Community art spaces and events are venues and platforms for artists and creative individuals to showcase their talents, skills, and works to the public. Here at Burlington Royal Arts Academy, we love the abundance of artistic experiences we have access to in our community! These spaces and events promote engagement, collaboration, and participation among community members to create an inclusive and vibrant local art scene. Let’s dive into our top 3 Burlington Arts spaces for Summer 2023:
1. VISUAL ARTS: The Art Gallery Of Burlington (AGB)
Community art spaces like the Art Gallery of Burlington provide opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their works. These spaces also offer workshops, classes, and artist residencies to promote artistic growth and development. Did you know there is a living library inside the AGB? The living library is a free space for anyone to step in and start creating. There are tables with collage materials, chalkboards, books and other creative prompts to get you going. Insider tip – they have a great resource called the Art Cart, a take what you need/ leave what you can model for art supplies. Anyone can access papers, stickers, and other creative materials they may need, free of charge!
2. DRAMA: The Burlington Student Theatre
Community theatre programs are a great way to get involved in the performing arts. They provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and learn new skills. Participation in these programs can also help to build confidence and self-esteem. Here in Burlington we have a great student theatre program run by the city through Parks & Recreation. These youth drama programs can be a great way to meet new people and make friends, while also getting the chance to perform in front of an audience. If you are thinking about joining a community theatre program, then be sure to check out the many programs available to you at the Burlington Student Theatre!
3. MUSIC: Burlington’s Sound Of Music Festival
Community art events are temporary events and activities that showcase various forms of art, such as music festivals, street art exhibitions, open-air performances, and film screenings. Here in Burlingotn we are home to one the biggest and best celebrations of live music, the Sound Of Music Festival! This event brings together artists, community members, and visitors to celebrate and appreciate art, music and performance while promoting cultural and social connections.
The BURLINGTON ARTS SCENE: a vibrant community little bit of everything, for everybody.
In conclusion, community art spaces and events play a crucial role in promoting creativity, diversity, and cultural exchange within a community. They provide an avenue for artists to share their works, and also create opportunities for community members to engage with art and each other.
We hope this list of our favourite Burlington arts spaces and events inspires you to get out and enjoy the best our community has to offer this spring! For details on each individual space and program please check out the following links:
If you love expressing yourself through the arts, we’d love to meet you! Burlinton Royal Arts Academy is Halton’s only arts focused private school. With year long programming in visual arts, media arts, drama and music, theres space for everyone to develop their creative voice. Want to know more? Book a tour and come see what we’re all about!