SEABA Names New Executive Director!

BURLINGTON, VT, MAY 9, 2019 – The South End Arts and Business Association’s (SEABA) Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome their new Executive Director, Christy Mitchell to the organization. Ms. Mitchell succeeds the Interim Executive Director, Jeanne Kirby, who will be rejoining the Board as part of our team. Mitchell will lead SEABA into the future with diverse efforts to support the South End’s vibrant creative and entrepreneurial community.

As a longstanding presence in the South End, Mitchell is prepared to serve as a champion and advocate of this exceptional Burlington neighborhood. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Mitchell has been an artist and small business owner in the South End for 15 years and brings extensive experience that will integrate perfectly with the SEABA mission. She assisted in securing the legal designation of the ‘South End Arts District’, and is currently the Director of The Space Gallery in The Soda Plant on Pine Street.

“My passion for the arts and love of creative endeavors has led me down a path of connecting artists to opportunity. My vision for the South End consists of building up relationships and paving new ways for artists and entrepreneurs to connect and communicate with each other and the broader community. My role at SEABA will be diverse, though centered on the idea of the organization being a platform to raise awareness and give a voice to artists and businesses, so that we all may thrive. I’m looking forward to many exciting days ahead.” – Christy Mitchell

“We are very pleased to announce that Christy will be joining SEABA as our new Executive Director. This position requires a dynamic leader who is integral to our community, who has a deep knowledge of and appreciation for all that the South End has to offer,” stated Seth Mobley, President of the SEABA Board of Directors. “Christy is the right person to guide SEABA, to nurture its strengths, and to support the innovation taking place across our community.”

In the next few months, the Board will work closely with Mitchell to explore and assess the South End’s needs by:

  • Planning the 27th Annual South End Art Hop, optimizing its potential
  • Conducting listening sessions within the community and engaging members
  • Defining programmatic priorities for artists and businesses alike

The SEABA Board invites members of the South End and broader Burlington community to learn more about the organization’s current activities through this website, by calling (802) 859-9222, or info@seaba.com.

Founded in 1986, the South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA) is a 501(c)(6) trade association. SEABA Exhibitions, Inc. was created as a 501(c)(3) to manage the public cultural and educational presentations of SEABA. SEABA is dedicated to promoting Burlington’s Pine Street corridor and its growing number of artists and businesses – large and small. Working together, our members create the unique character of the South Enda place where culture meets commerce.

Mark your calendars, the 2019 South End Art Hop is September 6th-8th!

ATTENTION South Enders and other interested Artists!

Art Hop Registration is NOW open for Artists and Artist/Business Sites!

Artists (without a Studio in the South End) Registration HERE!

Artist/Business (Artists with a Studio in the South End) Site Registration HERE!

2019 marks the 27th running of the South End Art Hop, a three day celebration of the arts occurring on September 6-8th. The Art Hop attracts over 30,000 visitors from across the northeast and Canada to view hundreds of exhibits, sculpture, fashion shows, music, live demos, artist markets, juried show, Kids Hop and much more!  Visitors are attracted to the South End artist’s studios, and local businesses that are refit as art galleries and exhibition sites for the more than 600 participating artists.

Be on the look out for the Artist Market Extravaganza, STRUT! Fashion show and Food Vendors Registration to be posted soon!

September 6th: 5-10pm, September 7th: 10-10pm, September 8th: 10-4pm

Vermont Comic Creator’s Group Exhibit Reception

Art’s Alive is excited to welcome the Vermont Comic Creator’s Group art show.

Vermont Comic Creators Group is a statewide Comic Arts organization dedicated to the promotion, support of both Vermont Comic Creators group; a coalition of over 100 VT-based comic creators, the VT comics scene, grass-roots education and the comics medium in general. Come enjoy the VTCCG, as they showcase their work for the month of February in The Gallery at Main Street Landing. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

Please join them for their Opening Reception, February 1st 5-8pm, to meet some of the masterminds behind the Vermont Comic Creators world!

3 Main Street, Cornerstone Building, for more information, please contact SEABA at 802-859-9222 or sarah@seaba.com. The Gallery is open M-F, 8-8pm, Sat-Sun. 10-8pm. Powered by Seaba Burlington

Holiday Artist Market!

SEABA’s Holiday Artist Market

Sponsored by Main Street Landing

  • Wednesday, December 19: 11-4pm
  • Thursday, December 20: 11-4pm
  • Friday, December 21: 12-6pm
  • Saturday, December 22: 10-4pm

Location: Main Street Landing Great Room/Atrium : 60 College Street 3rd floor

Last minute shopper? Need those few stocking stuffers? Need a little something for yourself? OR just enjoy the thrill of saving all of your Holiday shopping to the week before?Then stop down to the SEABA Holiday Artist Market and shop local for all of your holiday gifts! There will be one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays, such as jewelry, wooden creations, cards, ornaments and many other unique crafts.

A BIG Thanks to our sponsor: Main Street Landing and to all of our amazing local Artists!