Randolph Vermont, the largest town in Orange County, is located near the center of the state, on the border of the "Central Vermont" and the "Eastern Vermont Gateway" regions of the state. Originally named "Middlesex," the town was renamed in honor of Edmund Randolph, the first U.S. Attorney General, to encourage recognition of the state by the United States.
Randolph is recognized as the home of Justin Morgan, owner and breeder of a small bay stallion named "Figure," the foundation sire of the Morgan Horse breed which, in 1961, became the official state animal of Vermont.
Conveniently located off I-89 at exit 12, today Randolph is a lively center of trade and agriculture, offering beautiful natural surroundings to residents and visitors alike. While in Randolph, visit the Chandler Center for the Arts where you can enjoy their rich programs of visiting artists and local entertainment. Randolph is also home to the Gifford Medical Center, and Vermont Technical College.
handler’s Main Gallery will showcase the skill and creativity of Vermont artisans and specialty food producers. A wide range of artistic media is represented, including pottery, hand-bound books, silk scarves, woodblock prints, stained glass, felted wool animals, and much more. Other products include books by local authors, beeswax candles, maple syrup, natural soaps, and handcrafted chocolates. Many favorites will return to show their latest work, including printmaker and pastel artist Daryl Storrs, ceramicist Andrea Trzaskos, and letterpress printer Kelly McMahon. Chandler will also share the work of its newest exhibitors, including stained glass artist Terry Zigmund, potter Jean Meinhardt, and mixed-media artist Mary Hill.