Take A Seat, In the Islands! A Community Art Project


A Community Arts Event for 2013 -

AUCTION FRIDAY, August 16th, 6:30 P.M. - free

North Hero Community Hall

Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.


Presented by: The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Sponsored by: Lale Champlain Islands Economic Development Corporation, Vermont Title Examination and Closing Services, Morway Moving and Storage

Media sponsors: WJOY/KOOL105, The Islander 

Event Information | Artists | Benches

Facebook Icon'Take A Seat' Page Pre-bid IconPre Bid on Benches! 2013 Form

2013 Bench Map and Brochure

Take a Seat in the Islands, presented by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, will transport you to a world of flora, fauna, ships and sunsets, all appearing on 17 ample hardwood benches of maple and poplar.  The 17 benches are all painted by local artists and are displayed in venues throughout the Champlain Islands. Maps showing the location of the benches will be found at local stores, or click here for Google Map.

On Friday, August 16th, the benches will be sold at a live auction at the North Hero Community Hall. Auctioneer Jamie Polli of gameshowsvt.com will take the floor and invite the bids, and a 17 lucky people will go home with a beautiful work of art, practical, too! Tickets to the event are free but you must register to bid. Call the Chamber for a pre-bid application if you are unable to attend: (802) 372-8400 or info@champlainislands.com. Or download a PDF - see above.

Bench Sponsors

A&B Beverage - Allenholm Farm -  Bauer Gravel Farnham -  Camp Abnaki - Grand Isle Art Works - Hacketts Orchard  - Hero's Welcome General Store - Islandacres Farm - Kinney Insurance Agency - Lake Champlain Transportation - Mazza's Store - Merchants Bank - Northwestern Medical Center - North Hero House - Preservation Trust of Vermont - Shore Acres Inn & Restaurant - Snow Farm Winery

Bench Artists:
James Bellizia, Corliss Blakely, Paula Bradley,  Heidi Chamberlain, Linda Effel , Maurie Harrington , Rachel Laundon, Denise Limoge, Marie Limoge, Abby Manock, Hannah Maynard, Karen McCloud, Sarah Rosedahl, Suzanne Sauve, Amanda Schirmer, Terry Rice, Kay Webb, Brian Welsh