Galleries & Public Art

Portal public art piece in Elgin Square off Brant St. with people in front.

Discover Burlington’s creative side by browsing through inspiring art galleries including the Art Gallery of Burlington which features the works of local, regional and national artists.  You can also visit unique artist home studios and meet the people behind the pieces.

Portal public art piece in Elgin Square off Brant St. with people in front.

Galleries in Burlington

The Art Gallery of Burlington is home to an acclaimed collection of contemporary Canadian Ceramics with over 2,000 pieces in the collection. The Art Etc. Gift Shop is part of the Art Gallery of Burlington and specializes in Canadian hand-crafted items, all of which are carefully selected by the shop’s selection committee.

Burlington Artist Gallery represents the avian paintings of award-winning local artist Chris Bacon and the original artwork of owner Joan L. Ng.

The Aldershot area in west Burlington is quickly becoming an arts destination.  Conveniently located across from the Royal Botanical Gardens on Spring Gardens Rd., Teresa Seaton Studio & Gallery highlights stained glass art by Teresa Kirkland Lynch Studio is next door to the Seaton Studio and showcases works by stained glass designer Siobhan Lynch and Abstract Painter Peter Kirkland.

In downtown Burlington, just steps from the waterfront is Frederick Fine Art featuring original paintings & prints from renowned artists, hand-blown glass, sculptures, jewellery, custom framing and art restoration.

We also have a few very accomplished artists who are listed on our Famous Burlingtonians pages.

Home Studios

  • Blue Roots Arts Studio features art by Donna Grandin including acrylic paintings of Caribbean & Canadian landscapes as well as flowers & foliage.  Contact Donna to arrange a visit to her studio.
  • Donald Graves is a Canadian landscape artist that has his works on display in his home studio on Kerns Rd. available for viewing by appointment.

With a variety of galleries showcasing our talented local and Canadian artists, you are sure to find something to suit your taste. Enjoy browsing and shopping.

Public Art

Burlington has an active and steadily growing Public Art Program.  An exploration through Burlington’s parks and streets will reveal sculptures, installations and day-to-day objects such as benches and bike racks that have been made into works of art! See the list of public art sites in Burlington including the recent mural projects and take the self-guided Art and the City public art tour.

In 2013 Dan Lawrie, Hamilton businessman and Burlington resident, made a 10-year commitment to donating sculptures to Royal Botanical Gardens which has created The International Sculpture Collection.  Through Dan’s generosity, this permanent collection grows each year, with the addition of new works from around the world.  The Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection can be found in Hendrie Park.  Please note that there is a fee to enter the park.

Walt Rickli a local stone sculptor encourages the public to visit his outdoor gallery located in the village of Lowville in north Burlington.  Enjoy the beautiful gardens, fountains, ironworks and peaceful rural setting of this hidden gem.  It is accessible across from Lowville Park off of Guelph Line.

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