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Burlington City Arts Center

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Address: 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-865-7166
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Housed in the historic Ethan Allen Firehouse, this art venue showcases...

Housed in the historic Ethan Allen Firehouse, this art venue showcases diverse contemporary art exhibitions plus workshops in experimental media, a community darkroom and lecture space for multi-media presentations.

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Cutting edge exhibits; interesting films

Fine little gallery with avant garde exhibits and fine films focused on the arts. Located in a renovated firehouse on Burlington's pedestrian Church Street Marketplace.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
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Burlington, Vermont
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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Metropolitan and local artists, classes, exhibitions, galleries on several stories in an historic old fire station on Church Street. Check online to find hours. Free with donations accepted.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Lovely little stopping place to stroll through on your way to the park or restaurants downtown. Worth the visit.

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Thank liviesmum
Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This was a great place to pick up gifts.....for others AND for myself! Very interesting and carried many local artisans.

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Thank lavelaughloveeat
Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Fine little gallery with avant garde exhibits and fine films focused on the arts. Located in a renovated firehouse on Burlington's pedestrian Church Street Marketplace.

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Thank daniel462015
Charlotte, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a great arts resource, whether you live in Burlington or elsewhere. There are typically 3 different galleries within the building showing contemporary work and the range of art is impressive. It is not uncommon to find a musical performance somewhere in the building as well. Shows are beautifully curated, and the art is often innovative and on the... More 

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Thank Lynne B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Quaint arts area with artists and crafts people doing a variety of art forms. Children's art camps, etc. We visited Vermont Singing Drum. Beautiful metal drums that play metitative music.

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Thank EllenBread
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Beautiful Flynn Theater hall. Seats were very small but comfortable and the sound was great. Nice place to see a concert.

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Thank PattieF
Hartland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Burlington City Arts is a complex organization being both city funded and a membership organization. They maintain a public gallery in their headquarters building on the Church Street Marketplace next door to City Hall. In addition to the exhibits they organize many public events and offer a very wide selection of classes. Any city would be happy to have such... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

So when you are wandering (not just trying to get somewhere) around the fantastic small City of Burlington Vermont, and you are soaking up so many cool, wonderful, unique and "so Vermont" places, people, sights, sounds and smells- BCA as we call the Burlington City Arts Center is one more place you should walk into. It's that simple. who knows,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a short visit here. While the quality of the three exhibits varied, one in particular was outstanding. We were glad we stopped in!

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