Franklin County's fifth World's Record will travel Vermont this summer. The Palette-Palooza was held June 16 in Montpelier. This celebration honored the individuals and communities taking part in the statewide project. All 37,000 participants were invited to this gathering of people and palettes on the State House Lawn in Montpelier from 3-6 pm. Thousands came.
Governor and Mrs. Jim Douglas join the World's Largest Palette team in front of the Vermont Statehouse.
Photo: Bill Jalbert
The World's Largest Palette, created by the All Arts Council, St. Albans for the Future, and professional and community artists from Franklin County, was on display, front and center on State Street in Montpelier. In addition to the display of thousands unique palettes, there will be live music and palette making activities.
Some of the World's Largest Palette team (Jen Savage, Karen Bresnahan, Leon Thompson, Ray Rose, co-chairs Mike Curtis and Dick Harper, artist Natalie LaRocque-Bouchard, and Chris Bouchard) on State Street in Montpelier.
The World's Largest Palette 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. The statewide project is sponsored by Chittenden Bank, Casella Waste Systems, and National Endowment on the Arts, Times Argus, NRG Systems, VermontVacation.com, and Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association, with promotional support from the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. The local project is sponsored by the All Arts Council and St Albans for the Future with considerable assistance from community partners including BFA-St. Albans, Rene J. Fournier Farm Equipment, Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, New England Central Railroad, People's Trust Company, the St. Albans Historical Museum, Sticks & Stuff, and Union Bank.
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