The historical stone building where Collective-the art of craft is located seems tailor-made for the gallery—it’s spacious and open and has an appealing age-old ambiance that’s hard to replicate. The 19th Century site was the first industrial building in Woodstock, Vermont, originally used as a mill for linseed oil. Today it is a wonderful showcase for works of a dozen talented artisans.
Formed in 2006 with six artists, the present-day Collective represents a wide-ranging mix of work by its twelve current members: pottery, metalwork, art lamps, jewelry, fiber art, paintings and prints, photography, hand-forged iron works, and upcycled sweaters. Every item is skillfully created, and you’ll find many that are crafted for every day use, such as mugs and bowls, and clothing. If you’ve been looking for holiday gifts, this is a great place to shop!
In addition to the regular contributors, the gallery opens its space to guest artists throughout the year. The current exhibit features four artists and their creations—hooked rugs, jewelry, leatherwork, felted hats, and candles. Prior to each exhibit opening, the gallery hosts an artist reception that is open to the public, offering a good opportunity to meet and visit with artists.
Collective-the art of craft
47 Central Street, Woodstock, Vermont
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Not only is this season a great time to visit the Collective, it’s a wonderful time to visit the Inn too! We still have availability now through the New Year, so come treat yourself to a night or two.