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.


Transversed/Reversed; 10 Artists Organize and Disorganize 


ArtsRiot is please to present Transversed/Reversed; 10 Artists Organize and Disorganize, curated by ONE Arts Collective. Using Gilles Deleuze’s theory of the smooth and striated as the initial point of conversation, we asked two groups of artists, five artists from New York City, five from Vermont, to present work that explores a visual combination and exchange of medium and process.



Nicholas Heilig

Nicholas Heilig is a native Vermont artist, UVM graduate and Burlington-based emcee. He combines his passion for visual art and music by painting live at concerts and festivals throughout New England. He has shared the stage with dozens of well known musicians including DJ Shadow, Emancipator, Baauer, and many more. Heilig teaches animation at the Davis Studio and shares a studio space with Jenke Arts at the top of Church Street. Heilig paints two-toned illustrations with sharp patterns, clean lines and healthy measure of negative space. Heilig utilizes a wide range of mark making tools to create highly balanced graphic images on poster sized canvases. His works can be purchased online at


Art Mosh: A Get Up In It Community Arts Meetup @ ArtsRIot
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Mosh: A Get Up In It Community Arts Meetup @ ArtsRIot | Burlington | Vermont | United States
Artists, musicians, performers, & presenters — Join your neighbors for a night of sharing where you think Vermont might be headed with the arts, and how resources and policies that affect the arts might be improved. It’s a casual opportunity to meet other creative people who live and love the arts and ‘shop talk’ about a topic that everyone cares about. It’s a community meetup – free, all-ages, and open to everyone!
Community-builders Big Heavy World, New City Galerie, and Arts Riot want your advice for where to steer their energies and focus as they try to make Vermont a better place for music, theater, the visual arts, and everything in-between. They’ll learn from you how government arts policies could improve, what community-wide resources need building, and how to serve artists of all kinds equitably throughout the state. Volunteers will help share your thoughts via the public forum at so all Vermonters can join the conversation.
Enjoy locally-made beverages and cuisine from the Arts Riot kitchen while hanging with new and old friends. Art Mosh is co-presented by Big Heavy World, New City Galerie, and Arts Riot with support from 105.9FM The Radiator.
For more information, visit or or contact 865-1140. The event is all-ages, free, and accessible
SEABA’s Art Under the Influence of Maggie Standley @ ArtsRiot
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SEABA's Art Under the Influence of Maggie Standley @ ArtsRiot | Burlington | Vermont | United States

Art Under the Influence is a fun, stress free event where you can connect with others and your inner creativity, while under the ‘influence’ of a local artist.

Join us for a French-themed Art Under the Influence at Arts Riot with Maggie Standley! Oh la la! Paint in the style of the impressionists, enjoy French music and bid on formidable items all in support of Spread Your Wings

Spread Your wings! is an innovative learning program consisting of vacation learning camps, community-based projects and follow-up with the youth’s school. SYW! encourages youth to think critically, problem solve, take risks and experiment. It also gives them the safety to make mistakes, practice solution generation, and develop self-esteem so they can forge positive futures for themselves, in spite of often daunting obstacles.

Allons-y! Berets optional! All supplies are provided…bring a friend and your creativity!

Art Under the Influence is a production of the South End Arts & Business Association and takes place at various venues around Chittenden County. Your registration fee includes one drink and all supplies, hope you’ll join us on July 29th! Sponsored by SEABA, Citizen Cider & Farrell Distributing.