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Every summer Friday from June 4 to September 3 (weather permitting), Bennington Museum invites you to join us in the courtyard for a bite to eat and some informal entertainment by regional musicians.

From approximately 5pm to 7pm Bennington Museum will host performers in the courtyard, free of charge. The public is encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs and to arrive early as the courtyard capacity will be limited to 30 total. Visitors are expected to maintain social distance and wear masks when not eating or drinking.

From 5pm to 7pm the Avocado Pit will set up shop in front of the Museum’s gates, serving delicious tacos, beer and wine. Food may be eaten anywhere on the grounds, and alcohol may be consumed within the gates and other designated areas. 

Kids of all ages will find a fun makerspace in the pavilion to create art based on art and objects featured in the Museum. Activities led by Museum ABCs educators will be provided free of charge with a suggested donation in support of art supplies.

The Museum galleries are open until 6pm on Fridays.

In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled by 2pm on Fridays. Check our facebook page for updates.


To be soothed by sound is to truly feel music. Harnessing over a decade of song writing and performing – KWILLEO builds a sonic bridge between Earth and its inhabitants. KWILLEO is the project of singer/songwriter, Olivia Quillio, who found themselves in different creative territory after taking a hiatus to heal. With song, KWILLEO lulls you into the still rest of the unknown. Their debut album, Earthside, is to be released this spring.