Rockwell Models to Gather for Annual Celebration
Norman Rockwell lived and painted in Arlington from 1939 to 1953. It is during this time span that his work began to reflect small-town American life. Rockwell used local Arlington residents as his models for many of his most famous Saturday Evening Post covers. From 2 to 6 pm. on Saturday, August 6, some of those individuals will be greeting visitors at Rockwell’s studio, located on the Covered Bridge Green in West Arlington, just off Route 313. The public is invited to this annual get-together, which celebrates the connection between local residents and America’s best-known, beloved artist. There are plans during the celebration for Governor Jim Douglas to dedicate an historical marker at 2:30 p.m. Tours of Rockwell’s studio and home will be available starting at 3 p.m. The Arlington Lions Club will be preparing a cookout to cap off the day, beginning at 5 p.m.