StJ Art on the Street is a public art collaboration among the Window Warriors volunteers of St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, Catamount Arts, Gary Ely, the Town of St. Johnsbury, 142 Eastern, Travis Samuels, MSI Property Management, Northern Counties Healthcare, and Northern Express Care. StJ Art on the Street has support from the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Curators Group, and Maple Groves Farm of Vermont.
StJ Art on the Street gives a heartfelt thank you to Maple Grove Farms for sponsoring this project! Thanks to their generous support we will be purchasing easels that will be available for artists to use in future exhibitions.
457 Railroad Street
From Sugar Hill, NH, Valery is a world renowned sculptor. Originally from Belarus, Valery has created commissioned pieces for Fine Art institutions in Belarus, as well as private collections around the world. His vibrant paintings feature farm animals from Northern Vermont and New Hampshire. See Valery’s work at https://www.valerymahuchy.com/
1 Eastern Avenue
Donna Ellery of McIndoe Falls, Vt has been creating glass and metal works and paintings for nearly 25 years from her studio in The Old Red Store. Donna was trained in the traditional Dutch Masters tradition from the age of nine on, under the tutelage of late American Master, Carroll N. Jones Jr. Donna has illustrated books for children, created movie art, and collaborated in various community art projects. See more of Donna’s work at https://www.donnaellery.com/
142 Eastern Avenue
An innovator in the early years of the Pop Art movement in 1960s New York City, Patty now lives in Barnet, VT. In Vermont, she focused on her writing, and began to explore painting, using local farm animals including her own ducks as the subjects. Patty worked for Catamount Arts for 11 years During that time she was the gallery curator, worked in arts education, and organized trips to various arts institutions. She is currently writing her memoir.
Bette Ann Libby
166 Eastern Avenue
Waitsfield, Vt and Brookline, MA, artist Bette Ann Libby repurposes vinyl banners and discarded paints to create large, vibrant banners inspired by the rural landscape. Learn more about Bette Ann’s work as well as her mosaics at https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/bette-ann-libby and http://www.studioswithoutwalls.org/bette-ann-libby.
Other Art Happenings around Town
462 Railroad Street
Come visit the bakery and check out a bakery-commissioned triptych painting by Valery Mahuchy. A professional sculptor from Belarus, Mahuchy now lives in Sugar Hill, NH and paints the landscape and animals of Northern Vermont and New Hampshire.
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild
430 Railroad Street
June 8th – July 16th
Cynthia’s paintings invoke the beauty of the Northeast Kingdom and rural, pastoral living. Originally from the Boston area, Cynthia has shown paintings in many galleries in Boston, and has participated in numerous shows in the St. Johnsbury area, including being a featured artist in StJ Art on the Street’s Spring 2021 show! The Guild is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am-5:30pm.
397 Railroad Street
Harlan is a multidisciplinary artist based at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. He employs blacksmithing, steel fabrication, painting, and oral storytelling to build an expanding, constellated narrative that invites viewers and listeners into an imaginary future. This world is generated and inspired by Harlan’s life experience, exploration and thoughts around identity, labor, perception, contemplation, fiction, community, emergence and afro-futurism. The Whirligig taproom is open Thursday through Sunday. Gallery is open to the public. For more information visit https://whirligigbrewing.square.site/
418 Railroad Street
Shaun is a photographer who grew up in Vermont, home to rolling green mountains, cows, and maple trees and tin sap buckets. Shaun now lives with his wife Elisabeth and works his craft in northern New Hampshire – their personal idea of paradise. His history with the White Mountains goes back to his teen years, when he regularly hitched rides into the wild places to experience a remoteness and ruggedness he couldn’t find anywhere else in the East.
Margaret Wiseheart Anderson
Kitchen Counter Cafe
378 Railroad Street
Margaret is a designer, seamstress, and artist. She is featuring original oil paintings of plein air landscapes in the front windows of the cafe. The cafe is open every day except for Wednesday from 8am-3pm.
Cosmic Cup Cafe
379 Railroad Street
The Cafe is featuring original hand-felted felted tapestries inspired by Medieval designs and imagery. Russo has a studio in Bradford, Vt, and also teaches workshops on felting. Learn more at https://thefeltingstudio.com/. For cafe hours visit https://www.facebook.com/CosmicCupCafe
Jackie Fox Photography
Jackie Fox is a professional wedding and event photographer. Visit her studio at the New Avenue building next to Cosmic Cup Cafe. For more information visit https://jackiefoxphotography.com/.
Art & Joy
375 Railroad Street
A new addition to downtown, Art & Joy sells unique gifts that celebrate
innovative designers, diverse artists, and local makers.
Learn more at https://artandjoyinvermont.com/
18 Eastern Avenue
Haven specializes in mid-century modern vintage homegoods and art, as well as work made by artisans from the northeastern US. They also host a Buch Spieler records pop-up shop. Learn more at https://hhhaven.net/
The Parking Spot for Northern Express Care
1 Eastern Avenue
A metalsmith from Danville, Joe specializes in custom residential railings. His designs are classic, modern, and always unique. https://vermont.craigslist.org/sks/d/danville-residential-railings/7400677960.html
St. J Distillery
74 Eastern Avenue
Lyman is world-renowned as a pioneer in kinetic art. With 33 years as a professional sculptor, Lyman has a vast knowledge of metals, design, and how kinetic works respond to the wind. This, and his love of nature, is the foundation for his unique Wind Sculptures.
The Distillery’s Tasting Room and Speakeasy are open Thursday-Saturday from 2-9pm. Food and cocktails served from 4-8pm. http://stjohnsburydistillery.com/home.html
115 Eastern Avenue
Catamount Arts presents in the Fried Family Gallery Art from Guantánamo Bay, curated by Erin L. Thompson, The critically acclaimed exhibit displays nearly a hundred evocative works made by six men detained at the United States military prison camp known as Guantánamo Bay. The six men, all of whom have been cleared for release (although two remain in detention), have been detained at Guantánamo Bay for as long as 20 years without being charged or convicted of a crime. The galleries will be open for viewing Wednesday through Sunday, Noon-8pm.
St Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main Street
The gallery features over 100 paintings by American and European artists from the late eighteenth century to the middle nineteenth century. The famous Hudson River School is strongly represented by such artists as Asher B. Durand (the father of American Landscape painting), Jasper Cropsey (known for autumn landscapes), Sanford Gifford (a Luminist painter), James and William Hart (pastoral landscapes with cattle), and western views by Samuel Colman and Worthington Whittredge. Dominating the gallery from its inception has been the magnificent canvas, ten feet by fifteen feet, of the Domes of the Yosemite, by Albert Bierstadt. An audio tour is available at 802-922-9094.
The Fairbanks Museum
302 Main Street
The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium presents Inside Out: Hidden Art in Natural History Collections. This exhibit lets you see beyond the surface of the museum’s taxidermy collections. This intriguing exhibit peels away our surface understanding of objects to reveal what’s inside. This unusual concept combines radiographs of some of the museum’s oldest and most mysterious taxidermy with contemporary portraits of the same mount. What’s revealed are the bones, wires, pins, and human touch in mounts created by different taxidermists using different equipment to achieve life-like representations. The museum is open daily from 10am-5pm.
More information here: https://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/
St Johnsbury History and Heritage Center
421 Summer Street
This nonprofit organization acquires and preserves historic collections and conducts purposeful educational programs that interpret the rich heritage of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. A stunning preservation project of stained glass windows from the former Brantview mansion are on display. Open Monday through Wednesday from 10am-4pm.