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Artists, Craftsmen and Entertainment

The beauty and remoteness of the area lends itself to those with creative spirits and talented hands.  In and beyond Burke, you'll find many Artists and Craftspeople hard at work letting inspiration get the best of them.  A visit to their shops or studios is a must do experience during your Vermont vacation, just be sure to call ahead to let them know you're coming.  Oftentimes, you can purchase work from their website as well or visit our Online Country Store to peruse and purchase hand made items.

David Tanych

Size matters, according to fine woodworker and metal sculptor, David Tanych. He has been building objects since his father gave him a saw, hammer, nails and a block of wood at the age of 10. A veteran home and furniture builder, David has turned his interest in design and fabrication from the functional and practical to the imaginative and artistic. His metal sculptures can often be found in the lush landscape paintings of his artist wife, Meryl Lebowitz.

Kirby, VT 05851 
802-777-7002 |

Clarner Woodworks

Clarner Woodworks is a one-man furniture shop dedicated to the design and creation of heirloom quality furniture. Solid hardwoods, traditional joinery, interesting details and subtle curves are elements found at the core of Clarner Woodworks furniture. Call ahead to visit the studio.

170 Maple Lane, East Burke, VT 05832 
802-626-8935 |

Burklyn Arts Council

Burklyn Arts Council is a not for profit organization serving the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (specifically the towns of Lyndonville, Burke, Sutton, Newark, Sheffield, Wheelock, Concord and Lunenberg). We provide mini-grants for arts-related projects in our schools and in the community, including art projects, music & art supplies, visiting artists, community events and more. We fund these projects largely through revenue from two major craft fairs we hold annually.

14 Depot Street, Lyndonville, VT 05851 |

Chuck Guest

View Chuck's abstract imagery at Chuck's Flooring in East Burke Village. His work reflects a love of the ocean and nature. Chuck's paintings are created on stretchers that are made in Vermont from reclaimed wood.

205 Route 114, East Burke, VT 05832 
802-626-5021 |

High Beams Lighting

One-of-a-kind hand-made lighting. Lamps are made of copper and brass and given a patina. Shades are made of Mica with real botanicals. Mica shades can withstand 350 degrees. The mineral is perfect for lampshades.

29 Michaud Drive, Sutton, VT 05867 
802-467-3943 |

Sanderson's Wooden Bowls

One-of-a-kind, hand-turned wooden bowls. We turn our bowls from Hardwoods from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Several other turned items available. Be sure to visit our Nigerian Dwarf Goats while you are here! We are 2 and a half miles North of East Burke Village on Route 114.

2902 Vermont Route 114, East Burke, VT 05832 
802-626-9622 |

Tara Lynn

Designer and couturier Tara Lynn makes truly unique natural fiber wedding gowns. Inspired by her clients and her love of nature every gown is one a kind; they may feature colorful hand embroidered or hand painted flowers, butterflies or might be trimmed with heirloom lace. She works with brides of all ages. For a truly personal experience speak with eco-couture fashion designer Tara Lynn. She has been outfitting brides and grooms across the country for eco-friendly weddings since 1999. Wear something special that feels like you!

935 US Route 5, Sutton, VT 05867 
802-467-9036 |

Herb Swanson Photography

Herb Swanson has been a photographer for over three decades. Based in Vermont, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, news assignments and web productions. His published work regularly appears in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Outside, Smithsonian, DownEast and many other publications.

154 Jewell Hill, Lyndonville, VT 05851 
802-626-6049 |

Sweetwater Studios

Studio 1 - Karen is a yoga teacher certified in Anusara and Trapeze yoga. Please visit for more information
Studio 2 - Karen is a true Vermonter who appreciates the rural landscape of the Green Mountain State and coastal New England. You can explore and purchase her photos online at

135 Sweetwater Lane, East Burke, VT 05832 |

Meryl Lebowitz

Self-taught oil painter, Lebowitz has experimented with painting not only on canvas and paper, but on a variety of unlikely surfaces, from violins to scrap metal. Her paintings range from the realistic to the surrealistic, often combining photographs with the painted image. Her subjects are familiar: local faces and landscapes, the interior of her studio or favorite restaurants, friends and family, but their appeal is universal. Her award winning work can be found in collections throughout the United States.

Kirby, VT 05851 
802-535-9877 |

Alia Thabit Traditional & Avant-Garde Belly Dance

Alia offers belly dancing classes, coaching and private lessons, and corporate training programs. She welcomes beginners through professional dancers and teachers. Alia champions belly dance as a vehicle for healing and joy. Classes may focus on performance, teaching, or emotional and physical well-being and healing. Private lessons and corporate programs are also available. Alia has over 30 years of experience as a professional educator, working with all ages from pre-K through college and beyond. She has taught at the college level for 20 years, and online college courses for over 10 years.

West Burke, VT 05871 
802-488-5234 |

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