Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center

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BLCAC logo RightThe Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center (BLCAC) is located at 1100 West Clark Avenue in the George Izay Park. The Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center offers a pottery studio, classroom and art gallery.  Programs at the center include a variety of art classes for both children and adults in the visual arts.  The city of Burbank Parks and Recreation Department first opened an arts center in the late 1950s.  The current building was dedicated and opened in April 1989.  

Betsy Lueke was a long time resident of Burbank and worked for the Burbank Parks and Recreation Department for 36 years.  During her 36-year tenure she was instrumental in developing an Art Master Plan.  In 1976 she founded the Fine Arts Federation and served as the Executive Director for 17 years.  In recognition of Betsy Lueke’s contribution to cultural arts in Burbank, the Creative Arts Center was renamed the Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center in 2018. Classes can be viewed in the 
Recreation Guide.


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Instructors' Exhibit
January 10 - 30, 2020 Web Square

The City of Burbank's Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center will host the “Art Instructors’ Exhibit” showcasing art instructors who teach pottery, painting, jewelry making and weaving.  Pottery will include a variety of techniques, featuring functional as well as sculptural forms.  Paintings will consist of various media, including watercolor, oils and acrylics.  Jewelry will also include various materials and styles.  

Opening Reception
Friday, January 10, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.


Burbank Cultural Arts Commission
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February 7 - 27, 2020

The Burbank Cultural Arts Commission is proud to host the first “Hidden Jewels” art exhibit at the Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center during the month of February. The Commission extended an open invitation to all artists in the surrounding community to participate in this month long juried “Hidden Jewels” artist showcase. Our goal is to celebrate and promote the City of Burbank as a vibrant and enticing regional arts center. This juried exhibit will include both 2 and 3 dimensional pieces. Please join us for this festive community celebration which will include both music and light refreshments.

Opening Reception
Friday, February 7, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.


Burbank Fine Arts Federation FAF 2020
Annual Show

March 6 - March 19, 2020

The Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center Gallery will host the annual Fine Arts Federation Membership Exhibit 2020. The juried mixed media exhibit representing more than 60 artists will include painting, sculpture, pottery, collage and photography.  The Fine Arts Federation, founded in 1976, is an avid supporter of the Creative Arts Center.

Opening Reception and Presentation of Awards is on
Friday, March 6, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. 


Youth Art ExpoYAE2020 (1)
April 2 - 23, 2020

The City of Burbank Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center Gallery and the Fine Arts Federation will host the annual Youth Art Expo.  This annual exhibit represents student artwork (K – 12) from Burbank public and private schools. Opening reception and awards ceremony for Middle School and High School is on Thursday, April 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Opening reception and awards ceremony for Elementary School is on Friday, April 3, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Awards presentations for both events will be at 6:15pm.  

Please contact the gallery for additional information.




Art Gallery Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Telephone: 818.238.5397
Fax: 818.238.5399
1100 West Clark Avenue
Burbank, California 91506

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