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).
The Hatch, a nonprofit organization that produces live comedic events for the community and donates its proceeds to other nonprofit organizations in Vermont. Since its inception, The Hatch has raised more than $250,000 for local causes. WHAT: The Hatch will host COMICS ON A MISSION featuring Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me personalities Maeve Higgins, Jordan Carlos and Tom Bodett, as well as New York City comedians, Erin Jackson, and Matthew Broussard. The event will benefit HatchSpace, a nonprofit community woodworking school and workshop in Brattleboro whose mission is to celebrate the traditions and skills of handmade craft. Since last November, the Latchis Gallery space in Brattleboro has showcased hand-crafted furniture and wooden studio art produced by HatchSpace members and supporters, some of which will be available for raffle and auction in the weeks leading up to the event.
Toby MacNutt is a queer, nonbinary trans, disabled artist living in Vermont. They have been a dancer most of their life, and their choreography and other creative work frequently explores themes of embodiment, identity, and relationships. In a Singular They, Toby asks: "When change is who you are, who are you?" Solos for ground, aerials, and mobility apparatus engage different elements of identity and embodiment, including an outsider’s approach to masculinity, the way time changes with chronic pain, and what it’s like to find freedom. Tickets can be purchased from brown paper tickets. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4538763