On February 16, 2022

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center’s artful ice shanties displayed

By Michelle Frehsee

Feb. 19-27 — BRATTLEBORO — Presented by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and Retreat Farm, the Artful Ice Shanties outdoor exhibit is a place-based celebration of artistic talent, creative ingenuity, and the rich history of ice fishing at the Retreat Meadows.

The Artful Ice Shanties exhibit will be displayed in and around Farmhouse Square from Saturday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 27. Come meander through the village of huts as you sip hot cocoa, provided by the museum.

On Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. a wintry, wonderful outdoor awards ceremony with a panel of local judges who will give out an array of awards for ice shanties with notably artistic, inventive, or silly qualities.

This project was inspired in part by Art Shanty Projects in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Admission is free.

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