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 Registration for Exhibition, Juried Shows and STRUT! 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! Food Vendors Registration questions, email info@seaba.com

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