Memorial Day Weekend, local artists will be opening their ateliers to the public at Shelburne Pond Studios—a picturesque red barn nestled in a field of wildflowers overlooking idyllic Shelburne Pond. It’s all part of an annual Open Studios Weekend hosted by the Vermont Craft Council statewide. But art enthusiasts won’t want to miss this particular two-day event in Shelburne, popular with locals and visitors alike. Beneath the barn’s towering twin silos, 12 of its resident visual artists will be on-hand to share their creative vision in a surprising variety of disciplines: painting, sculpture, jewelry, stained-glass, bookbinding, environmental art, assemblage art. But that’s not all. Over13local guest artisanshave been invited to set up stalls of their work around the barnyard. Students from Shelburne Community School will also mount an exhibition of their artwork.
Visitors are invited to wander freely among the studios and stalls at 1260 Pond Road in Shelburne, from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27. Participating artists will share work-in-progress, perform demonstrations, answer visitor questions, and sell finished work. Visitors can also enjoy free live music by the Mystic Party Band, treat themselves to great food made locally by Pioneer Food VT, fresh ice cream from the Sisters of Anarchy, and picnic in the sculpture garden of this magnificent 12-acre property.