SVAC is Reopening!

Yester House will be open for visitors on July 4, 2020! We will be hosting our first round of solo exhibitions. Each gallery in Yester House will be filled with a vibrant mix of subject matter, media, styles, and techniques from our artist members. These exhibitions give an insight into the breadth of activity among artists from Vermont and the surrounding regions. All of the artwork in the Solo Exhibitions is available for purchase.

On July 11, 2020 SVAC’s Wilson Museum will open with the “Women Take Wilson” exhibition series. The Southern Vermont Arts Center will commemorate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment with an exhibition series featuring current work from prominent female artists. During the months of July and August, we will feature three artists — Monumental: Misoo Bang and Sarah Tortora and Happy: Lauren Booth. Bang and Tortora both work on a large scale. Bang’s mixed-media collages come from her Giantess series, which re-imagines the small, helpless female as a “giantess”: a mythical woman of great size and strength. Tortora’s sculpture is inspired by architecture and ancient Greek painting, blending geometric forms with hints of the human figure. Lauren Booth’s exhibition, Happy, will begin in the Wilson Museum Galleries and spill out into SVAC’s landscape. Booth’s outdoor work includes an ambitious installation, Sunrise, that cloaks each of the 32 trees in the allée atop campus with hand-knitted tree scarves. Booth’s work–in neon, resin, and yarn–takes viewers into a whimsical world of sunshine, rainbows, and natural forms.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our #1 priority. Our reopening guidelines are in keeping with all state and federal recommendations and CDC Guidelines. For up to date Vermont travel restrictions please visit the Vermont Department of Health.

VISIT: Please visit us Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m.

ADMISSION: Always FREE to members. $10 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; and free for kids 10 and under.


  • We will be counting visitors in/out of the building to ensure that we stay at or under our COVID capacity.
  • We will provide frequent cleaning of high touch areas and hand sanitizer stations.
  • Please practice social distancing of 6’ or more.
  • We ask that you wear your own face covering when visiting. We’ll be wearing ours too!
  • Limited restrooms will be available.
  • Paper materials will not be distributed.
  • Please do not enter the property if you are exhibiting signs or symptoms of respiratory illness or infection.

If you are signing up for a class or workshop at SVAC, please note that the State of Vermont has put in place travel restrictions that may apply to you. Before you register, you may want to find out more here: Please call Erin Kaufman with any questions: 802-367-1306.

We look forward to welcoming our members, artists and the community back to the SVAC campus.