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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Plein Air Painting Event

Friday, September 13 & Saturday, September 14

The community of Burlington Iowa is situated along the Mississippi River and offers a wide variety of plein air locations to capture the river, downtown locales, natural beauty and architecture.  Plein air artists of any age are eligible to participate. 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 city limits of Burlington and West Burlington.

Entry Fee | $30 for both days, $20 for 1 day

Find details and register online or download a paper copy 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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