Manchester in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
The Southern Vermont Arts Center
Begun in the 1920s as an informal artists' group for the exhibition of painting and sculpture, the Southern Vermont Arts Center has grown to become a leading Vermont institution devoted to performance, exhibition and studio art. It acquired the current site, the former Gertrude Divine Webster estate, in 1950. By 2000 a music pavilion, studios and museum expanded its role in the local and regional community. Hundreds of artists show and perform annually, and thousands attend programs, continuing the traditional search for creativity in the inspiring hills and small villages of southern Vermont.
Erected 2002 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 43° 10.648′ N, 73° 4.434′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is on Southern Vermont Art Center Drive 0.2 miles west of West Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester VT 05254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured The Soldiers' Monument (approx. one mile away); The Revolutionary War (approx. one mile away); Ye Olde Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lincoln’s "Hildene" (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Marble Quarry (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cephas Kent’s Dwelling (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sunderland (approx. 5 miles away); Birthplace of William Griffith Wilson (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
Also see . . . Southern Vermont Arts Center website. (Submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.