South End Art Hop is Almost Here – Volunteer Sign Up!

Welcome one and all to the 27th Annual South End Art Hop! The South End Arts + Business Association (SEABA) is so proud to represent the interests of the ever growing South End Arts District and the broader creative community in Burlington, Vermont, and beyond! The Art Hop is our signature event and it serves as a time to celebrate all that the area has to offer year-round. While you explore art studios, unique businesses, art galleries, vintage shops, breweries, restaurants and more, remember that your patronage supports our collective endeavors and we are so happy to have you. Enjoy unique and unforgettable moments during this incredible 3 day arts festival, and we’ll see you again all year long!

Art Hop Arrows by Luke Awtry

Art Hop Volunteer Sign Up!

Sign up to assist with the largest art event of the year! We are looking for many amazing, passionate and energetic volunteers to assist with staffing galleries, distributing program guides, set up or break down for events, cleanup and so much more.  We hope you will join us and lend a hand in presenting this amazing, creative, free community event in Burlington.

VOLUNTEER FOR THE SOUTH END ART HOP HERE!

South End Art Hop by Stephen Mease

Art Hop Hours

We’re getting ready for the fun! Artists, galleries, sites, vendors and designers will be notified of all logistical details in the coming weeks.

Visitors can plan on enjoying the festivities;
Friday, September 6th from 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, September 7th from 10am – 10pm
Sunday, September 8th from 11am – 4pm

Kids Hop is Saturday, September 7th from 10am – 2pm
@ The Farmers Market, 345 Pine Street

Strut is Saturday, September 7th at 6:30 & 8:00pm
@Generator, 40 Sears Lane

Tickets for sale soon!

Check back for more details on everything Art Hop!

South End Art Hop Registration

Art Hop Arrows, photo by Luke Awtry

Print Deadline for Most Registrations, Monday July 15th!

Businesses and Artist Studios in the South End
Open your doors and enjoy thousands of visitors from around the region! This is an excellent opportunity to sell your artwork or products and let people know who you are and where to find you, year-round! Need help curating your space? Let us know in the form. SEABA will provide you with signage and a number on the map, and include a listing with details about your business…in 10,000 print guides!
Register Your South End Business or Art Studio Here!

Pine Street Closure on Art Hop Friday, photo by Luke Awtry

Artists Interested in Displaying Your Wonderful Work
Show up to 6 pieces of artwork in a SEABA curated building in the South End Arts District! Work will remain on display for the month of September, or longer (in select locations). We’re working on creating an ‘Art Hop Hotline’ for visitors to call in and purchase any work of art on the spot! This is a great opportunity to have your work seen by thousands!
Register to Show Your Work Here!

Art Hop Indoor Juried Show Winner, ‘Fugue’ by Emily Piccirillo

Juried Show Deadline: August 1st

SEABA Art Hop Juried Show
Enter 1 or 2 pieces of your artwork or outdoor sculptures that you are proud of, exemplifies your style, or that you want to be seen by the masses! The indoor exhibition is independently juried and shown in a beautiful gallery setting. Deadline for Indoor & Outdoor Juried Show is August 1, 2019
Register for the SEABA Art Hop Juried Show Here!

STRUT! Fashion Show
Your models may walk the catwalk in your exciting fashions!
Single designs are welcome…we are encouraging the addition of wearable art and tech fashions!
Apply to the STRUT! Fashion Show Here!

Artist Vending at Art Hop, photo by Luke Awtry

Art Vendors
Artists and creative businesses can vend at the 2019 South End Art Hop during this incredible one-of-a-kind, three day arts festival!
Register As a Vendor Here!

We look forward to sharing in the fun with you, celebrating all that the South End Arts District has to offer! Questions, email info@seaba.com.

2019 South End Art Hop Registration is Live!

The South End Art Hop is the largest art event of the year in Vermont…and we want you to be a part of it! 

September 6, 7, & 8, 2019

South End Art Hop, photo by Stephen Mease


Join us along with tens of thousands of visitors for the annual three day arts festival!

The South End Arts District in Burlington, Vermont is home to a whole host of artist studios, designers, makers, creative businesses, event venues, breweries, coffee shops, restaurants, vintage stores, the farmer’s market, and….oh, so much more!

The South End Art Hop is THE time to celebrate all that the area has to offer us year-round. The 72 page Art Hop program guide will serve as a resource for finding these gems during the event, and throughout the year, with the addition of open hours along with contact information. Your registration will secure your spot in the guide book and programming for the event. We are excited to have you involved, thank you for all of your great work!

Official South End Art Hop Open Hours;

Friday, September 6th from 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, September 7th from 10am – 10pm
Sunday, September 8th from 11am – 4pm

Artist Registration: Show Your Artwork at a SEABA Selected South End Venue!

Artist Registration Link Here;

A guaranteed way to showcase up to 6 pieces of your artwork in a SEABA designated South End Location! Artwork will be on display to the public for the 3 day arts festival, and for the month of September, or longer in select locations! Work does not need to be for sale, if it is, SEABA can assist with sales.

You do not need to be present for the weekend in order to show work. This is a great way to be involved AND be able to walk around and enjoy the festivities!

Deadline for Registration: July 15th, 2019 at midnight

Registration Entry Fee: $47 for placement and listing
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Site Registrations: Open Up Your South End Art Studio, Collective, and/or Business!

Site Registration Form is Here for Studios and Businesses;

Open your doors and enjoy thousands of visitors from around the region! This is an excellent opportunity to sell your artwork or products and let people know who you are and where to find you, year-round! SEABA will provide you with signage and a number on the map, and include a listing in 10,000 print guides, along with other fun marketing opportunities!

You may include specific artists in your site, OR have SEABA place artwork in your site!

Get in the zone! Sites will be assigned to neighborhoods or zones with corresponding wayfinding and matching color coded signage. Visitors are encouraged to ‘Hop’ from one of 4 zones to the next!

Deadline for Print Guide: July 15th, 2019 at midnight

Entry Fee: $47 – $310 depending on business size
Artist Listing: Additional $10 per artist name printed (no additional group fees this year)

Juried Exhibition: Indoor & Outdoor Application

Juried Exhibition Application Link Here;

Artists may enter 1 – 2 Pieces for the Indoor and/or Outdoor Juried Exhibitions! Cash prizes awarded to the top pieces in each category, along with a people’s choice for the Indoor Show!

Spectacular Indoor venue location and juror to be announced soon.

Outdoor Sculptures will be featured outside at various South End Art Hop locations.

Deadline for Application: August 1, 2019 at midnight
(2 weeks after official Art Hop deadline, as images need to be final.)

Application Fee: $20 for first entry, $10 for second
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Application forms that will be updated this week, stay tuned for;

STRUT! Fashion Show Application Link Here;

Designers will present in two shows on Saturday, September 7th at 6:30pm & 8:30pm. 1 – 7 of your own models may walk the catwalk in your designs to music that you provide.

Single designs are welcome, and we are encouraging the addition of wearable art and tech fashions!

Deadline for Application: July 15th, 2019

Application Fee: $20, for consideration. Additional $30 after acceptance. Financial assistance is available upon request.
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Artist Vendor Application
Artist Studio as an Art Hop Site now updated!
Business as an Art Hop Site now updated!
Art Hop Programming



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.