photo courtesy S.P.A.C.E. website

Over here at Borough we’re so proud of our South End, and we’re currently shedding happy tears and getting rowdy over its recent accomplishments and victories. We constantly express our love for our 180 Flynn neighbors, but our love doesn’t end there; we also love palling around with our Pine Street neighbors and taking in all of the artistic excitement flowing through the neighborhood of studios and businesses such as: E1 Studios, Green Door Studios, Battery Street Jeans, Box Art Studios, Fresh Market, Speaking Volumes, Pine Street Deli, Pine Street Art Works, AO! Glass, Conant Metal & Glass, Speeder & Earl’s, The Soda Plant…I could go on and on, but I’ve gotta stop.

The reasoning behind this open love letter is to invite you all to a spectacular South End event: Tomorrow night from 5:30-8:30 the lovely S.P.A.C.E. Gallery (266 Pine Street) is hosting their show, “The Art of Networking” with 30 or so artists on display (including Borough resident Shawna Cross) with the intent of all of Burlington’s “artists and art scene people-to-know” mingling and mixing. The event is also hosted in conjunction with SEABA’s annual meeting/kickoff of our declaration as “South End Arts District” and the start of the Southern Connector (complete with a few words from the Mayor). There will be a silent auction of art inspired by this recent South End noise, live art by Alex Dostie and Kristen L’Esperance, live music from Me & You and Brett Hughes, food from Fresh Market, a cash bar…all in all it should be awesome. There is a $10 cover for SEABA members, $15 for non-members since this whole thing is a fundraiser, as well.

Join in on the fun and hoopla, we’ll see you there! Thanks so much to SEABA Director Roy Feldman and S.P.A.C.E. Director Christy Mitchell for making all of this happen!