Leo Yucht

Join us for some great local jazz.  Libation bar by Thyme Tables Catering. Tickets are $10 adult/$5 students and are available at the door only.…

Leo Yucht

Join us for some great local jazz.  Libation bar by Thyme Tables Catering. Tickets are $10 adult/$5 students and are available at the door only.…

Lines, Dots and Doodles Pre-School Camp

Each artist sees things in their own unique way. A simple shape or line holds endless possibilities! Throughout the week, we will use fun techniques,…

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Experimental Rock Band The Citizens To Return To The Basement Music Series

Experimental Rock Band The Citizens to Return to the Basement Music Series

By Makayla McGeeney mmcgeeney@benningtonbanner.com @MC_McGeeney on Twitter POSTED: 04/06/2016 05:15:08 PM EDT BENNINGTON — Back for another round, The Citizens will take the stage at…

Village School of North Bennington and Vermont Arts Exchange to present installation at Brown Cow Cafe

Various forms of art medium will be displayed from preschool through sixth graders By Makayla…

Tessa Souter To Perform For Basement Music Series Saturday

Tessa Souter to Perform for Basement Music Series Saturday

Inaugural singer to return with former Williams College professor and guitarist Freddie Bryant By Makayla…

VAE = Art + Community.

Located in the historic village of North Bennington, Vermont, VAE carries out its mission through art education programs and workshops both public and private as well as exhibitions and performances which present local, national and international artists.

We are committed to teaching creativity to young children on up to our elders. We combine these groups through our Intergenerational Arts programs, which allow for the arts to become a strong healing modality uniting creativity with compassion.

VAE utilizes the arts to engage with communities and create long lasting partnerships with health care sites, public & private schools and many not for-profit organizations and businesses. We have been awarded and recognized on a local, national and international level for this work.

Summer Camp in the Studio
Colored Pencil Artwork
Learning about filmmaking
Annual Halloween Parade
Omar Sosa
Vermont Arts Council Logo
National Endowment for the Arts logo
O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation logo
Fund for North Bennington logo


Artist Volunteers can utilize their talents as an artist or teacher by helping out with classes and other programming. We also need volunteers to help in the studios, galleries, office and events.

Be a Partner

We believe that integrating and weaving the arts into our lives and neighborhoods creates a strong, vibrant, healthy community and economy.


Some of VAE funding comes through grants & fees but we rely greatly upon your monetary donations. If you would like to support the work of VAE, donations are gladly accepted.