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

Don’t forget to sign up for South End Art Hop: September 11-13, 2015

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We here at SEABA are very excited to announce 2015 South End Art Hop! Now in its 23rd year, the South End Arts & Business Association has presented a remarkable exhibition of visual art, Vermont’s largest, the South End Art Hop.
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.

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$25.00 Raffle Ticket to win a Vermont Singing Drum!

$25.00 Raffle Ticket to be entered to win a Vermont Singing Drum, a value of $275, for our “Breaking Down The Wall”, collaboration with SEABA & Speeder & Earl’s Coffee creating a Community coffee & art lounge…

Visit our GOFUNDME and just put “Singing Drum” into the comments and you will be entered!





For more information about Vermont Singing Drum visit HERE!

2 Great Shows, One Night in the South End!


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We are excited to have two new exhibits opening this Friday for Art Map Burlington’s First Friday Art Walk!  In the SEABA gallery we have a new exhibit called “Book Works” and in RETM & VCAM we are displaying the art of three different artists: Jason Boyd, Jordan Douglas and Matt Gang.


Book Works at SEABA Gallery

Opening Friday, April 3rd from 5-8pm (more information here)

In Book Arts Guild of Vermont’s exhibit, “Book Works”  the artists redefine the normal concept of the book, using various mediums and techniques to construct or reconstruct pieces that tell a story, and can be ‘read’ in some way by the viewer.  A group of books altered by folding and manipulating pages represents the outcome of the guild’s monthly meeting program where members share skills and encourage creative work.  Other works represent the broad definition of the book as explored by painters, textile artists, and paper lovers.

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Boyd, Douglas and Gang at VCAM/RETN 

Opening Friday, April 3rd from 5-8pm (more information here)

Jason Boyd, Jordan Douglas and Matt Gang are displaying their work at RETM & VCAM.  Jason Boyd is showing his latest wood and mixed media assemblages. He combines scrap and waste material from his woodworking business and old furniture parts to create original mixed-media art and an appropriated image or two.

Jordan Douglas presents his most current body of photographic work alongside selections of previous series.  Light and Grain is an ongoing study of composition punctuated by intense light.  The photographs reflect travels to the Shetland Isles, Paris, Rome and Cuba.

Matt Gang is an artist who works primarily in wood, stone, and wine corks.  Gentle curves, clean lines, and simple patterns combine to form a piece that is endlessly enjoyable to gaze upon.

Jason Boyd, Jordan Douglas and Matt Gang

For more information, see the Book Works event on Facebook here and the VCAM/RETN Facebook event here.

We can’t wait to see you at the opening of the exhibits on Friday from 5-8pm!