Dominos to topple at BMAC on Oct. 16
A scene from the 2021 Domino Toppling Extravaganza at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

Dominos to topple at BMAC on Oct. 16

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents the 15th annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The event is generously sponsored by the historic Latchis Hotel & Theatre. Free event parking is available at 28 Vernon Street. No backpacks or strollers are allowed at the event.

Veteran domino toppler and YouTube superstar Lily Hevesh and three other highly accomplished domino artists - Brady Dolan, Nathan Heck, and Chris Wright - will arrive in Brattleboro 48 hours ahead of the toppling to begin setting up the spectacle. The floor of BMAC's Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery will be filled with an elaborate pattern of tens of thousands of dominoes. Last year's event featured over 23,000 dominoes.

A full-time professional domino artist, Hevesh (Hevesh5 on YouTube) has over 3.7 million YouTube subscribers and her own brand of dominoes, H5 Domino Creations. Her videos have been featured on NBC, FOX News, Nickelodeon, CNN, and CBS, and she has created commercial projects for Disney, Marvel, Ford, Honda, and LEGO. She was featured in the award-winning 2021 documentary Lily Topples the World.

“What separates BMAC's domino event from a lot of others is that it's very free-form,” Hevesh said in a news release. “It's a great opportunity for us to build in an awesome space and have complete creative control. We use unique tricks that don't follow a specific structure, and I think the crowd really likes that.”

Dolan (bpdoles on YouTube) and Heck (MarDominoes) are experienced domino artists. Earlier this year, Heck competed in the Fox reality show Domino Masters on the “Teen Topplers” team.

Wright is a professional domino artist and an engineer. Through his company Wright Reactions, he builds dominoes and chain reaction machines for advertisements, promotional events, trade shows, and museums. Past clients have included Microsoft and Disney. In May 2022, his team “Brains and Brawn” earned second place on Domino Masters.

Tickets are available at or at the door. Admission is free for children 8 and under, $3 for BMAC members, and $5 for all others. The event will also be broadcast for free via Facebook Live starting at 5:15 p.m.

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