North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show Better Than Ever 20 Years Later

For the past 20 years North Bennington has become one large outdoor display of fine art from July through October. Creative works are placed carefully around the Vermont Arts Exchange, the train station, local business’ lawns, and even some front yards. And it all began in association with the Bennington College, known for their prestigious Visual Arts programs.

It may have began with the college, but for the past few years the newest curator for the exhibit, Joe Chirchirillo, has been inviting artist far and wide to join the Show. The North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) has become a local staple, expected by the community, and drawing in visitors to the area. The 2017 NBOSS features 32 pieces, and 10 artist new to the show this year. Bigger and better than ever there is something to appeal to everyone.

The Show is self-guided 24/7, you can find plaques resting at the base of each sculpture which will tell you the title of the piece and the artist, and a guide map and additional information can be picked up from the Vermont Arts Exchange. The 2017 NBOSS opened on July 8th and will continue until October 28th. You can locate the Vermont Arts Exchange at 48 Main Street in North Bennington.

Life's a Ball of Confusion by Lisa Barthelson

Life’s a Ball, of Confusion by Lisa Barthelson

Satellite Seed Pod Tower by Joe Chirchirillo

Satellite Seed Pod Tower by Joe Chirchirillo

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