Since 1993, the old mill at the end of Sage Street in North Bennington, Vermont has been home to Vermont Arts Exchange, a non profit arts and community development organization. VAE began the transformation of the run-down old factory into a creative oasis and an energetic force that contributes to the commercial, social and cultural life of the village. VAE's mission is to strengthen neighborhoods and communities through the arts. The Organization's studio-based programs include paper making, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, writing, music and dance.