BCA Updates Concerning COVID-19

Dear BCA Community,

As the COVID-19 coronavirus situation develops quickly and institutions adapt to developing information by the hour, we wanted to provide an update on the current status of Burlington City Arts’ programming.

  • As of now, and following guidance from Governor Scott’s announcement that Vermont schools remain open and gatherings of fewer than 250 people continue, we are keeping the education programming and studio hours at BCA Studios running. However, if students, artists, and teachers are showing symptoms of a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, we ask that they please stay home. Anyone registered for a class who does not feel well or does not feel comfortable participating at this time will receive a full refund. For now, we have increased all cleaning efforts significantly, changed practices in the clay studio to use only new clay, reduced wheel throwing with large groups, and are well-stocked on gloves for studio participants to use. If a class is canceled, registered participants will receive an email saying so.
  • The BCA Center on 135 Church Street will remain open during normally scheduled hours. If you are not feeling well, for your sake and others’, please visit us another time.
  • Regarding all scheduled events, BCA is following the City of Burlington’s lead in final decision-making. We will update participants and the public on a case-by-case basis. For now, the following have been canceled or postponed indefinitely:
    • Architecture + Design Film Series at Contois Auditorium (Wednesday, March 18)
    • 33rd Annual Children’s Art Exhibition at Contois Auditorium (Thursday, March 19)
    • Guest curator talk with Stella Marrs at the BCA Center (Wednesday, March 25)

For the skatz to participate via Zoom video conferencing.

We hope all of you are staying healthy and taking precautions to keep yourselves and the community safe. The arts are an essential means of finding comfort in difficult times, and BCA is working to ensure continued arts access as we navigate this situation together.

Please be in touch with any thoughts or concerns by emailing jflanagan, and check our website daily for updates. We also invite you to follow the latest updates on the City’s response to COVID-19 on the City of Burlington’s website.

Be well,

Burlington City Arts


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