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Burlington City Arts Center

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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If you like art

A gallery that allows a visitor to explore works of art that changes over time on the Marketplace... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris P
Always a good exhibit or two

After living in Asheville, NC, the arts scene is a little disappointing in Burlington, but this... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2017
Burlington, Vermont
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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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135 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-8415
+1 802-865-7166
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A gallery that allows a visitor to explore works of art that changes over time on the Marketplace. Expect to spent 15 to 20 minutes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris P
Reviewed February 6, 2019

A diverse range of art exhibits and interactive activities, as well as classes and events. Recently saw a show there that I would certainly recommend. The staff are pleasant and well informed!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Best venue in town to see cutting edge works in a variety of media. Shows change often, openings are always fun.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

I was fortunate to have some "extra time" to stop and view the Diana Al-Hadid exhibit and got lost in her pieces. Just wonderful to experience on so many levels.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Mark F
Reviewed January 25, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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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.

Date of experience: March 2016
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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.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank aluckart
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.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Response from 356michael | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can pick up brochures at the gallery in their building on Church Street, next door to City Hall or find listings online at BCA web site.