Our design firm, Truex Cullins Interiors, recently installed a new wooden sculpture in our lobby. Cut using digital technology, the decorative ceiling is a 3D topographical map of the Adirondacks, an homage to the view of the mountains across the lake.
Read more about the design and process on Truex’s blog here or stop in and take in the view for yourself! Photo by Jim Westphalen.
Join us November 4th for our second annual Wild About Vermont Game Dinner, a one of a kind event benefiting healthy habitat and healthy local food and water. Experience the best truly local and organic cuisine from the wilds of Vermont’s woods and waters including moose, deer, trout, salmon, and more! Tickets are $75 with all proceeds going to benefit kids camps for Vermont Fish & Wildlife and Lake Champlain International.
Tickets can be purchased through flynntix.org. This event is anticipated to sell out!
Thank you to everyone who participated in Dog Days here at Hotel Vermont!
The first annual Long Trail Canine Rescue was a success with over 100 attendees, we were able to raise over $7000 for the rescue! In case you missed the event, Eva Solberger from Seven Days’s Stuck in Vermont profiled Kim and John Frigault from Long Trail Rescue and their partnership with Hope 4 a Street Dog, a Costa Rican rescue that helps brings dogs back to the States to be adopted. The video can be viewed here. Thank you to everyone who attended as well as everyone who donated such amazing items for the silent and live auctions! We hope to put on another fundraiser next summer. Also, thanks to our friends at Andy’s Dandys for supplying delicious doggy turndown treats and snacks for our canine friends.
We also hosted our first Yappy Hour with the Beer Concierge and his pup last night. Starting with a training session by the Humane Society, the event gathered together over 15 dogs and their humans to partake in craft brews, bacon-infused water and light snacks. We hope this is the first of many Yappy Hours to come!
The second weekend in September marks Burlington’s 24th Annual Art Hop! Produced by the South End Arts Business Association, Art Hop is a two-day festival on Pine Street in the South End that celebrate’s our artists, makers and craftspeople. Studio owners open their doors to the public; many of the artists choose to show their own pieces, while others create a curated gallery of pieces by other local artists. Businesses as well get in the spirit with installations small and large, galleries or staff art shows. Art Hop-goers are encouraged to visit as many sites as possible over the two-day period. Throughout the weekend, different organizations hold arts-related events, from fashion shows to sidewalk painting. Visit the full site schedule here.
This year, in a celebration of Art Hop, we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Stowe-based artist, Seb Sweatman. Seb’s abstract paintings will be on display in the lobby starting in September and remaining throughout the fall.
Seb was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. At 10 his family moved to England, then Canada and finally to the US. Seb studied Fine Art at the University of Vermont (as a minor) and paints abstract and figurative paintings, in an expressionist (or self-described ‘messy’) manner.
Stay tuned for more information about the installation and we hope to see you for Art Hop!