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February Happenings

posted at 10:59 am Tue Feb 4th, 2020 by (WherezIt_Staff)




Registration is Open for
BCA's Summer Art Camps

Sign your kids up for a creative summer they’ll never forget! BCA Studios offers summer camps for ages 6-18 in in pottery, drawing, painting, jewelry, photography, fashion, silkscreen, comics, cartoons, and more. Members save 10%. Full and partial scholarships available.

Guided Meditation at BCA Center

Saturday, February 8
10:45-11:30 am
BCA Center, 135 Church Street
Certified Kripalu yoga and meditation teacher Meg Tipper leads participants in a meditative experience in conjunction with BCA’s exhibition Transcendent: Spirituality in Contemporary Art. Beginning with an opening time to settle in, center, and breathe, Meg leads participants in a 45-minute meditative practice that engages with the exhibition. Please bring your own mat.
Limited spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please contact Sally Sheperdson at

BCA Community Fund Applications Open February 10

The BCA Community Fund supports artists and organizations that contribute to the public good through a competitive grant process. Burlington-based practicing artists, creative professionals, or small arts organizations can apply for one year of funding of up to $3,000 to develop projects that engage the community and address community needs, challenges, and priorities through the arts. More information is available at

Architecture and Design Film Series:
Vincent Scully

Wednesday, February 19
6 pm
Contois Auditorium, City Hall

Vincent Scully was likely the best-known art historian in the United States. His deep engagement with the subject and his passionate presentation style inspired generations of students at Yale University and beyond. This film examines Scully’s career as a professor, art historian, and writer through interviews with students and the architects closest to him. The breadth and depth of his knowledge, which included a close familiarity with literature as well as with the visual arts, lent a special richness to his historical interpretations. This film projects the energy and passion of this extraordinary teacher.


Winter/Spring Artist Reception

Friday, February 21
5-8 pm
BCA Center, 135 Church Street

Join BCA for the opening of its three Winter/Spring exhibitions, Apocalypse Diet: What Will We Eat? on the first floor, Brigitta Varadi: Exploring the Invisible on the second floor Roth Gallery, and Estefania Puerta: Sore Mouth Swore in the lower level gallery. Meet the exhibiting artists and enjoy light snacks and beverages.


Family Art Saturday

Saturday, February 22
11 am-1 pm
BCA Center

Get creative and make art together at Family Art Saturday! Families are invited to drop-in to the BCA Center and enjoy an art activity inspired by our current exhibitions. BCA offers a different art making project each scheduled Saturday. Projects are designed to ignite the imaginations of your family members.


Winter/Spring Classes on Sale Now

BCA's education program features high quality classes, drop-in classes, workshops and youth summer camps in all mediums for every age and ability. Our staff of teaching artists are highly skilled and will lead you through the art-making process in one of our professional art studios. Members save 10%. Scholarships available.


Share Your Love

Burlington City Arts’ Art from the Heart program connects patients, staff, families, and friends to the arts at the UVM Medical Center and Children's Hospital.

Throughout the month of February, local participating restaurants are supporting Art from the Heart by giving diners the option to add a $5 donation to their bill. These funds SHARE YOUR LOVE with the over 7,000 participant who benefit from this program. 


Volunteer with Art from the Heart

Looking for a meaningful way to volunteer? BCA is looking for Art from the Heart volunteers at the hospital to create with patients and families of all ages. We visit every day of the year, helping people feel better through the arts and transforming hospital spaces into studios. No special art skills needed, just a creative and compassionate approach.

Help especially needed on Thursday mornings with pediatrics, 8:45-12:30.



Last Call on Current Exhibitions

Transcendent: Spirituality in Contemporary Art and Travis Shilling: Tyrannosaurus Clan (above) close Saturday, February 8. See them again while you can!
When you invest in BCA, you invest in our community and receive amazing benefits! Memberships are only $25.

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