#GivingTuesday

It might be winter in the garden but now is the time to plant seeds of culture to come next year to BTP, help fertilize our ground & join in on #GivingTuesday!

A fundraising campaign for BigTown Projects

It might be winter in the garden but now is the time to plant seeds of culture to come next year to BigTown Projects. Help fertilize our ground!


Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community!


Please consider taking part in this international #GivingTuesday and make a donation to let us know you appreciate our work! No donation is too small, your support and acknowledgment goes a long way.

Last year your generous donations supported the following programming :

  • Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series
  • July 14th - Celebration of the Independent Spirit
  • Bread & Puppet, Little Big Tour 2019
  • BigTown Projects Gallery Summer Exhibition Series
  • From now until 2020, in conjunction with the Vermont State Curators Group, BigTown Gallery is responding to the "2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology

  • "We thank you from the bottom of our hearts - None of this is possible without your support!" -
  • BigTown Staff &  BigTown Project Board Members: Bill Barrette, Woon-Ping Chin, Doon Hinderyckx, Anni MacKay, Peter Moriarty

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About the Organization

BigTown Projects, Inc. non-profit sister-entity to BigTown Gallery (founded in 2003) directed by Anni Mackay. Located on the north end of the main street BigTown Gallery is next door to Green Mountain Bikes (owned by Anni's husband, Doon) -- both are central to the business community of Rochester, Vermont.

When Tropical Storm Irene hit Rochester in 2011, the gallery had just completed it's third jazz festival under a sail-cloth tent in it's amphitheater when the village was immediately cut-off from outside traffic. All commerce into the valley was halted for the fall and winter of that year and well into summer of the following year. It would take 2 years to recover the financial loss sustained because of the storm.

Friends and patrons of the gallery encouraged Anni to form a non-profit as a path to a more sustainable way into the future. Thus, with an initial grant of $25,000 from the Gordon and Harriet Greenfield Foundation, BigTown Projects, Inc was founded in 2012. Now, for almost 18 years thanks to it's non-profit arm, BigTown has continuously promoted the literary,...

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