Vice Night

We introduced an entirely new suite of pop-up exhibits conceived and hosted by Brandy Swartz in 2021. These one night exhibitions were created to expand the boundaries of creativity, challenge artists to push their personal limits and integrate the community into an in depth view of alternative photography, art, subjects and visions. This collection of exhibitions provide an alternative way of experiencing artwork, and push the boundaries of what it means to install and display art. 

In 2022, this collection of one night exhibits expanded the boundaries of what was possible within our space and deepened our connection with the artistic community.

In addition, showcasing diverse perspectives and alternative forms of expression, these exhibitions provided a platform for people from different backgrounds to come together, find common ground, and feel heard. Through this shared experience, visitors were able to connect with each other and with the artwork in a more profound way, creating a sense of belonging and shared purpose. 

What's Next?

Teen Vice Night

Friday, April 26, 2024 // 5-8pm


Gabrielle Jacobs 

Kylie Hamma 

Alexander Garcia Patton

"Teen Vice Night" at the Art Center of Burlington is a dynamic, one-night-only showcase featuring talented local teen artists. Nominated by teachers, peers, and the community for their extraordinary efforts and dedication to art, these teens embark on a transformative journey over several months.

These shows provide a platform for our community's youth to be heard, seen, and unafraid to voice their opinions. "Teen Vice Night" celebrates their creativity, resilience, and the power of artistic expression.

Past Vice Shows

Karina Bee

Saturday, January 27 // 5-8pm 

Live Tattoo Creation

John Gaines

Friday, September 29 // 5-8pm 

Rural Women- the backbone of our farm economy

Photographer John Gaines is set to exhibit his latest work in a one night show at ACB on September 29, 2023. This series of photographs will showcase an intimate glimpse into the lives of rural women. Drawing inspiration from his 1995 project for the Hawk Eye titled "Rural Women; Partners on the Farm," Gaines will retell the extraordinary stories of these remarkable women once more through his poignant, raw, inspirational images.

Teen Vice

Saturday, April 29, 2023 5-8pm


Lucas Carr


Norah Bell

1.28.23 5-8PM

featuring Jessi Tucci

Big Pharma has total control over those who suffer from chronic illness and many other medical issues. The crippling expenses and confusing hoops to jump through to acquire coverage, present an added layer to navigate for those who are already battling a daunting illness.

I have spent the last decade as a Type 1 diabetic, and twice that as a working artist. In the years since my life changing diagnosis, I perhaps subconsciously began creating work that depicted my new reality. As each series of work has grown, they have become self portraits of my past, present and future self. Some in very literal ways, while others have become more abstract. These works artistically illustrate me in the face of the mental, physical and financial fatigue connected to my chronic illness.

Saturday, May 14, 2022 
Photography show 5pm 
Drag Show 8pm
featuring Brandy Swartz
Vice + Pride is a creative collaboration with beautiful people telling their stories, a fantastic makeup and hair artist, Madeline Hollingsworth, bringing visions to life and a wealth of knowledge through the art of collage by Jessi Tucci.

Teen Vice

Saturday, April 30, 2022 5-8pm


Kelli Edwards


Aidan Krell

Our Teen Vice  Photography show provides an important platform for two talented local students to express themselves, conceptualize their own exhibition, and thoughtfully execute a one-night show. Through this experience, these young artists were able to show their unique perspectives and talents, while also gaining valuable experience and confidence in their artistic pursuits. This event also served as a reminder of the importance of nurturing emerging talent and providing opportunities for young people to engage with the arts in meaningful ways. We look forward to continuing to support and showcase two student photographers in April 2023.

Adam Kieler, Iowa Street Photography

Saturday, January 29, 2022 5:30-8pm


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