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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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Specials exhibits attract - don't miss the trails!

A lovely old home provides airy space for art exhibits in a beautiful country setting. The artists... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
lupaglupa
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Albany, New York
Wonderful Find on rainy day in Vermont

It was one of our last days in Vermont and the weather was not pleasant--chilly and rainy. What... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Edith T
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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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West Rd, Turn off West Road, Manchester, VT 05254
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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

1  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
Reviewed 22 October 2016

There are 2 buildings with local art on display in a nice rural setting. It will take an hour to go through the entire exhibit, but there is nothing jaw dropping on display. The grounds with the woods, and scattered modern sculpture works is the...More

Thank pafuri
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This Arts Center is a jewel. Situated on a welcoming site with different sculpture pieces that lead you to the two buildings on property. There are two buildings; one seems more museum like and the other houses multiple pieces of art (for sale) spread over...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We've been here many times but this time of year they have local artists works on display that can also be purchased. There are many galleries on both floors and art work tends toward natural scenery but there are other areas of art covered as...More

Thank cga857
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