Johnson - Vermont Studio Center

80 Pearl Street

Founded in 1984 to support the making of art as the communication of spirit through form, the Vermont Studio Center is a nonprofit, year-round, international creative community, serving 600 artists and writers from across the country and around the world in the open, nurturing, supportive work environment of VSC's award-winning 30-building campus.

As the country's largest artists' community, the 75 artists and writers participating each month in 4-12 week independent studio Residencies, are selected to represent an intentional mix of mediums, cultures, experience, and ages. In addition, the Studio Center provides the resource of 7 distinguished Visiting Artists / Writers per month, each spending a working week at VSC, presenting their own work, and being available to Residents for optional individual studio visits and writing conferences.


David Perry

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Don't know it, really. They seem to be very involved in the community,and I'm sure it helps the local economy.


Monday, May 22, 2017
Vermont Studio center is a great place to work on art projects or writing for your stay of 2-4 weeks. Your experience will depend a lot of the group of people you are placed with. Unfortunately, the majority of the artists and writers during my stay were there to party and hook up- it was their big time away from work, family and significant others. I felt extremely out of place and isolated. I was able to get a lot of really wonderful work done that did benefit my career, but I tried to stay away from others after my first week. Married men hit on me- a lot, and the staff there openly forms temporary relationships with visitors. Most were married professors and married artists. And you're stuck with these people for 4 weeks and twice a day during mealtimes. Anyway, you may enjoy yourself. I hope you are able to connect with others on a more fulfilling level and get a lot of work done.

AFSCME Green Caucus

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
We loved our stay. It made a huge difference in my art, thank you.

Joe Slaimen

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The Vermont Studio Center is a fantastic experience for artists and writers alike. A hidden gem in the historic Village of Johnson.

A Google User

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
best place ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!