BRATTLEBORO - The Driftwood Outdoor Cafe and Gallery is the new place to relax by one of Brattleboro’s most beautiful watersides, the Whetstone Brook at 28 Williams St. West side of the Whetstone Studio for the Arts. The Driftwood is composed of two patios installed post hurricane Irene by owner David Parker after the brook sweep away the existing landscape along with the corner of the building that housed his workshop. David’s first act was to find a crane large enough to hold the massive building up and out of the water fast enough to save the rest of the building from destruction. He accomplished this heroic act and more creating the landscape that now houses The Driftwood Cafe.
We are proud to be the ones to occupy this amazing space and hope everyone will come and enjoy this beautiful part of the town we call Uptown Brattleboro, still just a short walk from downtownŠ
On Aug. 1, The Driftwood will be open from 4 p.m. till closing for Gallery Walk, the Café features comfortable seating alongside the Whetstone Brook. The menu will include a GW special of just-picked tomato and basil grown onsite layered with fresh mozzarella, drizzled w/ olive oil, and served with hunks of Amy’s crusty baguette,..beverages and more!
We are really excited to present Dancing on the Patio with DJ SelectorD from WVEW--spinnin’ and jammin’ massive from 6 to 9 p.m.
Featured art includes work by Barbara Holliday acrylic on canvas, also fabric & leather reformed and repurposed into artful satchels, as well as her installation art in and around the café. Also of note is David Parker’s large marble sculptures created from the original foundation of the Whetstone swept downstream post Irene, he dredged and hauled the giant stone and block back upstream creating the sculptures to ensure the history they contain wouldn’t be lost, he’s assembled and presented them in a marvelous way uniquely his own for all to enjoy. The Driftwood setting is further enhanced by a series of uniquely designed planter boxes filled with flowers, vegetables, and herbs alongside the picturesque brook all used in the Cafe. Director of the Creative Economy for the State of Vermont Lars Hasselblad Torres about the Driftwood:)
"Such a cool and funky spot - Vermont at its groovy finest!!"