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Southern Vermont Arts Center

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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A nice museum with local emphasis

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Suffern, New York
Great Arts Center with lovely grounds

Iconic photos of “The Greatest” and other sports legends in the heart of Vermont? Yes! ...And this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia H
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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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank davidhale22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 August 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 26 July 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 15 July 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 2 July 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 26 November 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 28 November 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.

Reviewed 22 November 2017

My husband took a 1-day pastel workshop at the Center, & we went back the next day to tour the museum. The art displayed was of a very high quality & we were most impressed. Visitors to Manchester should definitely visit the SVAC, just as...More

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Elizabeth P, Excutive Director at Southern Vermont Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you for the endorsement! We are thrilled the exhibit in the Wilson Museum exceeded your expectations. Our 2018 season promises to bring exciting exhibits and events. We look forward to your return visit.

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