Thanksgiving weekend, November 25, 26 and 27, promises to be a big weekend for Putney, Vermont. The Putney Craft Tour, Next Stage Arts Project and Sandglass Theatre have joined forces to promote “Thanksgiving Weekend of Arts”.
Ken Pick, one of the founders of the Putney Craft Tour says: “This will be a great cultural treat for visitors and locals alike. Not only will the craft tour be taking place during the day, but Next Stage Arts will offer an art exhibition— Elemental Abstractions Works on Paper by Joe Norris opening late afternoon on Saturday and Sandglass Theater will present, “A Rafter of Crankies”, with performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights.
The collaboration will provide an opportunity to create a bigger and better weekend to draw more people and bring a positive impact on area inns and restaurants and on our respective organizations,” says Pick. “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors and arts lovers alike. And, with the Putney Craft tour beginning on Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the weekend offers perfect timing for visitors to enjoy all of the offerings.”
This year’s 44th annual Putney Craft Tour features 20 of some of Vermont’s most prominent makers— glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers, painters and even artisan cheese, and wine makers and new this year — an aromatherapist. Part of the fun for visitors is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside, following the map to find these prominent craftspeople and view the works where they are conceived and created. Many artisans do demos. Visitors may start at Putney Mountain Winery, 8 Bellows Falls Rd. for a preview exhibition of the artisans’ works and to pick up maps and brochures.
Sandglass Theater’s performances will take place Friday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the big hall of Green Mountain Orchard.
Next Stage Arts opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 26 from 4-6 p.m.
The three organizations will promote the weekend through social media, publicity and digital marketing.
More info: www.putneycrafts.com, facebook.com/Putney-Craft-Tour; www.sandglasstheater.org; www.nextstagearts.org