Gallery Walk in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont is the perfect evening for the art lovers out there. Gallery Walk is held on the first Friday of every month and includes art exhibits in over 50 locations around town. Gallery Walk is one of the reasons that Brattleboro was named a top 10 small art town by acclaimed author John Villani in his book “The 100 Best Art Towns in America”. No surprise as our quaint town is home to many artist and art lovers alike.
So how does Gallery Walk work? You should start by getting a copy of the Gallery Walk booklet, if you are staying with us at Forty Putney Road B&B we will have one here waiting for you, if not they can be found at many locations downtown. The booklet contains a map with over 50 locations including restaurants, galleries, etc that will be displaying artists work and will be open to the public the first Friday of the month. Each of the businesses downtown showing an artist has a large bright colored number in the window. This number corresponds to a number in the Gallery Walk book which provides descriptions of the artists and the work that they are showing.
Gallery Walk makes for a great night out and downtown is often bustling with activity on the Friday of the Walk. Turn it into an evening. Make a reservation at one of the great restaurants downtown for dinner and before or after you can stroll through downtown Brattleboro wandering into the various exhibiting locations. Chances are good that even the restaurant you eat at will be showing someones work. Some locations will be playing live music and others will have refreshments set up. In most cases you will even have the opportunity to speak to the artist themselves. Of course the art is exhibited all month long, but with the artists on hand and the energy of the First Friday – Gallery Walk is the ideal time to see whats new.
Gallery Walk is just one more reason we love Brattleboro. If you plan to go, check out the Gallery Walk website for more information. Of course, be sure to also check out our beautiful Brattleboro Inn just a short walk to downtown and all of the Gallery Walk activity. We look forward to seeing you!