“Anni Mackay runs the BigTown Gallery next door and she rides her bike in the woods with me. She brings lots of life totown, and to me. She is my wife and my friend!” – DooN
Since 2003, BigTown Gallery ROCHESTER has brought to central Vermont exhibitions by artists deeply dedicated to an exploration of what fine art means: both to create and to experience. Gallery owner, Anni Mackay, has for the past decade devoted her energies to bringing the arts together with community. The gallery space and its featured exhibitions, performance art and reading series are the culmination-to-date of an uncompromising belief in the soundness of that partnership.
BigTown Gallery offers a full spectrum of visual, literary, and performing arts with its year-round exhibit schedule, Summer Reading Series, and performing arts events. Programming is presented by the Gallery’s non-profit 501c3 tax deductible sister-entity, BigTown Projects, and is generously supported by loyal audience members and partners; all free (unless noted otherwise) and open to the public. Events are held at BigTown Gallery located in the heart of Vermont, on RT 100 at 99 North Main, Rochester.
In April 2017 BigTown Gallery is expanding to Vergennes and opening it’s doors next to the Vergennes Laundry. We are delighted to unify our commitment to the arts in Vermont with a second brick and mortar location in the Champlain Valley. We couldn’t be more excited to be joining Vergennes’ vibrant downtown scene.