Epsilon Spires to sign 10-year lease for former church in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — Epsilon Spires is about to sign a 10-year lease at 190 Main Street in downtown Brattleboro. The restored gothic church space with its historic Estey organ has been home to the nonprofit arts center since the center's founding in 2019.

The mission of Epsilon Spires, according to its website, is "to illuminate the relationship between creative arts, natural sciences, equality, and sustainability through innovative performances, art exhibits, film screenings, panel discussions, and educational workshops."

With this 10-year lease, the organization said in a news release, it "is doubling down on its commitment to its audience, artists, and community with the promise of bringing great creative events to the heart of downtown Brattleboro for many more years to come."

Part of that effort for Epsilon Spires is launching the 10 x 10 Match Challenge Fundraiser. Entrepreneur and inventor Bob Johnson, of Omega Optical and Delta Vermont, says he will match every $1,000 raised with one month of free rent. This means the value of every donation is basically doubled for Epsilon Spires. The fundraiser's goal is $10,000.

"As a nonprofit arts center that runs a full program on a very small budget, this fundraiser could make a world of difference for our organization," said Executive Director Jamie Mohr. "This new 10-year lease will also allow us to plan and fund venue improvements. We are excited to bring even more great experiences to our wonderful community."

Epsilon Spires has also launched a New Membership Program that offers benefits such as exclusive ticket discount codes, invitations to Member-Only special events, advance ticket sales to popular limited capacity events, and more. For this November only, all the proceeds from new Memberships will be counted toward the 10 x 10 Match Challenge goal of $10,000.

"Becoming a member is the perfect way to get the most out of your Epsilon Spires experience and meet like-minded devotees of music, film, and art," says Epsilon Spires Board President Jessamyn Fiore, who is enthusiastic about the launch of the Membership Program. "We have a lot of fun ideas in the works for our new members. This program will allow us to directly connect and involve them in the creative process."

For more information about donating to the Epsilon Spires 10 x 10 Match Challenge Fundraiser, joining the New Membership Program, or for details about upcoming events, visit

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