Gallery Walk goes virtual

Friday evening broadcasts will open a window on the arts world of Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — One of the town's most long-lived and beloved local events is going virtual.

The first-ever virtual Gallery Walk will take place as four installments, every Friday in August at 6 p.m.

Shanta Lee and MacLean Gander and Brattleboro Union High School students Priya Kitzmiller and Xiaohan Brunton are among hosts that will guide attendees through Gallery Walk venues like Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, River Gallery School of Art, C. X. Silver Gallery, Vermont Artisan Designs, and Wheelhouse Clay Center.

Viewers will see current artwork, hear from gallery representatives and artists, listen to local musicians jam out, and more.

Hosts will also take you to well-known Brattleboro spots and show behind-the-scenes footage of how the Stone Church crew is keeping music alive in Brattleboro.

The Gallery Walk experience will be released as 15-minute snippets every Friday evening at 6 p.m. through August via live video links to Gallery Walk's Facebook page and for updates about future events. BCTV will air the Virtual Gallery Walk as well.

Founded in 1995 by the late Joy Wallens-Penford, Gallery Walk has showcased, celebrated, and supported the town's galleries, creative spaces, artists, businesses, and community organizations.

Held on the First Friday of every month until the COVID-19 social distancing measures went into effect, Gallery Walk offers community members and visitors a unique and family friendly opportunity to enjoy diverse arts and creative experiences, stroll downtown, and visit local shops and restaurants.

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