Welcome to
the Art Center of Burlington

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:

  • Original artwork for sale
  • Monthly gallery exhibits
  • Art classes for ages 3 to adult
  • Artscapes for special needs adults, elderly, and mental health patients
  • Special events (Snake Alley Art Fair, Miracle on Jefferson Street, Battle of the Brushes, and Gallery Lounge)

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Your aspiring little Picasso can create and make projects with our fabulous teachers!


We offer adult technique classes like oil painting, drawing, and pottery!


Teens can develop and refine their techniques in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. 

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From birthdays to corporate team building - we provide the space and expertise!

Upcoming Classes & Events

Snake Alley Art Fair

Sunday, June 16 // 9am-4pm

Snake Alley Art Fair is a full-day celebration that embraces creativity and community spirit, with a focus on a passion for visual arts. Originating over 50 years ago as a small gathering of local artists along the historic Snake Alley, known as "The Crookedest Street in the World," the fair has evolved into an annual event.

SAAF now showcases a diverse array of handmade and original artworks by Midwest artists. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the artists, discover their inspirations, and learn about their creative processes. Each piece is crafted with dedication and care, offering a unique chance to acquire original fine art directly from the creators.

This family-friendly event features art activities for kids, live music, and a variety of delicious food vendors.

Free admission!

In the Gallery

Burlington High School Art Show


Artist Reception: Friday, May 3 // 5-8pm

Come admire the fantastic creations of Burlington High School's talented artists! Explore a diverse array of art pieces on display until May 16th.


Art Ed-flow-sion: Des Moines County Area Educators


Artist Reception: Friday, May 17 // 5-8pm

Join us in the second half of the month to show your support for our local Des Moines County educators! Their inspiring artwork will be on display until May 30th.


Meet Our Team

Art Center of Burlington is run by a small team of professional leaders dedicated to providing a welcoming experience that brings art and people together for enjoyment.

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Sunday + Monday: Closed
Tues - Thurs: 10am - 6pm
Friday/Saturday: 10am - 4pm

301 Jefferson Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601


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