Maps for everyone
We believe the best way to remember a place is to experience the landscape again, so our models help you see and feel the places you love. Maps also connect adventures from all backgrounds. From tactile learners to the visually impaired, we hope to inspire a new conversation of what mapmaking and connection to place mean.
Vermont Adaptive empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming. We are currently developing 3D models of Sugarbush Ski Area to support visually-impaired athletes to understand the adventure ahead of them in a day on the slopes.
Rumney Craiggin' Classic
We donated a model in 2021 to the silent auction at this three-day climbing festival to raise funds for the AAC’s Live Your Dream grant!
Homeless Shelter Fundraising
In 2021, we partnered with the Charter House Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food, housing and transitional services to the unhoused in and around Middlebury, Vermont. In conjunction with 3 other Vermont artists, we donated a rendition of Lake Champlain to help raise over $3,300!
Land Trust Partnership
The Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) works with our community to conserve natural and productive landscapes, and to enhance scenic, recreation, and educational opportunities. In 2021, we donated a 24" x 16" x 3" model of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) to MALT, a trail network MALT built and maintains.
Nocturne Arts Festival When night falls, art takes over! Dance, film, drawing, painting, theater, music, poetry, sculpture, circus, lights, food, and projects that defy categorization come together on Middlebury's campus for an immersive, night-long celebration of student art. In 2021, we displayed the TAM in both our unique wood layering design and on a live-edge tree cookie, as well as Catamount, Sugarbush, and the Snow Bowl. In 2019, our display included the Snow Bowl, Camel's Hump, Mt. Mansfield, and a multi-piece model of the Adirondacks High Peaks Region.
Extraordinary Initiative Award
Middlebury College recognizes an exceptional program, cultural event, guest speaker, or production that is conceived and carried out by students. In 2019, we received this award for establishing the Lesson Fund, a program that provides ski lessons, rental gear, and lift tickets to 200+ Middlebury students on financial aid who would have otherwise not been able to afford them.
Empowering Young Female Athletes
The Stride Foundation provides mentorship, gear, and learning opportunities for young female athletes in Vermont to help girls become leaders through sports. In 2019, we donated two pieces to a raffle fundraiser hosted at Notte Pizza Bar.
Middlebury College Lesson Fund
As first-year students at Middlebury College and ski and snowboard instructors at the Snow Bowl, we noticed that not all of our snow-loving peers frequented the slopes. To remove the financial barrier excluding many students from skiing, we established the Lesson Fund to cover the cost of lessons, equipment, and lift passes for 200+ Middlebury students on financial aid who would have otherwise not been able to afford them.
Helping everyone to connect With place
A picture is worth a thousand words, but touching your favorite place is something more. We know first-hand the places around us shape who we are; the relationships we form in these places create our most treasured memories. Learn how our maps support people of all backgrounds to explore and connect with the places around them.