The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center inspires people of all ages to create three-dimensional art on the grounds of Vermont's historic West Rutland marble quarries.

Historic Marble Quarries and manufacturing facilities provide inspiration for International Sculpture Workshop participants. For over 30 years, we have offered Instruction and dialogue in a wide range of sculptural media with Professional Artists and Craftsman from around the world. Three-dimensional exploration includes Stone, Metals, Wood, Clay, Mold Making, Paper Pulp, Jewelry and more. Techniques and Aesthetics range from Traditional to Contemporary, Abstract to Figurative and Portraiture. Hand and Power Tools are maintained for use in a Safe environment with able assistance from Resident Interns. Dinners are included with weeklong workshops, leading to new Friendships through Cultural Exchange.

U.S. and International Artists in Residence are selected through a Jury process and invited for one week to two months to Create New Sculpture and Build Community through Cultural Exchange. Residents' Sculpture is exhibited on our Historic Marble Quarry and manufacturing site and sold to visiting and local collectors. Artist Residencies complement our instructional workshops, exposing participant to a range of media, techniques and aesthetics. Monumental Public Art is Made in Vermont through Downtown Rutland Sculpture Trail Commissions, Sculpture Symposia and Exchange programs. Opportunities for independent sculptors are expanded through our campus featuring three historic buildings for work in varied materials. Individuals make use of indoor and outdoor workspace to realize their unique creative visions at a reasonable cost. Studio space is available by the day, week or month.

Visitors are amazed by the wide variety of Monumental Sculptures on our grounds at the head of the former Marble Quarries and industrial area of the Vermont Marble Company. The Outdoor Sculpture Garden leads to an On-site Gallery that features the Annual Members' Exhibition, as well as One and Two Person Shows with work by Contemporary Artists. Each September we host SculptFest, an event focusing on Site Specific Installation and Performance. Public Art Initiatives include The Stone Bench Project, an opportunity for area teens to experience the Historic Craftsmanship and Culture of our region. The Downtown Rutland Sculpture Trail, Symposia and Individual Artists in Residence also help us to bring Art into the Community. A portion of proceeds from the Sale of Art benefits Art Education programs at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. Space is available to Individuals and Groups for Event use at Reasonable Rates.

Call to Artists SculptFest2019

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest2019, September 7-October 20.

From Traditional to Contemporary, from Miniature to Monumental, a varied selection of Artwork by Artists in Residence, Instructors and other talented Sculptors is available for purchase. The Sale of Sculpture in Stone, Metal, Wood, Paper Pulp and many other media helps to support Art Education programs at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. Items for sale also include T-shirts and Publications.