Founded in 1995
A Project of the Arts Council of Windham County
A YANKEE MAGAZINE EDITORS' CHOICE in 2004
A year-round, festive FIRST FRIDAY stroll, 5:30 to
in downtown Brattleboro, Vt. and nearby locations.
GALLERY WALK IS ON FRIDAY, JULY 5.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, August 2.
VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN
1. Faithful Few Tattoo
698 Putney Rd., #2, (802) 579-1563,
Tattoo artist-manager Brett Caron eats, sleeps, and
bleeds art. He takes pride in all his work, whether in permanent ink on a human canvas
or seared meticulously into skateboards repurposed as clocks. Always seeking something
new or original for his artistic expression, Brett is displaying hand-painted puzzles,
paintings on glass, and other mixed-media works. Work by a rotation of other artists
will also be featured. Faithful Few Tattoo is professionally licensed and family
friendly, and has been voted "Best Tattoo Studio" in the area for the past six years.
If you cannot visit during Gallery Walk, stop by during regular business hours:
Tues.-Sat. 12 to 8.1
The Marina Restaurant
2. The Marina Restaurant
28 Spring Tree Rd. (down behind 464 Putney Rd. -
where the West River meets the Connecticut), (802) 257-7563,
New since June is work by photographer Dara Carleton,
who recently exhibited at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro. Her images reflect an
interest in Local Raptors, especially Bald Eagles. Ongoing exhibits include
Ray Fiske's "Canvas and Steel" series;Alex Hrabchak's watercolors;
painter Kristina Wentzell's flora, fauna, and landscapes; Tiffany Heerema's
collages of vintage food imagery; Tina Olsen's botanical illustrations;
Martha Dolan's landscapes and contemporary artwork; Janet Picard's
mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still lifes; and Deborah
Lazar's impressionist-realist paintings. Walk "munchies" available 5-6:30. A casual
waterfront eatery with sunset view, The Marina is open daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
C. X. Silver Gallery
3. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
Open for Gallery Walk 5-7:30 pm on July 5; otherwise open
year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Showing through July 9 is Nina
Isabelle's Remarkable New Locations: An installation about location, space,
language, and perception"; open during Gallery Walk and by appointment, (802) 257-7898
x1. Multimedia conceptual artist Isabelle works in prints, sculpture, word art, spoken
word, sound, collaboration, and
cxsilvergallery.com/nina-isabelle. Continuing through July: Nye Ffarrabas –
Fluxus Dialogue, featuring the Infinite Event Score (2019) and selected works from
Nye's 60+ years as a visual artist and 80+ years as a poet.... OPENING Tuesday, July 23,
is Michel Moyse and Le Xi: Deconstructed Narrative in Video, Motion Painting, and
Multimedia. Reception and Discussion with the Artists on Thurs., July 25, 7-9 pm....
DIM SUM CATERING by appointment; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802)
257-7898.... Self-contained 3rd floor airBnB apartment with art all around:
VENUES IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN
& Art Center
4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION from 5:30 on Gallery Walk
night. Raffle tickets for a Wolf Kahn original pastel on sale during the Walk ($60 ea.
or 3 for $150), and 10% discount on new memberships.... Outdoor sculptures by
Timothy Segar are showing through November 1 while his Character Development
studies on paper are inside with other newly installed exhibits showing through Sept.
23—these include Ocean's Edge; Dona Ann McAdams: Performative
Acts; David Plowden: Bridges; Barbara Takenaga: Looking at
Blue; and Angus McCullough: Coincidence Control.... General Hours:
OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; free for
everyone on Thurs. 2-5 pm.
5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Dave Mazor is showing large-format prints using the
unique style of steel wool photography he discovered after moving to Vermont in 2008.
A New York native, Dave set out on his path to becoming a professional photographer
in 2001 at a New Hampshire art school and now teaches at Brattleboro Union High
School. He devotes his free time to freelance photography and also provides a wide
range of photographic services to the public. See the feature article
in this site's archives at www.GalleryWalk.org/Archives/Mazor.html and Dave's website at
www.davemazorphotography.com for further information. The
Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a
picturesque waterfront location with free parking. Lunch & dinner daily 11:30-10,
Fri.-Sat. till 11.
GABI MARTIN et al.
River Gallery School
6. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Adults and teens in Adult Studio classes are exhibiting
artwork completed this past semester. Artists at all levels work side by side to form
a supportive multigenerational community. The teachers, all working artists themselves,
interact individually with each student, and resulting drawings and paintings range
widely in mediums used, content, and approach.... Summer Studios are enrolling
now‐afternoon and evening sessions offer options for absolute beginners and
experienced artists looking to brush up their skills, or simply needing camaraderie
and support.... The Main Street Studio at sidewalk level is hosting portraits from the
ëLocal Facesí sessions.... GALLERY 34 features recent paintings by
7. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.theater.latchis.com,
The Latchis Gallery is hosting the Southern Vermont Dance
Festival (July 18-21) Movement 2019 exhibit "Photography by Zachary P. Stephens,"
documenting dance and movement at Luminz Studio. More images can be seen at
Also in the gallery is "Movement Through Glass" by local artist Zachary
Grace. This series of work is as much about the process as it is about the result.
For more Festival info and to purchase tickets go to
www.southernvermontdancefestival.com.... LATE-NIGHT CULT
CLASSIC FILM at 11 pm on July 5: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"; admission by
Vermont Center for
8. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
Featured through July 28 is "Lugo," featuring work by
Richard Max Gavrich, Emma Ressell, and Vanessa Kotovich, three
photographers who traveled to the small, unremarkable town of Lugo, Italy, in the
summers of 2014, 2016, and 2017, respectively. They were acutely aware that their task
of making a body of work "about" the town was doomed. Instead, they veered sharply
away from objective truth toward something far more instinctual. Gallery Walk
reception on Friday, June 7, 5:30-8:30. Additional info on the exhibit and center
programs available online.
35 Frost St., 1st floor past Mocha Joe's,
HatchSpace—a member-supported, non-profit woodshop,
school, and gallery—is hosting an ongoing demonstration of his craft by violin
maker Doug Cox, who is building two instruments in the HatchSpace Gallery area.
Each Wednesday from 1-6 pm, Doug is onsite making instruments. Stop by during Gallery
Walk evening to get a look at his progress, or on Wednesday afternoon to speak with
Doug and watch him at work.... A wooden rowing shell handmade by Graeme King
remains on display at the gallery along with technical drawings of the craft.
HatchSpace is offering a workshop this fall to build another of these beautiful boats.
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Wed. till 6, Sat. by appt.
Windham Movement Apparel
10. Headroom Stages
17 Elliot St. (upstairs), email@example.com
The Southern Vermont Dance Festival's (July 18-21) Movement
2019 exhibit "7 Amazing Years,î features seven years of posters, newspaper
articles, and programs. Beginning as a response to Tropical Storm Irene and the Brooks
House Fire, SVDF quickly established itself as an annual summer event. Come see where
we started and where we are today! Further info and tickets:
11. Windham Movement Apparel
2 Elliot St., (802) 246-1223, visit on Facebook,
The Southern Vermont Dance Festival (July 18-21) presents the
Movement 2019 exhibit "Images of AXIS Dance Company's Residency," 17 photographic
highlights by Annie Macy of a 2017 SVDF residency by the countryís most renowned
physically integrated dance company. Demonstrating the versatility of dance, these
images depict the artistry of three dancers in wheelchairs, and two not. Also showing at
WMA are images from Jeff Lewisís two-year project photographing bodies in
motion, circus and dance nudes, focusing on the bodyís strength and grace in action.
This show is of dancers in studio and woodland settings. Festival info/tickets at
www.southernvermontdancefestival.com. Open Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. 1-7,
Fri./Sat. 10-6, and till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.
Mocha Joe's Café
12. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
The Southern Vermont Dance Festival (July 18-21) presents the
Movement 2019 exhibit "Images of 2018's 8th Annual SVDF," twenty-four photographs
by Ea Maples, Marek Jagoda, Annie Macy and Allison Clarke. Highlighting
gala performances, informal concerts, classes, and community events, this exhibit
captures the essence of SVDF's motto "Where Movement Meets Community." For more Festival
info and tickets, visit www.southernvermontdancefestival.com. Stop by during the Walk and
all month for freshly roasted coffee or a seasonal drink with homemade pastries, and to
enjoy the show. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.
13. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309, www.facebook.com/Yalla-Vermont
July features the photography of Irshad Mustafa. Yalla
has provided the space for this exploration of light and shadow. No faces. Only hinting
silhouettes.... Enjoy authentic Middle Eastern fare made from scratch—including
handmade pitas and falafel—using locally sourced and organic ingredients when
possible. Closed Tues. & Wed., open Thurs./Sat./Sun./Mon. 10-3, Fri. 10-6 (later
for Gallery Walk)—subject to seasonal changes.
14. Echo Restaurant & Lounge
69-73 Main St., (802) 254-2073, echofoodanddrink.com &
Ceramic sculptures by Kathleen Gatto-Gurney are exhibited
in the garden through October. Serving brick-oven pizzas and creative Italian fare in
stylish surroundings, Echo serves dinner on Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. 5-9, Fri.-Sat. 1-10, and
Turn It Up!
15. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015, www.turnitup.com
The record shop features a collection of vintage music and
movie posters, several rare and collectible. Artists include the Beatles and solo
projects, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Clash, Prince, Gene Wilder, Marilyn Monroe,
Clint Eastwood. Turn It Up! sells new and classic music on vinyl and CD at bargain
prices every day. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-9, Sun. 11-6.
16. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
An exhibit of paintings by Melanie Phillips is being held
over through the end of July. Always looking for the common thread within space that
brings us together, plein air artist Phillips explores the interaction of light and air
and all the particles in-between. Blend order and chaos, add some color and energy, and
dimensional environments are created.... The café offers European-style breads;
soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats; open Mon.-Sat.
8-6, till 8 for the Walk, and Sun. 9-5.
Vermont Artisan Designs
17. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured in July is artwork by Dominic Koval,
photographs by Gary J. Smith, and paintings by Olena Babak. Koval's art
includes pastels and monoprints from his imagination. Smith's eclectic photographs
draw the viewer into his world. Babak's artwork is featured in the July issue of
Plein Air magazine. New jewelry from Michael Michaud has just arrived,
too. A portion of sales by featured artists will go to the Craft Emergency Relief
Fund. Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists and
craftspeople at a gallery that has been in existence for nearly 50 years.
18. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
River Gallery School is exhibiting works from the
Children's Subscription Art program that supports the Scholarship Fund. Framed
original artwork created by children attending River Gallery School is loaned to businesses
and members of the community for a year to hang in offices and homes. RGS is a 41-year-old
nonprofit located at 32 Main St., Brattleboro. Call (802) 257-1577 for information, or
visit the website for class offerings—rivergalleryschool.org. (See listing #5 for current exhibits.)
... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry,
and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6 to 8, including for Gallery
19. ZEPHYR DESIGNS
129 Main St., (802) 254-2788,
INTERACTIVE DEMO · 4 to 6 pm during Gallery Walk on July
5. Don Fitzpatrick: Drawing with a Harmonograph involves a kinetic apparatus that
employs pendulums to make fascinating images. Don uses a wide variety of inks and paper
in conjunction with two- and three-pendulum harmonographs to create his images. The
drawings are expressions of the frequencies and movements of the pendulums, and how the
operator moves the pendulums that connect to the pen and paper. Visitors will be able to
produce their own artworks using Don's machinery.
20. Gallery In The Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Dana Wigdor: "Journey to Alpha Selona" presents eight
surreal, transparent compositions depicting alternative worlds. Sparked by the artist's
link to an ancestor lost in a 1700s shipwreck, the year-long series describes a flight
through an imaginary solar system, symbolic of the non-rational immersion many artists
experience through the painting process. Wigdor asks, "How does a story become embedded
in the skin of an oil painting? The artist must reenact the atmosphere and events
themselves in the turbulence of painting. I poured loose glazes over the canvases
horizontally. There was gas and dust, intense heat and frigid
bleakness—infinite." Gallery Walk reception on July 5, 5:30-8:30; live music by
the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.
Gallery at The Garden
21. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
"Evolving in Watercolor" showcases painters Ali Edelstein,
Shelley Geller, Abbie Hatton, Ann Kremers, Gwen Steege, Margaret Weinland and
Elizabeth Whateley. Watercolors by this group, formed seven years ago, has
evolved from tentative beginnings to work that reflects the growing confidence, skill,
and creativity of each artist. These committed painters meet under the direction of
Bennington artist Ann Kremers, and when there is no class, they support each other in
art and life. Meet the artists and view their exhibit during a Gallery Walk reception
on Friday, July 5, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The River Garden is otherwise open Mon.-Fri. 9-5,
Sat. 12-4. Check web calendar for event updates.
22. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
The upstairs gallery features an ongoing Ceramics Exhibit by
Kevin Wilcoxson from Brooklyn, New York, and Virginia Graham from the
UK—two artists employing the same technique with a very different result. Sharing
the space is a memorial exhibit of watercolors by Noel Wurr, MBE FRIBA, who took up
watercolor painting in her retirement from a career in architecture. Browse through unique
gifts and cards for weddings and any special occasion, plus a cabinet brimming with
Classic British Fare. Open Daily 11- 6 and later for Gallery Walk.
23. ACWC and Town Arts Fund Working Group Meet &
183 Main St., in the alley between Penelope Wurr and In-Sight
During July and August Gallery Walk evenings, the Arts
Council of Windham County (ACWC) will host pop-up engagement activities on
Main Street in front of In-Sight Photography. Visitors can learn about ACWC, provide
feedback on its mission and programs, and meet some of its newest Board members. ACWC is
also excited to be involved in development of the Brattleboro Town Arts Fund.
Volunteers from the Fundís working group will be on hand to ask and answer questions
about the Fund's development and seek input on possible projects and applications.
24. In-Sight Photography Project
183 Main St. #3, down the alley by Penelope Wurr, (802) 251-9960,
On display in the Tiny Gallery is In-Sight's Annual Student
Exhibition featuring work from Digital and Analog Photography classes at
introductory through advanced levels, and the Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts
program.... Also browse In-Sight's Summer Camera Tag Sale offerings and stock up
on all your photography needs. Proceeds from this sale provide ongoing support for youth
programming at In-Sight.... Public visiting hours are during Gallery Walk and otherwise
Mon.-Thurs. 10-6, Fri. 10-5; additional lab hours for program participants.
25. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Featured through July 28 is Lyell Castonguay: Tributes,
an exhibition of woodblock prints—Artist Talk on July 14, 5 pm. Castonguay
co-founded BIG INK, a unique, travelling, woodblock-printmaking partnership providing
audiences an opportunity to create largeóup to 8 feetóhand-pulled woodcuts. His prints
invoke influences of Japanese ukiyo-e, naturalist works of Audubon, and the
expressionism of Baskin. A birder himself, most of his avian images project bold
personalities seemingly at odds with each subject's intrinsic wildness. Open Wed.-Mon.
11-5.... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a
rotating display of gallery artists. MGFA presents works in a variety of mediums to
stimulate the seasoned collector and the aesthetic explorer.
26. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802)
5:30-6 pm · Sacred Circle Dances: All
ages are welcome to join Anja Daniel in a couple of slow-moving dances which draw
from different traditions and go along with life music.
27. West Hill Energy & Computing
205 Main St., Ste. 14 (first floor of Community Bank Bldg.),
(802) 246-1212, westhillenergy.com
NOTE: Due to unavoidable circumstances, the exhibit at WHE&
was postponed after the Walk guide for July went to press.... WHE&C provides robust,
reliable evaluations of societal and utility efforts to reduce energy use.
Hermit Thrush Brewery
28. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR, Mezzanine Walls: Bill Fleming, "Greetings from
Brattleboro, VT" needlework. MEZZANINE, Glass Cases: Loud Collection urns and
sculptures. SECOND FLOOR, Entryway Case: Children's Lego creations. Objects from
the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building; take a
self-guided walking tour during library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs.-Fri. 10-6;
& Sat. 10-5.
29. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through side door of Masonic Center), (802)
FREE ADMISSION: Hours through October are Thurs. 12-2 & Fri.
2-4, except first Fridays 2-6 for Gallery Walk; other times by appointment.... Browse
through Mary Cabot's diary entries about Kipling, photos of Island
Park, period clothing, info on the Estey Organ Co., and much more....
Visit the BHS Research Room at the Municipal Center (3rd fl, elevator), open Thurs.
2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by appointment.
30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337),
hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
In July, Hermit Thrush gallery spaces feature brewery-related
watercolors and photographs.... Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are
available from 5 pm on Gallery Walk Fridays. Otherwise OPEN Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat.
12-9, Sun. 12-6. Grilled Cheese & full pours (8 to 12 oz.) available every Thurs.
& Sat. 3-8, Fri. 12-8.
Wheelhouse Clay Center
31. Wheelhouse Clay Center
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 246-7034,
Gallery Walk features an exhibit of work by Diane Echlin,
a guest teacher of two upcoming workshops at Wheelhouse. Meet Diane, learn about her
classes, buy one of her beautiful pots, and tour the 3,800-ft² studio. The Shop at
Wheelhouse, open Mon.-Sat. 12-6 and during the Walk, also features work by owner-managers
Teta Hilsdon and Shari Zabriskie, studio technicians Emily Bourne
and Emily Wright, guest artist Marilyn Buhlmann, and members of
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
I-91 Welcome Center
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery and display panels present work by artist and
teacher Lydia Thomson of Townshend, Vt. She uses the fields and hills surrounding
her home on Deer Ridge Farm as her primary subject when painting landscapes. She also
works with still life, abstract forms, and experiments with whatever comes to hand.
Although her work takes many different forms, it all is concerned with ëfinding.í Each
foray into art making begins in the unknown and struggles toward the lightóvisit online
The Center also offers informational brochures, magazines, maps, and exhibits of
Vermont products, specialty foods, and fine crafts. Open 7 am to 11 pm.