Fort Point Spring Open Studios

Barry Cronin, "Clammer," photograph

Barry Cronin, “Clammer,” photograph

Fort Point is one of my favorite neighborhoods. I love the architecture, the proximity to the water, the restaurants, and of course, the art! So many artists call Fort Point home. In fact, while many of the shops, restaurants, and bars are new, the neighborhood is one of New England’s oldest and largest arts communities.

This weekend is a perfect opportunity to explore the neighborhood and meet some of the local artists! In addition to the local galleries, seventy-five artists are opening their studios to visitors this weekend. Performances and outdoor public art installations are also taking place. Maps are available at several locations around the neighborhood to help you find your way around. There is so much to see, including the studios of painters, jewelers, ceramicists, photographers, textile artists, printmakers, and more. I love to meet artists and hear about their creative process – it is so much fun to look at their work with them!

Nate Fried-Lipski in his studio, Photo Credit: Silvergrain

Nate Fried-Lipski in his studio, Photo Credit: Silvergrain

Nate is a photographer who also builds the most amazing birdhouses. I’ve popped by his studio a few times during open studios and it has always been so interesting! I haven’t yet seen the textile work of Amy Nguyen, but it looks so beautiful. I’ll be out of town this weekend, but if I was here I would definitely be wandering around Fort Point – I hope you get a chance to check it out!

Amy Nguyen, hand dyed textile clothing

Amy Nguyen, hand dyed textile clothing

For more information on Fort Point Spring Open Studios, check out the fpac website

Open Studios are all within an easily walkable area, convenient to T and commuter rail at South Station and the Broadway Red Line stop, as well as the Silver Line Courthouse stop. Open Studios events are self-guided: maps and directories will be available at our information booth at the corner of A and Binford Streets and in all participating buildings. 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, 3 and 290 Congress Street.

Free parking will be available in the Channelside Central Parking Lot directly across from 249 A Street, thanks to Gillette/P&G and Central Parking, accessible from Binford Street.

Admission to this event is free.

 

 

 

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