Established in 1922, the Southern Vermont Arts Center provides cultural, educational, and creative opportunities for all ages, located within a four-hour drive of Boston, Montreal, and New York City.
Situated amid over one-hundred acres of pristine forest in the heart of the Green Mountains, SVAC offers a first class experience in a traditional New England setting. With a rotating calendar of member and guest exhibitions, the largest sculpture park in Vermont, and a busy schedule of dynamic classes for all ages, the Southern Vermont Arts Center has something for everyone.
Visitors can explore the twenty-eight room Yester House Gallery, built in 1917, home to diverse exhibitions featuring many mediums by our member artists. Across the courtyard, the contemporary Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum offers one of the East Coast’s finest exhibition spaces outside a major city and boasts over 800 pieces of 19th and 20th-century art, including the world's largest collection of works by Luigi Lucioni.
A wide range of workshops and ongoing programs are offered year round on campus in the Hay Madeira Education Center Studios. Programming is created for all ages and all skill levels.
In the summer, the 400 seat Arkell Pavilion is regularly filled with audiences entertained by a variety of performing arts encompassing everything from dance and classical music to theater.
Those who come to Vermont for the outdoors enjoy our connection to the Equinox Preservation trails, as well as the many acres of woodland hiking. Even during the coldest months, you can find visitors snow-shoeing our Sculpture Park or cross-country skiing.