Art Hop Registration is Closed – Now What?!!

Registration for the 2016 South End Art Hop is now closed!  Thank you for taking that step to show your artwork at the Art Hop, or register as a site, 16ArtHop_Logo-Primary_LightBackgroundnow it’s our job to make sure you receive amazing marketing, exposure, visits, and most importantly…sales.  SEABA and the Art Hop are committed to improving the creative economy of the South End as well as all its participants, sponsors, advertisers, and more.  Sarah and I are busy in July pairing up artists with sites, getting all the wonderful events ready to roll, and managing all the logistics that come with running a smooth, creative event.

Next Steps:

  • Artists will be notified in mid-July as to where they will be exhibiting, as well as drop off days/times to check in your 6 pieces of artwork which usually take place around the middle of August.
  • Entrants into the Indoor/Outdoor Juried Shows must have images of their work to SEABA by July 15.  Our juror this year is Joe Amrhein.  You will be notified at the end of July if you have made the final cut to exhibit in this years Art Hop Juried shows, as well as when to drop off your work.
  • Artist Market Extravaganza participants will be notified at the end of July as to dates and set-up times on September 10th
  • STRUT Designers have one more registration to fill out by July 15th.  Gina will be in touch with you via email to let you know if you are in the show!
  • Food Vendors must have payment and COI into SEABA by no later than August 15th.

As always, please give us a jingle…or email that question…or just swing by and say hi (or bring food).

-Adam, SEABA Executive Director


24th Annual South End Art Hop – Final Deadline July 1st

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South End Art Hop:  September 9-11, 2016

The Art Hop brings thousands of residents, visitors, and the community together to celebrate the dynamic art and culture of Burlington. It has gained a reputation as being Vermont’s largest and best arts festival, was named a Top Ten Time-Honored Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and has won a couple of Seven Daysie awards as the Best Community Event.

Final Registration Deadline is July 1st!

STRUT! Fashion Show Artist/Designer Sign Up

Artist Registration

Business as a SITE Registration

Artist Studio Registration

Food Vendor Registration

Want to join in on the excitement? Become an Art Hop Volunteer!

The South End Art Hop is a three day event occurring on the weekend following the Labor Day holiday. It attracts over 30,000 visitors, the majority from outside Burlington. 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 500 participating artists. The event celebrates the unique characteristics of the Pine Street corridor, in particular the development of concentrated creative and artistic activity that has been established in numerous re-purposed factories and warehouses within the District. This corridor has been designated, and recognized, as the South End Arts District.

Call to Artists for SEABA Member Group Show

12798968_957369947663013_4633278318554215440_nSEABA Member Group Show-Opening April 1

The SEABA Gallery is opening its gallery walls for a SEABA Member Group show in celebration of our 30th Anniversary in 2016! The show will run from April 1st through the end of June, with an Artist Reception during Art Map Burlington’s First Friday Art.  45 member artists are participating to show the wonderful array of talent and work of our membership, and to support them with an exhibit, sales of their artwork, and exposure in the community.

For each piece of artwork sold during the show, SEABA will provide an artist in need with a free membership!  We hope to see you on April 1st for our opening reception, and show your support for our wonderful artists.

AA_Logo_2014_Small_WebArts Alive Vermont to Merge with SEABA

The Board of the South End Arts and Business Association is pleased to announce the transition of Arts Alive Vermont under the umbrella of SEABA starting in 2016.

For 30 years Art’s Alive has worked to fulfill its mission statement by dedicating itself to increasing the awareness of and appreciation of Vermont’s Visual Artists. For three decades the organization has produced hundreds of group and individual exhibitions, including the Annual Festival of Fine Art in June featuring Art in the Windows on Church St., a Juried Exhibition in Main Street Landing’s Union Station and Chalk Drawing Competition in the City Hall Park. As the community evolved so did Art’s Alive. What began as the Woman’s Art Caucus grew into an inclusive organization providing opportunity for any visual artist who is a legal resident of Vermont whether that artist is a seasoned professional or a first time exhibitor seeking to emerge into the Burlington Art Scene. For many artists the Art’s Alive Juried Exhibition or FOFA, as it has become known, was, is, and will be their first Juried Exhibition!

“Before there was an Art Hop, before there was a BCA Art Center in the Firehouse on Church St., before there was First Friday Art, there was the Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art! Art’s Alive is proud to be a part of the Artistic and Creative Awakening that has become intrinsic to the culture of Burlington. For this reason we are proud to merge into another organization that shares the core values, goals and dedication to the creative community that have made Art’s Alive so successful for so many years, SEABA. We believe this partnership will ensure that the Visual Arts will remain alive, thriving and growing for the next decade as well for many more to come after that. SEABA’s resources, staff and Board Leadership are a perfect match for the operational duties required to keep the Art’s Alive Galleries at Main Street Landing alive and overflowing with the work of Vermont artists.” Alex Dostie, past Executive Director of Arts Alive Vermont.

“Since the early 1990’s, Arts Alive has been the curator and manager for the Main Street Landing galleries on Burlington’s Waterfront. Under the tireless leadership of Alex Dostie and Arts Alive, attendance and the prominence of our art galleries has grown.” says Melinda Moulton, CEO of Main Street Landing. “In 2016, SEABA (South End Arts and Business Association) will be taking the reins from Arts Alive to manage Main Street Landing’s galleries. We are thrilled and excited about this transition and expect wonderful happenings around the arts at Main Street Landing for years to come.”

SEABA curates exhibits at more than a dozen locations throughout Chittenden County, and also presents the annual art event The South End Art Hop. We will continue to use the strong brand of Arts Alive, and look at more opportunities to showcase the wonderful creative talent here in the State of Vermont through exhibits and events.

SEABA (South End Arts & Business Association) is a member based non-profit organization located at 404 Pine Street, which supports the arts and businesses of the South End of Burlington. Its signature event, the South End Art Hop, underwritten by Ben & Jerry’s, is entering its 24th year in 2016 on September 9-11th. SEABA is involved in connecting our community through creativity including Art Under the Influence events, curating art exhibits, marketing, community outreach and advocacy, and operation of the SEABA Gallery as a showcase for artists and information center for visitors.

For more information, please visit or contact Sarah Drexler at 802.859.9222