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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Sign Up For Miracle On Jefferson Street

This magical day is a family self-guided event. Begin at the Art Center by picking up your goodie bag anytime after 9am but allow enough time because the fun ends by 3pm. Your family will spend a few hours making small crafts, painting pottery, creating a family photo, listening to Christmas stories, watching Christmas movies, and so much more! MOJS is most enjoyed by kids 10 and under.

Choose the date that works best for your family:
Saturday, December 7 or 14 from 9am-3pm

The price is $10 per child. Add $2 if ages 9 and up want to paint mug instead of ornament. Space is limited, must pay at time of registration to save your family's spot. Call the Art Center at 319.754.8069 to register.

A BIG THANK YOU to Midwest Eye Clinic for sponsoring this event!

Battle of the Brushes: Artists Wanted

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

All Member Show
Learn about the show here.


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