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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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11:00 am - 8:00 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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
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West Valley City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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2 of 5 stars 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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West Valley City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 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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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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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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