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Chaffee Art Center unveils bench art

Friday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.—RUTLAND — The Chaffee Art Center will unveil the 42 Rutland BenchART community art project benches on the lawn of the art center.

The project was created as a fundraiser for The Chaffee Art Center. Many of the benches will be permanently placed in locations in downtown Rutland and the Rutland area. This will enhance the current art installations of murals, sculptures and more, featuring Rutland as an artist and art enthusiast’s destination. It showcases local creative talent while fostering economic vitality and serving as a marketing tool to bring in visitors and showcase the Rutland region as a place to live and bring new business.

As part of the project, the Chaffee will create a new walking tour brochure of historic properties in Rutland. This brochure will also include the murals, Sculpture Trail, Rutland Art Ramble, and three street art installations: heARTs, Trains, and now, Benches.

On Friday, Aug. 27, an artists and sponsors meet-and-greet with wine and music will take place at 5-6 p.m. Sponsors and artists will need to RSVP by calling 802-775-0356 or emailing [email protected]

The public unveiling will begin at 6 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be inside, where attendees will be asked to wear masks.

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