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:

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Artist Opportunities

Emerging Artist Exhibition: geared towards individuals who have great potential in their artistic practice but have not yet received major recognition for their work. Artists may be any age, but we specifically invite those artists with little to no exhibition experience. Art Center of Burlington encourages students and young artists to apply. All visual arts media are eligible. Submit artwork and application starting Monday, October 21 and deadline to drop off is Saturday, October 26 at 3pm.

Find the Emerging Artist Application here.

All Member Show: any current member can submit up 1-2 pieces for our Annual and popular All Member Show. Not a member? Sign up today or renew your membership and you can still be a part of this exhibition! Submit artwork & application starting Sat, November 2nd & deadline to drop off is Sat, November 9th.

Find the All Member Show Application here.

Battle of the Brushes: Think you've got what it takes? Bring your creativity and brushes! We're looking for 5 artists to compete in a live, timed painting competition on 1/11/2020! Interested? Please send us an email ( with your contact information and samples of your artwork. Deadline to apply: Saturday, December 14. Notified by email: Friday, December 20. In addition to participating in BOTB, the five selected artists can bring 3-5 pieces to hang in the Gallery during the month of January.

Email your contact info and samples of your artwork here.

Kid Classes

We can't wait to get creative with your kiddo. From preschool age and on up! We offer Friday Night Art Hop, Saturday classes, and after school classes in the Fall/Spring.

View the kid classes here and sign up!



Adult Classes & BYOB Workshops

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

View the adult schedule here and sign up.



In the Gallery

Learn about the show here.


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