1333 Lakeshore Road at Brock
L7S 1A9
Phone: 905 632 7796
Website: http://www.burlingtonartc

Burlington Art Centre

The Burlington Art Centre has thrived as a vital focal point for the visual arts since 1978. It is the seventh largest public art gallery in Ontario and attracts over 100,000 visitors from Burlington, the Bay Area, Toronto, and across Ontario and the U.S.A.
The exhibition and educational programs, studios and activities are essential to our community and region. The Centre is a non-profit registered charitable organization which provides free admission, seven days a week, with full accessibility for the physically challenged.
Equally important, the Centre encourages and supports the work of amateur and professional visual artists and an advocate for the community as a whole.

Permanent Collection

The BAC plays a unique national role in collecting contemporary Canadian ceramics. The development of a critical mass of 1,000 artworks is a principle 'driver' for our curatorial work. Exhibitions of contemporary ceramics are curated from our own collection and from practicing Canadian artists. International and historic artworks are utilized to provide context and background for Canadian developments.


Mentoring Project - Painting
May 5 - June 30, 2007

Quiet Revelations - The Work of Bill Reddick
May 26 - August 12, 2007

Kasia Piech: In the Garden of Earthly Delights - Courtyard Installation
June 3 - September 16, 2007

Previous Exhibitions

Broken Ground: Canadian Photographs From the New World
May 6 - July 30, 2006

AIC Gallery
Artists: Serge Clement, Montreal, David Hlynsky, Toronto, Thaddeus Holownia, Sackville, Rafael Goldchain, Toronto, Brenda Francis Pelkey, Windsor, Andrew Danson Danushevsky, Toronto
July 8 - August 9, 2006

F.R. Perry Gallery
Artist: Blanche Scott, Burlington
October 14 - November 19, 2006

AIC Gallery
Artist: Barry McCarthy, Elora
Reception: October 15, 2006 2-4pm - open to the public

Real Abstraction: W.R. Warren (working title)
November 18 - December 24, 2006

Edouard Jasmin: A Centennial Celebration
November 2005

Recent Acquisitions 2005
January – December, 2006

Exhibitions (5)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

They say it can't be done: Impossible art
July 7 - August 12, 2007

In the Making: Contemporary Canadian Tapestry
July 14 - September 11, 2007

Gery Puley
September 22 - November 13, 2007

Echoes of Gery Puley
September 22 - November 13, 2007

Quilt Art 20th Anniversary
December 1, 2007 - January 27, 2008

Ken Gangbar: Objects in Clay
August 25 - November 4, 2007

Toronto Potters
November 17, 2007 - February 17, 2008


Free admission.

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 9:00am- 5:00pm
Sunday 12noon - 5:00pm


Art Etc... features a quality collection of gift items created by Canadian artists with the emphasis on area painters and craft artisans. Come in and select a unique gift for weddings, birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions such as business presentations or awards.

* Functional & Decorative Pottery
* Glass & Wood Wares
* Hand-woven Articles
* Original Drawings & Paintings
* Exclusively Designed Jewelry
* Cards/Hasti-Notes/Gift Wrap

Art Etc... is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, closed on statutory holidays.
Located on Lakeshore Rd. between Maple & Brant east of the Joseph Brand Hospital. Entrance off of Lakeshore Rd.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Hands On:
Guided exhibition tour and studio activities enrichment program for students
The Tour/Hands-On Program is an innovative art enrichment experience offered to students K to 8. Each visit consists of both a tour of the current gallery exhibitions and a Hands-on Workshop. For students of High School age: The Art Centre will gladly assist any teacher in tailoring any activity to suit the abilities of the students. The program brochure is available here in Adobe PDF format. Curriculum Connections are available for the Ontario Public School Board and Catholic School Board.
Your Hands On contact is Kai Eichenbaum. She can be reached at (905)-632-7796 x319 or by email.
Regular Tour/Hands-on programs can be arranged from October to the middle of June, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning or afternoon. Special extended Hands-on programs for grades 7 and 8 can be booked Wednesday mornings or afternoon. (max 36 students)

A Day at the Centre:
Offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
It is possible to book a visit to the BAC where your class can do TWO Hands-On in a day. this program consists of a guided tour of the exhibitions, your first Hands-On (a clay class), a half hour lunch break (students supply their own lunch) and then a second Hands-On (your choice of one of the fine art class. e.g. watercolour, weaving etc).
Double book this program with another teacher from your school and bring in two classes together to save money on your transportation costs. We’ll throw in one class’s clay firing (a $35 value) free!

Pottery Firing:
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The studio educational activities offered at the Art Centre are an integral aspect of our programs and services. These activities provide opportunities and resources for the ongoing development of artists and craftspeople in our region.
Please see the website for up to date listings.


All you need to qualify for membership in the Burlington Art Centre is an interest in the arts.

* Receive special discounts on arts and crafts courses for all ages
* Meet new friends - join one of our seven arts and crafts guilds
* An invitation to special social and artistic events
* Membership discount on events
* See exciting regional and national Arts Exhibitions
* Shop at ART Etc... Gallery Shop and Art Rental for unique gifts
* Rent art for home or office
* Enjoy a unique collection of Canadian ceramic art
* Get involved through our rewarding Volunteer Program
* Receive five newsletters a year

Annual Membership
Student - $55
Senior - $55 (over the age of 65)
Individual - $75
Family - $95
Sustaining - $125 to $249
Contributor - $250 to $499
Supporter - $500 to $999

Venue hire

The Burlington Art Centre has several meeting rooms available for rent for your business or social event. The Shoreline/Rotary LakeshoreRoom, with a view of the lake, seats 200 and our cozy Fireside Lounge seats 40. The BAC also houses a magnificent conservatory suitable for your special occasion photographs.
Rental rates are reasonable and corporate members of the Burlington Art Centre enjoy a weekday discount. A 15% discount is extended to nonprofit and community organizations. This applies to Monday to Thursday or Friday daytime rentals only.
If you would like to reserve one of our meeting rooms please contact the BAC at (905) 632-7796 ext. 305 for more information and availability.