24th Annual South End Art Hop
Burlington’s South End Arts District
September 9-11, 2016
Now in its 24th year, the South End Art Hop is the largest event of its kind in Vermont, attracting over 30,000 visitors over the weekend after Labor Day. Along with original art work in all media in galleries, businesses and hallways from the Waterfront in the north to Industrial Parkway in the south, the event also includes the “Strut” fashion show, a Kids’ Hop, live music, an Artist Market, outdoor sculpture displays and much more. And in 2016, for the first time in the history of the event, Pine Street between Marble Avenue and Howard Street will be closed to traffic from 5 to 10PM the evening of Friday, September 9th for “Hopalong”, a street event featuring community art projects, music & food. To find out more, visit the Art Hop website at www.seaba.com/art-hop.
Some of the venues worth checking out include:
The SEABA Gallery is at the heart of the Art Hop and home of the Original Juried Show, which features 35 works selected by the juror, Joe Amrhein, artist and founder/director of New York’s Pierogi Gallery. Next door, at Speeder & Earl’s, see lamps by Martha Elmes, stained glass by Kevyn Cundiff, and mixed media work by the Poppyclock Collective (image). In the alley behind SEABA, visit the artists of the Burlington Community Glass Studio at the E-1 Studio Collective.
During Friday’s “Hopalong”, the Champlain College Gallery presents “alt ctrl”, three interactive art/experimental game design installations in front of SEABA.
Across the street on the outside of Speaking Volumes, see an enormous acrylic painting by Al Salzman.
The Dostie Bros. Frame Shop at 308 Pine Street shows acrylic paintings by (michael smith) and Dostie. In the next block, in the Soda Plant, at the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, there is the “Represent” show with work by 19 artists, as well as Creative Competition (vote for your favorite). Aaron Stein’s mixed media and “automobilia” is on display in his Revival Studio. Conant Metal & Light show works by several artists in sculpture and ceramics. Across the street at Brickwork Art Studios, 14 Brickwork artists interpret “Fall Forward”.
The Karma Bird House Gallery in Maglianero Cafe on Maple Street shows work by 9 artist collectives.
SEABA curates the work at the Art’s Alive Gallery at Main Street Landing’s Union Station, where you can see the Facebook First 50 show is unveiled. In the Lake & College Building, at 60 Lake Street, head to The Gallery at Main Street Landing (also curated by SEABA) in suite 2-E for new prints and designs by Katie Loesel.
The HAVOC Gallery is also the studio of light stainless sculptor Bruce R. MacDonald. During Art Hop, see his work, as well as minimalist sculpture by Joël Urruty.
“Art Educators Unite 3” opens at FLYNNDOG on Art Hop Friday. These 18 artists are also art educators, who support each other through their art making. Also be sure to check out the four permanent sculpture installation in and around FLYNNDOG. Just behind FLYNNDOG, in the VCAM/RETN Art Space, curated by SEABA, is the annual Collaborative Group Show, with work by over 30 artists.
At the Switchback Brewery at 160 Flynn Avenue, see outdoor sculptures by Steven Brooks and Gerald K. Stoner and, inside, see photographs by Dan Tomaino and ceramics by Sean Reen.
Image (top): Spider-Bot by Chris Cleary, in front of Lake Champlain Chocolates