Celebrate Art with SEABA and the Art Hop [Gallery Extra]
● By Ryan Frisch
With its 30th anniversary approaching next year, SEABA (South End Arts and Business Association) stands firm in its commitment to the businesses and artists of the neighborhood. The organization’s mission—Fusing Art and Industry—is evident in its diligent work to preserve and create space for creative entrepreneurs, as well as enhance the South End Arts District as a destination for residents and tourists alike.
The three-day South End Art Hop is by far SEABA’s most well-known event. This annual festival has been going strong for 23 years, and this year the Vermont Chamber of Commerce designated it a permanent “time-honored event.” More than 35,000 visitors from around the state and from as far afield as Montreal, Boston, and New York flock to take in the Green Mountain–made arts.
Throughout the Arts District, 500-plus exhibitors display their work, including painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking, and more, in every genre and to suit any taste. Little ones can get hands-on in the Kids Hop tent, where art and craft projects open their eyes to the creative process. The STRUT! Fashion Show showcases the designs of local clothing designers as models “strut” haute couture down the runway
Enjoy a quick preview in the gallery above!
For more information, contact SEABA at 404 Pine Street, Burlington.