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).
Stay warm this winter with circus classes! If you've been curious about circus, now is your chance to test out this fun way to move your body. All shapes, sizes, ages - everyone is welcome. Try our flexibility classes, aerial silks, trapeze, or aerial fitness. We also offer online classes for those of you outside of Brattleboro. Sign your kiddos up for trampoline while you try your hand at Chinese pole, spin on a Cyr wheel, or stand on your hands! REGISTER ONLINE: https://necenterforcircusarts.asapconnected.com/
Zoom Tunes- January 30, 2022 session presented by the Vermont Jazz Center Last Sunday of each month, 7:00-8:30 pm EST ON-LINE; $15 per session https://vtjazz.org/zoom-tunes-2/ Because indoor jam sessions with horn players and vocalists are unfeasible at this time, the Jazz Center will utilize Zoom Tunes, an online version of a jam session that is as inclusive as possible. The format was devised and is run by VJC’s junior faculty. Zoom Tunes will take place on the last Sunday of each month. For each session, participants will individually play the “tune of the month” using an inexpensive app (iReal Pro) as a source of accompaniment. The app is a digital, play-along system with an enormous library of jazz tunes that gives musicians access to backing tracks with easy adjustments in tempo, key and feel. The Zoom Tune for January 30, 2022 My Little boat (Barquino) by Roberto Menescal https://vtjazz.org/my-little-boat-barquinho-1-30-22-lead-sheets-backing-tracks/ During the Zoom Tunes jam, participants will divide into breakout rooms supervised by one of the coaches. Each participant will play their own version of the given tune, either solo or along with a backing track. After playing their interpretation of the tune, players will receive guidance and support from the other attendees and Zoom Tunes coaches, Malik McLaurine (bass), Ben Barnett (trombone) and Franz Robert (piano). Playing the same composition and hearing the well-considered advice of friends and coaches creates a bonding experience amongst the participants. Listening to others playing the same repertoire can be inspiring and fun and leads to a fruitful learning experience. Singers are more than welcomed and are encouraged to use iReal Pro’s transpose feature to adjust the song’s key to suit their vocal range.