During March’s First Friday Art Walk, there are 40 venues in Burlington staying open late to welcome Art Walkers and share in our incredible art scene. In the print edition of Art Map Burlington, look for listings with a *, which indicates the venue is open for First Friday Art Walk.
Some venues are having events, several have live music, and all of them have something worth checking out. You might also find a special gift for the holidays.
Here are the First Friday Art Walk events and some other venues that we think are worth checking out:
Isaac Wasuck’s “The Quilt Project” has nothing to do with quilts. Ask him about it at The Gallery at Main Street Landing. “4 Photographers” group show opens at Art’s Alive Union Station and Art’s Alive Wing Building.
Award-winning Vermont artist Mark Boedges is always open for First Friday Art Walk. He recently celebrated his gallery’s first anniversary. Stop by and see his latest work at Mark Boedges Fine Art Gallery on Battery Street.
South End Arts District:
On Flynn Avenue, stop in at Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace for the opening of Catherine Hall’s “Recycled/Reborn”. Johanne Durocher Yordan has new work up at VCAM/RETN Art Space. The Pine Street Deli has Willow Bascom’s “World Folk Art” (image above).
Just off of Pine Street, “Creative Comp” at RL Photo on Sears Lane is a surefire way to warm up and get excited about art. Be sure to arrive before 8 to vote for your favorite work. Next door, at The HAVOC Gallery, see new work by Bruce R. MacDonald, Gordon Auchincloss, and George Peterson.
On Pine Street, at S.P.A.C.E., it’s an ominous show, “Stormy Weather”. Stop next door and “Build a Satellite!” at The Backspace . Speaking Volumes celebrates the work of local artists from their permanent collection. In the Soda Plant Hallways, check out the Large Works show (every work is at least 36″ in one direction). In the Unsworth Block, Karol Kawiaka’s show of 2D and 3D work opens at the SEABA Gallery. The Emerging Artists Group Show opens at Davis Studio Gallery. Dave Sellars will be on hand for his “Jazz Design” show at ArtsRiot.
The Fletcher Free Library is open for an after hours opening reception for “The Tempest Collection” by Amber DeVoss. Participate in a silent auction of hands created by local artists. It is a benefit for HANDS at Penny Cluse Café. At Nectar’s, check out the opening for Burlington photographers Ben Grunow and Brian Jenkins. The 17th Annual Creative ReUse Showcase opens at Frog Hollow. Vintage Jewelers has new work by painter, illustrator, and photographer Gabrielle Tsounis. The show at Left Bank Home & Garden by Vermont landscape artist Jill Madden continues. Red Square had flowers and shapes by freelance artist Abby Keller. It’s “Vermont Winter” by Melissa Thebarge at New City Galerie. “Saki, Pug for Fun”, photographs by Liza Cowan, continues at Artspace 106 at the Men’s Room. The group show “Seat’s Taken” is at The BCA Center, first and second floor galleries, while Gregg Blasdel’s “Bounty” is on the 4th floor. Burlington Elementary Schools artists take part in the 26th Annual Children’s Art Exhibition at the Metropolitan Gallery in City Hall. John Anthony Designer artist Sheel G. Anand is on hand to talk about his work. UVM Freshman Cydney Williams has work up at City Market. Painter Emily Heath opens at Salaam & The Men’s Store with live remixing by Building Blox. Robert Maynard’s work at Uncommon Grounds reflects his devotion to analog photography.
Outside of Burlington:
The Heron Dance Wild Nature Art Gallery opens in Winooski with art by Roderick MacIver and music by The Hardscrabble Hounds and Helen Hummel.
At Shelburne Pond Studios, there is going to be an Irish party among the artist studios with fun and activities.