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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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October 31, 2017

He was the quiet one in the group. I would watch from across the room and wonder where he really was, his long legs tucked under him, his big hand cradling a clean-cut chin, the long dark curls dancing over his faraway blues. I wanted to know about Jim. Under circumsta...

October 31, 2017


In morning shine we bask

thick skin protects prenatal winter air

from eating my bones.

Zip from navel to neck-

Only in the Sun’s shine do I feel warmth,

even wool covered toes.

It is one thing to see seasons change

life green turned fire red-

But to feel, with each mome...

October 31, 2017

Follow Julia on Instagram @jmor_2 and find more of Julia's art on Instagram

October 31, 2017

Animal Art

There aren’t four seasons; there are fifty-two,  

and color and light’s changes mark that time.

Not seen enough of birds with light shot through

their over-hanging feathers, fierce like rhyme

that gets you in the gut. It’s true I find

most things that grow and d...

October 31, 2017

Michelle Wallace of 'Nature Mandala Art :: Vermont' gathers natural materials from the forests, fields and gardens surrounding her home to create unique and one-of-a-kind nature mandalas. Her art is a meditation on really noticing the beauty of the plants throughout th...

October 31, 2017

Watercolors by Marcel Etienne, a recent graduate of UVM in Studio Art. Find more of Marcel's work at, and on Facebook @MarcelEtienneArt.

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