Oh, Domino(es) . . .
BMAC’s Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents the 15th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza on Sunday, October 16, at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at brattleboromuseum.org or at the door. Admission is free for children 8 and under, $3 for BMAC members, and $5 for all others. The event will also be broadcast for free via Facebook Live starting at 5:15 p.m.
Bring the kids or your own adult self! No backpacks, no strollers.
Did you know that there are professionals who make dominoes their art? Veteran domino toppler and YouTube superstar Lily Hevesh and three other highly accomplished domino artists—Brady Dolan, Nathan Heck, and Chris Wright—will arrive in Brattleboro 48 hours ahead of the toppling to begin setting up the spectacle. The floor of BMAC’s Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery will be filled with an elaborate pattern of tens of thousands of dominoes. Last year’s event featured over 23,000 dominoes.
And while there, take a look (and a seat) outdoors:
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(Photos top and center courtesy of BMAC)
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