December's Gallery Walk highlights 'Roots of Resistance'
Official Gallery Walk hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., though most venues are open earlier and several remain open later into the evening. Patrons are encouraged to 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 p.m. The All Souls Church Holiday Bazaar at 29 South St., West Brattleboro, is open from 3 to 7 p.m.; also C. X. Silver Gallery at 814 Western Ave., open 4 to 6 p.m. South of downtown, the weekend-long Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale begins from 4 to 8 p.m.
The 24-page December edition of the Gallery Walk guide and magazine contains complete descriptive listings and a map. This month's edition includes an article about Denise Beaudet's "Roots of Resistance" show and benefit at Gallery in the Woods; a survey of special holiday shows around town on Gallery Walk weekend; and an introduction to the Arts Council of Windham County's "Project Create" initiative, to be launched during Gallery Walk in January. Online explorers may also visit gallerywalk.org 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.
Brief information on exhibits and special events follows, in official Gallery Walk order. More details and a map are found online at gallerywalk.org and in this month's issue of the Gallery Walk guide and magazine.
Exhibits and Events
1. The Marina Restaurant: 28 Spring Tree Road (down behind 464 Putney Road); 802-257-7563; vermontmarina.com. Paintings from Ray Fiske's "Canvas and Steel" series, as well as his 5-foot Tin Man, have been added to current exhibits, which include: watercolors by young Alex Hrabchak; flora, fauna, and landscapes by painter Kristina Wentzell; collages of vintage food imagery by Tiffany Heerema; large painted gourds by Terry Carter; fine art photography by Henry Ireland; botanical illustrations by Tina Olsen; landscapes and contemporary artwork by Martha Dolan; mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still lifes by Janet Picard; and impressionist-realist paintings by Deborah Lazar. Walk "munchies" available 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Marina is open daily 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday brunch served 10 a.m to 1 p.m.
2. C.X. Silver Gallery & Dim Sum Teahouse: 814 Western Ave. (1 mile west of Exit 2); 802-257-7898 or 802-579-9088; caixiart.com and dimsumvt.com. Gallery open 4 to 6 p.m. for Gallery Walk on Friday; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit. Featured exhibit: Paintings and ceramics by Liz Hawkes deNiord: Return As Ticket — cxsilvergallery.com/liz-hawkes-deniord, and book launch magcloud.com/browse/issue/1331705. Dim Sum dining evenings by appointment — dimsumvt.com; calling 1 to 2 days in advance recommended, 802-257-7898. Monday, Jan. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (accvt.org) hosts a Shogatsu Japanese New Year potluck at the gallery.
3. All Souls Church Holiday Bazaar: 29 South St., off Route 9, Go up drive across from Fire Station; 802-254-9377; Gallery Walk Friday 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: All Souls church uu members and friends are locally renowned for their handmade and decorated artisan wreaths, greens, and ornaments. also offering Traditional Holiday Breads and Treats, and a cookie bar. Browse a gift emporium and buy chances on gift basket raffles. The Green Team table is loaded with Fair-Trade chocolate and handmade, reusable cloth gift bags. Friday features Hearty Chili to Go for sale and Christmas Cookie Decorating for Kids for a donation. Saturday offers lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with homemade soup, good bread, and fruit.
4. The 19th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale: 74 Cotton Mill Hill; thecottonmill.org. Open 4 to 8 p.m. during Gallery Walk on Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: This annual celebration features the work of over 60 Cotton Mill and local juried artists, craftspeople, and culinary artisans, as well as circus artists, puppeteers, musicians, and dancers. Enjoy food, beverage, and performance cafes. Be entertained by circus acts, a flea circus, and a variety of music and dance performances. Experience a line-dancing class and see pottery and fencing demonstrations. Buy tickets for the annual Cotton Mill raffle, and take advantage of holiday shopping opportunities galore throughout the mill's three floors. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: 10 Vernon St.; 802-257-0124; brattleboromuseum.org. 5:30 to 6 p.m.: Christmas Carols by Vermont Theatre Company — a preview for upcoming performances of "A Christmas Carol" in the Museum on Dec. 8 to 10, and 14 to 16. Free admission during Gallery Walk, when memberships are available at a 10 percent discount. Special extended gift shop for holiday giving. Open through Jan. 8: In-Sight Exposed — student works from 25 years of photo programs for youth; Constellations: Roger Sandes — patterned paintings featuring flora, fauna, and historical art references. Through Feb. 11: Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art — works by nine prominent artists; The Scarf: Joan O'Beirne — three diverse and evocative mixed-media works; Your Space: Flights of Fancy — be inspired by our winged companions. Through March 10: Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha — Islamic-inspired patterns are cast onto gallery walls. Through April 17: Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian - outdoor installation. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesday Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members and under 18; Free on Thursday 2 to 5 p.m.
6. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery: 36 Bridge St.; 802-490-2354; whetstonestation.com. Erin Jenkins presents atmospheric paintings on panel in shades of blue, focusing on painterly markmaking and the nuances of color. The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location; free parking. Lunch & dinner daily 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, untill 11 p.m.
7. River Gallery School of Art & Gallery 34: 32-34 Main St.; 802-257-1577. rivergalleryschool.org. Angels, Beasts, Shepherds & Kings are on exhibit and for sale during December. Barbara Merfeld-Campman, co-founder of RGS, started this holiday project 27 years ago. This year, it kicked off with a workshop on Nov. 25 where families and individuals spent time making their version of an Angel or other option. These holiday-inspired creations are displayed throughout the RGS Gallery, most for sale to help fund the scholarship program. Stop by to enjoy these amazing handmade creations and the festive lights. Gallery 34, at street level, presents Cicely Carroll's pastels along with other artists' versions of Angels.
8. Latchis Gallery and Theatre: 50 Main St.; 802-254-1109 x3 Jon; latchis.com, latchisarts.org. No special exhibits are scheduled in Latchis gallery spaces in December. Check online for current movies as well as "Live at the Latchis" and "Live in HD" events. On Saturday and Sunday, at 4 p.m., Latchis Arts presents "Canaletto & The Art of Venice," an On-Screen Exhibition . On Sunday, at 1 p.m., the Latchis hosts filmmaker Jay Craven and his Howard Frank Mosher Tribute Tour. Visit online for further information.
9. In-Sight Photography Project: 45 Flat St., Ste. 1; 802-251-9960; insightphotography.org; exposuresprogram.org. In-Sight will not have an exhibition at the Tiny Gallery in December. Instead, visit an off-site exhibition of images by IPP students at Mondo Mediaworks in the Cotton Mill. Don't miss the Saturday's Raffle of Works donated by photographers from around the country. $10 tickets are available from Mondo Mediaworks, with all proceeds going to In-Sight's Scholarship Fund.
10. Vermont Center for Photography: 49 Flat St.; 802-251-6051; Joshua Farr; vcphoto.org. VCP's Annual Juried Members' Exhibition features a vibrant array of photographic styles and processes. VCP's 150-plus members have a wide range of backgrounds and hail from all corners of New England. Opening reception 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. during Gallery Walk on Friday; exhibit open through Dec. 31. Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Visit online for information on membership.
11. 17 Artists, 4 Days: 118 Elliot St.; brattleboro-west-arts.com; email@example.com. Featuring works by Brattleboro-West Arts members Jackie Abrams, Josh and Marta Bernbaum, Jason Breen, Kay Curtis, Lesley Heathcote, Chris Lann, Naomi Lindenfeld, Stephen Lloyd, Kris McDermet, Greg Moschetti, Sharon Myers, Gene Parulis, Walter Slowinski, Matt Tell, Jen Wiechers, and Cai Xi. Media range from paintings, encaustics, and photography to pottery, textiles, jewelry, and glass. After an opening reception today, 5 to 8 p.m., the show continues from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
12. ArtRageUs1: 57 Elliot St.; 802-490-2277; ArtRageUs1.com info@ArtRageUs1.com. Holiday decorations, greeting cards, unique gifts — all locally made! Art, crafts, books, and CDs created by folks in the area include hand-hewn stools, embroidered pictures, finely crafted jewelry, repurposed clothing, affordable prints, paintings, sculpture, and more. And, everything is on sale this month. Plus, each purchase gives twice—once to your special someone and also to its creator, because ArtRageUs1 is an arts collective: a group of individuals joining forces to sell their creative endeavors. It is also home to the figurative furniture of Gayle Marie Weitz and Write Action books. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and online.
13. Cantina Vidorra: 49 Elliot St.; 802-490-2532; Visit on Facebook. Continuing in December is an exhibit by featured artist Stephen Broyles, who lives in Amherst and works mostly in ink, ink-and-watercolor, and acrylic, although he does venture into oboe, clarinet, baroque, and jazz. He works almost always outdoors, en plein air, composing shapes, colors, and textures. He is motivated by the love of what he sees and his desire that others see it, too. Cantina Vidorra offers starters, build-your-own or traditional tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas, other specialties, and a kids' menu.
14. Harmony Arts Cafe: 22 Harmony Place; 802-490-2077facebook.com/HarmonyArtsCafe; "Serving Art Projects to Nourish the Spirit" is the mission of this new art-making space tucked in a corner of the Harmony Lot. Proprietor Paula Lavender had a storefront marbleizing studio on Main Street two decades ago. Now she has filled this space with a wide variety of supplies and tools for use by folks of all ages—individuals, groups, and families. Demonstration of techniques is included. The "menu" of creative options is offered for modest suggested donations or set prices. There are quick make-and-take projects with changing weekly themes, a range of paper arts, creative celebrations ("art parties"), Sunday family projects, and no-cost larger cooperative group projects to be donated to the community. Tie-dying and quilting are skills Paula can help you master. See the Facebook page for some basic info, but stop in for the best idea of what's possible. Watch for a feature story in the January issue of this guide.
15. Elliot St. Fish & Chips: 50 Elliot St.; firstname.lastname@example.org; FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More. Work by Abby Shuey is featured in December. "Jellyfish are my passion," says Abby. "I use art and its wide variety of available mediums to express my wide variety of moods and feelings. My interest and fascination in jellyfish challenged me to create movement with the rigid and unforgiving mediums I enjoy. Whether using stiff wire or structured ink, I aim for fluid movement and strive to bring this [single-line] technique into all the art I create." The cafe uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., until 8:30 p.m. for Gallery Walk.
16. Windham Movement Apparel: 2 Elliot St.; 802-246-1223; Visit on Facebook. windhammovementapparel.com. Gallery Walk open house: Come celebrate WMA's recent move up the hill and its new sharing of space with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. On display will be a collection of Festival photo favorites from the past five years. Windham Movement Apparel supplies quality products to the movement arts community in an environment that encourages fellowship between participants and increases awareness of the life-long benefits of movement for everyone. Open Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 8:30 p.m. for Gallery Walk. Also open Sundays Dec. 3, 10, and 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for holiday shopping.
17. Mocha Joe's Cafe: 82 Main St.; 802-257-7794; mochajoes.com. Featured photographers Marek Jagoda and Ea Maples are both from Putney. Marek has been exploring the art of photography for five years, while Ea discovered her love for this art form only in the last two years. They seek out interesting architectural settings — many forgotten but beautiful abandoned buildings — where they capture a variety of evocative images. Stop in the cafe seven days to see the exhibit and enjoy Mocha Joe's own freshly roasted coffee, a seasonal drink, and homemade pastries. Open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
18. Main Street Flea: A Makers Holiday Gift Bazaar: 80 Main St. (between Mocha Joe's and Sam's); 845-430-0190; Julia; Instagram: @80mainstreetflea. Four days only, Thursday through Sunday: Local makers unite for a unique collaborative market featuring fine handmade goods and crafts for treating yourself or holiday gift-giving. Jewelry, ceramics, prints, cards, natural medicinals, home goods, and custom lingerie are among the wide array of artisanal and eclectic offerings. Makers include Rob Cartelli, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Julia Tadlock, Mariah Perkins, Elspeth Bourne-Kebbell, Sarah Rice, Clara Karazov, Tiny Pony Apothecary, Katherine Nelson and Ross Gronvold, and Maria Pugnetti, among others. Open Thursday. 10 a.m to 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
19. Turn It Up!: 85 Main St.; 802-251-6015; turnitup.com; The record shop features a collection of vintage music and movie posters, several rare and collectible. Artists include the Beatles and solo projects, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Clash, Prince, Gene Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood. Turn It Up! sells both new and classic music on vinyl and CD at bargain prices. Open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m..
20. Amy's Bakery Arts Cafe: 113 Main St.; 802-251-1071. Paintings by Caryn King and Georgie Runkle are featured. Caryn's portraits of farm and field animals capture each personality. Studio visitors welcome; visit online at ckingpainting.com. Georgie paints structures and landscapes en plein air — from barns, covered bridges, and trees to fire engines and lighthouses — often applying geometric patches of bright color in her unique style. The cafe offers European-style breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats; open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., until 8 p.m. for the Walk, and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
21. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2: 106 Main St.; 802-257-7044; vtart.com. New pastels by Linda Dessaint and oils by George Angelini, along with acrylic paintings by Mary Davidson, are featured in December. Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30. A portion of sales of work by featured artists will go to Project Feed. Visit online or stop by seven days to see work by over 300 artists. A special exhibit of work by Woody Jackson, Julia Eva Bacon and Joseph McCarthy is showing this month in the Silo Gallery at the I-91 Welcome Center (see final listing).
22. Works Bakery Cafe: 118 Main St.; 802-579-1851; worksbakerycafe.com. Sea/landscapes, abstracts, and expressive realism painted in a variety of mediums by Wayne Estey continue through December. "He often selects, prepares, and repurposes existing frames while the pieces materialize. Their viewing may end with an equally liberating laugh or bewildered sigh. View, wander, review, and wonder . . . and his work will have entertained its purpose." The cafe serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., including for Gallery Walk. Note: See article in this issue about "Project Create," an ongoing Gallery Walk art-making experience beginning in the Cafe on Jan. 5.
23. WOW Frozen Yogurt: 122 Main St.; 802-579-1255; Continuing is the Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Movement 2017 exhibit "Images of SVDF's Inaugural Year," a collection of photographs by Kiqe Bosch highlighting the festival's opening year. A completely black-and-white exhibit, Bosch's thirteen images from 2013 celebrate the variety of movement presented in SVDF's first season. Bosch captured the joy of movement and the intimacy of the mover — southernvermontdancefestival.com. Store Hours: Sunday through Thursday, noon to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.
24. Hospice Shop Pop Up: Holiday Shopping Extravaganza: Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St.; 802-257-0775 x109 Andrea Livermore; brattleborohospice.org. Two days only: Open Friday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday evening features live music by The Moondogs. This eclectic collection was curated with an eye for gift giving and features a wide range in style, taste, and price. Think contemporary, tribal, vintage, antique. Included are artisanal treasures, jewelry galore, collectibles, winter accessories, children's gifts, and much more! . And if "things" aren't on your loved one's list, you can make a donation to Brattleboro Area Hospice in their name.
25. Community College of Vermont: 41 Harmony Place; 802-254-6370; Students in CCV's Introduction to Studio Art class — under the instruction and guidance of Lauren Watrous — have spent a 15-week semester exploring various mediums and approaches in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Works displayed represent each student's culminating vision through research and exploration in the medium of their choice. Work will be displayed on the first and second floors of the building during December. Students will be on hand during Gallery Walk on Friday to speak about their creative efforts. Light refreshments will be served.
26. Gallery in the Woods: 145 Main St.; 802-257-4777; galleryinthewoods.com. Featuring three floors of handcrafted jewelry, clay, textile, woodworking, and international folk art from more than 200 artists. Gallery 1: "Roots to Resistance," an Interactive Benefit Show, runs through Jan. 31. Akin to indigenous and folk artists in cultures she explores, Denise Beaudet works in strong color. Twelve 8-foot portraits of women activists around the world were created to inspire viewers to make change in their own communities. Partnering with over 50 international organizations, the project sends postcards and postering materials across the globe, free of charge. Gallery 2: New Landscapes by Samantha Crawford, created in gouache on paper using great detail, reveal an intensely personal, dreamlike experience in the forest, in both black-and-white and color. Artists' reception Friday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Open daily 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
27. The Dianich Gallery: 139 Main St., Rm. 501 (Down the alley, through the glass doors ); 802-380-1607; catherinedianichgallery.com. On Friday, the gallery features a Book Fair to benefit BEEC. Patti Smith will be signing copies of "The Beavers of Popple's Pond" and Mark Mikolas will be signing his book on tree identification, with proceeds to benefit Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. An array of Lauren Von Krusenstiern Blankets are also for sale — 100 percent Vermont farm wool blankets. Grown, spun, woven, and finished locally. Enjoy homemade holiday cookies and cider. Continuing in the gallery is The Broadside Show: "Poetry + Art" — work by Claire Van Vliet, Brian D. Cohen, Julia Ferrari, Dede Cummings, and Myles Danaher. Open 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. during Gallery Walk on Friday; otherwise open by appointment.
28 .20th Annual Children's Holiday Craft Fair; Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St.Information: email@example.com. 5 to 8 p.m. during Gallery Walk on Friday: Strolling of the Heifers, Oak Meadow, and the Putney Area Homeschool Group present this annual holiday market for children — whether homeschooled or in school — to share their creativity with the community and learn something about entrepreneurship. Items include pottery and terrariums; wooden games and toys, handwoven checker sets, and tic-tac-toe sets, with matching handmade porcelain pieces; handcrafted cards, blank books, and mini-chalkboards; a holiday-themed coloring book; candles, candle holders, and ornaments; t-shirts, knitted infinity scarves, and jewelry; wool gnomes, acorn mice, and felt-and-pinecone owls; handmade soaps, sachet pillows, and lip balm; organic pizza and treats.
29. The Gallery at The Garden: Robert H. Gibson River Garden; 157 Main St.; 802-246-0982; strollingoftheheifers.com. The Putney Area Homeschool Group presents its 20th annual Children's Holiday Craft Fair in the River Garden during Gallery Walk. The featured gallery exhibit in December is Ralph DeAnna: 1990-2010. DeAnna lives and has painted in Brattleboro since 1988. He has worked in many genres, including landscape, still-life, and portrait, and has even invented his own genre, time paintings, which often include people, cars, and cityscapes seen at night. "What pleases me most," said DeAnna, "is seeing how much I learned from the tradition of painting and drawing, and how I applied those lessons to my own style and subject matter." The River Garden is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except during special-event rentals. The Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market is in residence on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through March.
30. Penelope Wurr: Glass & Gifts: 167 Main St.; 802-246-3015; penelopewurr.com. A Celestial Gallery upstairs: Prints by Cavallini complement Ceramic Work by an artisan from Thailand, in seasonally moody colors. Still on view in the retail store are unique and whimsical Ceramics by Wiltshire, UK maker and illustrator Hannah Turner — mugs, salt and pepper pots, and other tableware. Hannah's work draws on her love of nature with a humorous bent. Also on display is New Jewelry from talented jeweler and costume designer Philippa Kunisch. New winter arrivals in craft/clothing accessories from UK and Germany. Classic British fare and all things Christmas. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, later for Gallery Walk and the holidays.
31. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts: 183 Main St.; 802-251-8290; mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com. Showing through Jan. 7: "Explorations," a gallery-wide survey of Emily Mason's work in printmaking from 1985 to 2016. One of America's foremost non-representational painters, Mason's monoprints, monotypes, and solarplate prints epitomize a spontaneous and daring use of color and form. MGFA is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer. Be sure to visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for work by emerging and prominent artists.
32. Take a Moment for Peace & Christmas Craft Fair: Centre Congregational Church; 193 Main St.; 802-257-4588; Dee and Bob; 5:30 to 6 p.m. During the Moment for Peace in the Sanctuary on Friday, Rev. Lise Sparrow, pastor of Guilford Community Church, and a Community Choir under the direction of Peter Amidon, will offer a candlelit time of music and reflection for places of the world in need of peace. Everyone is welcome. 5 to 7 p.m. The Centre Church Christmas Craft Fair, downstairs in the Community Hall, offers soups for supper, interactive carol singing, a quilt raffle, and crafts. The Fair continues on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Come for waffles, lunch, the quilt raffle, wreaths, decorations, and other holiday crafts.
33. Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St.; 802-254-5290; brookslibraryvt.org. Main floor — ceiling: Cloud-and-raindrops mobile, 2nd grade class, Academy School; Mezzanine — display cases: Vases and other objects from the Library's Henrietta Loud Collection of 19th-century artworks. Second floor — entryway case: Kids' Lego creations from Children's Room activities; Children's book illustrators cases: "A Christmas Book" (in Italian), "Buon Natale, Natale!" and a work in progress about the invention of pasta, both illustrated by Brattleboro artist Simi Berman. Selections from the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building; take a self-guided walking tour Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
34. Brattleboro History Center: 196 Main St. (through side door of Masonic Center); 802-258-4957; brattleborohistoricalsociety.org. Free admission: Open 2 to 7 p.m. for Gallery Walk, otherwise Friday, 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, noon to 3 p.m., and by appointment. Browse through Mary Cabot's diary entries about Rudyard Kipling, photos of Island Park, examples of period clothing, information on the world-famous Estey Organ Co., and much more. Visit the BHS Research Room at the Municipal Center (3rd floor, elevator), open Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, and by appointment.
35. Hermit Thrush Brewery: 29 High St. 802-257-BEER (2337); hermitthrushbrewery.com and Facebook. Photos of the newly opened Hermit Thrush Cellars are on display in celebration of the Brewery's 3rd Anniversary. Tour the new facilities through the camera lens of Angela Snow, a Brattleboro native, documentary filmmaker, and freelancer in Reality TV and commercials. Over 400 barrels, seven foudres, and a brand new canning line. Pints of beer for Hermit Thrush Pint Night are available from 5 p.m. during Gallery Walk on Friday. Brewery Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3 to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Special regional venues
A. SE Vermont Welcome Center: 1-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1. Vermont Artisan Designs (106 Main St., Brattleboro) is presenting work by Woody Jackson, Julia Eva Bacon and Joseph McCarthy in the Silo Gallery during December — vtart.com. Brochures, magazines, maps, and other printed materials, as well as showcase exhibits of area products, artwork, and fine crafts are resources for visitors and residents alike. Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
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 at info@GalleryWalk.org. Visit the Walk at gallerywalk.org.
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