Art's Alive Chalk Contest Rescheduled

Bah, rain stinks…

Here's an update from Art's Alive President Roberto Fitzgerald:

I just wanted to give you an update on the Chalk Pastel Competition. This event was rescheduled twice due to rain. It is now scheduled for this Saturday, June 28th from 10 am to 4 pm at City Hall Park in Burlington. If any artists are interested, they are welcome to attend. We have over $500 in cash and prizes to give away for ages 7 to 107, in several different age groupings. The event is free and open to the public. We give out chalk pastels for people to use!


Student-painted chairs available for sale

Tyler Smith works on a chair during last year’s program at City School.

Middle school students were busy this winter hand painting about a dozen colorful chairs in the Mural Painting program under the direction of Amanda Bates, Albans Educational Center art teacher and Open Doors after-school program instructor.

Six of the remaining wooden works of art are now for sale to the public on a first come-first serve basis at the STAART gallery at 42 Main Street throughout the month of June for a $50 donation to the program.

“The students have worked so hard on their various mural projects this year and it’s so impressive to see their great works of arts,” said Suzanne Skaflestad, Director, “We are very fortunate to be able to collaborate with a supportive community organization like Staart.”

The Open Doors program is designed to assist middle students in meeting state and local academic achievement standards in core subjects by providing enrichment activities.

-Cynthia Humiston Weed
Open Doors Public Relations Specialist

For more information and tickets call Open Doors at 524-2600 or visit


Reception Tonight

I just got this today, but if you're free this evening, it looks like there is a reception at AIR in Enosburg.