Our Town

Burlington City Arts Foundation

Burlington, Vermont

$50,000

2011

For more than 30 years, Burlington City Arts Foundation (BCA) has served the artistic and cultural needs of the greater Burlington area. The organization hosts exhibitions, art classes, artist markets, and several programs based on arts education and art therapy.

To further solidify Burlington's reputation as an arts city, BCA plans to redevelop City Hall Park, a green space at the center of local economic and civic life. To engage residents with the redesign, BCA will host community outreach events, artist-led visioning sessions, and town hall meetings, all of which will inform the final layout of the park. Project activities also include identifying new and existing locations for public art, improving landscape design, and marketing and planning for cultural festivals and artist markets in the park. The redesign for City Hall Park will improve economic activity in the surrounding area by connecting nearby businesses to the successful Church Street Marketplace. The park will also serve as a dynamic destination for Burlington's 40,000 residents and three million annual visitors.