Brattleboro is a town in Windham County, Vermont, located in the southeast corner of the state, along the state line with New Hampshire. 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).
Children from 6-12 will be introduced to the nature that surrounds us through the use of exercise, art, music, writing, science, reading and much more. The younger children will be in a group of their own. Everyone will learn to make a walking stick, draw and paint leaves and trees, cook lunch on an open fire, animal tracking, make a musical instrument and will get to here great story telling. These Summer Earth Adventures will be managed and led by Jane and Don Jones, along with other teachers and artists from the area (all finger printed and back ground checked). For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we offer scholarships so please send us a message to apply. Registration for this camp will be through the Brattleboro Recreations and Parks Service at 802-254-5805 or visit them at 207 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT.