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…

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…

Old School Woodworking Camp at the VAE Studio, Ages 8+, July 15-19, 2019

Building off of last summer’s Old-School Woodworking Camp, this camp brings new ideas to this very popular wood maker camp. Real tools and techniques, fresh…

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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, SVMC nurses Laurie Pudvar and Dawn McLaughlin are flanked by…

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’s 26th Annual North Bennington Halloween Parade

VAE's 26th Annual North Bennington Halloween Parade

Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) presents the annual North Bennington Halloween Parade now in its 26th year!…

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.