Welcome to 577

Open to all, 577 builds a creative, caring community through curiosity and lifelong learning. This enduring passion extends to all facets of 577— from ecological balance and environmental sustainability, to broadening minds, stimulating imagination and expanding horizons.

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The legacy of Virginia Secor Stranahan, 577 nurtures innovation, evolution and growth while respecting established, time-honored practices and techniques. Most importantly, 577 is about spreading joy and having fun!

Plan Your Visit

Open Daily, 9am to 5pm
Open to all, no admission fee

Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop

The perfect place to unplug and explore thousands of gently-used books with selections for all ages and interests, a large selection of art supplies, and handmade pottery. New items are added to the shelves every day, and 577 staff is available to answer any questions on items available, upcoming classes, and more. The Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop is open Monday ~ Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays. 

Reservations at 577

Meeting Reservations, Field Trips & Tours, and Photography

More to Explore ~ Stories, News, & Resources

We Root For Each Other

We Root For Each Other

New merch alert for a special cause! We’ve partnered with our friends at Jupmode to offer a new, limited apparel collection called: WE ROOT FOR EACH OTHER. With artwork hand-drawn by Isabelle Tucker, 577’s program coordinator and studio art instructor, and in...

Celebrate Dot Day with 577

Celebrate Dot Day with 577

Celebrate International Dot Day with 577 The Dot, written by Peter H. Reynolds, tells the story of Vashti as she unleashes her creative spirit and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Vashti is sitting in art class, unsure where to start and lacking the courage to...

The Making of an Applebash Tree

The Making of an Applebash Tree

But as time goes on, we not only remember specific things in relation to the people we have loved; their lives get built into our lives and finally the transference is complete. We are what we are because of them. ~ May Sarton, Plant Dreaming Deep If you’ve strolled...


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Pardon our dust. Beginning July 10, 577’s courtyard will be undergoing some much-needed renovations. 577 will remain open during construction, 9am to 5pm. Please note that certain areas may be blocked off or temporarily unavailable including the front parking lot and courtyard bathroom. Stay tuned for updates along the way on our blog and social media.