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Southern Vermont Arts Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An unexpected treat

It is possible to visit Manchester, VT and have a great time without going to one of the outlets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael A
Albany, New York
Highlight of our trip

My sister and I came to the SVAC to check out an auction that was going on. We saw a picture she... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Berkshires, Massachusetts
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Founded more than 50 years ago by a group of local artists, the cultural center includes a beautiful Georgian mansion that showcases changing exhibits, the Arkell Pavillion, a performing arts center and the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, which...more
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West Rd, Turn off West Road, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1405
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is possible to visit Manchester, VT and have a great time without going to one of the outlets. The Southern Vermont Arts Center is one of the area's non-shopping treats. Although our visit was towards the end of their season, we enjoyed a chance...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 27 October 2018

A pretty setting and a lovely building with more a craft than a fine art atmosphere. Good light and skilled object placement but a rather disappointing collection.

Thank lrbarile
Reviewed 23 October 2018

My sister and I came to the SVAC to check out an auction that was going on. We saw a picture she liked and suddenly, it was up for auction and she won the bid! So delighted! The Center is situated on a breathtaking site,...More

Thank luvstogarden
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A nice ride up a winding road surrounded by sculpture leads to several beautiful buildings housing local art and some special exhibitions. A great way for members to show their art to visitors. Many shows during the year. Worth a visit.

Thank msnj
Reviewed 10 October 2018

A wonderful art museum tucked away in the mountains of VT. The road up the hill is full of beautiful sculptures leading to a beautifully restored home fill with beautiful art treasures. All the other buildings are beautifully designed.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Located in Manchester, VT, Southern Vermont Art Center (SVAC), this museum primarily exhibits excellent juried artwork: paintings, photography, graphic art, by artists mostly from the New England area. In addition there are special exhibits of high quality in an annex modern building. Lunch is served...More

Thank ErikAnestad
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Iconic photos of “The Greatest” and other sports legends in the heart of Vermont? Yes! ...And this is just one of the fantastic art exhibits the Southern Vermont Arts Center hosted this summer. Amazing urban-inspired collages, landscapes and scenes capturing the bucolic country settings of...More

Thank G77TMpatriciah
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

One section had a display of the quilts of Susan Hoffmann and mixed media art from Peter Hoffmann who are brother and sister. Very nice display in a beautiful building. Across from this is a building with a more permanent display of sketches and paintings...More

2  Thank davidhale22
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I repeat a must stop when in the area...a very special place. The always have such a mix of artist. One year they had the greatest Display of Cow paintings.

Thank npglf
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Winding up a hill just outside Manchester Center, you soon arrive at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. There are some odd sculptures in the fields as you approach the center. The two galleries are in beautiful, well maintained buildings. One is an older farm house,...More

Thank Anne C
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11 October 2018|
Response from npglf | Reviewed this property |
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beth t
17 August 2018|
Response from Anne C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has a little lunch place. Soup, salad, sandwich - light fare.