Since 2003, BigTown Gallery 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.

UPDATED Gallery Hours
Wednesday - Friday 10 - 5pm
Saturday 12 noon - 5pm
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday by appointment

GALLERY CLOSED Friday, January 13th

Visiting the Gallery
99 North Main Street, Rochester, VT 05767

Approximate driving times
Boston: 3-1/2 hours
Burlington: 1-1/4 hours
Montreal: 2-1/2 hours
New York City: 5 hours

From the North:

via Interstate 89 (suggested for winter travelers)
Take I-89 to Exit 10 toward Waterbury and follow Route 100 South through Waitsfield and Warren to Rochester.

via Route 7 (scenic route)
Follow Route 7 south toward Shelburne, Charlotte, and Middlebury. Take Route 125 in Middlebury toward Hancock, and follow Route 125 over the Middlebury Gap. Turn right at the junction of Route 125 and Route 100 and follow Route 100 south into Rochester.

From the South:

via Interstate 89

(for winter travelers) Take I-89 to Exit 3 toward Bethel and follow Route 107 west through Gaysville and Stockbridge to Rochester.

(shortcut, not recommended for winter travel) Take I-89 to Exit 3 toward Bethel and follow Route 107 west through the village of Bethel toward Randolph, to Camp Brook Road. Turn left onto Camp Brook Road and follow over the mountain to Rochester.

via Route 12
Follow Route 12 North through Woodstock and Barnard to Route 107 in Bethel. Turn left onto Route 107 and follow through Gaysville and Stockbridge to Rochester.

BigTown Gallery . 99 North Main Street . Rochester, Vermont 05767

BigTown Gallery 

BigTown Gallery
99 North Main
Rochester, VT 05767
(802) 767-9670

For information about the gallery and upcoming shows:

BigTown Gallery is located in the very center of Vermont and its Green Mountains, right on Route 100’s still-unchanged, must-see rural corridor, in beautiful downtown Rochester. Look for the big O of its one-of-a-kind architecture. You really can’t miss it!


Anni Mackay, Owner & Director

Gallery Intern: Claire Skogsberg

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