Creating Art in Swanton!

Saturday, September 7th
        10AM – 9PM

Artisans!         Food!           Music!

Music at the Swanton Soundstage –Sponsored by
The Sticks and Stuff /
Swanton Lumber family
and by Barrette Ford 
         Live Music!

Scott Rheaume
10:00am -10:45am
Caleb Barrett
11:00am -11:45am
Break for the Pet Parade!
Antonio Xavier Reyes
12:30pm -1:15pm
Dan Wyman
1:30pm -2:15pm
Stefani Capizzi
2:30pm -3:15pm
Scott Aaron Martell
3:30pm -5:00pm
Special Announcements and Raffle Drawings
Ben Bishop
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Shake Acoustic
6:45pm -9:00pm

Other Fun Stuff!
Pancake Eating Contest
Main Tent
Sponsored by Cody’s CafĂ©
Meet the Writers
Library Tent
Sponsored by the Swanton Public Library
Selfie Photo booth
Near Library Booth
Sponsored by the Swanton Public Library
WRSA Live Broadcast
WRSA Table
Starting at 10:00am
Sponsored by WRSA Radio 1420AM
Spectacular Pet Parade
Through the Park
Sponsored by Paws for Thought and Gold Star Dog Training

Free Hands-On Art &
Live Art Demonstrations
Event / Activity
Word Scramble
Franklin Co Home Health Booth
10:00am - 2:00pm
Watercolor Bookmarks
Creative heART Counseling Booth
10:30am - 11:30am
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Community Barn Quilt painting
Near Main Tent
Sponsored by Marie’s Barn Quilts
Live Mural Painting
Near Main Tent
Designed and painted By Scott Rheaume
Making Emoji Magnets 
Main Tent
Sponsored by Maple City Candy
Stumpf Fiddle Demonstration
Main Tent
Starting at 11:00a.m.
Thumb Print Art
Main Tent
3:00pm            -4:30pm
Sponsored by Salon Elixir
Show Your Fear (Be part of Swanee 4!)
Main Tent
Live Painting by VanJoe
VanJoe’s Tent
throughout the day
Kindness Rocks Painting
Main Tent
Sponsored by Nativity/ St Louis Parish
Winner of Edwin Church Award for Local Writers Announced
Swanton Soundstage
Raffle Prize Drawing
Swanton Soundstage

Free Community Dinner starting at 5:30pm
at the Main Tent (until gone)

Sponsored by the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation and Plumrose

Starting at 6:45PM
More Live Music with
Shake Acoustic
On the Swanton Soundstage
and get your FREE Glow Stuff from our friends at Sticks & Stuff and Swanton Lumber

Followed by
Fireworks at Dusk!  
Sponsored by the Town of Swanton
Launched from Goose Point, across from Marble Mill Park

More Links Below

We are working on adding a PayPal Link. Let us know if it works - click the following link and feel free to Send Us Money!
A few past notes!

Coming Events!

Click link above for registration form

Click on links below for more information

Click HERE to see our Monthly Updates

Click HERE to see what is going on in the Writer's Group

Click HERE for info on How the Arts Help the Economy

Click HERE to see a listing of SAC projects (past, present & future). 

Click Here to See "A Very Mal Ignant Christmas" Click Here to see Swanee III: Feathers of Fury
Click HERE to see Swanee II: Apprentice of Vengeance
Click HERE to see Swanee: Vengeance Takes Flight

Click HERE for information on Swanton's 

Public Art Walls

Swanton Arts Spectacular 2018

Saturday, August 25th
10:00AM - 9:00PM 
in the Swanton Village Park

  • 50 Crafters/Artisans
  • Food vendors
  • Many live musicians
  • Live martial arts demonstration
  • Abenaki Circle of Courage Drummers
  • Dam Ducky Derby
  • Informational booths by community organizations
    • Swanton Enhancement Project & Task Forces
    • Swanton Arts Council
  • Free Community Cookout at 5PM (sponsored by the Swanton Enhancement Project)
  • Jimmy T performing at 6PM
  • Fireworks at 9PM
Registration Form: CLICK HERE

Contact Project Lead for more information

Tracks of Destiny

Congratulations to Emmet Mathieu
on his winning entry 
Tracks of Destiny
for the Edwin M. Church Award for Young Writers.  

Click HERE to read the winning entry.

Entries now being accepted for the Edwin M. Church Local Writer's Award link to application

Emmet Mathieu and project lead, Pat Paxman

Help Create Art in Swanton!

Many Events! Click links below for more information
Click HERE to see what is going on in the Writer's Group

Click HERE for information on Swanton's Public Art Walls

and Click HERE for information on how to get paint

Click HERE to see our Monthly Updates

Click HERE for info on How the Arts Help the Economy

The SAC's first Individual Art Show was held
on Friday, April 20th at the Chamber of Commerce.

Emerging Artist Award Scholarship Application - due 3/16/2018
Artist Statement Worksheet Link

Join us to discuss the book:
Real Artists Don't Starve
by Jeff Goins
on January 10th, 17th & 24th
at MVU High School.

Click HERE for links to more Arts Organizations, Artist Resources and Community Partners

Click HERE for more information on the Swanton's Got Art Show

Click HERE for links to more Arts Organizations
& Artist Resources


Swanton Arts Spectacular Link 

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Pop Up/Pop In Gallery Showings Link

Previous Events

Click here for more information on Barn Quilts

Click here for more information on 

Pinwheels in the Park
A donation of $5 per pinwheel entry to benefit the SAC.

Email us to enter the contests at

Join the Franklin County VT Barn Quilt Trail:

How to Make a Barn Quilt

Judging Guidelines / Criteria

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Pinwheels in the Park

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Join us for the 2nd Annual
Swanton Arts Council Craft Show

Saturday, November 26th

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM



at the Holy Trinity Church

38 Grand Avenue, Swanton, VT 05488

~ Local Artists & Crafters Only ~


See the video the SAC is famous for!

click link below to watch video

Swanee: Vengeance Takes Flight

2016 Barn Quilt Challenge
Create Public Art!

Three Ways to Participate:
  1. Create and Display your Barn Quilt for all to see! 
  2. Take the Barn Quilt Community Challenge!
  3. Join the Franklin County VT Barn Quilt Trail
Want to learn more - follow this link: Barn Quilt Challenge

Art Supplies and Craft Items Needed!
Please consider donating your unused craft supplies to the Swanton Arts Council. 
Donated items will be shared in our Makerspace,
used for community art projects
and shared with the art community of Swanton.

All arts and craft supplies are welcome!  

A drop off box is being placed at the Swanton Public Library
for your donations.  

If you have a larger donation, please contact to arrange a pick up.

We are looking for:
* Paint – all types of artist or craft paint accepted
* unopened cans of spray paint
* crayons, colored pencils (in any condition)