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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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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: 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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Old factory buildings that have become home to many artists.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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

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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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

this is a small intimate gallery you can visit and see in a short time. We went with a small child who was able to interact with the materials and welcomed by the staff. Worth a look on your way to all the sights in Burlington

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We enjoyed visiting this gallery while spending time here in Burlington. Staff was great and the exhibits were enjoyable.

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Colchester, VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great exhibits, friendly staff, interesting receptions. The gallery spaces accommodate most types of art exhibits and events. It is free. The big front windows draw people in.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

This gallery was light and warm. A good place to browse the exhibitions which seem to change frequently. The staff were very friendly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

I love art but the exhibits that were offered up when I visited where awful. I haven't spent so little time in a gallery. The audio-visual presentation of a light bouncing off walls in a dark warehouse, of a lit candle and a couple spray painted sheets left much to desired. Let's hope something better comes along soon.

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