Sunday, July 10, 2011

ArtisTree & Purple Crayon 3rd Annual Summer Fest!

ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Purple Crayon in Woodstock, VT invites families from all over the region to Summer Fest, an annual community event celebrating local art and music.

The 3rd Annual Summer Fest will be held on Saturday July 16 from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with art and music all day for the entire family. The event is free and open to the public.

The main attraction this year is the well-known band Jeanne and the Hi-Tops from Central Vermont. Their musical mix includes New Orleans funk, Memphis soul, zydeco, Tex-Mex, reggae and the blues styles of Kansas City, Chicago and Austin. Lead vocalist, Jeanne McCullough's voice has been compared to that of Etta James, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Bessie Smith. She is backed by a talented group of musicians, including guitarists Terry Cantlin and Cannon Labrie, trumpet and trombone player Jack Kruse, bassist David Indenbaum and drummer Michael Bradshaw.

Rounding out the all-day schedule are Children’s Magician and Entertainer Tom Joyce from 3:30-5 p.m., Face Painting by Marti from 3:30-7 p.m. and Drumming Circles with Barry Miller at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., along with many creative activities for kids of all ages throughout the day. Artistree Gallery will also be open during the event featuring fine art for sale and Camp Red Clover in Barnard will provide food, available for purchase, with proceeds going to the Camp. There is also a chance to bid on items in the silent auction including mosaics created by local families and hand-painted Adirondack chairs donated by the Home Depot in West Lebanon and decorated by local artists.

For a full schedule and more details, go to or call (802) 457-3500. More information about the Summer Fest entertainers can be found at and

ArtsiTree Community Arts Center & Purple Crayon’s mission is to provide the town of Woodstock and surrounding communities with a place to enjoy and participate in a wide variety of art processes. They are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations providing art and music education for all ages and abilities.

Photos courtesy of Artistree & Purple Crayon

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