Killington’s small size is no indication of its arts and culture scene. We’ve collected the best opportunities to admire Vermont art, learn about it, and even produce your own right here in beautiful Killington.
Killington Art Garage
The Killington art garage offers kids and adults the chance to produce art of their own. Every Sunday, for example, the shop puts on a painting class that is led by a local artist. Learn to paint in a relaxing environment with complimentary coffee and sweets. You can also join for a drop-in art class, where you’ll have all the tools and space you need to create your own masterpiece.
Liquid Art Coffeehouse
If you’re looking for a place to admire local art, Liquid Art Coffeehouse is a must on your list. The cafe serves up coffee, tea, cocktails, and healthy nibbles and showcases local artwork. In a cozy and warm atmosphere, you can admire local photography, paintings, pottery, and jewelry. All of the featured art is for sale. There’s also a free book exchange.
The coffee is roasted by VT Artisan Coffee & Tea, located in Waterbury, Vermont. You can choose your cocktail from the cafe’s innovative list or have your bartender shake up an original. Check the menu ahead of time to see when the next monthly five-course wine dinner will be hosted. Reservations are required.
ShackletonThomas makes custom pottery and furniture pieces in the historic Bridgewater Mill in the town of Bridgewater, 20 minutes away from Killington. ShackletonThomas art has been purchased by people such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan. The company is the product of husband and wife team, Charles Shackleton and Miranda Thomas. Shackleton is a furniture maker, and Thomas is a potter.
Inside the showroom, you can browse for furniture and art and watch it come to life from the windows of the workshop. You can take a tour of four floors of workshop space and see everything that goes into making a ShackletonThomas piece.
Artist in Residence at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
Every year, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park hosts an artist in residence. Each artist brings a unique skill set to the park and hosts workshops centered on that skill. Artists work onsite inside a studio located in the Horse Shed, which was designed by Theodor Muller and built in 1961 to house the horses of one of the park’s former owners, Mary Rockefeller.
This park is the boyhood home of George Perkins Marsh, one of America’s first conservationists. It later became the home of Frederick Billings, who established the nearby dairy farm, the Billings Farm. It became a park after its most recent owners, Laurance S. and Mary F. Rockefeller, gave the land to the government to become a park.