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 www.seaba.com or contact Sarah Drexler at 802.859.9222

South End Holiday Shop – November 27 through December 24th

South End Holiday Shop

holiday shop basic logoThe South End Arts District is a vibrant area where artists and entrepreneurs strive to use their crafts to bring the community together. With collaborative efforts of gallery venues, unique shopping experiences, and locally-produced foods there’s something to be found for everyone.

During that Holiday Shopping time (November & December), come down to the South End and get that one-of-a-kind gift, while supporting our local artists and businesses community.

Participating sites

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace: Christmas Open House with Santa December 12th, browse great antiques at the 180 Flynn and Pine Street locations.

Body Resolution South End: Personal Training, Group Fitness, Massage, Nutritional Counseling and more! Give the gift of health with the help of Body Resolution, 802-495-0718, 747 Pine Street Suite 301

Lake Champlain Chocolates: Make it merry with hand crafted, fair trade certified chocolates! Stunning gift boxes, charming stocking stuffers & factory seconds, 802-864-180, 750 Pine Street

SoYo Frozen Yogurt: Handmade frozen yogurt artfully crafted with Vermont dairy products and real fruits, local cocoas, coffee, maple syrup, 802-540-0851, 696 Pine Street, #4

SEABA Gallery: “The Arts Unknown” group show, 802-859-9222, 404 Pine Street

Burlington Community Glass Studio / E-1 Collective: A creative home of six artists, 802-238-4540, 416, E-1 Pine Street


Vermont Design Institute: Vermont Design Institute is a non-profit community and ecological design studio focused on hands-on design, community engagement, and various arts, 802-355-2150, 416 Pine Street #E-2


8 Space/South End Alliance: Artist Studio Collective and Community Organizing Headquarters, 802-863-4649, 4 Howard Street, A-8

The Wellness Collective: Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Yoga and More in the heart of the South End! Come In. Be Well, 802-540-0186,431 Pine Street, Suite 312, Maltex Building

Barge Canal Market: 3600 square feet of vintage furnishings and decor, 802-309-9151, 377 Pine Street

Evolution Yoga: Classes and workshops for beginners, experts, athletes, desk jockeys, teachers, people with who think they are inflexible, 802-864-9643 ,20 Kilburn Street, Ste 120


Alice & The Magician: We design and hand craft Edible Fragrance that transforms and enhances the flavor of drink and food, 802-777-2388, 266 Pine Street Ste 103

Jennifer Kahn Jewelry: Local Jewelry studio above Vermont Art Supply, 277 Pine St 1B


Johanne Durocher Yordan: Acrylic/mixed media painter, Appointment Only, 802-373-7544, Brickwork Art Studios, 266 South Champlain Street

Montstream Studio: Original watercolors and oils of the Vermont landscape. Prints, holiday cards as well as Flashbags with Montstream images, 802-363-9253,129 St Paul Street

Upcoming Events & SEABA Turns 30 in ’16!

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The South End Arts District is a vibrant area where artists and entrepreneurs strive to use their crafts to bring the community together. With collaborative efforts of gallery venues, unique shopping experiences, and locally-produced foods there’s something to be found for everyone.

During that Holiday Shopping time (November 28 – December 24th), come down to the South End Holiday Shop and get that one-of-a-kind gift, while supporting our local artists and businesses community.

****Registration is free for SEABA members in the South End****


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We have many social painting events scheduled throughout Burlington including Hotel Vermont, Citizen Cider, Nectar’s, Vin Bar, and Magic Hat.  Come paint with a local featured artist with your friends, have a beverage on us, and take your masterpiece home!  For a full schedule of events, please visit Art Under the Influence on our website.  Get 25% at Localvore Today before October 28!



SEABA turns 30 in ’16!!seaba_logo-color-01

The South End Arts & Business Association will be celebrating 2016 with several ’30’ events and special deals.  For this small non-profit to still be in existence is truly a testament to the folks who created SEABA, our past board members, and supporters & staff.  We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our accomplishments in the community, and where we’re headed in the next 30!


South End Art Hop – September 11-13, 2015


South End Art Hop: September 11-13, 2015

The South End Arts & Business Association is pleased to present the 23rd Annual South End Art Hop! The Art Hop brings thousands of residents, visitors, and the community together to celebrate the dynamic art and culture of Burlington, and create positive economic impacts in the South End. It has gained a reputation as being Vermont’s largest and best arts festival, and won a Seven Daysie as the Best Event/Festival. Last year over 30,000 visitors were able to experience and enjoy art exhibits, music, performance, comedy, sculpture, and fashion from over 500 participating artists at over 100 locations throughout Burlington’s South End Arts District.

Art Hop Map

STRUT! Fashion Show

Kids Hop

Art Hop Events

Artists & Site

Juried Show

Outdoor Sculptures

Artist Market Extravaganza

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.