The World's Largest Palette made its public debut at the 40th annual Vermont Maple Festival, April 28-30, 2006, in St. Albans, Vermont. About 50,000 visitors saw it.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST PALETTE TEAM
It takes an entire community to pull off a World Record effort such as this one. At the Maple Festival, 532 people painted the community image of a butterfly on the reverse side of the World's Largest Palette. At Open Studio Weekend, almost 100 more professional and community artists painted the canvas on the obverse. The World's Largest Palette was made possible by
CREATIVITY:Original Design and Engineering: Dick Harper
Artists: Natalie LaRocque-Bouchard and Alisha LaRocque
Construction: Ray Rose, Gerry Simard, and the Sticks & Stuff team
Transportation: Dick Harper and Ray Rose
THE COMMITTEE:Karen Bresnahan
Mike Curtis, co-chair
Dick Harper, co-chair
The World Record attempt requires measurement by two independent witnesses with standing in the local community, meaning that they must be prominent and respected. Governor Jim Douglas measured the World's Largest Palette at Bay Day on July 2, and engineer Sam Ruggiano, PE, of Ruggiano Engineering measured it on July 12, 2006.
The World's Largest Palette record effort is sponsored by the Peoples Trust Company, R. J. Fournier, Sticks and Stuff, and Union Bank. It is a project of the All Arts Council and St Albans for the Future.
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