Shelburne Arts Co-Operative: Making More Than Art

Shelburne Arts Co-Operative: Making More Than Art

“It’s like being a part of a family,” says Laurie Wheeler of the Shelburne Arts Cooperative. The close-knit feeling created by the co-op is impressive given its size and scope: It has grown from eight founding members in 1998 to over 60 members today, the majority of whom live in Franklin County, though membership extends throughout the Valley. 

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The Power of Co-Operation

The Power of Co-Operation

My parents were of the meat-and-potatoes generation, but I took a different road. I laughed at my parents’ jokes about my sprouts and greens alongside the gallons of milk and margarine in the refrigerator. I saw the Genesee Co-op Natural Foodstore in Rochester as my one way to access healthy, organic foods that weren't available in supermarkets. At the co-op, I also discovered a vibrant community and warm connections. 

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