In November of 2008, as the country was on the brink of a recession, Nick Seidner, a potter, and Bob Gasperetti, a master wood crafter, met over drinks in Middlebury, Vermont. They discussed the recent closing of the Frog Hollow Gallery in Manchester, VT and began brainstorming how to create a vibrant new gallery to fill the interest and need for a gallery of local artisans in the arts enthusiastic climate of the area. Months of planning followed from deciding how to structure the organization of a non profit cooperative gallery to finding and jurying an exceptional group of artisans to locating the most perfect location for the newly created EPOCH Gallery. In the short span of six months, EPOCH opened its doors on Memorial Weekend of 2009. The location and the space itself could not have been more perfect - the center of Manchester, a thriving area of shops and restaurants, a bright corner storefront with lots of windows, skylights, a vaulted ceiling and lots of space in which to display our artistic creations.
Since opening in May of 2009, EPOCH Artisans Gallery has retained its same location, but step inside and you will find an ever changing array of the finest work by our artistic members. Our membership includes regular members as well as a rotating roster of visiting guest members. At EPOCH, we are particularly proud that when you visit, you will be greeted and assisted by one or more of our dedicated and knowledgeable artists. We believe this is one of the many things that make EPOCH an inspiring gallery in which to find the perfect unique item for yourself or your home or just the right gift for someone special. We hope we can welcome you to EPOCH soon.