First Friday Art

The next First Friday Art is
March 2nd, 5-8PM.

First Friday Art is a monthly, community-wide event where dozens of art venues across the city host openings, exhibitions, and happenings.

The event is free and open to anyone.

Most venues are open from 5PM to 8PM, but some are open earlier or later.

Art Map Burlington is the official guide to First Friday Art. Pick up a copy at any participating venue. Enjoy!

7 City Market, Onion River Coop

Open daily 7AM-11PM. Member-artists are showcased on the Member Art Wall, located behind register 10. March 2018: Burlington artist Frank DeAngelis’ “Paint Mayhem Under the Influence of Loud, Fast Music” is paint experiments that were produced using spray paint, acrylics, and oils mixed with various liquids and who knows what else! 82 S Winooski Ave, (802) 861-9700.

9 Artspace 106 at the Men’s Room

Salon featuring a dedicated gallery space with rotating exhibits focused on eclectic and bold work. The work in “Abstract Interpretations in Watercolor” by Stowe artist Lisa Forster Beach, NWS is in response to the artist’s environment, experiences, impressions, and perceptions both seen and felt. 106 Main St, (802) 864-2088. Open Tues-Thurs, 10-7; Fri-Sat, 10-5. (image below by Lisa Forster Beach, NWS)

10 BCA Center

Featuring contemporary art exhibitions that connect art and community, nurture creativity, imagination, and ignite a passion for learning through the arts. Through 4/7/18: Dusty Boynton’s “From Within” merges memory and personal experience to create works that are seemingly childlike in appearance but sophisticated in gesture and expression. (image: Be As You Are by Dusty Boynton (46″x58″; oil on linen; 2015. Courtesy of Denise Bibro Fine Art)). In “New Constructions”, Edwin Owre references the sensibilities of the formative American art movements of the 1960s and 70s, while embracing contemporary expressions of mark-making. Elise Whittemore’s “One by One” uses patterns to develop a narrative that explores the physicality of printmaking as well as formal constructs that are inherent to the natural world.135 Church St, (802) 865-7166, Open Tues-Thurs, Noon-5; Fri-Sat, Noon-8.

12 New Moon Café

A community spot since 2007, New Moon Café presents work by Burlington-area artists in the dining area. Through 4/30/18: Gordon Glover’s “Composite/Synthesis”. He says, “Recovering pack rat curates ephemeral collected objects into integrated synthesized composites.” 150 Cherry St, (802) 383-1505 or (802) 383-1496. M-F, 7:30AM-8:30PM; Sun 8AM-8:30PM.

13 Frog Hollow

Showing the works of over 200 juried, Vermont artisans in month-long exhibits. March 2018: Presenting the work of artists, both emerging and established, who received a grant from Frog Hollow in 2017: Diane Shullenberger, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan (image), Francesca D’Elia, Holly Walker, Irene Lederer LaCroix, Jane Kirby, Jeremy Ayers, and Jon Black. Opening during First Friday Art. 85 Church St, (802) 863-6458. Hours vary by season.

15 Uncommon Grounds Coffee & Tea

The walls of this Church Street café are lined with art by Vermont artists whose work deals with Vermont themes. Through 3/31/18: area photographer Jacquelyn Potter, who recently co-founded the shared artist space, Wishbone Collective in Winooski. 42 Church St, (802) 865-6227, Open M-Thurs, 7-9; F, 7-10; Sat, 8-10; Sun, 9-9.

19 New City Galerie

Connecting Burlington’s emerging artists with emerging patrons of the arts to create just and sustainable communities. Through 4/24/18: “Encounter Empty” is installation work by Kevin Donegan, Samantha Eckert and Lydia Kern that reflects on the physical, psychic and spiritual architecture that holds emptiness, as a nest holds an egg. During First Friday Art visit the open studios of New City’s 3 artists-in-residence, 5-8. 132 Church St, (802) 355-5440, Open Tues-Fri, 11-5. (image: untitled by Keven Donegan (2017))

25 Foam Brewers

Serving up imaginative beers for enlightened palates and regional art throughout the eclectic lakefront brewery. 3/2 to 4/30/18: “Fomo” is Burlington artist Will Gebhard’s second solo show and deals with perceived depth, split-second decision making, indecision, anxiety, and surrender through vibrantly painted wood cutouts. Meet the artist during First Friday Art and enjoy “Youth Lagoon” a new canned beer with a label designed by the artist. Live music, 8-10PM, by Mal Maiz. 112 Lake St, (802) 399-2511, M-Thurs, Noon-10; Fri-Sat, 11-Midnight; Sun, 11-7.

26 Gallery at Main Street Landing

Showcasing traditional and non-traditional visual art in bimonthly shows in a space overlooking Lake Champlain. 3/2 to 4/30/18: Burlington artist Frank DeAngelis’ “Paint Mayhem Under the Influence of Loud, Fast Music” is paint experiments that were produced using spray paint, acrylics, and oils mixed with various liquids and who knows what else! Artist reception during First Friday Art. Curated by SEABA. 60 Lake St, Suite 2-E, (802) 859-9222. Open M-F, 8-3, Sat-Sun by appt.

32 VCAM/RETN Art Space

Curated by SEABA, showing large-scale 2-D work and installation sculpture with multi-media work presented at their quarterly openings. 3/2 to 5/31/18: Robert, Steve and Dennis Gold are three professional artists, originally doctors, with no formal art training. They have evolved their styles by feeding off one another and influencing each other’s work across several mediums, including mixed media, watercolor and charcoal. Their separate experiences have influenced their personal subject matters. Meet the artists during First Friday Art. 208 Flynn Ave, #2-G, (802) 651-9692, Open M-F, 10-10, Sat, 10-5. (image below by Steve Gold)

34 S.P.A.C.E.

Home to 12 working artist studios and a gallery. 3/2 to 3/31/18: “In the Moment” is a show of collage work by Ashley Roark, Barbee Hauzinger, and Christy Mitchell. Opening during First Friday Art, 5-9. 266 Pine St (Soda Plant), (802) 578-2512, Open Thurs-Sat, Noon-5. (image: Awaiting Ert by Barbee Hauzinger)

36 Speaking Volumes

This eclectic second-hand shop is home to a revolving collection of art. 377 Pine St, (802) 540-0107, M, W-Th, 10-5; Fri-Sat, 10-9; Sun, 11-3.

38 Revival Studio

Aaron Stein’s license plate artwork: map sculptures, shadow boxes, photo frames, wine racks, cuffs, house trailers, lamps and ornaments all created out of recycled license plates from all 50 states. 266 Pine St (Soda Plant), (802) 355-4091. Open during First Friday Art and by appt.

39 Frank DeAngelis Studio at S.P.A.C.E.

Two working studios featuring abstract, eclectic, and sometimes chaotic original paint work by Franky D, who started painting for the first time in 2016 with no formal art training. His work is passionate, gritty, and imperfect much like life itself. 266 Pine St (Soda Plant), (802) 355-3502. Open Thurs-Sat, Noon-5 and by appointment.

43 HAVOC Gallery

March 2018: “Here & Now”. Exhibiting the latest collection of stainless steel light sculptures by Bruce R. MacDonald. Large, precise and multi-dimensional. 27 Sears Ln (next to Greer’s), (800) 639-1868, Open Weds-Fri, 9-5 & by appt. (image: Here and Now by Bruce R. MacDonald (28.5″x41.5″; stainless steel light sculpture; 2018))

47 8 Space Art Studios

A working studio of creative artists from painters to potters who produce, display, and sell their artwork in the studio. During First Friday Art, visit and hang out in the funky, cozy studio for friendly conversation, artwork, and light snacks. 4a Howard St, A-8, (802) 355-3502. Open for First Friday and by appt.

65 Magic Hat Artifactory

Beloved local beer factory has a curated space showing art on the tour ramp.Through 3/31/18: Burlington artist Evan Briggs has been sketching creatures, characters, and environments since he was a child. He prefers a rugged aesthetic, with brush strokes and pencil sketches that aren’t overly polished or too defined. His mediums range from paint to coffee, beer, and soot. 5 Bartlett Bay Rd, South Burlington, (802) 658-2739 x2014, Open M-Sat, 11-7; Sun, 12-5.


 Listing an Exhibition

Are you a gallery, art studio, individual artist, or a business that hosts exhibitions of artwork? Then membership to Art Map Burlington is for you. You can sign-up for a single issue or a full year. For more information, call (802) 264-4839 or EMAIL.