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Illuminate Vermont Artisan Street Festival

Food trucks and tents at a winter event with little lights.

On a dark April night, as Vermont anticipates a once-in-a-lifetime total eclipse, Illuminate Vermont shines bright with the power of artistic expression and celebration. Enjoy cocktails, food trucks, live music, and shopping at this indoor/outdoor market. Admission is free! Vermont’s newest artistic festival returns April 5 & 6, 2024!

Friday Events

The Library will host performers in the living room area and the Friends of the Library will have a pop-up book sale featuring children's books and mass market paperbacks.

The Library will be closed for other business.

Saturday Performances

Dr. Jolivette Poetry Theater

Saturday, April 6, 5:00-6:00pm

Dr. Jolivette Anderson-Douoning speaking

Dr. Jolivette Anderson-Douoning has been an Artist-in-Residence at the South Burlington Library since February. She performs Poetry Theater, a lively spoken word artform, with themes from growing up in Louisiana, living in Mississippi, in Indiana, and eventually becoming a proud resident of Vermont. Her stories connect to the history of African Americans from the 1700s to the present and touches on the relationships between Black Americans and recent Black / African immigrants from other parts of the world, specifically West Africa. Dr. J also teaches American history at St. Michael’s College.

For a sampling of Dr. Jolivette's reading poetry, check out this video of the Feb. 1 devotional at the Vermont Statehouse for the beginning of Black History Month. The reading runs from the beginning of the video to minute 3:36. The poems are My Migration Part 1 by Jolivette Anderson-Douoning and  "Midway" by Naomi Long Madgett.

Music Brings Joy

Saturday, April 6, 7:00–8:30pm