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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Pasadena Society of Artists Pas Soc Art June 2019b
June  - 27, 2019

The Pasadena Society of Artists will be Celebrating their 94th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center Gallery. The juror is Mr. Jay Belloli, a well-known and highly respected art curator and writer.

Pasadena Society of Artists is an organization of professional artists from Pasadena and nearby communities that has continuously exhibited its members' artwork for over 90 years. Since its inception in 1925, it has evolved into a varied and vital artistic force that nourishes artistic growth in the contemporary art scene.

More information can be found on their website, Pasadena Society of Artists

Opening reception: Saturday, June 8th, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00pm



Beth Kukucka & Michael WicksJuly show 19a 
July  5 - 25, 2019

Beth Kukucka has been a photographer for many years, her work has been published in Time Magazine, USA Today, Rolling Stone and People Magazine, as well as being featured in over 20 exhibits nationwide. Beth's photographs document the timeless experience of what it is to be human, in all its beautiful imperfection and hope.You can find Beth on Instagram and her website 

Michael Wicks, local and international freelance photographer, is known for capturing under-water as well as land and journalistic images. He has been featured in National Wildlife Federation’s publications as well as Underwater Photo Magazine based in London and the USA Travel Magazine site. His work has been used by IFAW in presentations to Congress for their Tails for Whales Campaign.
 You can see more of  Michael's work on his  website or on Instagram

Los Angeles based ceramic artist Martin Ehrlich works are inspired and influenced by the world and nature around him. In addition to his high fire body of work, Martin’s has created a series of pieces, inspired by a recent trip to the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. He stretches and manipulates the clay to build fractures and crevices in his pieces, by using the intense metallic lusters, specific to Raku glazes, he can create and accentuate patterns and textures portraying the molten lava flowing from the volcano. You can see more of Martin's work on his website,

Opening reception: Friday, July 5th, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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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