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Arts & Culture

Art Gallery/Studio

Art Center of Burlington
301 Jefferson St, Burlington
319-754-8069, artcenterofburlington.com
Open Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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. Workshops are offered, along with special events throughout the year. The Gallery Lounge provides the perfect opportunity to relax with the finest adult beverages while becoming inspired by the art around you.

Medium Art Store
411 Jefferson St, Burlington
319-752-5113, mediumartstore.com

The Medium Art Store features a gallery, custom framing, and a paint-your-own pottery studio.

Performing Arts

Capitol Theater
211 N 3rd St, Burlington
319-237-1099, burlingtoncapitoltheater.com

The restored 1937 Art Deco jewel recaptures an era when movies and live entertainment were enjoyed in beautiful theaters. 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 onstage.

Burlington Memorial Auditorium
Managed by VenuWorks
200 N Front St, Burlington
319-753-8111,  burlingtonriverfront.com​​​​​​​

Built by the Works Progress Administration, Burlington Memorial Auditorium was opened to the public in May of 1939. It was 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. It is now the perfect venue for live concerts, musicals, and sporting events.​​​​​​​

Burlington Civic Music Association
200 N Front St, Burlington
319-752-0336, burlcivicmusic.com

A series of varied programs entertain, enrich, and educate audiences. All performances take place at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium. Visit the website for performance schedules and to purchase tickets.​​​​​​​

Burlington Municipal Band
2900 S Main St, Burlington
319-752-7305, muniband.org

Continuing the tradition of free summer concerts in the park, the band 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
319-753-2410,  burlbelcanto.com

Bel Canto Chorale, meaning “beautiful singing,” performs a fall and spring concert as well as an annual Festival of Lessons & Carols. The Chorale presents additional holiday and special performances throughout the season and occasionally appears with the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra.​​​​​​​

Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra
Office: 601 N Main St, Mount Pleasant
319-385-6352,  seiso.us

Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra promotes quality orchestral experiences by providing live performances, educational opportunities, and rural outreach programs for all ages. Performances are held in Burlington, Mount Pleasant, and Ottumwa.​​​​​​​

Players Workshop
Community Theater, 1431 Grove St, Burlington
319-753-6623, playersworkshoptheater.com

Players Workshop has provided top-notch community theater since 1935. Each season consists of four productions ranging from musicals to comedies to dramas. Other performances include dinner or mystery theater, radio plays, and workshops.​​​​​​​

The Legacy Theater
1160 Buchanan St, Carthage, IL
217-357-9479,  thelegacytheater.com

The Legacy Theater is a 525-seat performance venue for the arts, learning and entertainment. Check out the website for the latest schedule of events. Located 45 minutes from Greater Burlington.​​​​​​​

Monuments & Memorials

Aspen Grove Cemetery
2043 Sunnyside Ave, Burlington
319-752-3619,  aspengrovecemetery.com

In 1843, a group of citizens asked the territorial legislature for permission to establish a cemetery. An act was passed and Aspen Grove became Burlington’s first cemetery. Aspen Grove Cemetery is also home to the restored Soldier’s Lot, designated for the burial of indigent Civil War soldiers.​​​​​​​

Lady of Grace Grotto
502 West Mount Pleasant St, West Burlington
319-752-6733,  dmcountycatholic.org/home/history

Built in 1929 by two Benedictine priests with rocks and geodes donated from every state and many foreign nations, including the Holy Land. Inside the grotto is a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, flanked by two seashells, one from the Atlantic Ocean and one from the Pacific Ocean.​​​​​​​

Mississippi Valley Veterans Memorial
405 W Division St, West Burlington
mvveteransmemorial.com

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 2000 veteran names are inscribed on the reverse side.​​​​​​​

Territorial Capital
Third St between Washington and Columbia Sts

Burlington was the first capital of the Iowa Territory from 1838 – 1840, and the second capital of the Wisconsin Territory prior to that, 1837–1838. Although the building no longer exists, a historical marker can be found at its site.​​​​​​​

Veteran’s Memorial
200 N Front St, Burlington

Dedicated to area veterans, this memorial is located just east of the Burlington Memorial Auditorium on the riverfront.​​​​​​​

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