Discover Art Costa’s ‘Sounds Deep’ at BMAC, showcasing mystical deep-sea creatures in art. Join the talk on Dec. 14 for an immersive experience.
Gallery Walk ‘23 is coming to a close with our last event of the season on December 1st 5-8pm. We invite you to come downtown for an art extravaganza. 17 galleries with exhibits for you to feast your eyes on- all walkable within Downtown Brattleboro! Grab a program from one of our participating galleries and take a stroll, enjoy some art & food, and wait, there’s more! A question we anticipate you might have:
1. Is there a street closure- No, we do not close Elliot St or Harmony Lot for the months of November/ December.
Not only is it Gallery Walk, it’s Holly Days, Holly Nights- the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce’s signature holiday shopping promotion on Dec 1, 2, 3. It’s a coupon book, with deals galore. And NEW this year- Downtown Brattleboro Alliance is pleased to announce Holly LIGHTS. Attendees will walk around downtown during Gallery Walk and vote on their favorite holiday window display. The winner will be announced on December 4th at noon and they will receive $1000 of free advertising on WRSI- The River. Voting is online and can be accessed Dec 1-3 at Brattleboro.com and via QR code on the window decals of participating merchants. The windows downtown are going to be over the top beautiful and we can’t wait to see it!
Don’t miss the Holiday Tree lighting in Pliny Park during December’s Gallery Walk event at 6pm. Kristin Cassidy will guide us through a brief intention setting, acapella carolers provide the soundtrack, hot cocoa will keep toasty for sure. This annual event is the epitome of cozy community cheer!
118 Elliot: New small scale intimate artwork by artists Mary Therese Wright, Ellen Maddrey, Tina Olsen and John Loggia.
Martocci’s: Cameron Schmitz’s colorful, expressive abstract oil paintings reflect the artist’s celebration of gestural brushwork and her intuitive approach to abstract paintings.
The Collective: The collaborative works of two life long friends. A series of paintings that are at times competitive, at times co-created, at times clearly a physical embodiment of two friends doing what they love.
Harmony Collective: Ruby Rice: Intimate Immersion: Mixed Fiber; Wall / Wearable Art. Profound appreciation & intimate immersion into the natural world. “… My hands are being guided, one stitch at a time.”
Vermont Center for Photography: VCP’s Main Gallery features the work of South Dakota-based artist Epiphany Knedler whose work addresses the commodification of the landscape and troubled history of the American West and Great Plains. VCP’s Print Gallery will feature student work from VCP’s Focus Forward program.
Hatchspace: Celebrate Fall >> Winter as they share our craft and products made by budding woodworkers and seasoned, perennial craftspeople. Stop by to learn about membership, classes and other opportunities at HatchSpace.
High Street & Green Arts Building: A brand new creative space for events and gathering at 22-24 High Street. Graviton Pinball, A Vermont Table, Hatchspace, and WVEW -our local radio station- can be found within this beautiful building.
The Heart Rose Club: Wellness, community, events, and art is what the Heart Rose Club is all about. Formerly known as the Shriner’s Hall, this majestic building is situated at 11 Green Street in the heart of Downtown Brattleboro.
Centre Congregational Church: Handmade quilts, quilted items, and handmade wreaths for sale. In the Parlor, we have Teddy Martin on the piano. This is also the annual CCC X-mas fair. Waffles, lunch, and crafts.
Mitchell-GiddingsFine Arts: Dan Welden: Solo 100, through January 14. Paintings, prints by Welden (inventor of solarplate etching process). Also collaborative prints by Wm and Elaine de Kooning, Eric Fischel, and others.
Gallery in the Woods: Lahri Bond’s paintings are inspired by woodlands and are informed by his exploration of Celtic folklore, myths and archetypes from his Scottish heritage. Also on exhibit are works by Mayan painters.
ZPOTS: ZPOTS is a small batch distinctive design and hand made production pottery studio located in the West River Valley. Led by artists Noelle VanHendrick and Eric Hendrick, ZPOTS creates products that align with the mission to cultivate world peace beginning at the home and heart.
Beadniks: Beadniks is a family owned & operated business supporting arts and crafts of the world. Vermont’s premier bead store and a whole lot more. A great selection of cards, crystals, jewelry, fun & inspired gifts. Be sure to stop in to the downstairs bead museum- unparalleled in the region!
Vermont Artisan Designs: For 50 years, Vermont Artisan Designs has been an American fine art and contemporary craft gallery in downtown Brattleboro. Barnboard sculpture by John Long and oil paintings by Will Moses and Mary Iselin.
Saxton’s River Distillery: Rachel Loeffler- Living Landscapes, 21 landscape paintings.
Gallery 34: Generosity: Small Works- Mixed media prints by Kimberly Hartman Colligan.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: Aurora Robson’s “Human Nature Walk” is fashioned entirely from plastic debris intercepted from the waste stream. Robson’s BMAC installation—her first solo exhibition in New England—represents a compendium of the artist’s innovative approaches to repurposing plastic: bending, welding, sewing, injection-molding, and more. Visitors are invited to contribute to it by collecting and cleaning plastic bottle caps and then placing them in specially designated sections of the installation.
In “Home Bodies,” ceramics by Fawn Krieger and textiles David B. Smith archive and celebrate creative labor. Each artist layers physical materials and visual forms, exploring ideas of attachment, association, relation, embodiment, and perception.
Art Costa creates sculptures inspired by organisms that live in the deepest parts of the ocean. “Sounds Deep” features these fantastical creatures, which Costa makes from found cardboard, natural materials, and paper-mache.
Utilizing traditional printmaking techniques and digital technologies, Michael Smoot explores the relationship between our conceptions of the material world and our embodied existence in “And To This World.”
This fall and winter, the museum’s East Gallery has been transformed into The Living Room, a comfy space for visitors to hang out, read, chat, and enjoy rotating displays of artwork created by some of our many talented community partners.
Hannah Morris’s “Moveable Objects” is on view in the museum’s outdoor Window Gallery, and Lela Jaacks’s “micro/tele SCOPE” is on view in the sculpture garden.
We’ll see you at Gallery Walk!