2016 SEABA Goals & Accomplishments
The South End Arts & Business Association (SEABA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fusing art & industry. SEABA employs one full time Executive Director, and a part time Associate Director and is located in the heart of the South End Arts District at 404 Pine Street. SEABA has been in existence for 30 years serving the creative business community in the South End, and producing one of the best events in Vermont, the South End Art Hop.
In 2017, SEABA will work in the following areas:
- Work with property owners to provide affordable studio space for makers and artists
- Cultivate creativity along the South End corridor including art parks, murals, sculpture
- Plan and implement the 25th Annual South End Art Hop, an event that boosts the local creative economy.
- Provide marketing assistance, education, and additional opportunities to enable creative businesses to thrive and grow.
- Provide a free community space for all types of activity at our 404 Pine Street location.
We hope that you will help support SEABA so that we may continue to bring you an eclectic neighborhood, a vibrant arts scene, and events that put Burlington’s creative scene on display.
SEABA Accomplishments 2016
-Produced the 23rd Annual South End Art Hop in 2015, with over 500 artists involving 110 sites. An estimated 35,000 people attended the largest exhibition of visual arts over a 3 day period.
-Conducted the 9th Annual South End Holiday sHop, a fun, local shopping campaign to support businesses in the South End during the holiday season.
–Advocate, Engaged and Informed South End businesses in discussions involving all aspects of PlanBTV South End
–Animated south end infrastructure through 2 grants to create a crosswalk mural on Pine Street and to revitalize the South End Art Park
–Curate artwork exhibitions in 12 locations including Art’s Alive, VCAM/RETN, the SEABA Gallery, Speeder & Earl’s, Comfort Inn & Suites, and the Innovation Center.
-Designed an Artist Studio match page on our website in order to help business owners lease their available space, and helps potential new artists find studio space in the South End.
-Collaboration with creative companies in the South End. The Magic Hat Labels for Libations, Art Hop Ale, Burlington Wine & Food Festival, Fox44 Local Artist segments, Burlington DPW, City Market, and Speeder & Earl’s.
–Growth with the merger of SEABA and Art’s Alive, a 30 year old non-profit who runs the Festival of Fine Arts and curation of the Main Street Landing buildings.