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Southern Vermont Arts Center

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Address: West Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1405
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Founded more than 50 years ago by a group of local artists, the cultural...
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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Wonderful assortment of art work. Very talented artists. We say many unique productions from area artists.

The layout of the facility was very conducive to showcasing artwork. Nice variety from paintings, sculpture and jewelry. We bought several works for home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Bruce O
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Binghamton, New York
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Binghamton, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The layout of the facility was very conducive to showcasing artwork. Nice variety from paintings, sculpture and jewelry. We bought several works for home.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Each visit gives another aspect of art in the mountains. Local artists from school children to old timers. Exhibits of interest from outside the immediate area. Excellent quality given its size and location.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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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
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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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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