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Southern Vermont Arts Center

West Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1405
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Museums
Owner description: Founded more than 50 years ago by a group of local artists, the cultural center includes a...
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Some nice pieces in a gorgeous environment. Probably the best place to see art in the area. Plan to stay for lunch!

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Hove enjoyed some excellent speakers over the years and have bought some art from time to time. Some of their artists are excellent.

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Bennington, Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

They have a great collection in a beautiful setting. Features excellent special exhibits and provides various classes using well established and known artists.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautiful setting/grounds overlooking mountains. The drive up to the museum is dotted with interesting sculptures Well worth a visit with excellent exhibits.

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Boca Raton
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Center was a bit hard to find nestled far up into the hills but it was in a great setting. The art museum was very well appointed and the surrounding area was terrific in the autumn.

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Orange County, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Only saw outside but some great sculptures and beautiful grounds. There are also hiking trails from there.

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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Winding road back into the property has several modern sculptures along the way. Intimate gallery spaces but a nice show of a local artist was up and was well done. The house next door was also a show from regional artists and had a wide range of talent and styles. Very worth the trip over there and only a short... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I highly recommend visiting SVAC if you're in Manchester. I've only visited the main house and didn't see the art in the surrounding buildings, so my review is on it alone. They have an always changing selection of art on display that is done by local artists. It's a gorgeous gallery in a historic property, and it is free (although... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Getting there up their winding road is a treat in itself with sculpture lining the way. Terrific museum with special exhibits, a restaurant and plenty of parking. Best of all is when the Manchester Music Festival is being held. (All summer). They have wonderful artists performing everything fromJazz to Opera and all in between. A do not miss attraction when... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went to this place to attend a live performance of Canadian Brass at the theater at Southern Vermont Arts Center which is located on Mt. Equinox. The drive to the venue was lined with HUGE sculpture - very unique and well worth the trip. Was glad that there were no cars behind us along the serpentine road which allowed us... More 

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