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Southern Vermont Arts Center

West Rd, Turn off West Road, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1405
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Lovely grounds and art

Driving up the winding driveway full of sculptures is a trip in itself! Although the one building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
melange1
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United States
House of Glass

After visiting the Hildene House in Manchester, we spent some time in the Southern Vermont Arts... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue N
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Columbia, Missouri
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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 houses the center's permanent collection of more than 700 paintings.
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  • Average5%
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West Rd, Turn off West Road, Manchester, VT 05254
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+1 802-362-1405
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving up the winding driveway full of sculptures is a trip in itself! Although the one building was closed while a new photography exhibit was being set up, the main gallery building was open and very interesting to wander through. There are some permanent art...More

Thank melange1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Hildene House in Manchester, we spent some time in the Southern Vermont Arts Center. We happened to be there at a time of a wonderful glass exhibit. This center highlights the work of artists from Vermont.

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guidebook directed us to this center for the arts in Southern Vermont. On a beautiful tract of land in the Green Mountains, the exhibits of local artists' work and the inspiring setting are worth a visit!

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A lovely old home provides airy space for art exhibits in a beautiful country setting. The artists change so each visit brings something new. The grounds are spacious and provide lots of room to explore. Be sure to check out the Botany Trail for a...More

Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 4 June 2017

It was one of our last days in Vermont and the weather was not pleasant--chilly and rainy. What should we do--go find some art! The Arts Center had a magnificent display of glass when we visited. We really enjoyed it. In their other building they...More

Thank Edith T
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Center is on a beautiful location with a mountain directly behind it allowing leisurely walks or fast track hiking if you feel you've encountered the art experience sufficiently. The building itself is very spacious for a nonmuseum site and we had the oportunity to...More

1  Thank erabmd
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I Love the permanent collection of Luigi Lucioni. The member exhibits are always enjoyable as well. I recently attended an opening with a friend from out of town and she was quite impressed also.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I'm so glad I found this Arts Center listed in things to do in Manchester, we enjoyed the center immensely. The art starts when you drive up the winding driveway with large sculptures in the fields and woods. We visitd the Wilson building first with...More

Thank NGM60
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I'm always surprised by my visits to SVAC, and the variety of artwork on display. From traditional pastoral paintings, to be expected in southern VT I suppose, to more (to me) interesting traveling exhibits, there is always something to surprise and delight. I haven't been...More

Thank JKDVT
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We arrived on a Monday - the art center was closed BUT we got to enjoy the beautiful sculptors along the loop driveway and in the yard. The sculptors are fantastic and the whole area is great. Some of the pieces are sophisticated and one...More

Thank meitardafna
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