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      The Arts Council CoffeeHouse has found a home thanks to the Simple Pleasures Cafe in St Albans.
Simple Pleasures Cafe
Programming note: in 2001, the AAC CoffeeHouse changed to a new date and time. Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!
      Fresh from his triumphant debut at the Maple Festival, singer/actor Tim Stetson and His Invisible Friends will present a few more of his favorite gospel and country songs at the AAC CoffeeHouse at Simple Pleasures Cafe in St Albans, VT, Wednesday evening, May 10, at 7 p.m. The paintings of AAC member Eric Bataille will be on exhibit. The artwork will remain at Simple Pleasures through June.
      The illustrations and paintings of AAC member Josh Derner will be featured this month at the Highgate Springs Welcome Center, immediately south of the U.S.-Canadian border crossing.

      Stop in for the AAC CoffeeHouses at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. These gatherings bring new opportunities, gossip, "show-and-tell" and workshops. We come together on the second Wednesday for a booked musical performance and an art exhibit at Simple Pleasures in St Albans. On the fourth Wednesday come to the Kept Writer in St Albans for acoustic Open Mike Night featuring music, readings, and more from the best new artists in Vermont.
Date Performer Fine Artist
May 4, 2000 HubCats Jessica Barney
June 1 Kate Barclay Alice Astleford
July 6 Robin Smith Mary Harper
August 3 Evelyn Kwanzaa Wayne Tarr
September 7 Josh Brooks Doug Houle
October 5 Linda Bruyette Joy Mashtare
November 2 Blue Sky Connie Clay-Bickel
December 7, 2000 Wildflowers Joy Mashtare
January 10, 2001 Norm Blouin and Friends Lauren Young
February 14 Jim LaClair
with Diane Lumbra
David Juaire
March 14 WOW!
Mark & Diane Shelton
Meredith Roberts
April 11 Kevin Leary Bob Brodeur
May 9 Tim Stetson Eric Bataille
June 13 tba Mary Harper
July-August The CoffeeHouse is on summer vacation
September 12 tba Melissa Haberman
Directions to downtown St Albans:
      Interstate 89 to St Albans (exit 19). Follow the exit ramp through a 4-way stop to a T intersection with U.S. Route 7. Turn right onto Route 7, heading north toward St Albans City. Simple Pleasures is at 84 North Main Street, a few doors before City Hall, in St Albans. Admission is free but donations will be happily accepted.
      Check this page, watch the newspapers, and look for posters with the performers and the art on exhibit.

All Arts Exhibit at the Border

      The 99,000 people who visit the Welcome Center at the Highgate Springs Border station can view one of a dozen Franklin County artists each year. We install a rotating art shows at the center on the first of each month; Our featured artists remain on display for one month. Periodically, we also fill a display case with local sculpture.
Dates Fine Artist
June 1 - 30 Mary Harper
July 1 - 31 Corliss Blakely
August 1 - 31 Doug Houle
September 1 - 30 Alice Astleford
October 1 - 31 Wayne Tarr
November 1 - 30 Joy Mashtare
December 1 - 31 Connie Clay-Bickel
January 11 Meredith Roberts
February 8 Bob Brodeur
March 15 David Juaire
April 12 tba
May 10 Josh Derner
June 14 tba
July 11 tba
August 8 Melissa Haberman
September 12 tba
Directions to the Visitor Center at Highgate Springs:
      From the North--Interstate 89 to the United States - Canadian Border. Cross through United States Customs and bear right into the "Welcome To Vermont" Visitor Center.
      From the South--Interstate 89 to the Canadian Border (north of exit 22). Turn Left in the turn lane immediately before U.S. Customs and cross the Interstate into the Visitor Center driveway.
      Check this page, watch the newspapers, and look for posters with the current art on exhibit.

All Arts Council of Franklin County

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Highgate Springs, VT 05460
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