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).
During the week of October 12, the Vermont Jazz Center will launch its 2020 educational season. This fall’s new offerings make good use of the Jazz Center’s summer faculty: instructors can now Zoom in from afar to reach students from all around the world. VJC’s expanded educational programs includes online options as well as onsite opportunities for local participants run in accordance with local and safety guidelines. In- person classes (at VJC) cannot include wind players nor vocalists at this time. See https://vtjazz.org/education/classes/ for details. 10 weeks, from October 12th until December 18th (makeup classes for Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week will take place on Dec. 21, 22, 23). The fee for the semester for on-line classes is either $250 or $200, depending on the class (most on-line courses are one and one half hours) and $200 for in-person offerings (which run one hour), excepting Samba and Youth Jazz which are $100 and Zoom Tunes ($15 per session). To register, please contact Ginger Morawski at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about class content contact Eugene Uman email@example.com. Scholarship funds are available. Classes offered (online unless otherwise noted) and instructors are: Rhythm Lab- Brian Shankar Adler Blue Note Ensemble (at VJC)- Claire Arenius Ear Training Theory- Michael Zsoldos Youth Jazz Ensemble- Eugene Uman Soubrette Choir- Anna Patton The Bass: What to Practice- David Picchi Latin Jazz Ensemble (at VJC)- Eugene Uman, Julian Gerstin Singing the Standards- Jay Clayton Jazz Guitar Ensemble (at VJC)- Draa Hobbs Jazz History- Haneef Nelson Samba Percussion Ensemble (in person/outdoors, alternate Sundays)- Julian Gerstin, Ron Kelley Zoom Tunes (two dates only)- Malik Mclaurine, Ben Barnett, Franz Robert
A celebration of imagination and ingenuity, GLASSTASTIC invites children in grades K-6 to dream up and draw fabulous imaginary creatures, a selection of which will be turned into sculptures by glass artists. The sculptures and every drawing submitted will be exhibited at BMAC March 13 – June 13, 2021. Download GLASSTASTIC guidelines and an entry form on our website to submit your imaginary creature. You may submit up to two imaginary creatures. Just make sure to get them in before the December 8, 2020 deadline!