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Oct 28

Brattleboro Arts Field Trip

October 28, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

On Saturday, October 28 at 10AM, artists and arts lovers will convene at the River Gallery School of Art in downtown Brattleboro VT. After helping themselves to coffee, tea, and fresh baked goods provided by Arts Alive, participants will gather around a communal table in the school’s main gallery. One of the school’s board members, Carolyn DiNicola, will dive into an introduction to the school, including a brief overview of its (his)story, current programming, and various opportunities for artists and arts-lovers to get involved.

Following, Downtown Brattleboro Association (DBA) Creative Director Erin Scaggs will take over the conversation to introduce Gallery Walk. As the current program’s founder, she will describe the seasonal monthly event and how it unites Brattleboro’s creative community. Erin is also Program Director for the Stone Church, a Victorian-Gothic-church-turned-live-music-venue, which also lies in the heart of Brattleboro.

After, a short walk through the River Gallery School will segue into a tour of Vermont Artisan Designs – just down the street. Owner Greg Worden will lead a tour through the two-level store and gallery space. During the excursion, Greg will touch on the topics of 1) how he’s created and maintained a stable downtown arts retail space and 2) how the business advocates for the market for American crafts. John Dimick, a Brattleboro-based watercolorist featured in the store, will talk about his work and relationship with Vermont Artisan Designs after a short tour of the gallery.

Finally, Erin Scaggs will offer a tour of the Stone Church. The 140 year-old structure, whose character has been preserved through careful restoration, is juxtaposed weekly with rock, punk, folk, and metal music concerts, among other events.

$12 registration / $7 for Arts Alive members


October 28, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Arts Alive Monadnock


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