Top 5 Local Spots to ‘Get Your Art On’

  Top 5 Local Places to “Get Your Art On”


  1. Paula’s Weaving Workshop (Downtown Bennington): Located at 126 Washington Ave, right in downtown Bennington, local artist Paula offers her own art inclusive of weavings, baskets, chairs, and unique home decor. There’s also a selection of rocks, minerals and gems available for purchase. Paula is knowledgeable and friendly, helping you find exactly what you like in this little local business. 


  1.  Fiddlehead (Downtown Bennington): Located right at the four corners on Main street, this store offers many different kinds of creative art for purchasing.


  1. Northshire Bookstore (Manchester, VT): Located at 4869 Main street in Manchester, Northshire Bookstore is just an easy travel down route 7. Here, you can pick up a book from SVC’s very own Shires Press students. Northshire also has events and readings almost every weekend, or you can choose to browse the many rooms of literature and trinkets throughout the 10,000 square foot bookstore.


  1. Vermont Arts Exchange (North Bennington): Located right on 48 Main Street (right next to the post office), the Vermont Arts Exchange hosts a variety of different art exhibits and also puts on various shows throughout the Bennington community. Check out their website for all upcoming events


1. MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA): Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is just a short drive from Bennington and totally worth it! Located at 1040 MASS MoCA Way North Adams, Massachusetts, the museum has several connected buildings full of interactive and unique exhibits. MASS MoCA has several kinds of exhibits ranging from visual exhibits to performance arts (hosting many concerts/shows). Visiting here, is truly a unforgettable way to experience art.