Co-Directors Christy Mitchtell and Roy Feldman. Photo by Rick Norcross
This morning the Vermont House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve resolution H.C.R. 132, recognizing the South End Arts and Business Association’s (SEABA) 25 years of supporting the development of South End Arts District and the creative economy in the City of Burlington. The resolution, offered by Chittenden County State Representative Suzi Wizowaty, along with Rep. Johanna Leddy Donavan, and Senators: Baruth, Fox, Lyons, Miller, and Snelling, offers an account of the history of this unique part of Vermont’s largest city. The resolution also cites how the South End Arts District, now in common usage in Burlington’s newspapers, is home to nearly one hundred artists’ studios, and numerous businesses directly involved in the creative economy.
SEABA directors Roy Feldman and Christy Mitchell, along with board members, Rick Norcross and Mark Waskow, were in attendance and asked by Representative Wizowaty to stand and be recognized by the full house of State Representatives.
To complement this development in formalizing the South End Arts District, SEABA has created the SEABA Center at 404 Pine Street. The SEABA Center is a showcase for the organization’s commercial and artist membership, and will serve as an information center for those who wish to know more about exhibition spaces, galleries, and studios within the District, and throughout Burlington.
SEABA is an organization dedicated to Burlington’s Arts & Business community within the South End Arts District.
All of our decisions are mission based, as we strive to:
–Promote our unique blend of art, commerce, industry and entrepreneurial spirit
–Provide an influential voice to promote and ensure our members’ common interests
–Inform our members of issues that affect our community and the action we take on its behalf
& we need your help to continue our efforts!
Consider a new membership or renew your annual one today, benefits include free basic registration to the South End Art Hop* and promotional tools for your art studio or business online and at The SEABA Center!
Membership forms can be found online and in our office/art gallery at 404 Pine Street. You may also drop in and join at one of our monthly mixers at The SEABA Center, the next event being the ‘Spring Fling Event‘ on the evening of Thursday April 14th.
Thanks for joining and for all that you do to support the creative community!
South End Art Hop, image by Jordan Silverman
*Becoming a member of SEABA now includes basic registration to the annual Art Hop! You may become a member at any time during the year as an individual or a business. Your annual membership allows us to operate year round as we strive to support the creative and business community in the South End of Burlington. New members are uploaded to our 2011 members page with a link to their respective business websites. Thanks for considering your membership with SEABA, please contact us if you would like to hear more about donating to our organization.
First Run by Wendy James (featuring Pine + Howard Streets)
All in attendance at the April 26th meeting, at the SEABA Center, enjoyed a lively and productive conversation regarding parking, and safety related traffic issues in the area of Pine and Howard Streets. Officials from Burlington’s Department of Public Works, CEDO, GBIC, and Dealer.com, were on hand to present information and answer questions. A follow-up meeting, covering specific recommendations to the Department of Public Works will take place at the SEABA Center on Tuesday, May 24th at 6pm.
Thursday, April 14 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm at The SEABA Center
Bust out of the winter doldrums and come enjoy a fabulous evening of networking with your friends at SEABA and your South End neighbors at the SEABA Center.
Music by Brett Hughes & Marie Claire
Appetizers by Fresh Market
Fabulous Door Prizes
Free Admission if you sign up for membership at the event