Founded in 2001, VHP is a collaborative, all- volunteer 501(c)3 supporting the welfare of artists and artisans in Haiti, and sustainable development in Chermaitre. 

The Vassar Haiti Project functions through the auction and sale of Haitian art and handcrafts.

Our contributions are guided by five initiatives: education, medical access, reforestation, water purification and women's leadership. We invite you to learn more about the Vassar Haiti Project. Welcome to the family!


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Haitian Art Live Auction and Sale

Supporting education, health, and sustainable development in the village of Chermaitre, Haiti

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The Vassar Haiti Project (VHP) is holding its annual art sale September 15, 16 and 17, 2017, on the second floor of Main Building. The sale will feature vibrant art and handcrafts from Haiti. Proceeds from the event support numerous programs in Chermaitre—a mountain village in Haiti unreachable by road.

friday, sept. 15

12pm to 7pm

saturday, sept. 16

10am to 5pm
Lunch and Preview 12:30 pm
Auction 2pm

sunday, sept. 17

10am to 2pm


The coming Vassar sale will run from Friday, September 15, through Sunday, September 17, in the College Center multi-purpose room on the second floor of Main Building. On Friday, Sept. 15, the sale will run from noon – 7:00pm. On Saturday, September 16, the sale will be open from 10am – 5pm, and will feature a live auction of Haitian art beginning at 2:30pm.  On Sunday the sale will be open 10am – 2pm. Hundreds of original paintings will be offered as well as thousands of handcrafts, including hand painted silk scarves and iron sculptures.

The event is open to the public, with handcrafts starting at $5, and paintings at $50. All sales are 50% tax deductible. All purchases are 50% tax deductible.  Donations are 100% tax deductible.


Please consider making a 100% tax deductible donation if you are unable to attend this event.

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VHP's Three-fold Mission


Promoting the art of Haiti, and supporting the livelihood of Haitian artists



Fostering education, health and sustainable development in Chermaitre, Haiti


Mentoring our students and community volunteers in global citizenship