Manchester and the surrounding area boast a handful of the region's best art and artisan galleries. See a groundbreaking exhibit at Southern Vermont Arts Center or stop in at one of our unique galleries that feature local, regional, and national artisans in all different mediums.
ARTS AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES IN MANCHESTER
Whether you’re looking for adventure or just a quiet escape, Manchester is just the place. For a quaint mountain town, we’ve got all the big perks; world-class heritage sites, award winning cultural venues, incredible galleries and museums, and recreational activities to suit even the most ardent enthusiast.
Visit Manchester’s one-of-a-kind and inspirational art gallery, studio, and shop on Main Street.
ART + PROVISIONS + GIFTS
• Mon: By Appointment
• Tues: By Appointment
• Wed: By Appointment
• Thu: 10:30am to 5:30pm
• Fri: 10:30am to 5:30pm
• Sat: 10:30am to 5:30pm
• Sun: 10:30am to 4pm
Ellenbogen Gallery, located on Main Street in Manchester, VT, is an art gallery, studio, and shop that is owned, designed, and operated by artists Carolina and Michael Ellenbogen. You will find their artworks exhibited alongside artworks from selected artists.
This unique art studio and gallery also features a dedicated area called “Eg. Shop” that features a collection of international gourmet provisions including wine, conservas, artisan chocolate and craft bitters that are, in their own rights, edible works of art. Since their full exterior and interior renovation of the building in January 2021, Ellenbogen Gallery has been a constant source of inspiration to locals and tourists alike who have marveled at the transformation of this site on Main St.
Don’t miss your opportunity to visit and experience this one-of-a-kind and inspirational art gallery on your next trip to Manchester.
ART Carolina Ellenbogen is a painter who moves back and forth at between abstract and portrait, skilled with both oil and acrylic on canvas. Her abstract light works series at Ellenbogen Gallery includes “When the Light Breaks into Pieces”, “When the Light Folds” and “When the Light Drifts”; her oil-on-canvas portraits are part of a series she calls “People I’ve Never Met”. She is available to do abstract or portrait commissions of any size upon request.
Michael D Ellenbogen was introduced to black and white photography and had access to his father’s darkroom from a very early age. He photographs people, the landscape and architecture with a street photographer’s sensibility and abstract images inspired by the school of color field painting. He calls his color abstracts “Color Field Photography”.
ART SERVICES Ellenbogen Gallery is available to provide art-related services including Art Installation, Art Rental, Artwork Photography for archival, reproduction or insurance purposes, Hi-Resolution Flatbed Scanning (up to 8.5” x 11.7”), Artwork Commissions, Art Consultation (for home or office) and Art Handling (boxing or crating) and Shipping (domestic or international).
PROVISIONS(Wine, Chocolate, Bitters and Conservas)
All selections are created by producers who focus on craft, quality, sustainability, and fair market practices. They go to great lengths to source the best ingredients available on the open market, often directly from farmers or fishermen. Many of the provisions are small batch and often numbered upon bottling or packaging.
EVENTS: Our Gallery can be Your Gallery Ellenbogen Gallery hosts ticketed events, and private events providing guests with a casual learning and tasting experience to share with others in an intimate setting. Contact the Ellenbogens (in person, over email or on the phone) to discuss hosting your next private tasting event at the gallery for 8-12 people.
CONNECT Connect with Ellenbogen Gallery on social media (@ellenbogengallery) or sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of our website to always be introduced to new artworks available or to learn about upcoming events, the latest provisions, special promotions or good ideas.
Lisa Helmholz-Adams, Owner and Curator of Helmholz Fine Art, is an innovator in the Vermont fine art industry. Her formative years in West Africa helped her appreciate a diversity of art and international cultures, which have guided her life’s work as a gallerist. She curates a variety of well-known artists who are respected in their mediums and whose work is nationally recognized in permanent museum collections. She is also always watchful for extraordinary emerging artists.
With an exceptional ability to find unbelievable talent and establish long-term relationships between artists and collectors, Helmholz-Adams is continuously evolving the gallery. The ambiance of the space is primarily defined by dynamic large-scale contemporary art (sculpture, classical realism, abstract expressionism, fine art photography) as well as exuberant street art.
This year, Helmholz Fine Art was selected into the Top 20 Galleries in the USA by the American Art Awards. The recognition comes as a result of the gallery’s commitment to presenting exceptional exhibitions, promoting emerging and established artists, and providing outstanding customer service.
Helmholz-Adams has worked for years with the artists she represents and says “they are all masters of their medium; each one of them successfully and consistently conveys their artistic vision. It has been a joy to watch them grow as artists over the years.”
Wednesday to Saturday, 11-5
Or by appointment
For more information or to schedule a private viewing, send an email to email@example.com or call (802) 855-1678. Helmholz Fine Art also maintains an appointment-only gallery in Tribeca, NYC.
Established in 1971, Tilting at Windmills Gallery has grown from a small poster and framing shop to one of New England’s largest fine art galleries. Featuring a broad selection of works by important national, regional and international artists, a world of fine art is housed in their spacious, comfortable, conveniently located gallery in Historic Depot.
While quality and visual appeal are paramount in our choice of inventory, Tilting at Windmills also selects with an eye towards investment and potential appreciation for collectors. Original oil and egg tempera paintings are beautifully presented in framing designed especially for each individual artwork. Visitors will also appreciate their large selection of stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, Africa and original semi-precious gem sculptures from Canada. The work represented by Tilting at Windmills Gallery is a rich tapestry of color, creativity, and imagination, with a depth and diversity that is truly outstanding.
The Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) is a multidisciplinary arts organization in Manchester, VT with a mission to promote and nurture the arts. SVAC strives to provide opportunities for local and regional artists, to introduce the wider community to artwork and performances of national relevance, and to engage diverse audiences. To do this, SVAC creates a community space for the arts through exhibitions, events, performances, classes in a variety of media for children and adults, and an opportunity to explore the 100+ acre campus and sculpture park. Enjoy lunch, brunch and dinner at SVAC’s curATE café!
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed on Monday
curATE café hours: Call 802-362-9100 or visit OpenTable
The Museum was established by Dr. Albert Levis, author of Conflict Analysis, The Formal Theory of Behavior. It features five permanent art exhibits introducing the creative process as a scientific conflict resolution mechanism reflecting the unconscious.
The exhibits demonstrate The Formal Theory, bridging art and science, gaining insight into the human unconscious as a scientific mechanism, revamping our understanding of psychology and of religions as both founded on science. The scientific unconscious revamps psychology from a medical specialty into a pure psychodynamic science, the Science of Conflict Resolution, The Moral Science.
The Moral Science revamps psychology’s key concepts:
The analysis of the creative process, the plot of stories, identifies the unconscious as a scientific conflict resolution mechanism, the integrative paradigm reconciling psychology, morality and science.
Diagnostic categories are revamped from illness DSM 5 diagnoses to the four alternative ways of the unconscious resolving conflicts, as four syndromal relational modalities, a wellness personality typology.
Therapy is simplified into psycho-education for all by introducing the Conflict Analysis Battery, a self-assessment available online free of charge, using creativity for self-discovery. It is didactic, diagnostic and therapeutic representing a concise program of emotional education.
Religions are viewed as psychological phenomena sanctifying alternative ways of resolving conflict that have evolved as metaphors of conflict resolution.