Our TOP FIVE Favorite Artisan Craft Experiences – make a day trip out of it!
Vermont is known for its quality crafters and juried craft artisans. But did you know that Vermont has the highest number of artists per capita of any state? Now that we have established that this is a premium crafts hot spot, let’s get you to some of the best juried artisan and hand craft galleries near Rabbit Hill Inn. These are not your typical crafty gift shops.This is the real deal!
Juried crafts are unique, one-of-a-kind treasures that you’ll never find elsewhere. These craft galleries feature folk art, primitives, paintings, jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, woodworking and woodcarving, photography, basketry, pottery, rugs, iron work, furniture, stone art, metal art, clothing, quilts, yarns, textiles, fiber arts, and a variety of other creations.
Each gallery has a personality that offers a unique craft experience. Here you will meet actual artisans as they share the work at their showcase shops.
Here are our Top Five Vermont artisan galleries. If you plan your route carefully, you can easily visit several in one day.
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild
Location: 418 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury VT
Hours: Mon – Sat 10:30 am – 5:00 pm. Additional holiday hours – open Sundays between Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day.
A terrific co-op craft gallery presenting the best of Vermont craft and fine art works from nearly 100 artists statewide. Save time to explore the “Back Room” gallery for interesting exhibits that rotate every 6 weeks.
The Artful Eye
Location: 443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury VT (right across from the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild)
Hours: Daily 11 am – 5 pm
This eclectic gallery focuses on offering quality artisan works at affordable prices.
Miller’s Thumb Gallery
Location: 14 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro, VT
*** OPEN MAY 12th – OCT 31st
Hours: Daily 11 am – 5 pm
The location of this great gallery is part of the experience. It is located in a historic grist mill at Caspian Lake. You’ll spend a lot of time watching the rushing water from the “water window”. A very cool feature in the middle of this terrific showroom.
Artisans Hand Craft Gallery
Location: 89 Main Street / City Center, Montpelier, VT
Hours: Mon – Sat 10 – 6, Sun 12 – 4
An outstanding Vermont State Craft Center. This State “seal of approval” is given to galleries that meet a strict set of standards for quality and diversity of crafts.
Collective – The Art of Craft
Location: 47 Central Street, Woodstock, VT (right across from the Post Office)
Hours: Daily 11 am – 4 pm
This gallery is dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of fine crafts with a focus on new and upcoming artisans.
But wait… there’s more!!…. So, we’ve listed our favorite Vermont artisan craft shops near Rabbit Hill Inn. We just had to share two must see craft stores in nearby Littleton and Bethlehem, New Hampshire (we’re just 10 minutes away). Bonus: NO sales tax in New Hampshire!
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
Location: 81 Main Street / Lower Level Littleton, New Hampshire
Hours: Daily 10:30 am – 5 pm
This Littleton fine craft gallery features every style of artisan work and craft you can imagine.
Wren LocalWorks Gallery
Location: 2011 Main Street, Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Hours: Daily 10:00 am – 5 pm
300+ local artisans showcase their craft work in this lovely community art gallery.