Photo of an elderly man, Jay Zwynenburg, standing inside the picture framing section of an art supply store.
Jay Zwynenburg, along with his wife, Joan (not pictured), are celebrating 50 years in business in Bennington.

Jay’s Art Shop & Frame Gallery Celebrates 50 Years

April 14, 2022

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BENNINGTON — The Better Bennington Corporation will contribute to the celebration of Jay’s Art Shop & Frame Gallery‘s 50th Anniversary with a presentation and honorary Ribbon Cutting on Friday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

Jay’s will be open at 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with their annual MEGA-sale of 50% off of everything except picture framing. Their store has a plethora of inventory from clothing, umbrellas, and cards to arts and crafts supplies and souvenirs. This sale is especially incredible as they are doing it for the 50th time! 

Jay and Joan Zwynenburg moved to Bennington from Pennsylvania in 1971 after Jay’s career as a General Manager. They fell in love with the town and decided they wanted to open a gift shop and framing gallery right in the middle of everything. They have been a beloved fixture in Bennington’s Downtown ever since. 

The public is invited to join the celebration at 11:00 a.m. as the Zwynenburg are honored for their dedication to Bennington’s downtown and for their impeccable service over the years to our entire community. 


The mission of the Better Bennington Corporation is to lead and support public and private efforts that enhance downtown as the vital commercial and cultural heart of the community.

The Better Bennington Corporation (BBC) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believes these fundamental principles inform and strengthen the BBC’s ability to respond to changing demographics and the needs of all who live in, work in, or visit Downtown Bennington. 

Jason Velázquez

Jason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.
Phone: (413) 776-5125

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