The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents the 15th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza on Sunday, October 16, at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at brattleboromuseum.org or at the door. Admission is free for children 8 and under, $3 for BMAC members, and $5 for all others. The event will also be broadcast for free via Facebook Live starting at 5:15 p.m.
The event is generously sponsored by the historic Latchis Hotel & Theatre. Free event parking is available at 28 Vernon Street. No backpacks or strollers are allowed at the event.
Veteran domino toppler and YouTube superstar Lily Hevesh and three other highly accomplished domino artists—Brady Dolan, Nathan Heck, and Chris Wright—will arrive in Brattleboro 48 hours ahead of the toppling to begin setting up the spectacle. The floor of BMAC’s Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery will be filled with an elaborate pattern of tens of thousands of dominoes. Last year’s event featured over 23,000 dominoes.
A full-time professional domino artist, Hevesh (Hevesh5 on YouTube) has over 3.7 million YouTube subscribers and her own brand of dominoes, H5 Domino Creations. Her videos have been featured on NBC, FOX News, Nickelodeon, CNN, and CBS, and she has created commercial projects for Disney, Marvel, Ford, Honda, and LEGO. She was featured in the award-winning 2021 documentary “Lily Topples the World.”
“What separates BMAC’s domino event from a lot of others is that it’s very free-form,” Hevesh said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to build in an awesome space and have complete creative control. We use unique tricks that don’t follow a specific structure, and I think the crowd really likes that.”
Dolan (bpdoles on YouTube) and Heck (MarDominoes) are experienced domino artists. Earlier this year, Heck competed in the FOX reality show Domino Masters on the “Teen Topplers” team.
Wright is a professional domino artist and an engineer. Through his company Wright Reactions, he builds dominoes and chain reaction machines for advertisements, promotional events, trade shows, and museums. Past clients have included Microsoft and Disney. In May 2022, his team “Brains and Brawn” earned second place on Domino Masters.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. BMAC is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10-4. Admission is on a “pay-as-you-wish” basis. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.
BMAC is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Allen Bros. Oil, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, C&S Wholesale Grocers, the Four Columns Inn, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, and Whetstone Beer Co.
All Images: From the 2021 Domino Toppling Extravaganza Credit: Little Pond Digital LLC