A contemporary master of the form, John Irving is one of the most recognisable and best selling American novelists writing today, known for his Dickensian narratives, eccentric characters and preoccupation with themes of sex and violence, art and academia.
The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery emphasises the importance of artist collectives as significant to an artist’s practice for the possibilities made available by the cross-combination of creative minds and disciplines.
In 1998, a group of artists seeking a site for a community arts space were approached by the Barre Historical Society to rescue one of the oldest buildings on Main Street in Barre City, the Nichols Block, from demolition.
The Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, part of Burlington Center for the Arts, presents ‘thought-provoking exhibitions, supporting innovative and emerging artists, and engaging the public through exposure to high-quality artwork, discussions, and arts activities.’
The Helen Day Art Center is housed in a Greek revival building from 1861, and is one of Stowe’s historic buildings.The art center and library opened in 1981 when Helen Day donated a trust fund to restore the building.
The Rutland Area Arts Association was founded in 1961 to promote the arts within the Rutland Community. Operations began in a Victorian mansion owned by one of Rutland’s leading families, and so the organisation was christened the Chaffee Art Center.
Housed in former a train station, with the old ticket windows offering views out over the tracks, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is an independent, non-collecting museum whose mission is to present art and ideas that inspire, educate, and engage audiences.
The Bennington Museum was founded as the Bennington Historical Association in 1852 to celebrate the town’s Colonial past and, more specifically, to commemorate the historic Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington in 1777.
Vermont Farm Tours offers personal tours and tastings led by local food and wine expert, Chris Howell. Guests meet local artisan food and wine producers on small farms, enjoy tastings, seasonal pairings, and a delicious lunch.
Beyond white picket fences and pristine gardens, this picturesque Vermont hotel recalls a simpler time, while providing every contemporary convenience. Modern-yet-rustic décor and natural materials make The Woodstock Inn the ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation.
When Nobel prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis proposed to journalist Dorothy Thompson, she promised to marry him if he bought her a farm in Vermont with sweeping lawns, orchards and ‘delicious air.’ They purchased their idyll 1795-era farmhouse in 1928.
Built in the new ‘Vermont-Alpine’ style, Stowe Mountain Lodge offers a truly luxurious setting, while still paying respect to the Vermont tradition of using local artisan products and embracing the tranquility of nature.
Originally an 18th Century Country Tavern & Inn, Leslie's offers a candlelit atmosphere in three intimate dining rooms and a seasonal patio. Travelers and regulars alike complement the classic regional New England cuisine.
Housed in one of the most historic and beautiful houses in Middlebury, Jessica’s recently updated dining room and outdoor deck are a reflection of the casual comfort and style of this New England country inn.
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The second smallest
state of the United States, Vermont has a Native American and French
past. Its rivers, lakes, mountains and cities reveal both of these influences:
Winooski river, Lake Bomoseen, Taconic mountains and Montpelier.
Its name recalls the
French 'les verd monts', the green mountains: an etymologic consequence of its
geographic characteristics. Vermont is an important tourist destination,
especially during the winter when the ski resorts attract many people. During
the summer it is possible to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the numerous
regional lakes and little towns. Rudyard Kipling, whose wife was originally
from Vermont, spent a
conspicuous part of his life there before going to war.
Several festivals and cultural events are
run every year, among those the Vermont Mozart Festival, the Summer Shakespeare
Festival and the Green Mountain Film Festival have a special place. Although
it is a tiny state, Vermont has a rich cultural life which also includes the Bread
and Puppet Theater, born during the sixties as a symbol of American
anti-war protests. Julie Taylor’s film, Across
the Universe gave an account of its foundation and socio-political value. Vermont was also the
setting of the successful film Dead Poets Society, whose young protagonists’ lives were
able to draw attention to the eternal relation between nature, poetry and
The young components of the group Phish are
all from Vermont, and they are considered the most recent and best known