Burlington City Arts

September 14, 2015


Lyal Michel wrapped up his four weeks at Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park yesterday. In advance of Of Land and Local's October 1 opening at Shelburne Farms, Lyal shared the three paintings that he completed while in residence! In addition to Lyal's drawings, these three...

August 21, 2015

Of Land and Local Exhibiting Artist Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees writes on her website that her "identity is shaped by a life at the crossroads — the place where cultures, ideas and beliefs collide and find both dissonance and resonance."

Kaylynn's installation in the Coach Barn's brick room...

August 20, 2015


Since moving to Tunbridge from the San Francisco Bay Area three years ago, artist Lyal Michel has nurtured his creative side by painting humorous portraits of Vermonters. Since arriving at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller last week as a 2015 Of Land...

August 18, 2015

From atop a centrally located but secluded-feeling knoll at Shelburne Farms, Susan Raber Bray and Wendy Copp are at work on a site-specific installation that visitors to the farm will enjoy for years to come. If the hot August days are calling you outdoors, swing ...

August 13, 2015



Riki Moss is winding up her six-week residency at Grand Isle State Park with a workshop on making models for casting. The workshop is all ages — adults are very welcome! She’ll be on the porch of the Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p....

August 13, 2015

Those who venture along the trails of the Groton Nature Center in coming weeks will encounter something out-of-the-ordinary in the woods: an installation by Of Land and Local resident Lynn Sullivan. The multimedia artist's recent work "plays with language juxtaposed...

August 7, 2015




August 7-9 marks Rebecca Schwarz's first weekend of open studio hours and public workshops, held at the Nature Center in Button Bay State Park! 


August 7, 2015

As summer heats up and people flock to favorite trails and swimming holes, Liz Nelson's paintings of nature scenes in Elmore State Park continue to evolve!Working both outdoors and inside the Nature Center at the park, Liz reports having frequent visitors. 

Here is a series of images Liz...

August 4, 2015


Riki Moss has loved Lake Champlain since she summered on Grand Isle as a child. As a lifelong artist and resident of the island for close to 20 years, Riki was a natural fit to be Of Land and Local's artist in residence at Grand Isle State...

July 29, 2015


Swimmers and picnic-goers flocked to the shores of Lake Elmore in Morrisville's Elmore State Park yesterday to make the most of the hot July sun. In the shade of the historic Nature Center, Of Land and Local artist in residence Liz Nelson...

July 29, 2015

Join Burlington artist Rebecca Schwarz at Button Bay during park hours on August 7-9 and August 14-16 to contribute to Land(e)scape, a sculpture made entirely from post-consumer plastics!

Rebecca has spent the four years collecting milk bottles, toy figurines,...

July 17, 2015

In June, Wendy Copp and Susan Raber Bray began their OLAL 2015 residency at Shelburne Farms. The project? To "call attention to the negative space between paired trees." Using natural materials found on the farm, such as an invasive species of grapevine, the duo will utilize primitive weaving...

July 14, 2015

Hey Vermont art fans,

Welcome to Of Land and Local 2015!

Since 2013, artists around the state have come together under the umbrella of a single annual exhibit to explore topics at the intersection of art, the environment, and the Vermont landscape. This year, Burlington City Arts...



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BCA has served the cultural and artistic needs of the Greater Burlington area for more than 30 years. Our vision is to fuse a dynamic relationship between the arts and community, to nurture creativity and imagination, and to ignite a passion for learning through the arts. We run a range of arts programs from The BCA Center and throughout the city, and have established The BCA Center as one of the few exhibition spaces in the state dedicated to showcasing contemporary art. Our commitment to accessibility enables us to present an integrated series of art experiences that help set us apart from other art centers across the country and cement Burlington’s reputation as one of America’s most livable cities for the arts.


The BCA Center features 3 floors of Contemporary artwork in permanent gallery spaces. Floor 1 and 2 feature contemporary work in all mediums from around the world and right here in Vermont. The 4th Floor houses the Vermont Metro Gallery, featuring a regular roster of contemporary Vermont based artists. MORE >>>


The Vermont Metro Gallery at the BCA Center presents and sells the artwork of Vermont artists working in a wide variety of contemporary media, with a focus on artists who are underrepresented in the Vermont market. Burlington City Arts arrives at this new venture through a mission-driven need to support Vermont artists and evolve Vermont's brand for the visual arts. MORE >>>


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Art is an integral part of the fabric of a city. It helps tell the story of the city, creates a unique sense of place, contributes to neighborhood vitality and stimulates new economic activity. The Art in Public Places program supports the development of art in the public realm that is creative, well crafted and integrated into the physical, cultural and historical context.
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