Vergennes, Vermont is located on Route 22A in Addison County, 25 miles south of Burlington and 12 miles north of Middlebury. The City of Vergennes is Vermont's first incorporated city, making it the oldest city in Vermont. Vergennes is also the smallest city (by population) in Vermont.
The city was named for the Comte de Vergennes, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and negotiator of the Treaty of Paris. It was in Vergennes, on Otter Creek, where the fleet that would defeat the British on Lake Champlain was built and armed. A historic marker can be found on the east side of Otter Creek where the shipyard once stood.
Vergennes is also home to Basin Harbor, a summer resort where you'll find wholesome family fun, romance, and recreational sports for every conceivable type.
Northern Daughters is excited to present A Crossing Place, a solo exhibit of new work from Anna Dibble, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from August 2nd through September 30th with an opening reception on August 10th from 5-8pm. Anna Dibble’s work is always based in the wild, “It’s about the time of life on earth: from early Ordovician oceans, through the layers of rocks and fossils, to the current dysfunctional ecosystem we’ve managed to create during our march of folly. Non-linear, circular time. The past in the present.” the artist states. Her work is driven by her love of, and place within the natural world, and her deep concern for its future. The artists working process is a search, as she says “A daily reach towards progress, a shuffle, an excavation and a strange hope.” Anna Dibble’s current series began at a crossing place. The paintings bring the viewer into a world of beauty and new found solitude illustrative of a new uncertain life under construction. The animals Dibble is so well known for are still present in her current paintings, now inhabiting the wilderness through which the artist seems to be traveling. This body of work is evidence of a personal mythology the viewer is privileged to experience.
The 37th annual Vergennes Day is Saturday, August 25th with a street dance the night before featuring “The Hitmen” from 7 to 10 pm. Check out 60+ vendor booths in City Park, live music on the bandstand, pancake breakfast at the fire station, horse and wagon rides, Little City Road Race, Lions Club chicken BBQ, and merchant sales throughout downtown.