Oscar Wilde once said, “One can exist with art, but one cannot live without it.” Whether it is fine art, classical music, or poetry, art has the uncanny ability to change the way we think about life. Try your hand at watercolors or take in the timeless music of Bach at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. However you choose to spend your time, we know that you will find something here to stir your soul and imagination. Read on to learn more about this unique arts center. Afterward, find more ways to appreciate Southern Vermont in our free vacation Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on historic sites, museums, theaters, and more.
The Best Things to Do at the Southern Vermont Arts Center
Explore the Exhibits
You could spend hours in the Southern Vermont Arts Center gallery and still have plenty to explore. The collection is home to over 1,000 objects, some of which date back to the early 20th century. Paintings, etchings, and sculptures are only the beginning.
In addition to the art center’s impressive permanent collection, art shows are also on the calendar throughout spring, summer, and fall. Each show has a distinct theme and showcases Southern Vermont’s local talent.
The Southern Vermont Arts Center gallery opens each year in April through late fall. However, the sculpture garden at the center is available to view throughout winter, too! Find detailed information on gallery hours by visiting the Southern Vermont Arts Center website.
Take a Class or Workshop
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from the professionals at Southern Vermont Arts Center. A variety of art classes and workshops are available throughout spring, summer, and fall. Workshops are an excellent way to get hands-on experience and try something new.
Enjoy Timeless Music at the Manchester Music Festival
One of the most magnificent highlights of the Southern Vermont Arts Center is the Manchester Music Festival. Each summer, musicians, artists, and music lovers gather for this one-of-a-kind event. You can look forward to chamber music concerts, talks, masterclasses, recitals, and more. Some events on the festival calendar are even free!
Stay Near it All at The Arlington Inn
After a day of diving into the arts, head home to The Arlington Inn for a relaxing evening. Enjoy a cocktail in our English-style gardens and reminisce the day. Afterward, we would love to host you for dinner at our onsite restaurant, The Arlington Restaurant. Our menu changes with each season to take advantage of the finest local ingredients. We strive to use authentic Vermont products whenever possible to keep with our strong connection to local vendors and artisans.
When you book any of our cozy accommodations, like Sarah’s Room, you can always look forward to comforting amenities, special packages, and top-notch service. Complimentary country breakfast is always included in your stay! If you are ready to plan your Southern Vermont getaway, check our availability and book your stay. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures at the Southern Vermont Arts Center!