The ArtsRiot Gallery features nationals, regional and Vermont artists who wish to explore contemporary issues while focusing on public engagement. The gallery is mission driven- contoured around increasing access, engagement and connections throughout the community. For each ArtsRiot exhibit there is a connected series of lectures, workshops and events.



Jabby Wall Eyes 


ArtsRiot is proud and exciting to be partnering with Abby Manock and James Bellizia to create our first ever installation series in our gallery. Long time friends, Abby and James come together to play on an old familiar project- in large scale. The result is the Jabby Wall Eyes mural. A fun, eccentric, energetic wall mural that will take over almost all our walls in the gallery!




Eliza Carver & Viscaya Wagner

Eliza and Viscaya created a beautiful street mural. As often happens to street art, it lost its home. Instead of storing it in some stuffy garage or destroying it, we took it in and made the mural part of our space! The colors and energy from the giant mural give our space a new life!



A2VT presents: “Bomba!” World Music, World Fashion, World Art, Vermont Style @ ArtsRiot
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm
Bomba! means Awesome! in Swahili. Sponsored by The Vermont Folklife Center, the evening will be a cool coming together of diverse people and styles. The evening will begin with a performance by Burlington’s own Soul/Hip Hop group, Bless The Child. Following that, Spellbound Vermont will present a fashion show, featuring more than 20 models showcasing Vermont’s own Salaam Fashions and other designers.
After the fashion show, local African Hip Hop group A2VT (“Winooski, My Town”) will take to the stage with Congolese dancers, The Brothers. Rounding out the evening will be DJ Lorenzo, spinning the hottest and coolest International Hip Hop, Dance and Reggae tunes till midnight.
Two visual artists, Josie Furchgott Sourdiffe and Hom Shrestha will have their work featured. There will be a henna tattoo artist on hand (pun intended) to beautify your hand. And Adama Ndiaye of Wolos Trading Company will be presenting her custom jewelry creations from Senegal.
Vermont Folklife Center – The Vermont Folklife Center, founded in 1984, is dedicated to preserving and presenting the cultural traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region. Through ongoing field research, a multimedia archive and an apprenticeship program, we document and conserve cultural heritage which could easily be lost; through exhibits, media, publication and educational projects, we bring recognition to the skills, talents and traditions of Vermonters, past and present. The Center has made preservation of the spoken word the core of its endeavors, and the VFC archive now comprises over 4,500 taped interviews, which have been transcribed and electronically indexed.
New City Galerie – New City Galerie is a hospitable space for the arts in the center of downtown Burlington, located at 132 Church Street on the south end of the Church Street Marketplace, across from Burlington City Arts’ Firehouse Gallery (above Ake’s Place). Our gallery space hosts new art exhibits every two months, with a focus on connecting emerging Vermont artists with emerging patrons of the arts. Through our six month residency program, New City supports two resident artists in large windowed studios that overlook Church Street and Mechanics Alley, respectively. New City regularly hosts intimate, limited seating concerts as well as film screenings, poetry/prose readings and various workshops taught by local artists and musicians.
7:00 Bless The Child (Soul/Hip Hop)
8:00 Spellbound Vermont Fashion Show
9:00 A2VT featuring The Brothers (Afropop, Hip Hop)
10:00 DJ Lorenzo (Spinning Int’l Hip Hop and Reggae)