Fort Point Art Walk
We love weekend walks and we love art! This weekend, the Fort Point Art Walk presents a great opportunity to stroll one of Boston’s coolest neighborhoods while meeting local artists. In recent years, the Fort Point area has seen an influx of new shops, restaurants, and bars – but one thing that hasn’t changed is this location’s status as one of New England’s oldest and largest arts communities.
During the Fort Point Art Walk, 75 artists will open their studios, along with nearby galleries and design shops. The Art Walk also features outdoor public art installations, artist demonstrations, performances, and special events. Maps will be available at an information booth at A and Binford Streets, as well as the participating buildings. Get there early – Fort Point artists have created flowers to give to lucky visitors in various media, including prints, drawings and ceramics! While supplies last, flowers are available at the information booth (or in case of inclement weather, inside the Made in Fort Point shop).
There is so much to see at the Fort Point Art Walk. We will also be sure to take time to enjoy the view from the amazing benches on view as part of Design Museum Boston’s Street Seats Competition, and maybe treat ourselves to an espresso at Barrington Coffee. Sounds like a perfect weekend day to us!
Friday Preview: May 10, 4-7 pm; Saturday and Sunday May 11 – 12 from 12-5 pm. Locations of studios and galleries include: 15 Channel Center, 25 Channel Center Street, 249 A Street, 319 A Street, 347 Congress Street, 346 Congress Street. Free Parking in the Channelside Central Parking Lot on Binford Street off of A Street, or accessible from by public transportation from South Station or Courthouse Station stops. For more information and details, visit the Fort Point Arts Community website or call 617-423-4299.
Image Credit: Kippy Goldfarb, Demonstration with artist Bonnie Mimeo.