South End Art Hop 2019

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

Enjoy a weekend of incredible art and creative genius in Burlington, Vermont’s South End Arts District, stretching along the Pine Street Corridor from the Flynn Center for Performing Arts on Main Street to Flynn Avenue and encompassing all that lies between! #flynntoflynn

South End Art Hop, photo by Stephen Mease

The South End Arts + Business Association (SEABA) is dedicated to serving the interests of the ever-growing South End Arts District and the broader creative community in Burlington, Vermont, and beyond! Our signature event, the South End Art Hop, celebrates its 27th year from September 6–8, 2019. Attracting thousands of people to the area, this free-to-attend arts event invites the public to engage with all that Burlington’s South End has to offer.

New to the South End Art Hop this year is the introduction of specific “zones” along Pine Street and its neighboring areas. Zones will be color coded as easy-to-find spots on the map, helping you to more easily “hop” from one to the next! A passport game of Bingo will allow visitors to gather stamps in specific spots in each zone and will be entered to win fun prizes!

SEABA has partnered with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts this year to host our annual SEABA Art Hop Juried Show at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery. With this new addition, we are encouraging visitors to hop from “Flynn Center to Flynn Ave” and to everything in between! The arts are alive and well in the South End, and the Art Hop aims to bring visibility to all that the area has to offer year-round. Attendees are attracted to the Arts District over the three-day festival for its artist studios, local businesses refit as art galleries, outdoor sculptures, Kids Hop, Strut Fashion Show, breweries, food trucks, music, and creative surprises around every corner!

Programming includes activities for the whole family, with each day offering a different vibe. Friday evening brings the art party with a street closure from Kilburn to Howard Streets along Pine; artist studios are open with installations and music, along with food and drinks offered throughout the whole area. Saturday is a fun day for all ages, with the Kids Hop from 10am–2pm, mini golf, performances, and the Strut! Fashion Show in the evening. Sunday continues the fun at a slightly slower pace, allowing visitors to take the time to speak with many of the participating artists and purchase or pick up the artwork that they’ve enjoyed during the weekend!

SEABA is honored to represent the interests of the South End Arts District all year long. A large percentage of the artists and businesses are unique and specific to the area.  Start-ups and entrepreneurs, who often go on to do incredible and successful work in the community, can be found in incubator spaces and studios. Each year we are finding that more and more people are drawn to the area for food, drinks, and artwork that are made as local as you can get. Being able to walk right into a maker’s studio or business and directly support their passion by enjoying their product or purchasing their goods is what brings us the most joy, and we hope that you will share in that pride with us! Thank you!

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