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Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts

15 Depot Street, Chester, VT 05143
802-875-1018
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Chester
Type: Art Galleries, Educational Sites
Owner description: Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts is an exhibition and performance space located in Chester, VT, 7 miles from I-91. Visit the rotating gallery... more » Owner description: Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts is an exhibition and performance space located in Chester, VT, 7 miles from I-91. Visit the rotating gallery shows of two dimensional art and sculpture. Attend dance, music and film nights. Discover a New Way of Seeing. « less
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place is a great . It's in the town of Chester and I am glad Carmen recommended it. Great local art and great people.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is a real find in Vermont where the art scene is saturated with nature scenes and covered bridges and contemporary art is rare. The Institute features beautiful modern art at accessible prices. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. It is worth a stop en route to Okemo, or as a destination on its own. Enjoy!

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Shannon P, Director of Operations at Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Carrie! It was wonderful having you & your son in the gallery. We hope to see you again soon - and we will make sure to keep you posted with any upcoming auctions! More

East Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Very nice examples of VT art & sculptures, friendly people, excellent location, very well organized.

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Shannon P, Director of Operations at Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing remarks! We hope that you plan another visit to VTica the next time you are in Chester. We have a fantastic & diverse show line up for 2013! More

Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Who would have thought, you would find such remarkable contemporary art, in the quaint little town of Chester, Vermont. Driving down Route 11 you are greeted by the rising sun that sits atop their building. He beacons you inside of what was once the old Legion Hall (I believe that is what they told me), which stood empty for years.... More

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AbbyVTica, Owner at Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for making a stop at VTica on your recent visit to the Green Mountains of VT. Please stop in on your next trip east, we have an outstanding schedule planned for 2013. More

Rhode Island
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This space is worth stopping to see if only for the beautiful finishes they employed in building it. Gorgeous black walnut floors, unusual and beautiful light sconces made of sculpted banana fiber paper (I want them!), and a counter that has to be seen to be believed (courtesy of Barre Pinske, wood-worker extraordinaire also worth a visit --don't be put... More

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Shannon P, Director of Operations at Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts, responded to this review

We're so glad you had such a wonderful visit with us. It's our goal to provide an inviting atmosphere where visitors feel free to take their time to fully appreciate the artwork. If you're the Rhode Islanders I'm remembering, you were all so enthusiastic and such a pleasure to speak with. Thank you for showing us that our vision is... More

West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Really awesome showcase of artwork. We were drawn to a sumo wrestler sculpture that had a surface texture of camouflage .

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

On a road trip from the midwest to the east coast and back, I got a little lost on SUNDAY and left the freeway to get my bearings. Thank goodness I did! Driving through town, I noticed this beautiful artsy building and just HOPED it was open. It WAS! Don't miss the opportunity to take this detour, if you hadn't... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

What a fabulous facility and an even better initiative!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

we happened upon this place totally by lucked we were touring the area from Grafton to Woodstock in March. Suddenly we saw a terrific carved gold sun face on a building and I had to stop! We were greated by a charming hostess, who's explained that the gallery rotates exhibits, and the work was top notch. At the time they... More

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Chester, Vermont
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7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Penny and I have recently had the opportunity to tour the site and LOVED it. You simply can't drive through Chester without checking out this precious asset to the region. Contemporary Art at its best in the HUB of South Central Vermont, Chester. Just a short walk from Inn Victoria, this very special institute will benefit the region and YOU!

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