Hello Members and Art Appreciators!

We value your input and presence, whether it is to exhibit, exchange ideas or observe and appreciate the work of others. We welcome all who are interested in being a part of this inspiring effort to support and encourage local artists in their creative endeavors in all levels and media.

Burnsville Art and All that Jazz

We are incredibly excited to announce that we will be supporting the art portion of the 2020 Burnsville Art and all that Jazz event!!!  If you are interested in applying for a booth at the event, please visit our listing on Cafe.


Rotating Seasonal Exhibit at Burnsville City Hall

The BVAS has been most fortunate with the opportunity to show our work at the Burnsville City Hall, viewed by city workers and those conducting business at the city hall, on a seasonal rotating basis.  The art is hung in city hall offices and meeting spaces for each season.  Any current BVAS member is welcome to participate!   Basic requirements include that the work be family friendly and be free from violence, drug use, or content related to a current elected political figure or candidate.  If you are a current member of BVAS, you may exhibit up to 2 paintings depending upon space availability; simply fill out the application below and bring with you on the day you drop off your work. (Space is on a first come, first served, basis the afternoon of the rotation.)

The maximum size of each piece is 24” x 30” (or 48” x 48” if submitting only one piece).  Pieces must be suitably framed or the edges painted on gallery wrapped canvas and must be wired and ready to hang. If pieces are larger than 22” on the largest side, they must be framed with acrylic instead of glass due to weight limitations for hanging.  You must provide 2 cards 3.5” x 2” on white index card paper with the following information: Title of the Piece, Name of the Artist, the Medium, the Size, the Price or a NFS indication.  One of these cards must be attached to the back of the piece. The other will be taped on the wall next to the piece.  Artists must agree to and sign a release form at the time of drop off.

If you have a piece currently showing or are about to have a piece presented in the next season, either you or your designated representative must be present during the designated pick up/drop off window on each of the rotation dates listed below.  The rooms in which the works are hung are working spaces for the City of Burnsville and we cannot disturb city business outside of our designated time windows.  Any artwork not picked up will be charged with a $15 per day holding fee and any artwork left unclaimed after 7 days becomes property of BVAS.  After 7 days, any artwork not claimed becomes the property of BVAS.  This is non-negotiable.

• Winter Pick up / Spring Exhibit Drop off: February 25, 2020, 6-9 PM
• Spring Pick up / Summer Exhibit Drop off: May 19, 2020, 5-8 PM
• Summer Pick up / Fall Exhibit Drop off: August 18, 2020, 5-8 PM


Submission Criteria for Rotating Art Exhibit

Rotating Art Exhibit Application

BVAS Monthly Meetings

In our monthly meetings we discuss BVAS business, upcoming events, and a variety of arts related content on a meeting by meeting basis.  In future meetings we aim to infuse artistic show-and-tell opportunities for our members, short procedural or artistic history talks, and demonstrations by various professionals we are able to arrange.  Please stay tuned, as we make arrangements for meeting agendas we will pass them along as soon as possible.

•March 3, 2020 - Burnsville City Hall (Conference Room B) from 6:30-8 p.m.
•April 7, 2020 - Burnsville City Hall (Conference Room B) from 6:30-8 p.m.
•May 5, 2020 - Burnsville City Hall (Conference Room B) from 6:30-8 p.m.
•June 2, 2020 - Burnsville City Hall (Conference Room B) from 6:30-8 p.m.
•July 7, 2020 - Burnsville City Hall (Conference Room B) from 6:30-8 p.m.
•August 4, 2020 - Burnsville City Hall (Conference Room B) from 6:30-8 p.m.
•September 1, 2020 - Burnsville City Hall (Conference Room B) from 6:30-8 p.m.
•October 6, 2020 - Burnsville City Hall (Conference Room B) from 6:30-8 p.m.
•November 3, 2020 - Burnsville City Hall (Conference Room B) from 6:30-8 p.m.
•December 1, 2020 - Burnsville City Hall (Conference Room B) from 6:30-8 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering in any way, well, we are always on the look out for volunteers and would very much appreciate your support!  We do not have an exact description of what our volunteers do at the moment, just that the tasking is simple and that it varies in support of all BVAS events.

Volunteer requirements vary depending on each event, but if you have a particular strength or ability, please let us know!  We are open to all interested and can likely find a task you will enjoy. Don’t be shy! Just a few ideas of volunteer opportunities:

• contacting sponsors
• help set up food for receptions
• welcome visitors/pass out flyers at events
• be present at drop-off and pick-up times for artists- needed at each exhibit event
• proof read publications
• help design publications and promotional materials
• set up for events, i.e. tables, chairs, signs, misc.
• contact potential judges and presenters
• be a presenter

If you would like to volunteer, please reach out to send us a note with "I WANT TO BE A VOLUNTEER" in the subject line to burnsvillevas@gmail.com.

Future Burnsville Visual Arts Society Events

August 2020 Art Fete at the Ames Center

September 2020 Fairview Ridges Hospital Show


2020 Burnsville Visual Arts Society Art Fete
Ames Center
Burnsville, MN

Photo of the 2017 BVAS Art Fete show at the Ames Center in Burnsville MN


At this time we are looking to launch our annual Art Fete event on the 6th of August, 2020!  We are working out details for show submission applications, drop-off, and pick-up details but we wanted to pass along what information we have at this time!

More information coming soon, please stay tuned!

The Ames Center is located at 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

(Open and free to the public): Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and during ticketed performances. Closed during holidays.