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.

Help us continue to be a valuable community resource. Donate or become a member!

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, Great River Pottery Throwdown, and Gallery Lounge - just to name a few!)



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

Great River Pottery Throwdown

Saturday, July 13 // 5-9pm

Sponsored by

Six potters will compete in different challenges on wheels in front of an audience for three hours using technique and creativity on Saturday, July 13, 2024.

One winner will go home with a $250 cash prize after being judged.

2024 Contestants:

  • Dawn Ebbing
  • Deb Coyle
  • Shumpei Yamaki
  • Laura Warner
  • Detrich Totemeier
  • Jessi Tucci 

After the competition, the ceramic pieces will be raffled off to some lucky winners! The proceeds from this event will go towards our ever growing ceramic studio!

Tickets are $25 or get a table for 4 for $115. Front row tables are $130 each.

Doors open at 4:30pm, competition starts at 5pm.

Gallery Lounge will be open with beer, wine, and charcuterie boards.

In the Gallery

Paula Bolander

Margaret Ertz


Exhibition: 6.27-7.25.24

Artist Reception: Fri, 7.5 // 5-8pm


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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