martha canfield library

PO Box 267 • 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 05250
802.375.6153 •

  • Tuesday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday — 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday — 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday — 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Russell Collection

Open 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesdays or by appointment

Canfield Gallery

The Canfield Gallery

On the lower level of the library, a regular series of exhibitions present educational exhibits, juried art shows and work for sale by area artists, photographers, and artisan handcrafters. Artist talks and opening receptions are also scheduled throughout the month. Please follow us on Facebook for information and updates on events.

Norman Rockwell and the Arlington Artists

extended through November!

A major historical exhibition, profiling the community of famous artists, illustrators and writers gathered in Arlington during the middle of the 20th century opens Saturday, June 30th.


From roughly 1920 to 1960, Arlington was home to an influential community of artists whose work shaped our image of America. Led by Norman Rockwell, these artists produced hundreds of illustrations for major magazines like The Saturday Evening Post, ads for major corporations and influential public service campaigns. This historical exhibit chronicles these artists and their friendships as well as the the local residents who served as their models. In addition, reproductions of Norman Rockwell’s famous paintings of the Four Freedoms will be on display. These paintings were the centerpiece of a national campaign to support the cost of World War II through the sale of War Bonds. The exhibit explains how the Arlington residents who modeled for the paintings helped raise the equivalent of more than a billion dollars by touring the country promoting the sale of war bonds.

The exhibit was curated by Don Trachte Jr., a Rockwell model and son of Don Trachte, one of the Arlington artists who drew the famous Henry cartoon strip for more than 50 years.

The Gallery is open during library hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday from 2 to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, call 802-375-6153, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or find us on Facebook. A portion of all artwork sold in the gallery goes to support the community-wide work of the nonprofit Martha Canfield Library.


February 15 to March 15
Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards
Opening Reception: 
Thursday, February 15 from 5:00-7:30 pm

March 22 to April 28
Lesley Heathcote: Portraits of Nature
Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 22 from 5:00-7:30 pm

May 12 to June 23
Group Exhibition: The Art of Angling
Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 12 from 2:00-5:00 pm

June 30 to November (extended)
Norman Rockwell and the Arlington Artists
Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 30 from 2:00-5:00 pm

New Books

for all ages


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