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The Burlington Beat began in June of 2017 and aims to be a small concentrated sample of the creativity that exists in every corner of our beautiful city, Burlington, VT. There are those who have made their art their living, others who treat it as a hobby--some who have been honing their skills for years and others just starting out. You'll find all of that here.


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September 17, 2018


22 Countries + 22 Grooves

We’ve traveled the world of 22 countries -

Alaska the only unvisited blank spot on our US home map -

and we’ve ended up here.

Lifelong wanderlust

blissfully at rest.

For how long, who knows?

But so far, so good.

We’ve got grooves tracking through this...

September 17, 2018

Through The Facets

Subconscious Conduct

About the artist: "I have been a resident of Burlington, Vermont my entire life, always exploring a variety of art mediums in a constant attempt to reflect my perceptions of the world, my emotions, and my intimate connection with t...

September 17, 2018

About the artist: Janet Biehl is a Burlington pen-and-inker and watercolorist, as well as an author, translator, and aspiring cartoonist. She earns her living as a freelance book copyeditor. Follow her on Instagram at @bluepencilvt. 

September 17, 2018

engorge yourself

in a narrow, hollowed,

harrowing harbinger

of the pebbled unknown:

where do your nerves taper away?

do they derail themselves

off into milky granite,  

or do they find themselves


in the mossy, bristled, over-tow?

the creak grows wider beneath-

it golde...

September 17, 2018

About the artist: "I am an Illustrator & Graphic Artist from a little village in Belarus that is surrounded by a big wild forest. I always loved Nature although I have never had so much of an appreciation for it until I moved to New York City four years ago. Some days...

September 17, 2018

Go to the water's edge

for Amphitrite's re-birth

Look from the deep sea

up to the horizon and

then up to the sky

the sea calls me back in

my spirit begs

to be next to that peaceful vastness,

my eyes long for water,

my mind yearns for the cooling blue saturation

layered shades of...

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