First Friday Art Walk in the South End

First Friday Art Walk for February 3, 2012, 5pm – until!

Think of this First Friday Art Walk as Valentine’s Day for Art. Show your love all over town. The event is free and open to anyone. Between thirty and forty art venues are open between 5PM and 8PM for the Art Walk…. Some venues have openings, talks, music, or other special activities.


Join us in the South End this Friday night for all this and much more!

Receptions in the South End:

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace, Jude Bond, “Yours Till Niagra Falls”
180 Flynn Ave, Suite 2, First Friday, 5-8pm

FLYNNDOG
, Work by Chris Cleary, Ethan Bond-Watts, and Homer Wells
208 Flynn Ave, 363-4746, First Friday 6-8pm

RL Photo, Creative Competition
27 Sears Lane, First Friday 6-10pm, awards at 8:30pm

The SEABA Center, Paintings of Doug Hoppes, “Landscapes with a Twist”
404 Pine St, 859-9222, First Friday 5-8pm

Davis Studio Gallery, Noah Limanek and Jonah Powell, “Legal Graffiti”
404 Pine St, 425-2700, First Friday 5-8pm

Dostie Bros. Frame Shop, Work by Isaac Wasuck
308 Pine St, Suite 101 (Kilburn and Gates Building), 660-9005

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, The Cute Show
266 Pine St, Suite 105, 578-2515, First Friday 5-10pm

Revival Studio: Garage Gallery, Art by Aaron Stein
The Soda Plant, 266 Pine St, 355-4091, First Friday 5-8pm

Jackie Mangione Studio, Work by Jackie Mangione
The Soda Plant, 266 Pine St, 598-1504, First Friday 5-8pm

Brickels Studio Gallery,  Work by John Brickels and Wendy James
266 Pine, Suite 104-A, 825-8214, Friday 10am-4pm

See you in the South End soon!

Have HeART Valentine Making Benefit for CERF+

Join us in some creative fun this Monday, January 30th, at the Davis Studio in the SEABA Center at 404 Pine Street from 6 – 9pm:

We will be making valentines to help raise funds for CERF+, a national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and provide emergency resources that benefit all artists.

Collage making materials will be on hand. You may also bring any images, tools, or materials you’d like to work with!

work shown by Michelle Holzapfel

The creations will be boxed up and sent with love from the South End Arts District to CERF+, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, where they will be sold as a fundraiser to support their programs.

You may also make valentine’s on your own and bring them in to the SEABA Center by Monday, Jan. 30th.

Thanks for your support, see you soon!

SEABA Welcomes New Executive Director

The Board of the South End Arts and Business Association, (SEABA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Brooks as the new Executive Director. Adam comes to us with a range of skills that is well suited for our growing organization in Burlington’s South End.

“As SEABA continues to expand its services in the South End of Burlington, exploring new ways to fulfill its mission of bringing commerce and culture together, we are pleased and excited to have Adam join us in our endeavor.” says Rob Chapman, SEABA Board President.

Previously, Adam Brooks served with the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Member Services & Events and Director of BTV YPG, aka Burlington Young Professionals. Prior to this, he was the Director of Marketing for the same organization, promoting the region as a tourism and business destination.

Adam was born and raised in Vermont and currently resides in Shelburne with his son, Owen. Adam is very involved in the community, including volunteering at other nonprofits and serving on several committees.

If you have any questions or comments for Adam, feel free to email him at director@seaba.com or give us a call in The SEABA Center at (802) 859-9222.

Drink Event with SEABA

Thanks to all of our supporters and those who attended the Drink Event with SEABA on January 10th! The evening was very positive and the send off to outgoing Executive Director, Roy Feldman, was fabulous. A special thanks to Steve Conant, of Conant Metal & Light, for the gift to Roy of a custom music stand and to Emily Jones, of Lake Champlain Chocolates, for the tasty and creative chocolate sculpture. With all of your help, we created a memorable evening and fund-raiser for the organization.

Roy Feldman, with his completely edible Thank You card. 90% Bittersweet chocolate for that happy, though bittersweet moment! Thanks for everything, Roy,  and thanks for sharing your gifts with us!