Our TOP FIVE Favorite Artisan Craft Experiences in Northern Vermont and New Hampshire
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
418 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Hours: Mon – Sat 10:30 am to 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
443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
(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
14 Breezy Avenue,
OPEN Mid May – Oct
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
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
47 Central Street, Woodstock, VT (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 a must see craft gallery in nearby Littleton New Hampshire (we’re just 10 minutes away). Bonus: NO sales tax in New Hampshire!
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
81 Main Street-Lower Level, Littleton, NH
Hours: Daily 10:30 am – 5 pm
This Littleton fine craft gallery features every style of artisan work and craft you can imagine.
Grab your calendar and make plans to visit Northern Vermont and Rabbit Hill Inn real soon. We’ll help you plan incredible day trips and all kinds of fun activities.