Fort Point Open Studios

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Portrait of Robin Shores in his studio at 319 A Street, Photo credit: Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano

Next weekend, Fort Point artists are welcoming visitors to their workspaces with their 35th Annual Open Studios Weekend. (Wow, 35 years of open studios!) The waterfront warehouses of the area are home to a diverse group of artists, including painters, sculptors, jewelers, printmakers, photographers, and more. It is one of our absolute favorite places to stroll, browse artworks, and get to know some fascinating creative people. From Friday, October 17 to Sunday, October 19, more than 150 local artists will open their doors, along with gallery happenings, public art, and performances.

Coinciding with Open Studios are three new temporary public art installations. Floating in the Fort Point Channel, Don Eyle’s PYR 2014 is a pyramid made to resemble cobblestones, meant to provoke contemplation of Boston’s past and future. Also, take time to find Kristin Alexandra’s yarn-bombing of a fence on A Street, Liliana Folta’s exploration of nature and re-used materials, as well as Claudia Ravaschiere and Mike Moss’s meditaton on the image of the butterfly.

The Fort Point Arts Community website has a full listing of performances, artist’s demonstrations, and activities happening throughout the weekend, along with listings of participating artists, parking information, and more. It promises to be a great event – we hope to see you there!

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New work by Jodie Baehre: Melcher III

Friday October 17: selected studios open from 4-7:00 PM (preview artists will be marked with a *on FPAC web listing and directories). Saturday and Sunday October 18 and 19: studios open noon-6pm. Locations: Channel Center Street, 249 A Street, 319 A Street, 63 Melcher Street, 300 Summer Street, 346 Congress Street, and more. Free Parking: Channel Side Parking Lot, accessible from Binford Street off of A Street. For more information, consult www.fortpointarts.org.

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