Gallery owner, Anni Mackay, has for the past two decades devoted her energies to bringing the arts together with community. Each gallery's 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.

The BigTown Galleries, offer a full spectrum of visual, literary, and performing arts with their 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. The Bigtown Projects events are currently held at BigTown Gallery Rochester, located in the heart of Vermont, on RT 100 at 99 North Main, Rochester.

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.

In April 2017, BigTown Gallery expanded to Vergennes , opening the doors on a second gallery. We are delighted to unify our commitment to the arts in Vermont with a second brick-and-mortar location in the Champlain Valley. The BigTown Galleries couldn't be more excited to be joining Vergennes' vibrant downtown scene. Come say hello!

BigTown Gallery Rochester

99 North Main Street, Rochester, VT 05767
Approximate driving times
Boston, 3.5 hours
Burlington, 1.25 hours
Montreal, 2.5 hours
New York City, 5 hours

BigTown Gallery Vergennes
245 Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491
Boston, 3.5 hours
Burlington, 40 mins
Montreal, 2.5 hours
New York City, 5 hours


Inventory by gallery artists is available to view seven days a week, during gallery hours and by appointment.

BigTown Gallery Rochester
Wednesday - Friday: 10 - 5 pm
Saturday: 12 - 5 pm

BigTown Gallery Vergennes
Thursday - Sunday: 11 - 5 pm


Anni Mackay, Owner & Director
Bud Venturini, Communications

Sales, anni@bigtowngallery.com
Internship 2017, info@bigtowngallery.com
Press, info@bigtowngallery.com
General, info@bigtowngallery.com

Graphic Design
Malcolm Grear Designers

Photo Contributors
Tad Merrick
Gene Ogami
Jamie Richardson
Todd Balfour