Art Map Burlington and First Friday Art Walk would not be possible without the support of its partners and sponsors. In addition to underwriting a large portion of the event, these organizations come together in a spirit of community to help shine a light on Burlington’s contemporary art scene.
If you would like to learn how your organization or business can help support Art Map Burlington and First Friday Art Walk, call 802-264-4839 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bluebird Tavern/Bluebird Barbecue
Since 2009, the Bluebird Tavern has been serving food and drink in downtown Burlington with ingredients sourced from Vermont and New England farmers and producers. In 2012, Bluebird Barbecue opened to serve “real deal barbecue” on Riverside Avenue. Bluebird’s support of Art Map Burlington and First Friday Art Walk is part of their philosophy of strengthening and serving their community. They do so “mostly because we are a creative bunch loaded with ideas and we are also because we are fueled by gallons of coffee.” www.bluebirdvermont.com and www.bluebirdbbq.com
Main Street Landing
Main Street Landing is an environmentally and socially conscious redevelopment company that has created over 250,000 square feet of built environment on the Burlington Waterfront, starting in 1982. Main Street Landing has an extensive collection of art and art presentation spaces among its buildings, including Art’s Alive Gallery (Union Station), Wing Gallery (Wing Building), and The Gallery at Main Street Landing (Lake & College). Throughout the Lake & College, Union Station and CornerStone Buildings, you can see the growing, permanent collection of Main Street Landing’s owners, Melinda Moulton and Lisa Steele. www.mainstreetlanding.com
Robert Hull Fleming Museum
Located on the campus of the University of Vermont, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum houses the state’s most comprehensive collection of art and anthropology. The Museum regularly hosts exhibitions of contemporary and historic art from Vermont and around the world. The Fleming is Burlington’s fine art museum. www.flemingmuseum.org
Kasini House is a multi-faceted, multi-media, creative production company. They are the folks that bring you ArtShop; Vermont Art Guide; Art Map Burlington; and an assortment of talks, workshops, and other forms of creative content. www.kasinihouse.com