Take a Seat in the Islands 2012

A Community Arts Event for 2012
Presented by: The Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce
Sponsored by: Lake Champlain Transportation

Learn more about this event, its artists, benches and locations!

Artists: Alburg School

Take a Seat in the Islands, presented by the Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Lake Champlain Transportation, will transport you to a world of flora, fauna, ships and sunsets, all appearing on ample benches of maple and poplar.  In addition to the 16 benches painted by local artists, 5 child-sized benches were distributed, one to each local school, to be painted by the students.

All 21 benches will be displayed in venues throughout the Champlain Islands. Maps showing the location of the benches will be found at local stores, or see below for the brochure.

Take A Seat in the Islands Brochure and Map

On Friday, August 17th, the benches will be sold at a live auction at the North Hero Community Hall. Auctioneer George Goldring will take the bids, and a 21 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.

Take A Seat in the Islands Advance Bidding Form

Bench Sponsors

A&B Beverage – Allenholm Farm –  Bauer, Gravel, Farnham, Nuovo & Parker –  Camp Abnaki – Grand Isle Art Works – Grand Isle Historical Society – Hacketts Orchard – Harborside Harvest Market – Hero’s Welcome General Store – Islandacres Farm – Island Physical Therapy – Kinney Insurance Agency – Merchants Bank – North Hero House –   Northwest Regional Planning Commission –  Northwestern Medical Center – Preservation Trust of Vermont –  Ransom Bay Inn & Restaurant – Shore Acres Inn & Restaurant

Bench Artists:
Paula Bradley,  Heidi Chamberlain, Krissey Ciarelli, Diane David, Linda Effel , Maurie Harrington , Rachel Laundon, Denise Limoge, Marie Limoge, Hannah Maynard, Karen McCloud, Suzanne Sauve, Amanda Schirmer, Terry Sheets, Kay Webb, Brian Welsh

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