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, made by NA Durso Woodworking of North Hero. Sixteen benches will be on display through Aug. 13 in venues throughout the Champlain Islands. Maps showing the location of the benches can be found at local stores, or at www.champlainislands.com.
These one of a kind works of art will be sold at a live auction and cocktail party on Saturday, Aug.13 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Hero Community Hall. Senator Dick Mazza and radio personality George Goldring will serve as auctioneers, and 16 people will go home with a beautiful work of art that is practical, too. Tickets to the event are $25 and are available at the Lake Champlain Islands Chamber – (802) 372-8400 or email@example.com.
The artists are Paula Bradley, Heidi Chamberlain, Sarah Cormier, Linda Effel, Maurie Harrington, Linda James, Sandra Lambert, Rachel Laundon, Denise Limoge, Marie Limoge, Hannah Maynard, Amanda Schirmer, Kay Webb and Brian Welsh.
For information, call the Lake Champlain Islands Chamber at (802) 372-8400 or go to www.champlainislands.com for a complete list of the sponsors, artists and photos of the benches.