Be a Part of This Exciting New Community Art Project, Coming Summer 2021

Be a Part of This Exciting New Community Art Project, Coming Summer 2021

We are excited to announce that plans are underway for a 2021 Community Street Art Project! It will be a fundraiser for the Chaffee Art Center, and a fantastic project for Downtown Rutland and the region to showcase local creative talent while fostering the economic vitality of our communities. Thank you to Omya, our Supporting Sponsor.

This project is a bit different from the All Aboard Rutland Train Project and The heARTs of Rutland 2012 project in that the majority of the benches will be permanently placed in locations in Downtown Rutland and the area. This will build on and enhance the current art installations of murals, sculptures and more, featuring Rutland as an artist and art enthusiast’s destination.  It will also be a marketing tool to bring in visitors, showcase Rutland and our region as a place to live and bring new business, and as something fun to do with family and friends.

As part of the project, we will create a new Walking Tour Brochure of historic properties in Rutland. This brochure will also include the murals, Sculpture Trail, HeARTs, Trains, Benches and more that people can use along with the new app from the Downtown Rutland Partnership.

We will be using the high-quality Telescope Casual Furniture Bazza bench with a wooden back by Brookside Woodworking that artists will paint back and front of. The frame will be aluminum with a polyester powder-coating process that bakes the finish permanently in place, that is extremely durable and resists scratching, chipping, and peeling. The seat will be HDPE (high density polyethylene) that is extremely hard and durable to the elements and time.

The tentative timeline (dependent on manufacturing) is to have the benches on prominent display for the well-attended and highly visible August 14 & 15 Art in the Park 60th Annual Summer Festival. We will adjust as needed.  The Auction will be online, and live if the pandemic protocols permit, after the October 9 & 10 Art in the Park Festival.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

  • Mayor Dave Allaire
  • Downtown Rutland Partnership
  • REDC/Chamber
  • Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region
  • Rutland Planning Commission
  • West Rutland/Town Manager, Mary Ann Goulette
  • The Paramount Theatre

SPONSORS:

Omya, Supporting Sponsor

Bench Sponsors:
MKF Properties; Mark and Kelly Foley
Hull Maynard Hersey Insurance
Voity Electric
Stewart’s Shops
Heritage Family Credit Union
Joseph & Barbara Giancola
Downtown Rutland Partnership
Diamonds & More
Glenn Scott
Grace Church

ARTISTS

1.    Kristen Partesi                                   
2.    Christine Foster                                         
3.    Mary Fran Lloyd
4.    Heather Cable
5.    Kim Cheswick
6.    Sal Vitigliano
7.    Christine Townsend
8.    Lou Kenney
9.    Jen Rondinone
10.  Mary Crowley
11.  Karen Seward
12.  Ann McFarren
13.  Amy Carr
14.  Kathryn Wiegers
15.  Kathy Juckett
16.  Deb Dauphanais and Sarah Bloch 
17.  Julia Quimby Cohen
18.  Peter Wallis
19.  Oliver Schemm 
20.  Carolyn Shattuck
21.  Christine Holzschuh
22.  Sally Hogan
23. Rachel Firliet
24. Rebecca Buonadonna 
25. Kelly Gearwar
26. Helvi Abatiell
27. Bill Ramage
28. Jason Bemis
29. Betsy Moakley
30. Glenn Scott
31. Caber Wilson
32. Edith Hiller
33. Piper Strong

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

GOLD BENCH SPONSORSHIP $1500

Sponsor a bench and have it at your business!

Sponsor of one bench

  • Choice of selected artists’ designs (order based on receipt of sponsorship)
  • Choice of bench placement … your business or other preferred location
  • Sponsor identified on bench plaque (along with artist and theme)
  • Corporate name on marketing and public relations
  • Brochure including map and directory (highlighting your business location)
  • Poster
  • Auction invitations*
  • Auction program*
  • Print advertising
  • Radio advertising
  • Website
  • Facebook (posts and live)
  • Instagram
  • TV (PegTV, WCAX)
  • Press releases and public service announcements
  • Visibility at the August 14 & 15 Art in the Park Festival
  • Visibility at the October 9 & 10 Art in the Park Festival
  • Visibility at the Chaffee Art Center for duration of the project
  • 2 tickets to the Auction and all special events

SILVER BENCH SPONSORSHIP $1000

Sponsor a bench!

Sponsor of one bench

  • Choice of selected artists’ designs (order based on receipt of sponsorship)
  • Sponsor identified on bench plaque (along with artist and theme)
  • Corporate name on marketing and public relations
  • Brochure including map and directory
  • Poster
  • Auction invitations
  • Auction program
  • Print advertising
  • Radio advertising
  • Website
  • Facebook (posts and live)
  • Instagram
  • TV (PegTV, WCAX)
  • Press releases and public service announcements
  • Visibility at the August 14 & 15 Art in the Park Festival
  • Visibility at the October 9 & 10 Art in the Park Festival         
  • Visibility at the Chaffee Art Center for duration of the project
  • 2 tickets to the Auction and all special events

Note: Other sponsor opportunities available. Contact [email protected] or 802.775.0356