Bright Ideas Exhibition Celebrates Arts & Entrepreneurship

Bright Ideas Exhibition Celebrates Arts & Entrepreneurship

Bright Ideas Exhibition Celebrates Arts & Entrepreneurship

The Bennington Area Arts Council and the Lightning Jar have come together to celebrate the roles of arts and entrepreneurship in the creative economy. To kick off this partnership, the two organizations have collaborated on a shared art exhibition. ‘Bright Ideas’ explores collaboration, innovation and legacy, and will be on view at the Lighting Jar from May 2 through July 13. The show will feature artwork from local and regional artists, including Seline Skoug, Barbara Sarvis, Melissa Richard, Nate Massari, Patty Smith, Michael Smoot and Misa Chappell.  There will be an opening reception Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Lightning Jar is located at 194 North Street in Bennington; attendees are asked to use the Depot Street entrance. The reception will provide an opportunity to meet the artists and the Arts Council. Works featured in the show will be for sale. The Lightning Jar is a collaborative coworking space for entrepreneurs, students and professionals.

“With the cultural planning process just beginning, it’s an exciting time for the region’s creative economy, states Michelle Marrocco, president of the Bennington Area Arts Council. “For the Arts Council, partnership with the Lighting Jar is especially exciting because it demonstrates the community’s readiness to embrace creative economy and all of its facets.”

The Bennington Area Arts Council is a nonprofit whose mission is to celebrate arts and culture and champion a thriving cultural economy by supporting, sponsoring and connecting artists and cultural events, initiatives, and organizations. Go to or call Michelle at 802-442-0713 extension 9, to learn more.


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