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!



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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.

The “Live Show” Fundraiser, SEABA Grand Re-Opening, & 29th Annual Meeting


Join us on July 16th from 5:30-7:30pm for a live show fundraiser, the grand re-opening of SEABA’s Art and Coffee Lounge, and our 29th annual meeting!

The Art and Coffee Lounge is in collaboration with Speeder and Earl’s Coffee and  will be a new community space that will fuse art and coffee. Local artists will be doing live art throughout the evening, and you can learn about SEABA’s accomplishments from this past year during our 29th annual meeting.

Come celebrate with us by grooving to live beats by local artist Fattie B, chowing down on food and drink, and enjoying some incredible live art from some of your favorite local artists. You will also have the opportunity to participate in our raffle with a variety of prizes.

Hope to see you there!

If you would like to support the SEABA Art and Coffee Lounge project, please donate to our GoFundMe using the following link:


PlanBTV South End Draft Release & Next Steps


The planBTV South End draft was released on June 16.  This 99 page document with accompanying 18 page Toolkit for Preserving the Arts, covers everything from Transportation to Economic Development, from the Champlain Parkway to enhancing the arts district.  You can find the links to the online version here.

SEABA will serve as the ‘south end hub’ over the next 2 months of the planning process.  We will hold meetings tackling the various topics in the plan, so that the public can provide the city planners with informed, constructive feedback.  These meetings will be shared via social media, enewsletter, website, and in print.  We will also have visuals in our gallery, a laptop to provide feedback via the webtool, copies of the plan and toolkit, and we want to know and hear your concerns and thoughts as well!

According to the draft plan, SEABA would take a lead or assist in projects designed to enhance, protect, manage, and facilitate the fusion of art & industry as we have done over the past 29 years.  We ultimately want to do what is truly best for the residents, businesses, and creative entrepreneurs that make our South End so darn unique…so please stay in touch, and stay involved with SEABA and we’ll do the same.

-Adam Brooks, Executive Director of SEABA