SEABA Press: Northfield Savings Bank Supports the Art Hop!

The South End Art Hop is celebrating its 25th year on September 8-10, 2017.  The event is one of the best, and biggest art events in the Northeast, drawing over 30,000 visitors to the South End Arts District of Burlington.  With over 600 artists, fashion designers, sculptors, bands participating…there is creativity for everyone at this free community event.

The South End Art Hop would not exist without the amazing support of our sponsors such as Ben & Jerry’s,, Magic Hat Brewery, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Champlain College, Peregrine Design/Build, Burlington Electric, Unsworth Properties, National Life Group, and our new Title Sponsor, Northfield Savings Bank!

“Northfield Savings Bank is delighted to partner with SEABA to present the 25th South End Art Hop.  We identify with the independent creative spirit of Burlington’s South End.  The energy packed into one weekend is exciting, defining a vibrancy that is unique to one of America’s great small cities.” Says Tom Leavitt, CEO of Northfield Savings Bank. “With three offices within an easy bike ride of the Pine Street corridor, NSB is prepared to play a long-term role in the community.  We look forward to a great event.” 

Registration for the Art Hop, including the STRUT Fashion Show, Outdoor/Indoor Juried Shows, will continue through the end of June.  The Art Hop team looks forward to working with all of you to ensure a fun, creative, and safe event…one to remember!


Art Hop Celebrates 25 years in 2017

Way back in 1993, a creative little event started that was designed to bring people to the south end to explore, get-together, see how art is made, and buy art.  The event attracted a couple hundred people, a little music, good art, and visiting about 20 studios and businesses one night in October. 

25 years later, the South End Art Hop continues to bring our community together around creativity, and provides a huge economic boost to south end businesses, while hosting over 30,000 visitors on September 8-10, 2017.


Registration for any artist, south end businesses, artist market, food vendors and juried show is now open through June 30th!

Artist Registration – Open to all artists, any medium, skill level.

Indoor & Outdoor Juried Shows

Art Hop Site Registration – Includes south end businesses, artist studios or collectives

Food Vendor Application

Artist Market Extravaganza – Limited to 14 vendors, spots fills up quickly

STRUT Fashion Show – For artistic or professional Vermont designers

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

September 8th: 5-10pm
September 9th: 10-10pm
September 10th: 10-4pm


South End Holiday Shop – December 2 through 24th


The South End Holiday Shop is Coming!

The South End Arts District is a vibrant area where artists and entrepreneurs strive to use their chosen craft to bring the community together.  The collaborative array of gallery venues, unique shopping experiences, and locally-produced food & beverage there’s something to be found for everyone.  For a complete list of venues and holiday shopping events, sales, santa and more, please visit

Come down to the South End on December 2nd for the opening from 5-8pm and all through the month of December and get that one-of-a-kind gift, while supporting our local creative business community.

****Registration is free for SEABA members****Deadline is 11/18

What’s Next In The South End?

Hello from SEABA!

With the South End Art Hop winding down this month (most exhibits are up until the end of September), we want to send you all a big thank you for supporting the South End and its creative businesses.  We hope that you will continue to visit and help strengthen the South End Arts District throughout the year!  Around this time of year, people always ask us ‘What’s Next?’ and it is never difficult to answer…we’re always working on the next thing to spotlight our local business…here’s a sampling.

  • Revitalization of the South End Art Park to include shady trees, gardens, benches, and sculpture.  We want to ensure that this park remains a beautiful green space for people to enjoy for years to come.  The park, while beautiful, has become overgrown and in need of a refresh.
  • Our new exhibit in the SEABA Gallery will be the Art Hop Winners Circle Show featuring the winners of our Juried Show: John Douglas, Larry Bissonnette, Cara Lai FitzGibbon, and Robert Gold.  The opening reception will be October 7th from 5-8pm.
  • Our Annual Appeal, with artwork commissioned by Kara Torres, will begin.  We hope that you will consider supporting our continued efforts to create a vibrant, connected community which lifts everyone up, the art hop which provides an economic boost for our creative businesses, and our organization that provides valuable service to creative entrepreneurs.
  • South End Holiday Shop takes place right after Thanksgiving, and will feature many local creative businesses selling that one-of-a-kind, made in the South End, gift for the holidays.  SEABA will hold an artist market in our gallery for a full month, available for our members to participate.

Thank you to our amazing Volunteers, Sponsors, Artists, Businesses, and supporters of the Art Hop…you are what makes it all happen!  -Adam Brooks, Executive Director