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Work at Faithful Few Tattoo

Faithful Few Tattoo

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Whetstone Station

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River Gallery School

Work at Latchis Gallery

Latchis Gallery

Work at Whetstone Craft Beers

Whetstone Craft Beers

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Mocha Joe's Café

Artwork at Echo Restaurant & Lounge

Echo Restaurant & Lounge

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts CafÈ

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Catherine Dianich Gallery

Catherine Dianich Gallery

Artwork at Catherine Dianich Gallery

Catherine Dianich Gallery

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr
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Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Artwork at Epsilon Spires

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Exhibit at Epsilon Spires

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Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, October 4.


Beebalm by Sarah Rice
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 September. 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.

Kingfisher by Lesley Heathcote
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 September are Lesley Heathcote's pastels of birds and animals, which were inspired by their beauty and intelligence.”... 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 10-1.


Work showing at C. X. Silver Gallery
C. X. Silver Gallery

3. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
OPEN 5 to 7:30 for Gallery Walk on September 6; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... Showing through September is Michel Moyse and Le Xi: Deconstructed Narrative in Video, Motion Painting, and Multimedia; open by appointment, (802) 257-7898 x1. 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 ( presents the 21st Annual Festival of China, Korea, and Vietnam on Sunday, September 15, 6-8:30 pm atop Memorial Park in the Kiwanis Pavilion. DIM SUM CATERING by appt.; calling 1-2 days in advance recommended, (802) 257-7898.... 3rd floor airBnB apartment with art all around:


Painting from Ocean's Edge exhibit
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION from 5:30 on Gallery Walk night. The New England Center for Circus Arts starts performing outside at 6:30 on September 6.... 10% discount on new memberships.... Last-chance Raffle Tickets for a Wolf Kahn original pastel ($60 ea. or 3 for $150).... 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,
Shastin Joynt, a self-taught artist from south Florida, has paired her pyrography (wood-burning) of mandalas with sunset colors and seashells to remind her of home. To give her art a practical use, she overlays each mandala with a round mirror. Shastin's canvas art represents an expression of her spirituality that is beyond words. Her home, personality, and connection to spirit are all reflected in this exhibit.... 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.

Handmade Prayer Flags
Whetstone Pathway

6. "Prayer Flags for Life" Project
Whetstone Pathway by Food Co-op, info: Elise Gunzburg,, or Maria Tevolini,
6 to 8 pm during Gallery Walk on September 6: 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 #17).... GALLERY 34 features “Brattleboro Crossing Guards,” black-and-white photography by William Dixon celebrating the reopening of school. This collection includes portraits of ten individuals who, every morning and afternoon, facilitate safe street-crossings for young students in the community.

Movie poster for The Mask

8. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,,
Continuing in Septemberin the gallery is the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's 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 The LATE-NIGHT CULT CLASSIC FILM at 11 pm on September 6 is "Mask," featuring Jim Carrey—admission by donation.

Vermont Center for Photography
Vermont Center for

9. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
Continuing in September is "Seeing Our Community: Visions of Vermont's Windham County," which offers 73 juried images by 25 artists. Capturing something about what makes the region's 23 towns, 798 square miles, and roughly 45,000 people "unique" are faces, places, and goings-on that create one cohesive—though diverse—vision of what it means to live in or visit Windham County. Gallery Walk reception on Friday, Setpember 6, 5:30-8:30. The gallery is otherwise open Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 5 pm. More exhibit details are on the VCP website.

10. Whetstone Craft Beers
39 Frost St., (802) 490-3980,
Open 4-8 pm during Gallery Walk on Fri., Sept. 6: 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.

Work at HatchSpace Gallery

11. HatchSpace
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.

Work at 118 Gallery
Brattleboro Music Center AIA-VT AWARDS
118 Gallery

12. 118 Gallery
118 Elliot St., Info: (802) 380-9897 Desmond
The American Institute of Architects' Vermont Chapter is presenting its 2018 Vermont Excellence in Architecture Awards Exhibition in the gallery this month. Among award-winners are two local projects: the Brattleboro Music Center and Red Clover Commons Housing. The exhibit features all entries, from these local winners to remote lake camps and a variety of private residences. Join AIA-VT board members and executive director Sarah O'Donnell at an opening reception during Gallery Walk on Friday, September 6, from 5:30 to 8:30. The reception is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit is viewable all month during the gallery's various classes and public events, or by appointment by contacting

13. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Paintings and prints by Jon Surette are featured in September. Life studies/memory, shape, color, and movement inform an abstract response to the landscape. “My paintings tend to be darker/tonal, while the prints mostly explore pattern—it’s an ongoing search for a personal abstract language.” 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.

Art at Mocha Joe's
Yalla Vermont

14. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309,
Irshad Mustafa's photographs of New York and Brattleboro—”my old home and my new one”—are featured in September. "These photos are meant to show a contrast between the urban and the natural," says the artist, "and to challenge expectations of both."— 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.

15. Echo Restaurant & Lounge
69-73 Main St., (802) 254-2073, & FB
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 Sun. 1-9.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

16. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015,
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.

17. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
September and October feature 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.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

18. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Featured in September are whimsical acrylic paintings by Ilene Richard and acrylic barnscapes by David Zerba. Richard's bold and/or subdued colors add strength to her portraits. She also will be signing copies of her new children's book. Zerba's graphic style comes from his background as a designer. Gallery Walk reception from 5 to 7 pm on September 6. 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.

19. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
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— (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.

Art at Gallery In The Woods SEEMA BAWA et al.
Gallery In The Woods

20. Gallery In The Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
In September, 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 September 6, 5:30-8:30, with live music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

Work in Gallery at The Garden
Gallery at The Garden

21. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501 (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the glass doors,
Featured through September are paintings by Elizabeth Meyersohn and Martha Armstrong. Meyersohn graduated from Smith (1980) and received her MFA from Yale (1982). She has lived and worked in Northampton since 1983. Color and light in the landscape has been on ongoing theme in her work. She recently exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2017) and the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris (2018).... Martha Armstrong graduated from Smith and RISD. A New York Times review of recent landscapes painted in Vermont and Tucson stated, "Armstrong is the suave disciplinarian of a muscular style. Her shapes maintain a nearly sculptural independence ... explode toward the eye, like nature on first sight, at its most welcomig and irrepressible." She shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Charlotte. Gallery Walk reception on September 6, 5:30-7 pm. Otherwise open by appt.

22. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
Featured in September are artist Joan Peters' "Banners Through Four Seasons," a series of paper banners inspired by Chinese and Japanese art, seed packets, and Joan's training as a scenic painter. Complementing this exhibit are the series of painted silk banners, hanging overhead, completed some years ago for Strolling of the Heifers in collaboration with Patricia Burleson. Meet the artist during Gallery walk on Friday, September 6, 5:30-7:30. Music will be provided by Patty Carpenter and Verandah Porche.

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 20% off. 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.

Artwork at In-Sight Photography Project SUMMER SHOWCASE
In-Sight Photo Project

24. In-Sight Photography Project
183 Main St. #3, down the alley by Penelope Wurr, (802) 251-9960,,
Open House during Gallery Walk on September 6. Staff, board members, and long-time volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about Fall 2019 classes and getting involved with the organization. The "Tiny Gallery" is hosting a "Summer Showcase" of work by students from In-Sight's summer intensive art courses. In-Sight's mission is to provide financially inclusive, after-school arts programming that empowers youth to communicate their unique personal visions. Open Mon.-Fri. 10-6 and later for Gallery Walk.

Artwork at Mitchell Giddings

25. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
Showing through Sept. 22 is "Light and Air," new landscape oil paintings by gallery co-founder Petria Mitchell, celebrating MGFA's 5th anniversary. Educated from an early age at the National Academy School of Design, New York, and the Vesper George School of Art, Boston, Mitchell has been a printmaker, engraver, and painter for over 50 years. Small thumbnail sketches, quick emotional notations, become the foundation of her imagined landscapes. Tonal gradation and converging lines dissolve into her signature elements of accumulating layers of atmosphere and mist. A group show will be featured September 28-November 30. 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) 254-4730
5:30-6 pm in the Parlor · B4 Peace founder and director Namaya presents a program on the theme of Forgiveness. Through B4 Peace, he has worked with local heroes in Algeria, Chile, Palestine, and throughout Europe and the U.S. on public peace-arts programs. His award-winning poem "100 Flowers of Peace" has been translated into over 100 languages by volunteers around the world. An accomplished poet, artist, and performer, Namaya's programs bring reality to life.

Artwork at Brooks Library
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: 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.

28. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St. (through side door of Masonic Center), (802) 258-4597,
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.

Artwork at Hermit Thrush Brewery
Hermit Thrush Brewery

29. Epsilon Spires
190 Main St., in the First Baptist Church building,
Gallery Walk on September 6 features art and performance: "Movement Artifact," an exhibit of twelve cameraless photographs by LA-based Natalja Kent, is in the TELESPHOROS tower exhibition space. NYC-based multimedia artist Victoria Keddie presents her sculptural installation "Electrona in Crystallo Fluentia" in the balcony gallery. This space is for showcasing interactive sculptural installations that experiment with sound, light, and sensory perception. A Gallery Walk reception in the Social Engagement Salon features locally sourced thematic refreshments and a DJ spinning Central American dance music and Cumbia.... Live performance of "Electrona in Crystallo Fluentia" in the Sanctuary at 8 pm. (See link to article at left above.) Galleries are open during Epsilon Spires events—check website.

30. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
In September, 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.

Mountain mug by Emily Bourne BROOKS HELEY
Wheelhouse Clay Center

31. Wheelhouse Clay Center
48 Harmony Pl., (802) 246-7034,
September's featured artist, Brooks Heley, is a retired art teacher who has lived all over the globe and now makes his humorous sculptures, massive steins, and leaf-decorated work at Wheelhouse. Brooks will demonstrate sculptural techniques during Gallery on September 6 and take registrations for his September 20 Clay Play, making jack-o-lanterns. The Shop at Wheelhouse, open Mon.-Sat. 12-6 and Fridays 12-8:30, 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 Brattleboro Clayworks.


Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center
I-91 Welcome Center

A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery is hosting work by Paul G. Stone, Claire Payne, Andre Lucero, and Marlene Rye from Vermont Artisan Designs in Brattleboro during September— Browse through informational brochures, magazines, maps, and showcase exhibits of Vermont products, specialty foods, and fine crafts. Open 7 am to 11 pm.