BRATTLEBORO -- How does one make public art in Windham County? Who is the public? What places are truly public? How can artists find support, encouragement and permission for public art in our Windham County communities? What difference does public art make in our social fabric, and our sense of place?

These are some of the questions to be explored at the seventh public artist dessert potluck and forum hosted by the Arts Council of Windham County, Brattleboro Town Arts Committee, CoreArts and Building a Better Brattleboro.

It will take place Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Works, 118 Main St.

Artist and business entrepreneur Meg Donahue will share her story producing the Angels Project in Brattleboro, which took place during September.

The project required fundraising and town and business owner approval for success.

The forum will explore her background and what was helpful in getting things to work, and the climate and process for making public art happen in Brattleboro and Windham County. A general discussion will follow. Bring questions and thoughts on how to make things work better.

Artists and all interested in the topic are invited to attend and to bring deserts to share. Beverages will be provided, and donations will be accepted to help pay for expenses.

The Arts Council of Windham County is an all-volunteer organization that has worked to strengthen the environment for artists and arts organizations in the area for 35 years. Visit

Brattleboro Town Arts Committee is a town-appointed advisory committee to improve communications between the arts community and town government, and to help make town resources available to artists, and artists available to the Town. Visit

Building a Better Brattleboro is the designated downtown development organization for Brattleboro. Visit www.brattleborovt .org.

CoreArts is a collaborative project between the Town of Brattleboro and ACWC to understand how the arts have and can shape the sense of place in Brattleboro. Visit

For more information, contact Doug Cox at or 802-257-1024