Urban-style artwork benefits Shelburne Craft School

The third annual Wall to Canvas has come and gone. The sun was out, creativity was flowing, the music was blasting, and artist Jon Young was awarded the People’s Choice Award and $500. Young, a product and technical advisor for Holbein Art Materials, USA, paints every day using  vibrant colors and serene subjects. He creates large works in acrylics using brush, stencil, and spray techniques.

But the event was not all about the artists. This urban arts competition featured 12 street-style artists competing live in the brewery parking lot at Magic Hat last Saturday, Aug. 25 was a benefit for the Shelburne Craft School. At the end of the competition, a live art auction led by Jamie Polli, raised $5,000 for the School’s educational purposes.

Wall to Canvas artists Nicholas Heilig aka ‘Backwood,’ Todd Kiel, and Scott Monteiro work in close proximity during the competition.

Twenty-five-year-old Vermont born artist Sienna Fontaine works on her entry.

Winning artist Jon Young of St. Albans paints every day.

Exhibiting artist George Gonzalez puts the finishing touches on his piece.

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