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Who's Good: Muralist Mary Lacy

Published August 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Updated December 10, 2019 at 5:14 p.m.

  • Matthew Thorsen
  • Mary Lacy

  • Age: 25
  • Occupation: artist
  • Town: Burlington

Muralist Mary Lacy's sweet ride isn't a convertible or an SUV; it's a bucket truck — a van with an extendable cherry picker mounted on the roof. She used it to paint a 28-foot-tall hummingbird on the side of the American Flatbread building at the corner of St. Paul and College streets. It also helped her reach the tops of the 32-foot-tall silos outside the Pine Street headquarters of Dealer.com (see above); her brightly colored silo murals were finished just in time for the 2015 South End Art Hop. The Jericho native's work can also be found in venues in New York City and San Francisco.

Favorite local artist:
Eben Markowski and his "Gravity the elephant" [at Burlington International Airport]. He gets the most unique but defining characteristics of an elephant so perfectly. I'm obsessed with the chains as its wrinkles. 

Best place to get a sweet treat:
Anywhere with maple creemees — Burlington Bay Market & Café or the stand next to ECHO on the bike path. The best one I've ever had, and will go out of my way to get, is in Cambridge on the way to Mount Mansfield on Route 15 at the Maple Outlet.

Where you can find me on a Friday night out:
Zero Gravity, Skinny Pancake, Three Needs. Maybe all three in that order. 

Vermont destination worth driving for:
Lake Willoughby in Westmore. Kayak or canoe, if possible!