photograph of Burlington's City Hall where the Metropolitan Gallery is located

Firehouse Gallery / Metropolitan Gallery

Metropolitan Gallery is the hallowed art space tucked within the foyer of Burlington's City Hall. The exhibition space is a unique display area suitable for both up and coming artists, as well as, established artists. Work displayed in the Metropolitan Gallery receives considerable exposure with it's doors open to all of the city's residents, Church Street visitors and the many City employees housed in City Hall.

All exhibitions are on a monthly rotation. If you are interested in exhibiting in this space please contact Katie Attanasio.


Open Your Heart for the Homeless: HeART Project

February 1–9, 2007
For the fourth year in a row, The Community Health Center of Burlington has hosted an on-line auction to raise funds and awareness for our Homeless Healthcare Program. This year is our second time partnering with Burlington City Arts to venture into the world of art.

Renowned Vermont artists, hobbyists, and children created original work on 10 inch wooden hearts, that were named “HeART”. In addition, artists donated original pieces from their collection. All pieces displayed are available for sale in an on-line auction.

HeART is part of the Health Center’s larger effort to raise funds and awareness for our Homeless Healthcare Program. “Open Your Heart for the Homeless” is a Valentine’s Day themed program designed to engage the public in the Community Health Centers’ work through an on-line auction. We encourage you to visit the auction website

Auction closes at 5pm, February, 12. Gifts and artwork can be picked up at the Health Center in time for Valentine’s Day.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 5–8pm
Location: Metropolitan Gallery

AIAVT Annual Design Show

February 12–28, 2007
On display for the second half of the month of February The Metropolitan Gallery will host the AIAVT’s (American Institute of Architects of Vermont) Annual Design Awards Submission Exhibition. For the past several years AIAVT has offered the opportunity to their members and/or architects registered and residing in Vermont to submit innovative designs for award in the following categories: Older Public Project, Recent Public Project, New Directions, Sustainability, Historic Renovation/Preservation, Interior Architecture, Architecture as Landscape, Small Project, Proposed Project and the AIA Vermont Honor Award for a project that represents exceptional value beyond a single category and is worth a special recognition. There will be approximately 50 submissions on display including the winners of the above categories. For more information about the awards or AIAVT please visit

Opening Reception: Friday, February 16, 5–7pm
Location: Metropolitan Gallery