The Commons is the public face of a larger nonprofit organization, Vermont Independent Media, Inc. Recognizing that a vigorous exchange of ideas and information allows democracy to function and is the lifeblood of a community, Vermont Independent Media: • creates a forum for community participation • promotes local independent journalism • fosters civic engagement by building media skills through publication…

To help balance a world filled with synthetic digital connection and media, HatchSpace is a non-profit dedicated to sharpening an appreciation for the work of human hands through the learning, practice, and teaching of woodworking. Whether kids who want to play with wood, teenagers who are sniffing around for what to do with their lives,…

The Vermont Theatre Company is a nonprofit theatre organization that presents productions in and around Brattleboro, Vermont.  Titles range from comedy to tragedy, contemporary to classics.  In 1990 VTC launched what has become a tradition, an annual Shakespeare in the Park production at the Rotary Club Amphitheater in Brattleboro’s Living Memorial Park. Presented on the…

Yellow Barn presents year-round performances including an intense and rich summer season. Its ideal environment for creative exploration and expression results in a series of extraordinary performances with a unique programming offering infinite insights into chamber music.

Brattleboro Clayworks is Southern Vermont’s ceramics resource center.  Founded in 1983, Clayworks seeks to increase access to ceramic media for the southeastern Vermont, northwestern Massachusetts, and southwestern New Hampshire communities.  Brattleboro Clayworks provides professional studio space and equipment to its members and renters; classes and workshops for people ranging from interested beginners to aspiring clay…

The Estey Organ Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. through Columbus Day weekend. Admission is $3.00, and free for members of the museum.

BHS Research Room, third floor, Municipal Center, has Brattleboro-related maps, local topic files, old newspapers, postcards, books, documents, and more than 10,000 photos for research and browsing. Thursday 2-4, Saturday 10-12, and by appointment. Free and accessible. Brattleboro History Center and Museum, 196 Main Street, has local artifacts and displays of Brattleboro history.  Open Friday…

Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) is an independent, non-collecting, contemporary art museum, whose mission is to illuminate art and ideas in ways that inform, engage, and connect people from all walks of life. BMAC’s frequently changing exhibits, education programs, and public events seek to reflect and enhance the cultural richness…

For over 60 years the Brattleboro Music Center has been recognized for the breadth and quality of its programs; and has helped to define southeastern Vermont as a rural region distinctive for its rich cultural life. Each year the Music Center enriches the lives of more than 10,000 residents of southeastern Vermont and neighboring New…

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus is a multigenerational community chorus for women and girls ages 10 and up of all backgrounds and levels of musical experience. There are no auditions and all are welcome to our Open Rehearsals in September & March or to our concert weekends in November and May. The music is primarily taught aurally,…

Brattleboro-West Arts was founded in 2009 by neighbors who recognized the vibrant creative community that exists in the watershed of the Whetstone Brook west of downtown Brattleboro. Since then, membership has grown to include the professional artists and craftspeople shown here, who gather socially each month to share a meal and explore ways to enrich…

The Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, provides an open venue for the visual and performing arts.  Organizations may also utilize all or part of the space for meetings, benefits, workshops, and conferences.  The gallery space is also available to all artists: actors, theater companies, musicians, photographers, dancers, painters and sculptors, video artists,…

Marlboro Music is widely acclaimed as the world’s foremost center for leadership training in music. For seven weeks each summer, exceptional young musicians and master artists come together to form a closely-knit family on the campus of Marlboro College, in the foothills of rural southern Vermont (just 12 miles from Brattleboro, Vermont). Stepping away from…

The New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) offers people of all ages and abilities a unique opportunity to experience the magical & captivating world of circus arts. Here, in a welcoming, safe environment, recreational and professional students alike can explore the charms and challenges of circus arts and gain a solid foundation of techniques…

Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, NEYT is widely recognized for its professional-level children’s theatre performances; productions are staged 10-12 times a year. Three semesters of acting classes are offered, for beginning & advanced students, and Summer theatre camps include Shakespeare, Melodrama, Musical Theatre and Circus camp.

Located in the Cotton Mill in Brattleboro, VT, the Vermont Jazz Center (VJC) is dedicated to creating and preserving jazz through the presentation of workshops, concerts, and instruction to a broad constituency of artists, students, and the general public.  The VJC collaborates with Brattleboro area businesses and other arts organizations to provide consulting, musicians for…