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Work at Gallery 34

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River Gallery School

Work at In-Sight Photography Project

In-Sight Photography Project

Celebration at Lynde Motorsports

Lynde Motorsports

Work at Sweet Miri's Café

Sweet Miri's Café

Work at Cara Wolff Jewelry

Cara Wolff Jewelry

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Yalla Vermont

Artwork at Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Amy's Bakery Arts Café

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Vermont Artisan Designs

Artwork at Works Bakery Café

Subscription Art Program
to Benefit Scholarship Fund
Works Bakery Café

Artwork at Zephyr Designs

"Ride for Heroes"
Raffle of Signed Print
Zephyr Designs

Artwork at Vermont Artisan Designs

Gallery in the Woods

Artwork at Catherine Dianich Gallery

Catherine Dianich Gallery

Artwork in Gallery at the Garden

Gallery at the Garden

Artwork at Penelope Wurr

Penelope Wurr Glass & Gifts

Artwork at Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

Artwork at I-91 Welcome Center

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Next month's Gallery Walk is Friday, September 7.


Fish on platter by Janet Picard
The Marina Restaurant

1. The Marina Restaurant
28 Spring Tree Rd. (down behind 464 Putney Rd. - where the West River meets the Connecticut), (802) 257-7563,
Exhibits include Alex Hrabchak's watercolors; painter Kristina Wentzell's flora, fauna, and landscapes; Tiffany Heerema's collages of vintage food imagery; Terry Carter's large painted gourds; Henry Ireland's fine art photography; Tina Olsen's botanical illustrations; Martha Dolan's landscapes and contemporary artwork; Janet Picard's mystical landscapes, studies in nature, and unconventional still lifes; and Deborah Lazar's impressionist-realist paintings. Walk "munchies" available 5-6:30. This casual waterfront eatery with sunset view is open daily 11:30-10, Sun. Brunch served 10-1.


Work at CX Silver Gallery
C.X. Silver Gallery

2. C.X. Silver Gallery
814 Western Ave., (802) 257-7898,
GALLERY CLOSED ON WALK NIGHT and reopens August 8; otherwise open year-round by calling ahead to arrange a visit.... actLIFE: Multimedia Group Sculpture and Installations by Nye Ffarrabas, Linda Montano, Jennifer Zackin, Nina Isabelle, Sharon Myers, Le Xi through August 26. Receptions and forums with the artists and performance pieces on August 23-24 by Nye Ffarrabas, Cai Xi and Nina Isabelle.... Workshop Weekend with Michel Moyse and Le Xi at Center for Digital Art, August 18 and 19.... Late August through October: Collaborations – Nye Ffarrabas and Geoffrey Hendricks. Publications: Linda Montano: 14 Years of Living—and Nye Ffarrabas' 50-year retrospective— SUM CATERING by appointment; call ahead 1-2 days— Dumplings To Go, a new drop-in service.... Self-contained 3rd floor airBnB apartment with art all around:


Fire and Ice by Robert DuGrenier
Brattleboro Museum
& Art Center

3. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., (802) 257-0124,
FREE ADMISSION during GALLERY WALK—The award-winning traveling Caterpillar Lab makes a stop at BMAC during Gallery Walk on August 3. Save 10% off museum membership sign-ups on Walk night.... Sculpture Garden exhibit: "Displaced" by Angelo Arnold. Exhibits through September 24 include Steve Gerberich: Best of "Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys" – Elaborate blinking, whirling, humming, buzzing sculptures.... Robert DuGrenier: Handle With Care.... David Rios Ferreira: And I Hear Your Words That I Made Up.... Painting Time: Debra Ramsay.... Roz Chast: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?... Shona Macdonald: Terrestrial Vale. OPEN 11-5, closed Tues. Admission: $8-$6-$4, Free: members & under 18; Free on Thurs. 2-5 pm.

Work at Whetstone Station
Whetstone Station

4. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St., (802) 490-2354,
Local artist Remi Brooks is showing original work in acrylic and watercolor on wood and canvas. Created with an Art Nouveau feel, this new collection of faces was developed through the artist's experiments with using limited colors in many levels and tones. The Whetstone offers inspired food, local craft beers, and specialty drinks in a picturesque waterfront location with free parking. Lunch and dinner daily 11:30-10, Fri.-Sat. till 11.

5. River Gallery School & Gallery 34
32-34 Main St., (802) 257-1577,
Upstairs gallery spaces feature a continuing exhibit of work by artists in the Winter/Spring semester of Adult Studio Classes. Including art-makers at all levels, from brand-new beginner to experienced, students develop their work in one-on-one dialogue with the artist/teachers. Styles, approaches, mediums, and subject matter are thus wonderfully varied and surprising. Call about summer sessions of this class, as well as other classes and workshops in many approaches to art; the RGS scholarship policy is inclusive.... GALLERY 34, at sidewalk level, features works from the Senior Painting Class at Gibson-Aiken Center with Marilyn Allen, RGS Outreach teacher.

Love, Gilda promo at Latchis
Latchis Theatre

6. Latchis Gallery & Theatre
50 Main St., (802) 254-1109,,
MOVIE EVENT during Gallery Walk on August 3, 6:30-9: The Latchis presents the Vermont premiere of "Love, Gilda," a documentary about comedian Gilda Radner, with a Q&A with director Lisa D'Apolito, to benefit the Kopkind Colony and the Center for Independent Documentary film retreat program. Tickets are $12, available in advance at and at the door. Visit for information.... The Latchis Gallery is undergoing some upgrades in August—watch this space for future exhibits.

7. In-Sight Photography Project
45 Flat St., Ste. 1, (802) 251-9960,
The Tiny Gallery features work from the first Digital Night Photography intensive: Students explored Brattleboro locations after dark, making long-exposure images with light trails from cars, stars, and landscapes; experimenting with light painting, and more. Visit during Gallery Walk on August 3 to see their work.... The In-Sight Photography Project and its Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program empower youth, through photography, to find their own creative voices and communicate their unique personal visions. Classes in photographic arts are provided regardless of ability to pay. Curriculum is guided by understanding and respect for individuals, communities, and cultures. In-Sight is open generally on Mon.-Fri. 10-6; call ahead in August.

Work at Vt Center for Photography
Vermont Center for Photography

8. Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., (802) 251-6051,
"Steam & Steel: Photographs by O. Winston Link" is featured through September 2. This iconic photographer (1914-2001) gained international fame through his dramatic and meticulously crafted photographs of some of the country's last steam locomotives. Link often used complex flash systems set up during all hours of the night to illuminate and capture images of these trains as they traversed wide valleys over enormous train trestles, or in the background at a small-town drive-in theater. Free public lecture with Link's studio assistant, Thomas Garver, on Saturday, August 4, at 6 pm. Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-5 pm. Visit online for exhibit and membership info.

9. Art on Wheels at Lynde Motorsports
79 Flat St., (802) 254-8554,
5 to 10 pm for Gallery Walk: Art on Wheels 2018:Continuing in Memory of Stanley Lynde, this yearly celebration salutes the great beauty and craftsmanship of motorcycles over the past 100+ years. On display are vintage and classic motorcycles from a 1930 Harley-Davidson to contemporary Japanese sport bikes. Folks of all ages gather, from toddlers to octogenarians, and chairs are provided for visitors to settle in for the evening's festivities. Live Concert starting at 6 pm by The Shifters. Food Carts: Chef Andrzej's Home-Cooked Polish Food and Mustard's Last Stand.

Work at ArtRageUs1 Gallery

10. ArtRageUs1 Arts Collective
57 Elliot St., (802) 490-2277,,
Photographs, paintings, and collages by Kirsten Palmer are all on sale! This art collective features the work of local artists, authors, and musicians. Come see great stuff by new members: mosaics by Elinor Katz, bags by Susan Maltese, jewelry by Bonnie Girvan, gardening books by Cheryl Wilfong, crocheted hats by Jess Smillie, and paintings on constructed surfaces by Phil Shapiro. There's always something new at ArtRageUs! Want to sell your artwork, book, CD? Join the collective for just $20 per year, pay a 20% commission on sales, and clerk just four times annually. OPEN WEEKENDS: Fri./Sat./Sun. 11-5, and online.

11. Sweet Miri's Café
55 Elliot St., (802) 490-2319,, visit on Facebook
Continuing on view is floral art by Patty Harmsen and "The Southern Vermont Dance Festival's Inaugural Year," thirteen B&W images by photographer Kiqe Bosch, celebrating the variety of movement presented, and capturing the joy and intimacy of the mover—visit During Gallery Walk, 2-year-old Miri sells her original paintings at 25¢ apiece to support her Mechanical Horse habit.... This Gluten-Free safe space accommodates other food restrictions when possible and offers a variety of comfort foods and baked goods. Full menu available all day; dine in or take out. Hours: M-T-W 10-4, Thurs. & Sun. 10-3, Fri. 10-8 (Pizza Night!), Sat. 10-4.

Work at Elliot St. Fish & Chips
Elliot St. Fish & Chips

12. Elliot St. Fish & Chips
50 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,, FB: Elliot Street Fish, Chips and More
August featured artist Meliytzah LaBoy shares: "Growing up, I never had time to feel alone. I found ways to be creative everywhere I went, just burning with imagination. The only solution to taming this wild child was drawing. As an adult, it has become my meditation and a healing tool. I never really know what I'm going to draw until I sit to meditate in front of my blank canvas. When I'm ready, I start to manifest some form of art. I never like claiming the title of Artist, since it's what I enjoy for fun." The café uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open Tues.-Sat. 11:30-8, till 8:30 for Gallery Walk.

Work by Cara Wolff Meinke
Cara Wolff Jewelry

13. Cara Wolff Jewelry
4 Elliot St., (802) 451-9482,
Simply elegant jewelry made by metalsmith and designer Cara Wolff Meinke is featured in this beautiful boutique and jewelry studio. Cara's former career as a wildlife biologist and her love of the natural world strongly influence her jewelry designs and unique store displays that include live-edge wood tables, moss, and bark. Also featured are works by guest jeweler Julia Tadlock, ceramic artist Rob Cartelli, and fiber artist Vale Burns, as well as locally harvested mushroom tinctures by Dark Matter. Organic, cold-brew, nitro coffee is on tap and may be sipped in a charming nook overlooking Main Street. Open Wed.-Sat. 10-5 and till 8 for Gallery Walk; otherwise open by appointment.

Work at Mocha Joe's
Mocha Joe's

14. Mocha Joe's Café
82 Main St., (802) 257-7794,
Paintings by Wyatt R. Kail, mostly created using acrylics, are showing in August. "I am inspired by the distinctions and similarities between micro and macro. This can be seen in my work through motifs such as geometry, microscopic organisms, deep-sea life, outer space, and other forms and patterns found in nature. I strive to create a sense of mystery and exploration to reconnect us all to the deep strangeness of life that we can so easily forget in our daily routines." Stop by during Gallery Walk and all month for a sip of Joe, locally baked treats, and a view of Wyatt's work. Open Mon.-Thurs. 7-8, Fri. 7-9, Sat. 7:30-9, Sun. 7:30-8.

15. Yalla Vermont
80 Main St., (802) 579-1309,
August features a continuing exhibit by Mervyn "Skip" Williamson (1944-2017), a central figure in the American underground comix movement. Williamson's work appeared in National Lampoon, High Times, The Realist, Industrial Worker, Chicago Seed, and other publications. In the '70s and '80s, he contributed to, and art-directed for, men's magazines including Gallery, Hustler, and Playboy. Later he designed album covers and created large-scale canvases with political themes.... Enjoy Middle Eastern breakfast and lunch made from scratch—including the pita—using local ingredients. Closed Wed., open M-T-Th 8-3, Fri. 8-6 (later for Gallery Walk), Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-3—subject to seasonal changes.

Art at Turn It Up!
Turn It Up!

16. Turn It Up!
85 Main St., (802) 251-6015,
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 new and classic music on vinyl and CD at bargain prices every day. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-9, Sun. 11-6.

17. Amy's Bakery Arts Café
113 Main St., (802) 251-1071,
Featured painter Ricia Gordon explains: "My work is drawn from colors, lines, and textures in the world around me, from ongoing projects or ideas, or from what emerges in the process of putting down paint. Sometimes I add oil stick or marker to create movement, texture, and depth. I tend to establish, either consciously or unconsciously, a relationship between chance and intention, limitation and freedom, less and more. This show was influenced, in part, by visiting jellyfish at Monterey Bay Aquariam, and by a NY Times video made under Antarctica." The café offers European-style breads; soups, sandwiches, salads; specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats; open Mon.-Sat. 8-6, till 8 for the Walk, and Sun. 9-5.

Work at Vermont Artisan Designs
Vermont Artisan Designs

18. Vermont Artisan Designs
106 Main St., (802) 257-7044,
Featured in August are oils of Vermont and New England by Eric Tobin; acrylics of barns and advertising by David Zerba; and colorful glazed pottery by Will Finkel. Gallery Walk reception for the artists on Friday, August 3, 5:30 to 7. A portion of sales of featured work will benefit the Craft Emergency Relief Fund based in Vermont.... Visit online or stop by 7 days to see work by over 300 artists.

19. Works Bakery Café
118 Main St., (802) 579-1871,
River Gallery School is exhibiting works from the Children's Subscription Art program that supports the Scholarship Fund. Framed original artwork created by children attending River Gallery School is loaned to businesses and members of the community for a year to hang in offices and homes. RGS is a 41-year-old nonprofit located at 32 Main St., Brattleboro. Call (802) 257-1577 for information, or visit the website for class offerings— (See Walk listing #5 for current exhibits.) ... The café serves Rainforest Alliance coffee and humanely raised meats, poultry, and dairy with no antibiotics or added hormones; open daily 6 to 8, including for Gallery Walk.

Art by Julia Eva Bacon in Brooks House Hallway JULIA EVA BACON
Brooks House
Hallway Gallery

20. Brooks House Hallway Gallery
130 Main St., enter from Harmony Lot or from Atrium seating area,
"Brattleboro-West Arts: New Passage" spotlights the work of three Brattleboro-West Arts members: Kay Curtis is showing drypoint monoprints from her series entitled "Queen Anne's Lace: The Circle Comes Around," which metaphorically visits the key steps one undergoes in moving from birth to death. Julia Eva Bacon is showing new, smaller oil paintings of birds and wildlife she views as animal spirit guides. Cai Xi is showing paintings from her "Edge" series. This exhibit is on view through October.

21. Zephyr Designs – Art Raffle to Benefit "Ride for Heroes"
129 Main St., info: (802) 258-4318 Rob Szpila,
During Gallery Walk on August 3, purchase a Raffle Ticket for a chance to win "Ice Pond Trail," a signed limited-edition print by Gregg Wapner. Tickets are $10 each, and only 100 tickets will be sold. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 50 ticket purchasers. Proceeds benefit the Brattleboro Retreat Ride for Heroes.

Art by Richard Heller at Gallery in the Woods RICHARD HELLER
Gallery in the Woods

22. Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St., (802) 257-4777,
Late summer shows include "Speculative Diagram" Paintings by Richard Heller and New Raku Fired Vessels by Andrew Berends.... Heller's work "explores an expressive language using biological structures, cultural patterns, and information networks. Prints made from rubber were used to keep the process improvisational, and most pieces were hand-colored with gouache and acrylic."... Berends' Raku vessels reflect his love of tradition and "create a juxtaposition between a symmetrical form and an asymmetrical surface. Raku is full of spontaneity; it allows me to think I am in control and yet ultimately, the fire gods have the final say." Artists' reception on August 3, 5:30-8:30; music by the Moondogs. Open daily 11-5:30.

23. Catherine Dianich Gallery
139 Main St., Rm. 501, (802) 380-1607, down the alley, through the glass doors,
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually during the first week in August in more than 120 countries. This month the gallery is featuring photographs by Zachary Stephens and essays by Michelle Stephens and Diana Whitney, who share their personal experiences as breastfeeding mothers. The exhibit was also motivated in response to the U.S. delegation's refusal to sign a resolution encouraging breastfeeding in Third World cultures while attending a recent meeting of the U.N. World Health Organization, choosing instead to embrace the interests of American baby formula manufacturers. Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 7:30 on Friday, August 3. The gallery is otherwise open by appointment.

Work in Gallery at The Garden
Gallery at The Garden

24. The Gallery at The Garden
Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., (802) 246-0982,
August exhibits include works on canvas and paper by Sandra Cunningham. Visitors will also enjoy paintings by Carol Stephens, in oil and pastel, reflecting the joy of living in Vermont and capturing wonders of the local landscape. During Gallery Walk on Friday, August 3, 5-8 pm, and 12-3 pm on Saturday, the Strolling of the Heifers hosts a Pop-Up Summer Gift Shop in the River Garden—stop in to discover local art, crafts, specialty food, jewelry, and more! The River Garden is open to the public Mon.-Fri. 9-5 and Sat. 12-4, except during event rentals.

25. Penelope Wurr Fine Glass & Gifts
167 Main St., (802) 246-3015,
Continuing in the upstairs gallery during August is work by Porzellanatelier Claudia Biehne of Leipzig, Germany, showing a line of idiosyncratic porcelain vessels. Organic forms in glassy translucent white are complemented by new Cavallini botanical prints available framed or unframed.... Creative Gifts and Cards for Weddings, Birthdays, and Other Celebrations.... New Summer Arrivals and don't forget the CLASSIC BRITISH FARE.... Summer Hours: Open 11-6 daily, later for Gallery Walk first Fridays.

Art by Erika Radich at Mitchell-GIddings ERIKA RADICH
Mitchell · Giddings
Fine Arts

26. Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., (802) 251-8290,
"DayDreams," steel sculptures by Torin Porter, are featured through August 12. Porter says, these sculptures "exist externally but we experience them internally. When we behold them with our senses ... and see their forms change in response to our movements, they come to life as they interact with the associations they bring." Opening August 16, with an Artist Reception on August 18, is "Voices": A Selection of Zea Mays Printmakers. Participating artists are Judith Bowerman, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Sarah Creighton, Anita Hunt, Lynn Peterfreund, Erika Radich, and Joyce Silverstone. Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11-5.... Visit the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St., for a rotating display of gallery artists.

27. Take a Moment for Peace
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., (802) 254-4730
5:30-6 pm · Three long-time Brattleboro area musicians present a half-hour of delightfully restful works from the Baroque period. Peggy Spencer and Michelle Liechti, violins, and Zon Eastes, cello, perform trio sonatas by George Frideric Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Art by Richard Heller at Gallery in the Woods EZRA DISTLER
West Hill Energy &

28. West Hill Energy & Computing
205 Main St., Suite 14, 1st floor in Community Bank Building, (802) 246-1212,
5:30-8 pm ? OPEN HOUSE with light refreshments to welcome the community and celebrate WHE&C's inaugural Gallery Walk exhibit. Local photographer Ezra Distler has been trying to capture light and freeze time through photography since he was nine years old. He has done so professionally in the area for over 12 years. This show represents a search for, and renewal of, inspiration and voice over the past two years.... WHE&C provides robust, reliable evaluations of societal and utility efforts to reduce energy use. Exhibit otherwise open by appointment.

Artwork at Brooks Library
Brooks Library

29. Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St., (802) 254-5290,
MAIN FLOOR—CEILING: Cloud-and-raindrops mobile, second grade class, Academy School. MEZZANINE WALLS: Bill Fleming's "Greetings from Brattleboro, VT" needlework and "Brattleboro's Printing and Publishing Heyday—1900-1970," from NEH-funded "Brattleboro Words" Project. MEZZANINE CASES, LOCAL HISTORY ROOM: Additional "Brattleboro Words" Project exhibits. SECOND FLOOR—ENTRYWAY CASE: Kids' LEGO-palooza creations; CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS CASES: "Alpaca Lunch" and "The Sheep Over" from John and Jennifer Churchman's Sweet Pea & Friends" series. Objects from the Fine Arts Collection are permanently displayed throughout the building; take a self-guided walking tour during library hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-9; Thurs.-Fri. 10-6; & Sat. 10-5.

30. Brattleboro History Center
196 Main St., (802) 258-4957, through side door of Masonic Center,
FREE ADMISSION: Summer Hours are Thurs.- Fri.-Sat. 12-2, except first Fridays 2-6 for Gallery Walk; other times by appointment.... Popular local bands of 50 years ago—The Trophies, The Sprites, and The Zip Codes—are featured this month! 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 fl, elevator), open Thurs. 2-4, Sat. 10-12, and by appt.

Work at Hermit Thrush Brewery
Hermit Thrush Brewery

31. Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High St., (802) 257-BEER (2337), & Facebook
The gallery features last year's beer-makers' road trip through the Belgian countryside. Documentary-style photos capture the beauty of beer, Belgium in the spring, and the fun-loving Hermit Thrush team traveling across the country that originally inspired their tasty beers. The photographer is Brattleboro filmmaker Angela Snow, who makes her own documentaries and works freelance in Reality TV. She tagged along on the trip to Belgium to photograph the adventure—why would anyone pass up travel and beer?... Hermit Thrush Pint Night available from 5 pm during Gallery Walk on August 3. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3-8, Fri.-Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6.


A. SE Vermont Welcome Center
I-91 North, about a mile south of Exit 1
The Silo Gallery features painter Caryn King's intimate—sometimes whimsical—portraits of animals in Vermont barnyards and fields: sheep, cows, chickens, goats, bunnies, and birds. Caryn writes: "Always on the lookout for farm animals with specific personalities to paint, I get to visit a lot of farms, hang around fences, and take hundreds of photographs. I feel very connected with each animal." Studio visitors are welcome, or visit online at The Guilford Welcome Center offers brochures, magazines, maps, and showcase exhibits of area products, artwork, and fine crafts for the benefit of travelers and Vermonters alike. Open 7 am to 11 pm daily.