Brattleboro is a town in Windham County, Vermont, located in the southeast corner of the state, along the state line with New Hampshire. The population was 12,005 at the 2000 census. It is situated along the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the West River.
Brattleboro, being the first major town over the Vermont border on Interstate 91, offers a mix of a rural atmosphere and urban amenities such as a large number of hotels. Brattleboro is a host to a number of art galleries and stores.
In 2007, Brattleboro passed the Fairtrade town resolution, clearing the way to become the second Fairtrade certified town in the nation, joining Media, Pennsylvania.
Brattleboro has a thriving arts community. The town is listed in John Villani's book The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, in which it ranks number nine among towns with a population of 30,000 or under.
Brattleboro Arts: On the first Friday of every month, an event known as the Gallery Walk is held, in which galleries, artists, and arts organizations open their doors to the public to display new work or hold performances. Included in the organizations that participate are the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, the In-Sight Photography Project, River Gallery School, Through the Music, and the Windham Art Gallery.
Other notable arts organizations in Brattleboro include the Brattleboro Music Center, the Vermont Theatre Company, the New England Youth Theater, the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, the Brattleboro School of Dance, Luminz Studio dance and performing arts center, and the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA).
Acrobatics, Trapeze, Flexibility, Inversions, Circus Fitness and so much more this fall at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT! Whether you've never tried circus arts before or want to try trapeze or juggling for the first time, we have everything from Circus Fitness and Flexibility classes for teens and adults to classes for tots and tumbling and trapeze for youngsters. Our Fall Session begins September 6, and ends on December 10, 2016 with a break during the week of Thanksgiving. Cost per sessions vary per class. Visit our website to learn more www.necenterforcircusarts.org Registration begins in August.
Join us for “The Flying Nut: Bratt in the Bayou,” a magical journey with a circus arts twist into the holiday classic, The Nutcracker featuring performers from our Youth Performance troupes and NECCA’s Professional Training programs. Dance to washboards and banjos, adventure with voodoo kings, and join the carnival march to the swamp of sweets! This year’s circusy cajun nutcracker is sure to get your booty bouncing in your seat!
Join us for a weekend of celebratory LGBTQI circus community! Through workshops, discussions, and shared meals, we'll explore and express queer identity through circus, in a safe and inclusive setting. Led by seasoned performers and coaches Megan Gendell and Lauren Feldman, this weekend is open to all who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex. The workshop fee includes all workshops & discussions, 6 meals, admission to NECCA's Flying Nut performance on Friday, December 16th at 7pm and a NECCA Queer Circus t-shirt. Workshops will focus on the intersection of circus with queer identity and experience. They will be multi-level but geared toward people already coming in with circus experience. For more information about this workshop or other NECCA classes and performances, please visit our website www.necenterforcircusarts.org