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Brattleboro Gallery Walk

Posted on August 22nd, 2023 to Events

Looking for the best things to do in Brattleboro? On the first Friday of every month from early summer till the onset of fall, downtown Brattleboro comes to life with art, music, food, and people. The Gallery Walk Brattleboro hosts is unlike any other and attracts people from all over.

You may see people dancing to drifting tunes out in the streets. The occasional juggler on a pair of rolling skates may slip by. And the nearly two-dozen local art galleries open their doors, with some even spilling artists and artwork out into downtown Brattleboro. If this sounds like a lot of fun, you won’t want to miss the Brattleboro Gallery Walk.


What Is the Brattleboro Gallery Walk?

The Brattleboro Gallery Walk is an annual, seasonal arts event that takes place in downtown Brattleboro, VT. The event is held from May through December and takes place on the first Friday of each month during the warmest season of the year. Centered around the booming arts scene that Brattleboro is known for, the Gallery Walk involves everything from live music and a flea market to artists creating their goods for all to see right in the streets.

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What to Expect at the Gallery Walk Brattleboro VT

The Walk

You can visit one of 19 art galleries, studios, and crafty shops in the area while visiting downtown Brattleboro. From Main Street to Elliot, High, and Green Street, there are numerous galleries to visit within about a city block. A few noteworthy spots on the walk include:

  • The Green at Centre
  • Martocci’s
  • Vermont Artisan Designs
  • First Proof Press
  • In-Sight Photography
  • Gallery 34
  • Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
  • Gallery in the Woods

Pretty much every location does something special for the Gallery Walk, including adding new exhibits or hosting unique opportunities to meet certain artists.

Pop-Up Art Stations

Pop-up art stations are situated throughout Harmony Tunnel and Harmony Park. These stations are simply locals who want to sing, make art, or even read some written prose to passersby as they enjoy the festivities. There’s even an open invitation to play oversize board games in the area with a few locals.

The Market

The Brattleboro Gallery Walk is home to the Brattleboro Flea—one of the hippest flea markets you can find. The Flea consists of more than 30 different booths set up by local artists and artisans.

Food Truck Court

The Food Truck Court at the Gallery Walk features a rotating collection of various local foods. Community tables are set up near the stage, so everyone has a spot to sit while enjoying the live music and eating. Guests are invited to bring their own flowers to add to the table for an added spark of creativity.

The Stage

Every Friday during the Gallery Walk Brattleboro hosts a free-to-the-public concert at a stage set up in the Harmony parking lot. The concerts often feature some of the best musicians in the local area that play a collection of classic tunes and contemporary music for all to enjoy. You’ll see artists like Kris Yunker and bands like Tilden and Sweet Lightning.

Beer Garden

The Beer Garden is also located in the Harmony parking lot. Guests have access to a fresh collection of brews from some of the best breweries in Vermont.

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Gallery Walk Brattleboro FAQs

What time does the Gallery Walk happen?

Each scheduled Friday, the Gallery Walk is hosted between the hours of 5 and 9 pm. Occasionally, you may see adjustments to the schedule to accommodate special events.

Does the Gallery Walk still happen if it rains?

Yes! The Brattleboro Gallery Walk is held whether rain or shine. The galleries are indoors and some of the outdoor activities are held under canopies and tents. So, feel free to grab your umbrella and head out even if it’s a rainy Friday afternoon.

Where should you park when visiting the Gallery Walk?

You may find open and free parking at some of the area businesses. If you do not, however, there are several paid parking areas around downtown Brattleboro, including:

  • Preston Lot, which is located on Flat Street
  • Harris Place Lot at the Harris Place
  • High Grove Lot on Grove Street
  • The Transportation Center parking garage with entrances on Flat and Elliot Streets

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Just outside the city, the VT Bud Barn is the perfect place to stop on your way to the Brattleboro Gallery Walk. We have one of the largest collections of recreational cannabis in the state, including all the best strains in VT. If you’re in a rush to get to the festivities, be sure to order online for faster pickup.


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