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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Youth Art Expoyae2020
Virtual Gallery Show (click here)

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 features student artwork (K – 12) from Burbank public and private schools. Please visit the Youth Art Expo page to view our online gallery, virtual tour, and awards video. Updates will be provided should other opportunities to recognize award recipients become available. 



Please contact the gallery for additional information 818-238-5397

Media Capital Photography Expo 2020Media Capitol Photography Expo 2020
October 2 - 22, 2020

The Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center is proud to host The Media CapitalPhotography Expo 2020. This extraordinary exhibit features over twenty of the world’s leading journalistic photographers, including Pulitzer winners David Humme Kennerly and Nick UtDavid Humme Kennerly is recognized as “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine, and was appointed Gerald R. Ford's Personal White House Photographer. Nick Ut won both the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and the 1973 World Press Photo of the Year for "The Terror of War"

These prominent contemporary photographers, through their unique perspective, capture the world in all its breathtaking beauty and fragility.

Opening Reception October 2nd, 2020, 7 pm - 9 pm

Please contact the gallery for additional information 818-238-5397

Barry Gordon RetrospectiveBarry Gordon
Rescheduled to February 5 - 25, 2021

Barry Gordon’s work is characterized by the use of vibrant colors and whimsical forms that grow out of recognizable human, floral or animal shapes. Abstract landscapes and vistas sometimes provide the setting for romance, confrontation or just simply a meeting. The tone is often humorous and the message frequently one of social satire, commentary or simply an observation. He works toward a kind of musical counterpoint between color, design, composition, optical abstraction and fantasy.

Opening Reception Rescheduled to February 5, 2021 


Please contact the gallery for additional information 818-238-5397



Her World, Her Muse, Her VoiceHerWorld_post
Rescheduled to July 2 - 22, 2021

"Her World. Her Muse. Her Voice." Is a group show presented by seven young women who have come together to tell their stories through Art and Imagination. Each piece, each medium and each artist is unique, yet they share the ample urge and passion to inspire, influence and motivate their viewer with their visual narrative. 

Opening Reception Rescheduled to July 2, 2021

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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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