On a recent trip home to Vermont, Debe and I paid a visit to one of our favorite places to spend a Sunday afternoon, the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.
I have talked in the past about growing up in the culturally rich southern Vermont area. The artists who lived in the region, some who were neighbors and friends. The places we visited like the Stratton Arts Festival and SVAC. These are some of the places that instilled in me and nurtured my love for the arts. These are the places that informed me early on and continue to do so today.
The Southern Vermont Arts Center is a beautiful old estate that has evolved over decades to become a first rate art museum with it's galleries in the original Yester House Gallery, the Wilson Museum and the Arkell Pavilion. In addition to wonderful exhibitions SVAC offers a variety of art classes for beginners and advanced programs for emerging and mid career artists. The Arts Center also offers music and performing arts programs to the region.
Any visit to southern Vermont is not complete without a visit to SVAC.
Below are some photographs taken of sculpture on the grounds of the 200 plus acre estate nestled in the mountains in Manchester.
Note *admission is free on Sundays, but feel free to leave a donation to help them continue their great work.