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, SEPTEMBER 6.
NOTE: Most exhibits are open all month long.
Call venues to confirm exhibit hours.
Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, October 4.
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 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.
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
VENUES TO THE WEST OF DOWNTOWN
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 (ACCVT.org) 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:
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. 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.
PRAYER FLAGS FOR LIFE
6. "Prayer Flags for Life" Project
Whetstone Pathway by Food Co-op, info: Elise Gunzburg,
email@example.com, or Maria Tevolini, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
8. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109, www.theater.latchis.com,
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
www.southernvermontdancefestival.com.... The LATE-NIGHT CULT
CLASSIC FILM at 11 pm on September 6 is "Mask," featuring Jim Carrey—admission
Vermont Center for
9. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051, www.vcphoto.org
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
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.
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.
Brattleboro Music Center
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
13. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794, www.mochajoes.com
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.
14. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309, www.facebook.com/Yalla-Vermont
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."—www.irshadmustafaphotography.squarespace.com.... 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, 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!
16. 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.
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.
Vermont Artisan Designs
18. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044, www.vtart.com
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, 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
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.
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.
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
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
26. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802)
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.
KIDS' LEGO CREATIONS
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)
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 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),
hermitthrushbrewery.com & 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.
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.
SPECIAL REGIONAL EXHIBITS
PAUL G. STONE
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
Browse through informational brochures, magazines, maps, and showcase exhibits of Vermont
products, specialty foods, and fine crafts. Open 7 am to 11 pm.