Chris Bergson & Ellis Hooks

Chris Bergson & Ellis Hooks

Chris Bergson, one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music,returns as a duo for this special night featuring soul, blues and gospel singer…

Make Music Vermont Celebration In Bennington

Make Music Vermont Celebration in Bennington

The Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) will take to the streets Friday, June 21st at noon for Make Music Vermont. Look for the painted VAE Art…

VAE’s Outdoor Sculpture Camp at the Bennington Museum, Ages 8+, July 8-12, 2019

This VAE camp takes place at the Bennington Museum The Hadwen Woods next door to the Bennington Museum make the perfect outdoor studio for this…

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Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) has a mission to “Bring the arts to people of all ages, abilities and income since 1994”. We do that through…

Care Dolls Comfort ER Patients

Care dolls comfort ER patients

The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Emergency Room receives dolls from Vermont Arts Exchange's TLC project,…

A “Powers After Hours” Evening of Live Music

Friday, November 9th 8:00pm Powers Market, 9 Main Street, North Bennington  An Americana mix of Folk,…

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.

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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.