north bennington news and events


Update on the Left Bank

The Left Bank, formerly the Merchants Bank, is now the site of classes and community events. The calender of events is here. For more information about leasing space or about The Fund for North Bennington's Left Bank project, please click here.

Park McCullough Annual Membership Meeting

This year's annual meeting will be held on Thursday, May 29 at 4 p.m., with a membership reception to follow on the Verandah.

Art Park 2014 opening on July 12 for 17th season

North Bennington's summer outdoor art festival and exhibit will run this year from July 12 through October 25. Curated for the second year by Joe Chirchirillo, the show highlights the work of local and regional artists in the center of the Village. The opening across from the train station on the afternoon of July 12 will again feature music and free food.

Park McCullough House schedule for summer concerts

July 13    Liz Wright (piano), Joana Genova (violin) and Nathaniel Parke (cello)

July 27    Zuill Bailey (cello)

August 3   Music from Salem (music by Schumann, Dohnanyi, Webern and Brahams for clarinet, saxophone, string quartet and piano)

August 10   Music From Salem (string quarteters by Glazunov and Mozart, and piano quintets by Faure and Thomas Oboe Lee)

All of these concerts will start at 4 p.m. in the Carriage Barn. For more information call 802-442-5411 or visit the Park McCullough House's web site.

The Cherry Orchard outdoors in August

Randolyn Zinn and Allen McCullough will bring back their unique approach to Chekhov with The Cherry Orcharad by the Living Room Theatre during the first two weeks of August (final dates to be determined). For more information call Randolyn at 917-375-6592.

Self-portrait event to return on August 16-17

Jay and Sophie Paris will return to North Bennington for their third self-portrait weekend on August 16-17. The father/daughter team of photographers set up their camera around the Village so that individuals or groups may take their own portraits. Jay and Sophie then work through the night to print and frame a selection of the images for a show in the gallery at Vermont Arts Exchange.

Previous weekends were held in 2000 and 2007. Selections of those images may be viewed here. Sophie and Jay's statement about their work in North Bennington may be viewed here.