This is the blog for the Waitsfield Elementary School Art Program in Waitsfield Vermont. This site is maintained by Nora McDonough. It contains photographs and information about past and current art projects completed at all levels, K-6.
Walk & Roll – It’s National Bike Month so it’s only natural that the Bridge Street Art Fair will open things with a Bike Parade! Stating at the Waitsfield Elementary School at 1:30pm yoots of all ages can gather to decorate your bikes and then parade down Route 100 to open the festivities on Bridge Street.
Discover a Hidden Gem – Bridge Street is filled with incredible local businesses such as The Artisans’ Gallery, The Sweet Spot, Mint, The Butchery, Peasant, All Things Bright & Beautiful, The Madsonian Museum,The Green Closet, 4orty Bridge and many, many more! This is a great chance to walk around and check out one of the most unique and cool little corners of the Mad River Valley. Full of gifts, gourmet, sweet treats and eye candy, (see some photos below,) you’ll find that Bridge Street is one of those hidden gems and a place to come back to over and over again.
Discover The Next Great Artist – There are a lot of very talented little artists around these parts! We will have tons of student artwork on display all over Bridge Street and the surrounding areas. Come check it all out and see if you can pick out the next Monets, Picassos and Van Goghs.
Get Warm & Fuzzy – The Fayston Elementary School will be having a silent auction for some incredible quilts as well as selling bookmarks made by the kindergardeners and bottle cap magnets made by the 5th & 6th graders. Proceeds will benefit the Fayston PTO so whether you win a quilt or not, you’ll get that warm & fuzzy feeling just knowing you’re helping a great cause.
Get your Daily Dose – Throughout the afternoon local artists will be giving demos so you can learn something new for the day! There will be print making, pottery, painting and much more. You can also get dolled up by getting some henna or face painting or make a friendship bracelet!
Treat Yourself To A Treat – We will have a bunch of local artists selling their beautiful work. Find a range of herbal salves, bath salts, teas and healing products. Find unique and functional ceramics, incredible hand-crafted jewelry, intricate quilts, cutting boards made from exotic woods and more! You’ll find great wedding gifts, graduation gifts, a little something something for someone special or maybe a treat just for yourself!
Dance Like No One Is Watching – There will be a great selection of music playing all day. Boogie your booty off or just bop your head and tap your feet – whatever your style is, you will get a chance to show of your moves to the tunes of Rob Dasaro and Friends!
Enjoy A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood – This weekend is going to be a stunner. The fruit trees are blooming, the sun will be shining and you couldn’t ask for better weather to be outside in.
Have the Best Day Ever – There are so many great things to do in our Valley that you can fill up your day before you know it! You could start with a bike ride or walk along the Mad River Path or check out the opening day of the Waitsfield Farmers Market. After all, you can’t have fun all day if you don’t start in the morning!
Come Together – We are very lucky to live in a community that comes together, works together and plays together! Keep that spirit alive, grab your friends and join the gathering on Bridge Street for an afternoon of serious neighborhood fun-having!