We'd Like to Tell You a Little Bit About Us - Gallery at the Vault
A little gem in Springfield, Vermont
In October of 2000 downtown Springfield, Vermont faced the grim statistic of having 40% of its stores empty. With the closing of yet another store on Main Street, Nina Jamison with help from Alison Wallace decided to take a cue from what was working in other Vermont towns and use the excitement that art creates to improve morale and perception. The vision of a revitalized downtown using art as a catalyst for change had its beginning in this first simple idea - Gallery at the VAULT is the result.
VAULT (Visual Art Using Local Talent) is a nonprofit organization and a Vermont State Craft Center. We serve the community as an educational resource with our schedule of workshops and lectures. We serve our artist community by providing a venue for their work. Both the gallery and the gift shop carry only original, juried, handcrafted local and regional artwork.
VAULT offers workshops and art camps throughout the year. A sampling of what's slated at VAULT includes classes in: instruction in creating landscapes with oils, watercolor and pastels; Colored Pencil Painting; Making Snowflake Mandalas; jewelry making using paper, felt and steampunk; and making flowers with wool felt. Look at what we have to offer here. And please think about joining the VAULT as a member. See membership information.