Noah’s Ark Just over a year ago, Vaillancourt Folk Art introduced the limited edition, monthly Ark Club. With two options (basic or extended), the club was quick to sell out within two days. Since then, recipients have been receiving a pair of animals each month—including giraffes, tigers, bears, lions, and rhinoceroses. The wooden ark, which will be shipping in June, was originally made overseas by Byers Choice, Ltd., but Judi took it upon herself to remove the decal of the yellow floral band that they had used and repaint each ark by hand; creating a truly unique collection. As a family business in America, we often rely on partnering with other artists like Byers’ Choice and Lynn Haney as we did with the American Christmas Series. Keep your eyes peeled for another Ark Club to be coming this year with another version of the Ark, carved by an american artist that many collectors may know! Monthly clubs are a great way to build a collection over a period of time. Whether it’s the Nativity Club, Mini Club 1 or 2, or even the Snowman Club, our clubs are a great way to celebrate the season throughout the year!