Brattleboro, Vt. - Gallery Walk returns this Friday to liven up the downtown and a few satellite locations within a short drive of Main Street. There are 34 listed venues, many with meet-the-artist receptions.

Official Gallery Walk hours are 5:30 to 8:30, though most venues are open earlier and several remain open later into the evening. Patrons are encouraged to begin their artistic explorations a little early this Friday and stop on the way into town at The Marina Restaurant off Putney Road, where refreshments are offered to Walk patrons from 5 to 6:30, or at The Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St., near the Common, for an Open House from 3 to 8 p.m. Coming from the west, consider stopping anytime after 4 p.m. at Ink Dog Tattoos & Art Gallery, 1010 Western Ave., or perhaps C. X. Silver Gallery at 814 Western Ave., open 4 to 6:30. Closer to town, the 1868 Crosby House B&B is hosting a reception for their current featured artist from 5 to 8:30.

The 24-page November edition of the Gallery Walk guide and magazine contains complete descriptive listings and a map. This month's featured article is about Scot Borofsky's four-year public art project recently completed at twenty sites in and around downtown Brattleboro. A number of exhibits and events related to Borofsky's work, past and present, are being hosted from Friday through Sunday of Gallery Walk weekend. Online explorers may also visit for current listings, full-color photos of work featured in most of this month's exhibits, and an archive of articles published since April 2003.


The printed guide will be available at each participating location, the I-91 Welcome Center, the Chamber of Commerce, and area lodging establishments, among other outlets convenient for visitors and residents alike. Since stopping at every venue in a single evening is virtually impossible, art lovers are encouraged to choose exhibits of particular interest on Gallery Walk night and then return for a personal tour of other shows later in the month.

Brief information on exhibits and special events follows, in official Gallery Walk order. More details and a map are found online at and in this month's issue of the Gallery Walk guide and magazine.

Founded in 1995, Gallery Walk is a project of the nonprofit Arts Council of Windham County. For information on joining the Walk as an art or special event venue, advertise in the guide and magazine, or make a donation in support of this community program, please contact promotional coordinator Joy Wallens-Penford. She can be reached at (802) 257-2616 or preferably by e-mail at Visit the Walk website at