Gallery Walks kicks off 2023 season on May 5

BRATTLEBORO — On Friday, May 5, Brattleboro's Gallery Walk, a long-running and beloved arts and community event, returns from its winter hiatus.

Once again, Gallery Walk will be held rain or shine every first Friday, May through December, from 5 to 9 p.m.

For three decades, Gallery Walk has showcased art in the galleries and in the streets of downtown Brattleboro. Each first Friday, visitors can expect a huge block party with street closure of Elliot Street and Harmony Parking lot featuring an outdoor stage with live music, a food truck food court, and 80 feet of community table featuring white tablecloths and local blooms courtesy of the Brattleboro Garden Club.

Eighteen galleries will host new exhibit openings, many with the artists present to speak with guests. Interactive art stations pop up all over the downtown area with a diverse array of activities and exhibits.

“A point of considerable pride is that these events are free and are meant to truly have something for everyone,” organizers said in a news release. “Art, in all its forms, brings people together like no other, and that's what Gallery Walk is all about.”

May's Gallery Walk will feature Neon Rainbow, a queer-friendly and genderless square dance with music by the Rear Defrosters. BrattRock, the Brattleboro area's youth rock festival, will be the highlight in June. Other musical acts include Jatoba and The Ditrani Brothers (July), Sweet Lightening and Tilden (August), Thus Love, with special guests Beetsblog (September), and the Gaslight Tinkers (October).

Galleries participating include 118 Elliot, The Collective, Harmony Collective, Martuccis, (formerly Hazel), HatchSpace, Vermont Center for Photography, Centre Congregational Church, HCRS Print Shop, Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Penelope Wurr, First Proof Press, Gallery in the Woods, ZPots, Beadniks, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Gallery 34, and Vermont Artisan Designs.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit

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