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Southern Vermont Arts Center

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A Gem in the Mountains

A wonderful art museum tucked away in the mountains of VT. The road up the hill is full of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joe C
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
A nice museum with local emphasis

Located in Manchester, VT, Southern Vermont Art Center (SVAC), this museum primarily exhibits... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Suffern, New York
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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...more
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West Rd, Turn off West Road, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-1405
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful art museum tucked away in the mountains of VT. The road up the hill is full of beautiful sculptures leading to a beautifully restored home fill with beautiful art treasures. All the other buildings are beautifully designed.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Located in Manchester, VT, Southern Vermont Art Center (SVAC), this museum primarily exhibits excellent juried artwork: paintings, photography, graphic art, by artists mostly from the New England area. In addition there are special exhibits of high quality in an annex modern building. Lunch is served...More

Thank ErikAnestad
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Iconic photos of “The Greatest” and other sports legends in the heart of Vermont? Yes! ...And this is just one of the fantastic art exhibits the Southern Vermont Arts Center hosted this summer. Amazing urban-inspired collages, landscapes and scenes capturing the bucolic country settings of...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

One section had a display of the quilts of Susan Hoffmann and mixed media art from Peter Hoffmann who are brother and sister. Very nice display in a beautiful building. Across from this is a building with a more permanent display of sketches and paintings...More

2  Thank davidhale22
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I repeat a must stop when in the area...a very special place. The always have such a mix of artist. One year they had the greatest Display of Cow paintings.

Thank npglf
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Winding up a hill just outside Manchester Center, you soon arrive at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. There are some odd sculptures in the fields as you approach the center. The two galleries are in beautiful, well maintained buildings. One is an older farm house,...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We went to see "Perfect Picture" here. The show was great and it was a great venue. The theater is small enough so you feel very close to the performers wherever you sit.

Thank sharonnavre
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We had a reception here for our conference and it is quite beautiful and worth a visit. Some really nice views and art.

Thank FredSiegel
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Have spent a lot of time in Manchester, but had never made it to SVAC. What a delight! Beautiful old home now used to showcase local artists. A newer building hosts visiting exhibits. Lovely grounds including a 1.5 mile easy hike through the woods on...More

2  Thank nutmegger31
Reviewed November 26, 2017

The Southern Vermont Arts Center is another treasure nestled in the southern Vermont landscape. It is a true Arts Center. Over the years I have been to adult and childrens’ art shows, drama camp with my granddaughter, heard rehearsal for a concert And viewed the...More

Thank Kathyaa82
Elizabeth P, Executive Director at Southern Vermont Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thank you Kathy, for the stellar review. We are thrilled SVAC continues to bring enjoyment to you and your granddaughter through our array of programs and sculpture park. We look forward to seeing you both in 2018.

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October 10, 2018|
Response from npglf | Reviewed this property |
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August 16, 2018|
Response from Anne C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has a little lunch place. Soup, salad, sandwich - light fare.