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Lake Champlain sailboats receive extreme makeover

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in In the news

Report By: Keith McGilvery, WCAX

BURLINGTON, Vt. –
The shores of Lake Champlain are getting a bit more colorful in the Queen City.

The Lake Champlain Sailing Center and Dealer.com unveiled extreme makeovers to four sailboats. Area artists had the unique opportunity to use these brand new sails as their canvases to display their talents.

The massive murals will be on display whenever the boats hit the water as part of classes or other center sponsored events.

“These are some of the biggest canvases available, certainly on the waterfront, they’re 24-feet tall, 11-feet wide and triangular, and so except for Mary Lacy’s hummingbird on a three-story building in Burlington, there are few places artists have an opportunity for a canvas of this scale,” said Mark Naud, Lake Champlain Sailing Center executive director.

The new floating gallery was eight months in the making. The center hopes it will continue to grow as more new sails are added to the fleet.
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