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Vermont's Art Galleries 

You'll find the arts all through your journey in Vermont. Art galleries feature both contemporary art and traditional crafts, sometimes in the same store. The Bundy Modern, in Waitsfield, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and glass walls that bring art and nature together. Visit the Vermont Arts Council in Montpelier to enjoy an outdoor sculpture garden, and roam the town to spot the murals. Barre is known for the unusual granite sculptures in Hope Cemetery.

Bennington Handmade Pottery

Set in the Green Mountains, Bennington Handmade Pottery is located in Bennington in southern Vermont. Founded in 1948, Bennington Potters encourages visitors to stop by the Potters Yard – set at a historic, former gristmill and schoolhouse.

Bennington Handmade Pottery also features shopping for handmade stoneware, home décor, Vermont specialty foods, and more. The pottery shop and self-guided tours are held Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. – and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bennington Center for the Arts

Bennington, Vermont is a leading destination for art lovers. The Bennington Center for the Arts is a major attraction that you should leave plenty of time to explore. Wander the grounds to admire the wind sculptures. Indoors, the collection includes a range of exhibits, including the annual Small Works Show that proves great beauty doesn't need a large canvas, a permanent collection of Native American and Southwestern art, a permanent collection of wildlife art, and bird carvings by Floyd Scholz, a master carver. The Bennington Center is also home to the Covered Bridge Museum, showcasing their engineering and allowing visitors to design their own covered bridge.