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Arts and Cultural Events in Brattleboro and Southern Vermont

"Brattleboro's cultural scene is extraordinarily rich in visual arts, music and literature. In our small town (pop. 12K) you'll find more events each week than you can possibly attend. Online, take a look at this wonderful Brattleboro site for a current calendar of events. Below, we have included organizations and regular events with links to their websites. For additional information you can visit the Brattleboro Reformer (newspaper) online and Brattleboro Tix for another look at what is currently happening in the Brattleboro area.

In June of 2012 American Style Magazine readers voted Brattleboro to be one of the top 25 art destination cities under 100,000 pop. in the United States. They did the same in 2011, 2010 and 2009.. six years in a row. It won't be hard to see why when you visit.

Also in 2012, Smithsonian Magazine also named us one of the top 20 small towns in America. They have good taste ;-)"

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Brattleboro Area Farmer's Market    
Each Wednesday 10- 2 (May 1 - End of Oct.) at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main St., downtown Brattleboro and Saturdays (by the Creamery covered bridge on Route 9)
Winter Farmers Market in the River Garden, 153 Main St., Saturdays 10-2 PM (802) 257-1272 "Homegrown, Handcrafted, Homemade" New England's premier farmers' market with over 55 juried vendors offering agricultural products, crafts, food, and live music in a wooded, brookside setting. Discover flowers and organic produce, unique handcrafts, fresh-baked goods and globe-spanning cuisine. Homemade, homegrown, homecooked.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center    
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro (802) 257-0124
(Open 11-5, closed Tuesday & Wednesday, Admission $8; seniors $6; students $4, children under 6 free) The Museum features changing exhibits of contemporary art by regional and national artists, family-friendly activities, and events to inspire, educate and engage. Email Us. Visit our website.
Brattleboro Music Center (BMC)    
38 Walnut Street, Brattleboro, VT, 802-257-4523
One organization, many opportunities for music education, participation, and performance: Chamber Music Series, Music School, Music in the Schools, Concert Choir, Windham Orchestra, Blanche Moyse Chorale, Summer Programs and Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival. For event & program information visit our website
The Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center     
(802) 257-5785
BEEC carries out innovative community-based research and conservation programs for residents of all ages. We offer a wide variety of year-round school programs, youth camps, and after-school programs for children in grades pre-K through 8.
Brattleboro Clayworks    
532 Putney Road (below Friends of the Sun), Brattleboro, VT (802) 254-9174 or Alan at (802) 387-4820
(Open Fri & Sat 10-5 and by chance or appointment) Featuring a wide variety of quality professional work, including functional pots and sculpture for home & gifts, all at affordable prices. Our Annual Holiday Show in December offers extended hours. Gift certificates available. info@brattleboroclayworks.com
The Church
3 Grove Street, Brattleboro (802) 258-4437
The Church is a very cool former church, with a capacity of about 250 people. The atmosphere is intimate and groovy, great for seated concerts or dancing shows. The church has a gothic feel, with a wooden interior and gorgeous Tiffany stained-glass windows. Most concerts are catered with food, beer and wine. The Church is not handicap accessible.
Estey Organ Museum
Birge Street, Brattleboro (802) 246-8366
Call for hours and admission. The Estey Organ Museum was founded in 2002 to celebrate the heritage of Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro by the collection, restoration, display and performance of Estey and other organs; by the preservation, research, interpretation and dissemination of historical information about the company, its products and manufacturing practices, its owners, employees, markets, customers and competitors, and its effect in the context of Brattleboro and American history over time.
Friends of Music at Guilford
37 Bee Barn Road, Suite 1, Guilford
Friends of Music at Guilford began on Labor Day weekend in 1966. Each year we return to this rural farmstead for our two day festival of organ recitals and other musical performances. FOMAG presents a variety of performances throughout the year in Brattleboro and Guilford.
Gallery Walk
Downtown Brattleboro (802) 257-2616
(First Friday of each month 5-8:30) Since 1995 the first Friday of each month transforms downtown Brattleboro (and beyond) into a festive celebration of the arts with more than 40 exhibit openings at galleries, eateries, and other art venues. A wide array of artistic talent from near and far is complemented by live music and special events at several locations. Most exhibits are open throughout the month. Pick up a Gallery Walk guidebook at locations throughout the town.
Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery    
139 Main Street, Brattleboro 254-9276 for information
Performing and Fine Arts with a very active performance and exhibition schedule.
Latchis Performing and Fine Arts Center     
50 Main St., Brattleboro (802) 254-6300
Presenting a schedule of performing arts and special events throughout the year. See our website Thursday's Brattleboro Reformer or Brattleborology for performance schedule information or call.
Marlboro Music School & Festival
Box K, Marlboro, VT 05344, (802) 254-2394 (or 215-569-4690 Sept-June)
Come and celebrate the 63rd anniversary of what TIME Magazine calls: "the most exciting chamber music in the U.S." World-class chamber music, weekend concerts from July 13 through August 11. Call Box Office for tickets or order tickets online. Programs announced on website one week ahead.
New England Center For Circus Arts    
74 Cotton Mill Hill #300, Brattleboro, (802) 254-9780
Private lessons, summer camps, session classes, workshops, birthday parties, performances. For beginners through professionals, 18 months to 108. NECCA welcomes observers. Set up a lesson for friends or family!
New England Youth Theater    
100 Flat St., Brattleboro (802) 246-6398, Ext. 101
Now in its tenth season, the New England Youth Theatre offers a conservatory-style acting training program for young people with a combination of classroom and performance work for beginning and advanced students. NEYT operates year round, producing eight to ten plays and/or musicals per season.
Sandglass Theater     
Kimball Hill, Putney Village (802) 387-4051
An internationally known theater company specializing in the use of puppet and visual imagery. In the microcosm of theater, the puppet is a means of integrating, of pulling back together pieces torn apart from each other. The puppet is the embodiment of a world no longer ours, an abstraction of a memory, a dream which is recalled. It is other than us, but it lives through us.
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
Located on Hogback Mountain, on Route 9 between Wilmington and Brattleboro (802) 464-0048
(Open 7 days, 10-5 from Memorial Day through late October. Open most weekends in winter.) A well done array of indigenous wildlife exhibits that is entertaining and educational. Live hawks and owls, wildflower exhibit in summer and fall, amphibian and reptile exhibit.
Strolling of the Heifers Parade and Celebration     
Brattlteboro, downtown and various locations
This fun-filled celebration of heritage and agriculture entertains and educates the whole family starting Friday night, June 1st (2012) and continuing through Sunday June 3rd, highlighted, by the world-famous Strolling of the Heifers Parade, Saturday June 2nd at 10 a.m. sharp on Brattleboro's Main Street, followed by the Dairy Festival and Green Expo. The full schedule of events is available on our website
Tasha Tudor Museum Tasha Tudor Museum    
Tasha Tudor Museum, 974 Western Ave, West Brattleboro (802) 258-6564
(Open May-Oct) Visit the museum to see Daisy Brownthrush, handmade by Tasha. Original paintings, photographs of the dolls visiting England. Sparrow Post Valentines, doll catalogues and more. Play dress-up with your children, watch the documentary, enjoy the reading collection or browse the gift shop. Free: Charter and Society Members. $5 Adults. $3 Ages 6-12 and over 65. Free Children under 6. Visit our website
menu left 2 Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301, (802) 251-6051
Open Fridays, 1-6 PM (with the exception of Gallery Walk, 5:30-8:30 PM); Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 PM. The Vermont Center for Photography is a gallery in downtown Brattleboro, specializing in the exhibition of fine art photography from the traditional to the esoteric. A popular stop on Gallery Walk (first Friday of each month); artist talks, workshops, darkroom rental.
Vermont Jazz Center    
Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro (802) 254-9088
The Vermont Jazz Center is an internationally recognized institution providing jazz education, programming and outreach. Founded by the legendary guitarist, Attila Zoller, we are now in our 36th year. VJC offers summer jazz workshops, teacher training programs and a monthly concert series. Eugene Uman, Artistic Director.
Yellow Barn Music Festival     
The Yellow Barn, Putney (802) 387-6637 or 800-639-3819
From June 14 to August 3 (2012), the Yellow Barn Music School & Festival will present over forty public events in the historic village of Putney, Vermont. Festival participants, faculty, and audiences will explore repertoire spanning the distance from recognized masterworks to works by composers defining the next generation of classical music. For more information and tickets, visit our website.
 
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