Wardsboro Features Fine Art, Crafts and Antiques
An exhibit and sale of fine art, crafts and antiques is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October in the Green Barn on Route 100 in Wardsboro, Vt. The barn shares its parking with the Wardsboro Post Office and is located across the road from the Bittersweet Café and Bakery and the Wardsboro Country Store.
The sponsor of the exhibit, Friends of the Wardsboro Library, has been an ardent promoter of local artists since the non profit organization was formed in 2001. The annual July 4th Art Show and Sale and the Artist of the Month exhibit, both at the Wardsboro Public Library on Main Street, are ongoing programs to support the artistic talent of the area. In this latest effort, an eclectic group of artists and collectors from Wardsboro and Stratton were invited to participate in the Fall Foliage Exhibit and Sale. The barn, formerly an antique shop, was purchased and remodeled a few years ago but sat vacant, “waiting for the right tenant” according to the three organizers of this venture. Friends’ board members Christel Holden and Cris Tarnay from Wardsboro, pursued the idea of opening an exhibit in the barn during foliage season. They are very enthusiastic about the positive response of the artists, collectors and customers since they opened in early September. A third organizer and exhibitor, Will Finkel, an accomplished potter and Wardsboro resident, has been instrumental in contacting artists and organizing the exhibit. On most days, Holden can be found at the green barn shop, and is quick to give customers an additional glimpse of the artists and their work on display. “It’s more than a sale”, Holden adds, “it’s a chance for the public to see and get to know the talent we have living among us.” This sale and exhibit is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Wardsboro Library for the support of the Gloria Danforth Memorial Building, the home of the Wardsboro Public Library.