Artology, Ages 6-9, July 31-August 4

This week sees campers engaged in mind-bending activities. They’ll be experimenting and creating like they never have before. They’ll make things that fly, float and…

Open Studio, Ages 6-9, August 7-11

In this VAE Camp favorite, one truly discovers a great deal about what they are actually capable of. Through a combination of tools, materials and…

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The Vermont Arts Exchange Presents Village School Of North Bennington Student Art Show At The Brown Cow Cafe

The Vermont Arts Exchange Presents Village School of North Bennington Student Art Show at the Brown Cow Cafe

Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) is happy to announce the Second Annual Village School Art Exhibit at the Brown Cow Café at 139 Main Street in…

“In Short, The Minor”: The 10th Annual Bennington Printmakers Show At The North Bennington Train Depot

“In Short, the Minor”: The 10th Annual Bennington Printmakers Show at the North Bennington Train Depot

The Vermont Arts Exchange presents, “In short, the minor” an exhibition of print work by…

VAE’s 24th Annual North Bennington Halloween Parade

VAE's 24th Annual North Bennington Halloween Parade

Join us for this annual Halloween tradition. March in the parade or enjoy it from…

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.