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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.