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Burlington City Arts Center

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Address: 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401
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+1 802-865-7166
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
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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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Always a good exhibit or two

After living in Asheville, NC, the arts scene is a little disappointing in Burlington, but this place usually has a good exhibit or two. I often like the exhibit upstairs better... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I go several times of year to this Church St. fixture for modern art. I greatly enjoy their eclecticism and constantly changing exhibits. Their recent beach installation was very entertaining.

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Thank Mark F
Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living in Asheville, NC, the arts scene is a little disappointing in Burlington, but this place usually has a good exhibit or two. I often like the exhibit upstairs better than the ground level exhibit and there is an elevator. The building itself is pretty cool - an old fire station right next to the city hall and adjacent... More 

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Thank TreeVT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Very few exhibits and the ones we saw were not very engaging or compelling. The place is pretty small. Very nice staff, however.

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Thank AnonFromBoston
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

The worst use of space you'll ever see, consistently dishing out bland, all-white walls and greyscale art, with minimal space filled and the kind of contemporary art no one actually understands but everyone pretends they do to look deep.

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Thank Willa C
West Valley City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a gallery that has some very eccentric and eclectic collections. It may not be for everyone, but the artwork is very interesting. If anything it is a nice cool stopp on a hot day.

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Thank aluckart
Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

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 bubbles 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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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Charlotte, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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