First Friday – Main Street Music Series – The Jeff McCrae Quartet

First Friday – Main Street Music Series – The Jeff McCrae Quartet

As part of First Fridays, VAE continues to bring great live music to the Masonic Hall at 504 Main St. Bennington. Friday, August 5th -…

Painting in Monet’s Garden

Using the inspiration of local gardens, we will paint landscapes, flowers, foliage, and unique architecture. Each day we will draw inspiration from a new artist…

First Friday – Main Street Music Series – The Jeff McCrae Quartet

First Friday – Main Street Music Series – The Jeff McCrae Quartet

As part of First Fridays, VAE continues to bring great live music to the Masonic Hall at 504 Main St. Bennington. Friday, August 5th -…

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Special Summer Concert

Special Summer Concert

Friday, Aug. 12th The Show Ponies This Indie-Folk band brings you Old Time bluegrass with a twist. FolkAlley states, "They pull together pieces of old…

Howard Fishman Returns To Vermont

Howard Fishman returns to Vermont

VAE is proud to co-present HOWARD FISHMAN in concert at the Dorset Theatre Festival Tuesday,…

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…

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
Zumix
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

Volunteer

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.

Donate

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.