A total of 70 Proctor and Florence employees of Omya gathered to create this heart photo while attending the calcium carbonate-producing company’s annual holiday luncheon. The heARTs of Rutland! is a community street art project featuring large fiberglass hearts painted by local artists.
Rutland The heARTs of Rutland! community street art project will hold unveiling celebration on Sunday, June 10, at noon following the Crowley Road Race.
The event will be held in front of the Court House on Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland, Vermont. 30 hearts painted by local artists will be showcased. There will be a performance by Drum Journeys of Earth.
The heARTs of Rutland! street art project celebrates our people and pride in everything the region has to offer, and how our people, businesses and community come together showing heart in so many ways.
A series of talented local artists have just finished painting the 30 hearts that will be showcased at the Unveiling Celebration. The fiberglass hearts will celebrate the creativity of our local arts community, and create a sense of excitement and vibrancy within our region, welcoming people to visit and explore what we have to offer.
After the Unveiling, the hearts will be on display in Rutland and around the region until heART's Nov. 2 live auction.
The project is for the benefit of Rutland and the region with profits distributed to victims of disaster in the Rutland Region and children’s art education.
Omya is the presenting sponsor.
The heARTs of Rutland! is a community partnership organized under the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont with support from the Downtown Rutland Partnership, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, Rutland Economic Development Corp.
For more information on how you can become involved as a sponsor, donor or volunteer, call 775-8836 or 773-0672. Be sure to check out our Facebook page, The heARTs of Rutland.
Heart sponsors to date:
Hull Maynard Hersey Insurance; Heritage Family Credit Union; Stewart’s Shops; Rutland Intermediate School; Lake Sunapee Bank; Castleton State College; Foley Family of Companies; Rutland Regional Medical Center; VSECU; Art & Antiques on Center and Gus Louras; Grace Congregational United Church of Christ; Ryan Smith and Carbine; VELCO; Five Elements Salon and Day Spa and Green Mountain Family Practice; Wilk Paving; Hubbardton Forge; Libby and Phil Moore; Downtown Rutland Partnership; G.E. Aviation; the Zivitzs and the Burkes; Sue & Scott Richards and Paul and Ingrid Gallo; Trust Company of Vermont; Jessica Anderson, Chuck Gaede, and Mitch Rosengarten, UBS Financial Services; Merchants Bank/Merchants Trust Company; I AM VERMONT STRONG, Mary & Alec Gerster, Sabra Field, Steve & Nancy Burzon, Kathy Barrett, Art Crowley, LMW Design.
Fox 101 and the Rutland Herald.
Castleton Crackers, Dr. Michael Dick DMD
In-kind sponsors: Norma Montaigne/Anything Graphic; Foley Family of Companies; High Design Creative Group; Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce; Downtown Rutland Partnership; Rutland Economic Development Corp.; A. Tedesco Masonry; Robert Prozzo Auctioneer; Lowell Snowdon Klock; Mr. Twitter’s Garden and Gift Emporium; Home Depot; Franklin Conference Center; McClellan and Bloomer P.C.; J.P. Carrara & Sons; Drum Journey of Earth; Stafford Technical Center Construction Program.