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IMAGINE CITY HALL PARK
 

Below is a video produced by Cortex Marketing summarizing the project and its projected outcomes.

 

"Imagine: City Hall Park" by Burlington City Arts for National Endowment for the Arts from Cortex Network on Vimeo.

 

 

Join us in City Hall Park every Wednesday and Friday (weather permitting) starting Wednesday May 29th for FREE lunchtime musical performances! 


Here's a list of the summer performances:

All Concerts 12-1pm in City Hall Park, on The BCA Center Plaza

Wednesday May 29th
Dave Keller (Blues/Soul, Singer-Songwriter)

Friday May 31st
Rob Morse Trio (Jazz)

Wednesday June 5th
Noah Nielsen (Circus Smirkus Acrobatics and Juggling)

Friday June 7th
Noah Nielsen (Circus Smirkus Acrobatics and Juggling)

Wednesday June 12th
Colin McCaffrey (Singer-Songwriter, Country, Swing)

Friday June 14th
Shady Rill (Tom Mackenzie and Patty Casey, Folk)


Wednesday June 19th
Zack Dupont Duo (Singer-songwriter)


Friday June 21st
Run Mountain (Old-time Trio with Jim Burns, Paula Bradley, Bill Dillof)


Wednesday June 26th
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Soaked Oats (Jeff Fellinger, Amity Baker, Don Jameson-Country and close-harmony songs)


Friday June 28th
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER -   Possum Haw (Bluegrass)


Wednesday July 3rd
Ameranouche (Gypsy/Jazz)

Friday July 5th
Pete Sutherland and Oliver Scanlon (Fiddle/Folk duo)

Wednesday July 10th
The Ollabelles (A Capella Folk Choir)

Friday July 12th
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival (Classical)

Wednesday July 17th
Michael Chorney and Brett Lanier (Americana)

Friday July 19th
Zora Quartet (Balkan Singing Group)

Wednesday July 24th
Swing Noire (Jazz/Swing Quartet)

Friday July 26th
Mark Legrand (Country, Singer-Songwriter)

Wednesday July 31st
Yankee Chank (Cajun/Zydeco)

Friday August 2nd
Hokum Brothers (Comedy/Music)

Wednesday August 7th
Pete Sutherland and Rose Diamond


Friday August 9th
Kick 'em Jenny Stringband (old-time)


Wednesday August 14th
Miriam Bernardo


Friday August 16th
The Zeichner Family Band (Fiddle, Irish, Old-time, Folk)

 

Wednesday August 21st
Brett Hughes and Kat Wright (Americana/Singer-Songwriter)


Friday August 23rd
Gusakov Trucking Company

Wednesday August 28th
Cinder Conk (Gypsy/Jazz)


Friday August 30th
Soaked Oats

 

 

Wednesday September 4th

Dave Keller (Blues/Soul, Singer-Songwriter)

 

 

Friday September 6th

Possum Haw

 

 

CLICK HERE to read a summary report of project surveys and engagement sessions

 

 

In July of 2011 Burlington City Arts received a $50,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Art to engage the community in a creative planning process that will result in a visionary master plan for City Hall Park to be completed by July 2012.
 
City Hall Park has been the center of civic life for hundreds of years. Once the community "watering hole" and always a gathering place, today it is the platform where the elements of Burlington's identity coalesce, from agriculture and business to culture and recreation. The park is the front yard of City Hall, the BCA Center, the Flynn Center, many businesses and a stone's throw away from the bustling Church Street Marketplace, Burlington's thriving pedestrian mall and the hub of economic activity for the city and for Vermont. The park is home to the ever-growing farmers' and artists' markets, the Discover Jazz Festival, Festival of Fools, many diverse community celebrations, and gatherings. For many, it is a place of reflection in a precious green space in the center of our city. There is great potential to build and expand the public use of this downtown treasure. Community support for park improvements and community use has swelled in recent years. The National Endowment for the Arts grant will allow us as a community to use the arts to reveal, discover, design and convey an inspired master plan that will ensure inclusiveness for all and take direction in its design from the activities that the public responds to most enthusiastically. A clear master plan will allow us to make decisions for the park that recognize and embrace the competing interests and needs for its use and to celebrate the diversity of the people who live and visit here  
 
Activities that will inform the master plan design will include: community information gathering sessions consisting of traditional town meeting methods and visioning events; siting locations for new and existing public art; and expansion of festival and ongoing cultural activities to test new uses and landscape/design requirements.
 
Additional concepts may include more vending opportunities, expansion of the artist market, youth performances, artist's demonstrations, new park performances for established downtown festivals like Festival of Fools and Discover Jazz, bi-weekly lunch hour performances by local artists, temporary public art commissions and more.

  

VISIT THE IMAGINE CITY HALL PARK FACEBOOK PAGE TO FIND OUT ABOUT EVENTS AND GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE PARK!

  

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

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