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  • Saturday, May 26 at 3:30 pm

    Learn about ink drawing with Essex's own David Goodrich!

    David Goodrich works in pen-and-ink (often with watercolor) and oil.  He's primarily self-taught.  You might have seen his work at Frog Hollow in Burlington, as well as at craft shows and farmers' markets.

    You can find out more about David and view his artwork at http://goodrichink.com.  

    Throughout Spring Open Studio Weekend, The Gallery at Phoenix Books will host several demos by Essex Art League artists.  These demos are laid back and friendly, and we invite you to enjoy a drink from our cafe while appreciating the depth and...

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  • Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 am

    Learn about watercolor painting with Hattie Saville!

    Throughout Spring Open Studio Weekend, The Gallery at Phoenix Books will host several demos by Essex Art League artists.  These demos are laid back and friendly, and we invite you to enjoy a drink from our cafe while appreciating the depth and breadth of talent that exists among our local artists!  Whether you're an artist yourself or simply an enthusiast, please join us!

    Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and the creative process in which Vermont artists and craftspeople invite the public to visit them in their studios. The Vermont...

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  • Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 am

    Look for our booth at Kids Day in Burlington's Battery Park!  Make a craft and check out our book display. Plus, we'll have an appearance by Skippy Jon Jones!

    Vermont's largest children's festival, with attendance of up to 5,000, Kids Day is a community-wide collaboration between schools, service organizations, businesses,
    families, performers, volunteers, and other individuals dedicated to
    recognizing the value and importance of our young people, celebrating
    their individual differences and abilities, and encouraging them to look
    forward responsibly to the world they will inherit.

    Learn more about the event at the official site.

  • Wednesday, May 09 at 5:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

  • Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm

    Severine Von Tscharner FlemingA community of more than 5000 young farmers and activists, the members of Greenhorns - a grassroots non-profit founded in 2007 by Severine von Tscharner Fleming - are committed to producing and advocating for food grown with vision and respect for the earth. A new book, edited by Fleming and two more of the group’s leading members, comprises 50 original essays by new farmers who write about their experiences in the field from a wide range of angles, both practical and inspirational.  On Friday, April 27th at 6:30 pm, Severine von Tscharner Fleming will visit Phoenix Books and Cafe... More
  • Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

  • Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the work of young artists from Poker Hill Arts!  This event is free and open to the public, and everyone is invited.  Music will be provided by Full Circle.

    Poker Hill Arts is an after school art program and summer day camp conceived and run by Chris Gluck in Underhill, Vermont. Each school day, about 20 energetic, fun-loving kids, ages 5-12, come pouring off the bus at Chris's home studio for an afternoon of art or crafts. After some outdoor time and a snack, they usually have a calming, centering activity, such as yoga. Then comes the project of the day, which might include drawing, painting, sculpting, engineering, and/or crafting. When finished with the day's project, the children have the...

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  • Friday, March 23 at 12:06 pm

    Visit Phoenix to admire the work of young artists from Poker Hill Arts!

    Poker Hill Arts is an after school art program and summer day camp conceived and run by Chris Gluck in Underhill, Vermont.  Each school day, about 20 energetic, fun-loving kids, ages 5-12, come pouring off the bus at Chris's home studio for an afternoon of art or crafts.  After some outdoor time and a snack, they usually have a calming, centering activity, such as yoga.  Then comes the project of the day, which might include drawing, painting, sculpting, engineering, and/or crafting.  When finished with the day's project, the children have the opportunity to draw in their sketchbooks or choose from other creative activities with their friends.

  • Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us in welcoming Vermont's own Howard Frank Mosher!  Howard will give a slideshow and talk, and will read from his new book The Great Northern Express: A Writer's Journey Home at Memorial Hall here in Essex Junction.  A cover charge of $5 will be credited toward a book purchase.

    Several months before novelist Howard Frank Mosher turned sixty-five, he learned that he had prostate cancer. Following forty-six intensive radiation treatments, Mosher set out alone in his twenty-year-old Chevy Celebrity on a monumental road trip and book tour across twenty-first-century America. From a chance meeting with an angry moose in northern New England to late-night walks on the wildest sides of America's largest cities, The Great Northern Express chronicles Mosher's escapades with...

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  • Wednesday, March 14 at 5:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

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