Saturday, August 5: OPEN HOUSE
In honor of Bennington Arts Weekend, The Bennington Center for the Arts is excited to host an Open House! Visit the Covered Bridge Museum, and spend time with the Native American collection and our current gallery exhibitions!
Spirits of Old Bennington will offering tastings and will have specialty cocktails for sale from noon until 4pm.
The Bennington Center for the Arts is open from 10am until 5pm. Admission is FREE all day!
Friday, August 18: STORY NIGHT REVIEW
Story Nights happen at the Catamount Tap House once a month where folks come to tell short, true stories without prompts; a format based on The Moth Radio Hour. This "story slam" event at the Bennington Center for the Arts will benefit the Bennington Mural Project, a community initiative to bring art into outdoor spaces in Downtown Bennington and beyond.
Sunday, August 27 : BKBX OPEN SHARE STUDIO
Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) will close out their residency at the Bennington Center for the Arts with an Open Studio session. Join us on Sunday, August 27th at 2pm to learn about contemporary mime, collaborative process, and how simple storytelling can be a vehicle for impactful theater. This engaging, informal presentation with the company is open to all!
Winners of the 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Performance Art, and Choreography/Movement, BKBX is back in the studio to create new work that activates the imagination of their audiences, contemporizes the art of mime, and reminds us all of the power of simple storytelling. Set to lights and music, completed pieces range from realistic to metaphorical, heart-wrenching to hilarious, cinematic to intimate and everything in between, held together by the belief that great theater requires little ornamentation, only great vision.
Admission is "pay what you can" and all ages are encouraged to attend. Funds received will go directly to the artists.
A generous donor will provide a dollar for dollar match for the admissions collected from this event and that match will be applied to the Bennington Center for the Arts performance fund. This is an excellent opportunity for you to support to both your local venue and the artists whom we serve!
The Bennington Center for the Arts will be offering a 10% discount on any new memberships or renewals made on this day which, among other benefits, will allow you free access to our galleries and exhibits year round!