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!

Have a Drink with SEABA! Tuesday, January 10th

Join SEABA on Tuesday, January 10th for 10% Tuesdays at Drink! You know that fun little bar on St. Paul St. where you can challenge your friends to Connect Four all while enjoying their drink specials! On Tuesday the 10th, Drink will donate 10% of the evenings proceeds to help SEABA’s creative efforts in 2012.

The event goes all night, but we would love it if you joined us in a toast to outgoing Executive Director, Roy Feldman around 7pm. He has been influential these past couple of years, and we all want to say ‘Thanks’!

You will also find a display of art on the walls during the week, to highlight the talent you can find in and around the South End of Burlington.

Thanks for your ongoing support, see you soon!