Open Canvas Art Walls

Swanton's Art Walls

Art Walls serve as an open canvas for local artists to create in a public forum to unite the arts and the community.

Scott Rheaume, President of the Swanton Arts Council (SAC) began his creative endeavor with the support and assistance of the SAC in 2015. He researched how open public canvases could be installed throughout our town. He met and received approval from the Village Trustees, Town Select Board, Development Review Board and Zoning Administrators.

Swanton currently has 5 open canvases:
  • On Route 7 by John's Bridge
  • In front of the Swanton Village Complex on First Street
  • In front of Salon Elixir on Canada Street
  • At the entrance to Missisquoi Valley Union High School at 100 Thunderbird Drive (this board is exclusively used by the students and staff of MVU and requires permission to use)
As they were constructed and installed the public was encouraged to creatively express themselves by painting individual artwork on the double-sided, free-standing primed art walls.

Art Wall Plans

Art Wall Informational Brochure