Public Art Gallery

in 180 Market Street

Currently on exhibit: 

March 23 – May 30, 2023 | Vermont Vernacular

The latest exhibition at the South Burlington Public Art Gallery brings together four artists who call the Green Mountain State home:Linda Finkelstein (South Burlington), Kathleen Fleming (Charlotte), Susan Larkin (Isle La Motte), and Phil Laughlin (Williston).  Each is inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape but captures it through a different perspective, style, and medium.

Linda Finkelstein describes her art making as “a way to many places,” either quiet or exuberant.  Kathleen Fleming works in a contemporary style in which the landscape of Vermont, with its colors, shapes, and tones, are endlessly inspiring to her.  In Susan Larkin's most recent work, she focuses on simplifying and distilling the visual story, using shapes, color, and fewer details to get closer to the essence of an idea, a moment in a day.  In Vermont, Phil Laughlin has discovered the subjects rich in tradition that have inspired generations of New England artists, and inspired him to take take up the practice of painting again after setting it aside for a career in graphic design.

  Vermont Vernacular exhibit sample paintings

Images from upper left clockwise: Susan Larkin, “Drifting” oil on canvas, 24" x 30";  Linda Finkelstein, “Vermont Aglow” fine art print, 20" x 16"; Kathleen Fleming, “Endless” mixed media on panel, 24" x 24"; Phil Laughlin, “Covered Bridge” oil on canvas, 22" x 28".

Visit the Gallery during the hours the South Burlington Public Library and City Hall is open : Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Closed Sunday).  Address:  180 Market Street, South Burlington, Vermont.


January 5 – March 14, 2023 | Marvin Fishman Retrospective

This winter, the South Burlington Public Art Gallery is featuring a retrospective of Charlotte-based artist Marvin Fishman’s primary two-dimensional series of work. Spanning a multitude of genres, Fishman uses primarily acrylic paints and works on a variety of media, such as canvas, wood, stones, and even dead tree roots. He often utilizes the wet-on-wet method, pouring paint into other wet layers, then manipulating it to shape and blend the colors. “My subjects are imaginary—imaginary faces, landscapes, and abstracts,” the artist says. “Degas said, ‘Art is not what you see but what you make others see.’ I hope that my works encourage the viewer to study them in their whole and in their detail, and not merely to observe casually; to focus down from the whole to see the intricacies, the patterns, and the fine detail. As such, my aim is to give viewers free rein to use their imagination.”

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Image:  Marvin Fishman, A Touch ofTangerine, acrylic on canvas, 30"x42"

Sept 14 – Dec 12, 2022  | South Burlington Showcase

Featuring the artwork of Gin Ferrara, Jeffrey Pascoe, and Michael Strauss.

The Gallery's 2022 fall show, South Burlington Showcase, highlighted the talents of three local artists—all from South Burlington—working in a variety of media, including acrylic and watercolor painting and photography. This show was curated by Jessica Manley.

Image:  Michael Strauss, Creemee Shack, Waterfront Park (2019), acrylic & Ink on paper

Sept 1 – Sept 9, 2022 | East-West Crossing Project - Walk Bike Bridge Over I-89

Project design materials for public comment on options.

July 18 – August 30, 2022 | In the Garden

This show was curated by Jessica Manley.
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Featuring the artwork of Gregg Blasdel, Kimberly Bombard, Sara Katz, Kate Longmaid, and Dianne Shullenberger.  

In the Garden brought together five Vermont artists who are also avid gardeners or nature enthusiasts. From flowers, vegetables, and “weeds” to pollinators and other garden wildlife, the exhibition immerses viewers in botanical explorations in a variety of media and scale.

The Gallery is accessible during building open hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Closed Sunday and all federal holidays)

Have works to show?  The City of South Burlington Curator seeks artists interested in showing work in the City's public gallery.  This gallery is managed by the Public Art Committee and has no point of sale (artists may provide information for purchase at the Welcome Desk).  Learn more and submit your interest by contacting the City Curator.