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Southern Vermont Arts Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We arrived on a Monday - the art center was closed BUT we got to enjoy the beautiful sculptors... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sculpture Garden and Art Center

This Arts Center is a jewel. Situated on a welcoming site with different sculpture pieces that... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2016
Terry H
Seattle, Washington
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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 October 27, 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

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Reviewed October 22, 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

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Reviewed October 13, 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 October 12, 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
Reviewed September 21, 2016

We had a free afternoon in Manchester, and didn't want to spent it shopping, so we found this gem! Really, whatever your tastes in art, I think you'll really enjoy a visit.

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

I recently viewed David Brewster's paintings at SVAC and commended the Center on its handsome exhibition rooms, indirect lighting and appropriate temperature. The Center provides year-round activities and exhibitions for the community and its visitors. There is nothing quite comparable in the area.

Thank Harvey T
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Just taking the ride up the mountain to this small but wonderful museum is worth visiting. Along the way up there is interesting sculptures along the way. The museum is house in an old Manchester mansion and some new buildings. There is nice cafe. Also,...More

Thank ronco0807
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We visited the SVAC this summer and throughly enjoyed all of the paintings and photography in the Yester House Gallery. We attended an open house and were very fortunate to see the exciting glass exhibit in the Wilson museum too! We were treated to delicious...More

Thank travelerAgawam_MA
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This is about 20 minutes of a detour off the main road. The entry road winds up the hillside past attractive sculptures. Entry is free to the beautiful buildings. Unfortunately, the art on display was so-so, and it took less than an hour to see...More

1  Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed August 16, 2016

We recently moved to this area from Chicago. We assumed we would have to go to NYC for quality music performances. Not so! We tried Southern Vermont Arts Center for a jazz concert. Loved it!! Went back for a classical concert. Loved it even more!!...More

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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.