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, OCTOBER 4.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, November 1.
VENUES TO THE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN
Faithful Few Tattoo
1. Faithful Few Tattoo
698 Putney Rd., #2, (802) 579-1563,
Besides the many creative expressions of artist-manager Brett Caron,
work by several other local artists is featured in October. Take home a painting or pencil sketch
by Sarah Rice, whose note cards are very affordable. In addition to Keith Bruce's new
handmade mason jar lamps and Beth Caron's handcrafted Native American dreamcatchers,
a few knitted hats by Reva P. are still available. Brett and Sarah have designed
a great new 6th-year t-shirt and shop sticker! Raffle tickets for a $400 tattoo are
now for sale; further details at the shop. If you cannot visit during Gallery Walk, stop by this
family-friendly shop during regular business hours: Tues.-Sat. 12 to 8.
DAVID PARKER JR.
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 in October are David Parker Jr.'s large-format photographs
capturing the beauty and grace of the birds and wildlife surrounding a pond on his property in
Brookline, Vermont.... Ongoing exhibits include Alex Hrabchak's watercolors; painter
Kristina Wentzell's flora, fauna, and landscapes; 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. A casual waterfront eatery with sunset view, The Marina is open
daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served 10-1.
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
C. X. Silver Gallery
3. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
OPEN 5 to 8 for Gallery Walk on October 4;
otherwise open year-round by calling ahead, (802) 257-7898 x1, to arrange a visit. Featured
in October is Jennifer Zackin: Communal Vortex Weave and Works on Paper. Continuing is
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....
Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT.org)
presents the Navaratri/Diwali Celebration and Vegetarian Potluck on Sunday, October 20,
4-6 pm at 814 Western Ave. DIM SUM CATERING by appt.; calling 1-2 days in advance
recommended, (802) 257-7898 x3.... 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 during Gallery Walk. 10% discount on new
memberships.... Outdoor sculptures by Timothy Segar are showing through Nov. 1....
GALLERY WALK RECEPTION FOR FIVE NEW EXHIBITS opening on October 4: María
Elena González: Tree Talk; Thelma Appel: Observed/Abstract; Fafnir
Adamites: Interfere (with); Doug Trump: By Rail; and Gordon Meinhard:
The Lives of Tables.... General Hours: OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free:
members & under 18; free admission Thurs. 2-5.
5. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
"Day and night, night and day, we are all under the same sky."
Patti Jacobs is known for her ability to capture everyday beauty from behind the
camera lens. "I showcase some of my photography to give you a taste of what I see." Her
work is always available in a variety of sizes and mediums. If you are interested in
purchasing any of her images, call or text Patti at (413) 345-8737.... 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.
PRAYER FLAGS FOR LIFE
6. "Prayer Flags for Life" Project
Whetstone Pathway by Food Co-op, info: Elise Gunzburg,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Maria Tevolini, email@example.com
6 to 8 pm during Gallery Walk on October 4: The Prayer
Flags For Life public project, organized by a group of individuals from the
community, will be set up on the Whetstone Pathway "courtyard" across from
the Co-op. Everyone's welcome to stop by and use the fabric and art-making materials
provided to create a prayer flag reflecting their own faith—around themes of
honoring life, the Sacred, forgiveness, compassion, community, integrity, health,
justice, nature, healing, and so on.
7. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
The Annual Faculty Show features new work by artists
teaching at RGS, all of whom regularly carve out time to make their own art.
Experiencing the joys and struggles of immersion in their personal creative process
makes teachers more helpful to students in RGS studios. Several RGS faculty are
also showing work at Amy’s Bakery Arts Café through October (see
Listing #18).... GALLERY 34 features features Small Works in pastel and other
mediums by "4 Vermont Artists": Pat McPike, Carol Stephens, Maggie Smith, and
Deedee Jones. Original art at affordable prices.
8. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.theater.latchis.com,
Stay tuned for future exhibits in the gallery but stop by
during Gallery Walk to purchase tickets for the Saturday, Oct. 5, 7 pm, performance
at the Latchis Theatre by comedian Bob Marley. Visit
Vermont Center for
9. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
October features In-Sight Photography Project's 21st Annual
Auction to benefit its Scholarship Fund. The exhibition includes work by a broad
community of artists and In-Sight supporters. Opening Reception with light refreshments
on Friday, October 4, 5:30-8:30. Bidding opens on October 20 at
insightphotography.org/auction2019 and is thus available to bidders around the world.
The gallery is generally open Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 5 pm. More exhibit details
are on the VCP and IPP websites.
10. Whetstone Craft Beers
39 Frost St., (802) 490-3980,
Open 4-8 pm during Gallery Walk on Fri., Oct. 4:
Visit Whetstone’s new production brewery, open to the public only during
Gallery Walk. In addition to enjoying a brewery-centric photography exhibit by
Derek Hall, take a brewery tour and enjoy freshly brewed craft beers.
Offerings include Whetstone’s flagship options and one unique beer available
only at Gallery Walk.
35 Frost St., 1st floor past Mocha Joe's,
This month the gallery features handcarved works in a wide range of
styles by local artists and teachers. Brattleboro artist Gayle Weitz is showing a
selection from her Humanimals series of "anthropomorphized figures that address a variety
of relationships between humans and other animals." Noriko Isogai of Putney is
exhibiting works carved in relief. Herbert Hayes is displaying a selection of his
figurative sculptures. The gallery also features sculptural furniture pieces by Wilmington
artist Eric Sprenger. All these works are made using methods taught in the HatchSpace
community-supported woodshop. Find inspiration, then make your own masterpiece at HatchSpace!
Regular gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-4, later for the Walk, Wed. till 6, Sat. by appt.
Burning Heart North Yoga
12. Burning Heart North Yoga
21 Elliot St., 2nd fl., Info: (508) 332-0440, www.BurningHeartStudio.com
Large-format paintings and collages by Emily Gaimari
have been influenced by artists from Pablo Picasso to Julianne Jones from Turners Falls,
Mass. More recently, she has been attaching a miscellany of colorful knickknacks to her
canvases. The "You heard me say" series was inspired by her job at a hometown tile shop.
Through these "feminist" pieces—a response to catcalls and other forms of sexual
harassment she has experienced—Emily embraces the power and the controversy of being a
woman in the present day. Burning Heart offers an energetic, deeply passionate, Power
Vinyasa-style yoga. See schedule and class offerings online.
13. DemoGraphix at Brattleboro Printmakers
12 Elliot St., go through green gate and downstairs between Hotel
Pharmacy & Boomerang, info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 275-7871
Come downstairs to see what's being made in a space that inspires
creativity and welcomes everyone. This youth-led screen-printing business offers the public a
chance to get some sweet shirts: Choose from 5 different designs and pay $5-$20 on a
sliding scale, or bring your own item to print on!
14. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (208) 869-2948,
Walk night Live Music & CD Release Party by Benjamin
Jayne for "Hi-Lo," an alternative folk album celebrating diverse influences from Leonard
Cohen to Bjork.... Small Etchings Show by local artist Mariette Sanders, a founding
member of the Windham Art Gallery.... This stylish boutique features simply elegant handmade
jewelry by metalsmith Cara Wolff, whose love of nature influences the design of her
jewelry and unique displays—live-edge wood tables, moss, and bark. Also featured
is work by local artisans including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, leather handbags, indigo
textiles, and more.... Open Tues.-Sat. 10-4 or 5 and Sun. 11-4; otherwise by appointment.
Mocha Joe's Café
15. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
Color photographs from film by Alexis Doshas explore the
messy, beautiful, and vivid nuances of rural life, especially the connections one builds
with place and kindred beings. She mixes Old and New World techniques, working with pinhole
cameras made from tins, a 1950s model Rolleiflex, a Kodak Brownie, and a Hasselblad 501c;
cyanotype and van dyke printing processes as well as archival inkjet prints from film and
paper negatives. Stop by during the Walk and all month for freshly roasted coffee or a
seasonal drink with homemade pastries. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, and Sun.
16. 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!
17. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015, www.turnitup.com
The record shop features 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.
18. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Continuing in October is a group show by River Gallery
School faculty Ross T. Smart, Jen Wiechers, Cameron Schmitz, Paul Bowen, Jess
Weitz, Helen Schmidt, Lydia Thomson, Lauren Watrous, Leigh Niland and Eric
Cutler. RGS is a 41-year-old nonprofit located at 32 Main St. (see Listing #7)....
Enjoy European-style breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and
other treats; open Mon.-Sat. 8-6 and Sun. 9-5.
WM. E. ROBERTS JR.
Vermont Artisan Designs
19. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
Featured in October are oil paintings by William E. Roberts
Jr. and photographs by Matthew Lerman. Gallery Walk reception for the artists,
5:30 to 7:30 on Oct. 4. This year's American Craft Week, Oct. 4-13, includes the Vermont
Craft Council's Open Studio Tour on Oct. 5 & 6. Maps to more than 100 open studios
throughout Vermont are available here at Vermont Artisan Designs (VAD).... For each pair of
Solmate Socks sold at the gallery during Oct. 4-13, VAD will donate another pair to
the Groundworks Collective for folks in need.... Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work
by over 300 artists.
20. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871, worksbakerycafe.com
River Gallery School is exhibiting works from the
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 Walk listing #7 for current exhibits
at the school.)... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised
meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6-8.
SEEMA BAWA et al.
Gallery In The Woods
21. Gallery In The Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
The gallery is celebrating an Artisan Harvest of
affordable work by its sustainable artisan partners from around the world: whimsical
metalcraft from Haiti and India; African baskets; both funky and fine jewelry from Africa,
Europe, and India; beaded and felt ornaments; Mexican stoneware pottery; sustainably
sourced woodenware from the Amazon; pillows in Kashmiri wool and Guatemalan embroidery;
Peruvian retablos; tribal yarn paintings and handpainted carved animals, woodcuts, and
political posters from Oaxaca, Mexico—and much more! And come explore the collection
of American craft, jewelry, and fine art. Three floors of fun! Gallery Walk reception on
October 4, 5:30-8:30, with live music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.
Gallery at The Garden
22. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Featured in October is an exhibit related to Windham County is
Hiring: The 7th Annual Career Expo on October 17, 1-5 pm. The Southern Vermont Career Expo
and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation are highlighting opportunities and sponsors of
the Expo. With over 40 employers, and 300 job-seekers attending annually, it's the biggest
career awareness and hiring event of the year. The Southern Vermont Career Expo has a dual
focus: to offer opportunities for job seekers to access employment and internship opportunities
on-site, and to raise greater awareness of jobs and careers in Windham County.
23. 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 UK artists Virginia Graham and
Mia Sarosi. Garden Furniture and some Decor and Clothing up to 50% off. Autumn is upon
us—winter wearables are in stock now. 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.
24. In-Sight Photography Project
183 Main St. #3, down the alley by Penelope Wurr, (802) 251-9960,
IN-SIGHT is closed to visitors during Gallery Walk on October
4—but please visit its 21st ANNUAL FUNDRAISING AUCTION EXHIBIT & SALE at the
VERMONT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, 49 Flat St. (see listing #9). This extraordinary collection of
images was donated by photographers from near and far using a great many techniques, as well
as by some other In-Sight supporters. Proceeds all benefit the In-Sight Scholarship Fund
allowing youth to attend In-Sight classes and workshops regardless of family resources.
Bidding opens on October 20 at insightphotography.org/auction2019 and is thus available to
photography fans around the world.
25. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Showing through November 17 is "Moving Up," a group exhibit
celebrating MGFA's first five years and its pending move to a newly renovated sidewalk-level
space in December. In the spirit of this special milestone, reduced prices are offered on
selected works. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative,
contemporary works in a variety of mediums that stimulate both the seasoned collector and
aesthetic explorer. Open Wed.-Mon. 11-5.... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium,
132 Main St.
26. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802)
5:30-6 pm in the Parlor · Judith Reichsman will
lead some simple InterPlay meditative forms, including a hand dance on behalf of someone or
something for whom/which you have a joy or a concern. Judith has a master's degree in Dance
and a master's degree in religion and the arts. She has played with and led InterPlay since
Brooks Memorial Library
27. 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: Brattleboro Mineralogy Club. 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.
28. 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.
Hermit Thrush Brewery
29. Epsilon Spires
190 Main St., in the First Baptist Church building,
Gallery Walk on October 4 features exhibitions, inspired craft
cocktails, farm-to-table catering, and DJ Snack Attack (Northampton, Mass.) spinning
records in the Social Engagement space. 8 pm screening: Adam Curtis's documentary
"HyperNormalization." ... A new exhibit opened on Sept. 28 coinciding with "Gong
Brattleboro: Experiments in Gamelan," a music/film/lecture event. NYC-based artist Evan
O'Donnell's installation "Sekar DMN" examines the more subliminal features of gamelan
music and the surrounding culture of Bali.... Continuing exhibits include "Movement Artifact"
(2019), cameraless photography by LA-based Natalja Kent; "Weather Warlock: Station
Buttercup" (2019), the weather-reactive synthesizer by New Orleans-based musician
Quintron; and the magnetic multimedia installation "A Wrench Descending" (2019) by NYC
artist Victoria Keddie.... Exhibits otherwise open before/during Epsilon events or by
appointment—see website/FB page.
30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337),
hermitthrushbrewery.com & Facebook
In October, 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.
TOMA CERNEA NOVAC
Wheelhouse Clay Center
31. Wheelhouse Clay Center
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 246-7034,
This month's featured artist on Gallery Walk evening is Wheelhouse
member Toma Cernea-Novac, who both throws and hand-builds. He will demonstrate wheel
throwing combined with coil building. Visitors can buy his work, including cups, bowls,
bottles, and sculptures, intended to be surprising and joyful, to be questioned and adored.
Toma's work grows from interest in traditional living and the role pottery plays.
32. A Vermont Table
22 Harmony Pl., (802) 490-2693, formerly Back Side Café, above
Malisun), info: (802) 380-6738 KariLyn
"WONT OF MAGIC" EXHIBIT OPEN FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, 4 to 9 PM on OCTOBER
4: Tennessee Williams wrote, "I don't want realism, I want magic!" A group of seven
artists—Jashua Allen, Roxcell Bartholomew, Vale Burns, Eric Cutler, Henry Ireland, KariLyn
McLellan, and Lauren Watrous—have been meeting for the past several months, in
some cases several years, to paint en plein air or in a studio, to talk art and art making, and
what it means to share work. This work represents the fruits of some of that recent support and
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 features artists showcased at RDaVallia-39 North
Gallery, boutique, and sculpture gardens in Chester—including Peter Batchelder,
Julia Jensen, Marilyn Wending, and Mary Giammarino. Showcasing work by both Vermont and
nationally recognized artists, DaVallia invites visitors to "experience art like never before."
Visit 39NorthGallery.com or call
(802) 875-8900 for more info.... Browse through informational brochures, magazines, maps, and
showcase exhibits of Vermont products, specialty foods, and fine crafts. Open 7 am to 11