Be an Art Hero and Volunteer for the Art Hop!

Be an Art Hero.

For just $5, you can show your support for SEABA, the Art Hop and the artists who make our community so vibrant. The button gets you discounted admission to the Strut VI Fashion Show and the SEVEN DAYS birthday celebration, following Strut on Saturday night.

The button is available at these fine businesses:

August First Bakery, Black Horse Fine Art Supply, Fresh Market, Conant Metal and Light, Great Harvest Bakery, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Speeder and Earl’s (Pine St), Arabesque (in Shelburne), Merchants Bank (College St and Shelburne Rd), Pine Street Deli, and Play Dog Play, Chef’s Corner (South End, 208 Flynn Ave), the Lamp Shop, and Advance Music.

Help make the Hop happen!  Volunteer!

Burlington’s largest annual visual arts event needs more than 150 volunteers to make it happen!   Come help us out Friday & Saturday, Sept. 9th & 10th.   Lots of pre-event help needed too, starting August 22nd!    To find out more about our volunteer jobs and sign up, CLICK HERE.

All volunteers get free admission to Saturday night’s STRUT fashion show and the SEVEN DAYS Birthday Party!

September 9-10

The new South End Art Hop logo is designed by Gotham City Graphics.


Mysterious Histories Exhibit:

Mysterious Histories
July 6-16, 2011
McCarthy Art Gallery
St. Michael’s College

Opening Reception: Wed, July 6, 6-8pm

Boy with Car, 1940's Jordan Douglas

Valentyna Bardakova and Jordan Douglas each present original analog photographs that re-interpret vintage images, Valentyna from several generations of her family’s photographs in the Ukraine and Jordan from his collection of antique vernacular photographs.

Call (802) 343-2599 for directions and information

Untitled, Valentyna Bardakova

Artist Opportunity in Jeffersonville:

The third annual JEFFERSONVILLE ARTS FESTIVAL, sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council, is now a Jeffersonville summer tradition, featuring art, music and food. It’s a one day event taking place on, Saturday, August 13.  Artists and musicians participate from all over, many saying it is a favorite festival for the sake of its seamless organization and the size of the crowds that attend.  There’s still time to sign up, for registration information, please check out the website:

Monica Hawkes
CAC Board Member

Featured Members

June 2011

Featured Artist

Jackie Mangione

Featured Business

Lake Champlain Chocolates

from the "South End Smokestack Series"

Jackie Mangione has been painting and running her own business, Nature Inspired Designs, since 2004. Jackie’s studio is located in the Soda Plant at 266 Pine Street where she teaches classes and paints.  “I love turning people on to art and feel that each one of us holds our own unique creative energy that can be cultivated with instruction, practice and insight.”
Jackie’s new work is inspired by the industrial landscape in the South End Arts District. Of this current work she offers, “My new South End Series looks at rooftops and smokestacks. I like combining the rusty and scruffy nature of metal with the natural landscape as a background.”
You can visit Jackie in her Pine Street studio during a First Friday Art Walk, where she sells original framed paintings, prints, notecards and more. Commissions and studio visits by appointment are welcomed.

At Lake Champlain Chocolates, our goal has always been the creation of something special. The union of the rich history of making fine chocolate, the heritage of craftsmanship, and the wonderful flavors of Vermont is accomplished every day at our factory, producing sweet indulgences with pride that goes into each bite. Perhaps that’s why The New York Times reveres it as “some of the best chocolate in the country.”
In 1998, we moved to our present location at 750 Pine Street. We make all of our chocolates in one 24,000 square foot building. During peak season, we’re nearly 100 people.
The growing team at Lake Champlain Chocolates continues with the highest standards of chocolate-making that founder Jim Lampman began with twenty years ago, and still uses only the freshest, natural ingredients.