Posted on Dec 08, 2020
Sponsored by The Barre Rotary Club
In collaboration with the Barre Paletteers
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
 
Cats, Dogs and Thunder Road Race Cars Are Coming to Barre
This is the first year that The Barre Rotary Club is doing this new and exciting fund-raising project.  We hope it is successful and that it continues every year on the main street of Barre.
Make plans to host a decorated fiberglass cat, dog or Thunder Road race car for the summer of 2021. They will be available for as little as $550.00 and will be decorated by well-known artists as well as The Paletteers of Vermont. Cats, dogs and race cars will be on display from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend on North Main Street in beautiful downtown Barre and will be auctioned off on September 18, 2021 at 3 PM at The Barre Art Splash Auction & Gala at The Vermont Granite Museum of Barre.
Note; Race cars will be a 1932, Ford, Three Window, Coupe from Thunder Road & Ford & Chevy late-models.
 
How Does the Barre Art Splash Work?
The Barre Paletteers and other artists will decorate the art items during the fall and winter of 2020/2021.
Sponsors looking for a design to complement their business can contact a Barre Rotary Club officer and we will work with you to organize a meeting with an artist to create a design specific to your business.  Club officers are listed on the bottom right side of the home page of our web site, www.barrevtrotary.org. The Artists will then transform their art items for the May unveiling. Cats, dogs and race cars will be on display from Memorial Day through Labor Day.     
Sponsors will have the choice of the art objects being displayed in front of their business if it is on North Main Street. Below is what they will look like on a steel stand
 from DMS Machine with a beautiful granite base from Swenson Granite once decorated.
Our first art item, "Denise" on a galvanized stand mounted on a beautiful granite base. The stand and the base weigh 250 lbs.
 
Where do the Art Items Go After the summer?
Following their summer on the street, the cats, dogs and race cars will be auctioned off at The Barre Art Splash, Auction & Gala at the Vermont Granite Museum, September 18, 2021. The profits are then divided up.  Firstly, in profound appreciation for the work done by the artists, they will receive a 25% share of the gross amount that the art item brings at auctioned.  The net proceeds will then go to The Barre Rotary Club to fund many of the β€œgood works” projects that the club does on a regular basis.
 
How do you come up with the $550.00 sponsor fee?  Be creative..... Partner with another business to sponsor a cat, dog or old race car. Or Maybe Co-op with.....   
A neighboring business                             Your local contractor or engineer  
Your local landscaper                                Your financial institution   
Your favorite purveyor                              Community organizations    
Your local fuel provider                             Some of your board members   
 Your regular customers                             Your financial advisor or accountant  
Your healthcare provider                           Your plumber, electrician, roofer..... 
      The opportunities are endless.           
 
                       
All Sponsor names will appear on
the Official β€œBarre Art Splash” Guide and Map.   
Available in Print and Online! 
We will have 37 cats, dogs and race cars featured throughout Barre from Memorial Day – through Labor Day 2021. 
 
Choices Available
 
     
 
CAT - LARGE SITTING     
Item Number: 111       
Dimension: 28”H x 18” W x 14"D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAT - LARGE STANDING
Item Number: 112   
Dimension: 28"H x 29"L x 13"D       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 
                      
 
DOG - BASSET HOUND 
Item Number: 178              
Dimension: 20”H x 35” L x 9” D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STANDING DOG - BOXER 
Item Number: 3302                                                         
Dimension: 20”H x 35” L x 9” D                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DOG - GERMAN SHEPHERD – SITTING
Item Number: 3313
Dimension: 30”H x 18” W x 10” D   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 DOG - LABRADOR RETRIEVER SITTING
 Item Number: 3317 A
 25” H x 28” W x 12” D 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                            
 
The cats and dogs will be manufactured by The Cowpainters Company in Chicago an all-woman owned company
 
This 1932 Ford, Three Window Coupe, from Thunder Road, owned by Lloyd Hutchins of Barre and driven by Henry Montandon β€œThe Frozen Logger” will be one of the race cars built. It was built by Lloyd in the early years of Thunder Road. He sold the car a long time ago and then many years later bought it back and restored it. It still runs. We wish to thank Lloyd for providing this car to build the mold for the Arcana Workshop, manufacturer of the race cars and all his help with this project.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
The Arcana Workshop, Owned by Mike Turner is building the mold and will manufacturer the fiberglass   race cars right here in Barre. We will be helping to keep jobs in Barre and maybe create jobs if enough race cars are sponsored.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art auction September 18, 2021 at the Vermont Granite Museum at 3 PM.
 
The second car will be a late-model race car.
 
Guess Who?
Sponsorship Levels
 
1.      ART COLLECTOR Category - $975.00 For Cats & Dogs – or $1075.00 For Race Cars
Note; Race car will be a 1932 Ford, Three Window, Coupe or a Late-Model from Thunder Road
Supports two decorated cats, dogs or race cars and will receive the following:
Sponsor name on every ancillary event/program 
Sponsor name and logo recognition on β€œBarre Art Splash” printed Guide & Map
Sponsor name and logo recognition on β€œBarre Art Splash” Guide & Map on The Barre Rotary Club web site 
Plaque on the art object display platform indicating Sponsor, Artist and Cat or dog’s name and race car driver
Bonus Bucks If the sponsor is the winning bidder at the auction for an art item, they will receive a $50.00 discount off the final price
Recognition at the Barre Art Splash Auction and Gala on September 18, 2021
10 Tickets to the Auction and Gala
 
2.        CONNOISSEUR Category - $950.00 For Cats & Dogs – or $1050.00 For Race Cars
Note; Race car will be a 1932 Ford, Three Window, Coupe or a Late-Model from Thunder Road
Supports two decorated cats, dogs or race cars and will receive the following:
Sponsor name on every ancillary event/program 
Sponsor name recognition on β€œBarre Art Splash” printed Guide & Map
Sponsor name on β€œBarre Art Splash” Guide & Map on The Barre Rotary Club web site 
Plaque on the art object display platform indicating Sponsor, Artist and Cat or dog’s name and race car driver
Bonus Bucks If the sponsor is the winning bidder at the auction for an art item, they will receive a $50.00 discount off the final price
Recognition at the Auction and Gala in September 2021
8 Tickets to the Auction and Gala                                                                                                                           
 
3.      Appreciator of the Arts Category - $600.00 For Cat Dog – or $650.00 For Race Car
Note; Race car will be a 1932 Ford, Three Window, Coupe or a Late-Model from Thunder Road
Supports one decorated cat, dog or race car and will receive the following,
Sponsor name on most ancillary event/programs 
Sponsor name and logo recognition on β€œBarre Art Splash” printed Guide & Map 
Sponsor name and logo recognition on β€œBarre Art Splash” Guide & Map on The Barre Rotary Club web site 
Plaque on the art object display platform indicating Sponsor, Artist and Cat or dog’s name and race car driver
Bonus Bucks If the sponsor is the winning bidder at the auction for an art item, they will receive a $50.00 discount off the final price
Recognition at the Auction and Gala in September 2021
6 Tickets to the Auction and Gala
 
4.      Art Explorer Category – $550.00 For Cat, Dog – or $600.00 For Race Car
Note; Race car will be a 1932 Ford, Three Window, Coupe or a Late-Model from Thunder Road
Supports one decorated cats, dogs or race cars and will receive the following:
Sponsor name on every ancillary event/program 
Sponsor name and logo recognition on β€œBarre Art Splash” printed Guide & Map
Plaque on the art object display platform indicating Sponsor, Artist and Cat or dog’s name and race car driver 
Bonus Bucks If the sponsor is the winning bidder at the auction for an art item, they will receive a $50.00 discount off the final price
Recognition at the Auction and Gala in September 2021
4 Tickets to the Auction and Gala