Art Center of Burlington
301 Jefferson St, Burlington
Open Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
Located in historic Downtown Burlington, the Art Center showcases the works of local, regional, and some international artists and craftspeople with monthly exhibits in the Gallery and one-of-a-kind items in the Artists Market. Children, teen, and adult art classes and workshops are offered, along with special events throughout the year. Check out “Art Beat” for a variety of art and wine events and other exciting opportunities to express your own creativity.
Medium Art Store
411 Jefferson St, Burlington
The Medium Art Store features a gallery, custom framing, and a paint-your-own pottery studio.
Burlington Capitol Theater
211 N 3rd St, Burlington
Located in the heart of downtown, the restored Burlington Capitol Theater recaptures an era when movies and live entertainment were enjoyed in beautiful and unique theaters. This 1937 Art Deco jewel re-opened in 2012.The intimate 355–seat venue, along with its reception and gallery annex, hosts independent and classic films as well as local, regional, and national touring artists performing on a 1,500–square foot stage. Come and experience the historic Burlington Capitol Theater.
Burlington Memorial Auditorium
Managed by VenuWorks
200 N Front St, Burlington
Burlington Memorial Auditorium was opened to the public in May of 1939. Built by the Works Progress Administration and first used as a U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center and by the supply company of the 136th Medical Regiment of the Iowa National Guard. Burlington Memorial Auditorium is now the perfect venue for live concerts, musicals, and sporting events. Tickets for events can be purchased at the Port of Burlington Welcome Center.
Burlington Civic Music Association
200 N Front St, Burlington
Burlington Civic Music offers a series of varied programs to entertain, enrich, and educate audiences. All performances take place at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium. Tickets for events can be purchased at the Port of Burlington Welcome Center.
Burlington Municipal Band
2900 S Main St, Burlington
With its roots in the 19th century, the Burlington Municipal Band continues the tradition of free summer concerts in the park. The band begins its season by performing at the community’s Memorial Day ceremonies and presents ten park concerts during the summer on Sunday evenings. All concerts are presented at the Crapo Park band shell at 7:30 PM.
Bel Canto Chorale
Bel Canto Chorale, meaning “beautiful singing,” performs a fall and spring concert each season, as well as an annual Festival of Lessons & Carols with the Shoquoquon Children’s Choir and the Southeast Iowa Brass Quintet. The Chorale presents additional holiday and special performances throughout the season and occasionally appears with the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra in major choral/orchestral works. Bel Canto Chorale is open by audition to any adult singer.
Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra
601 N Main St, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant
Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra promotes quality orchestral experiences by providing live performances, educational opportunities, and rural outreach programs for all ages. Burlington performances are held at the Capitol Theater.
Community Theater, 1431 Grove St, Burlington
From its Grove Street location, Players Workshop has provided top-notch community theater since 1935. Each season, running from September to May, consists of four productions ranging from musicals to comedies to dramas. Other activities include dinner or Mystery Theater, radio plays, and workshops.
Mississippi Valley Veterans Memorial
405 W Division St, West Burlington
The memorial was dedicated on July 4, 2015 as a tribute to all veterans in the Mississippi Valley. Artistic scenes depicting each branch of service and the role it has played in peacetime and in war are featured on the front of the memorial, and over 1,900 veteran names are inscribed on the reverse side.
World’s Largest Human Spine
Rexroth Chiropractic Center
2411 W Mount Pleasant St, West Burlington
Don’t miss a visit to this giant human spine, carved out of a tree by sculptor and art teacher Chris Mulder. The spine stands 15 feet tall behind the Rexroth Chiropractic office and is the largest carved and painted human spine in the world. The spine is anatomically correct and, if real, would belong to a person standing 35 feet tall.