Art Center of Burlington: Why we do what we do

Art is a powerful catalyst in sparking creativity, developing new ideas, and discovering new ways to approach problems. It isn't always the end product but the process that helps inspire our creative nature. We believe in creating opportunities like unique events and public art displays that encourage a more vibrant community. We want to see Burlington thrive.

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Celebrity Battle of the Brushes - SOLD OUT

Friday, March 29 | 6PM

Watch five CELEBRITY "artists" bring their creativity, brushes and competitive spirit for our very first Celebrity Battle of the Brushes: Live Painting Competition!

The Celebrities are:
Savanna Evans from Titan Broadcasting LLC/ 101.7 The Bull, KBKB-FM with artist Cécile Houel
Martha Wolf from Ivy Bake Shoppe and Cafe with artist Quriosity Garcia
David Kroll from Burlington Memorial Auditorium with artist Craig H Vazquez
Amy O'Brien from Great River Entertainment with artist Margaret Ertz
Shane A. Mccampbell from City of Burlington, Iowa Government with artist James Henry

Live music provided by Eric Pettit Lion!

The Celebrities will paint an original piece of art in front of a live audience on a 16x20 canvas. Here's the TWIST: the subject and theme to be painted is revealed just minutes before the painting begins at 6PM! Each Celebrity has chosen a local artist to assist them in creating their masterpiece.

Once time is up, each Celebrity will be auctioning off their own painting, trying to get the most amount of money. The money raised from the auctions will go towards operating expenses of ACB to help us continue to thrive by offering quality gallery exhibits, classes for all ages, opportunities for artists, etc.



Kid Art Classes

From Preschool Art School to After School Classes to No School Art Camp!

View and sign up for kid classes!


Adult Classes & BYOB Workshops

Take a look at our scheduled classes or host your own private party!

View the adult schedule here.



In the Gallery



Learn about the show here.


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