New Temporary Hours

Open Monday-Friday 10am-2pm and Saturday 12pm-4pm

Please wear masks when you visit.
Keep your distance of 6 feet from others.
Hand sanitizer and sinks with soap and water are available.
We will continue to wipe down all surfaces frequently.
If you have not been feeling well, we ask you to stay home.


Rent Our Classroom

If you're looking to get out of the house to find a creative space, you've found it! You can rent our classroom for $10 per hour and use supplies that we will set out for you! Let the kiddos use their imaginations to create masterpieces. Let an instructor lead your family during this creative hour for just $35 (this includes the space rental fee). Buy our easy To Go Activity Kits which include materials and step by step instructions and you get to use the classroom for free! Call the Art Center (319-754-8069) for availability.


2020 Plein Air Event presented by Crapo Park Foundation

Friday, September 18 & Saturday, September 19

Plein air artists of any age are eligible to participate in this event. Artwork must be done outdoors, en plein air, during the event. All paint and drawing mediums are accepted. There are no size limits on canvas and paper. Artists must work on public property within the park limits, a map will be provided. This event is rain or shine. Social distancing should be practiced throughout this event as well as wearing masks around others.

Crapo Park is an 85 acre city park established in 1895 for Burlington's semi-centennial celebrations, and boasts an arboretum and botanical garden, located alongside the Mississippi River at Parkway Drive. For questions about or how to contribute to Crapo Park Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, please call Merry Ford, President, at 319-750-2957.

Entry Fee

Early Registration: $30 for both days, $20 for 1 day

Day of Registration: $35 for both days, $25 for 1 day


First Place $500 - provided by Crapo Park Foundation

Second Place $300 - provided by Art Center of Burlington

Honorable Mention 1 Year Individual Membership to Art Center of Burlington


Register Now for Plein Air


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.

What we offer:

Help us continue to be a valuable community resource. Donate or become a member!



Summer Art Camp To Go


Art allows kids to be themselves, make their own decisions, and just be creative! While we are disappointed that we won't be able to have Summer 2020 Art Camp at the Art Center, we feel strongly about keeping our students, teachers, and commmunity healthy. We've put together fun projects that you can pick up and get creating! Learn about them here.



Adult Classes & BYOB Workshops

All classes are currently online until further notice.

View the adult schedule here and sign up.



In the Gallery

Learn about the show here.



Take Home Kits + Art Supplies

Art Center of Burlington sells high quality DIY kits and natural paints and crayons that will bring inspiration and color into your life! These goods also make one of a kind gift ideas.

Embroidery kits
Paint By Numbers
String Art
Natural Earth Paint
Brush, Calligraphy, Watercolor, and Hand Lettering Kits
Crayon Rocks

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Creative.




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