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Explore the Castleton – Rutland loop – Vermont Open Studio

May 28-29 —More than 150 Vermont artisans are opening their studios over Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to take part in the 30th anniversary of Vermont’s Spring Open Studio Weekend. And you’re invited.

Courtesy Vermont Crafts Council

Ann McFarren

Ann McFarren is a painter of oil and water color. Her paintings depict Vermont landscapes, with trees, mountains, brooks and villages.

Map: No. 50

Phone: (802) 773-2197

Address: 56 Terrill St., Rutland


Beth Murphy Botanicals

Beth Murphy creates pressed botanicals and mixed collages.

Map: No. 52

Phone: (908) 507-6279

Address: 3318 Route 30 N, Bomoseen

Carrie Pill

Skier, mountain biker and nature enthusiast Carrie Pill paints outdoor Vermont life oil paintings celebrating all Vermont has to offer.

Map: No. 49

Phone: (802) 291-4259

Address: 20 Birchwood Ave, Rutland

Email: [email protected]

Karen Deets Stained Glass

Karen Deets has been working with stained glass for over 45 years. She specializes in nature themes, fantasy and abstracts, including Vermont landscapes, using kiln fired painting and fusing. She creates panels and fused art glass jewelry. Deets’s glass can be found at the Brandon Artists Guild and Epoch Gallery in Manchester. Deets is on staff at the Community College of Vermont and the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center.

Map: No. 51

Phone: (802) 265-8668

Address: 728 Moscow Rd, Fair Haven


Stragnell Art | R Sanford Stragnell

Stragnell uses found objects and recycled metals to create unique sculptures often inspired by nature. After some 40 years in the construction field, saving raw materials, Sanford’s metalworking hobby is now his full-time passion. His converted barn houses his studio and a gallery. He is also working on a garden labyrinth where he displays his larger outdoor pieces. Sanford sells over 50+ designs from the smallest copper snail to a life size hammered copper sunflower. Maple leaves, dragonflies, spiders, turkeys, herons, flowers, frogs, cattails, stars, butterflies and fish are just some of his creations.

Map: No. 53

Phone: (802) 468-2327

Shattuck Studio and Gallery – Carolyn Shattuck

Carolyn Shattuck creates artistic books, prints and paintings, including “Save the Elephants,” which was created to bring awareness of population decline.

Map: No. 47

Phone: (802) 779-1974

Address: 193 Patricia Lane, Rutland


Merwin Studio

Tom Merwin creates landscape-based, contemporary abstract paintings that express a layering of symbol and spirituality using nature as a doorway to the expression of existential concerns.

Map: No. 54

Phone: (802) 468-2592

Address: 557 Main St, Castleton


Sean Farrington Photography

Sean Farrington’s passion is creating fine art images of his home state of Vermont and beyond. The picturesque mountains, streams, and lakes of Vermont—along with the historic architecture and farms tucked in amongst the Vermont landscape provide unlimited inspiration. His work has been featured in Vermont Life.

Map No. 48

Phone: (802) 353-1374

Address: 35 Highland Ave, Rutland


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