP will be hosting the next Artists Town Meeting, tonight, 6 to 8 p.m. at 33 Bridge St., Bellows Falls. For accessibility questions, please call RAMP in advance, 802-463-3252. RAMP thanks The Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Sovernet and Chroma and the Windham Fdn for helping to make this meetings possible. Interested participants are asked to RSVP by email to, with "Artists Town Meeting RSVP" in the subject line, or call 802-463-3252.