Art Walk features more than 75 artists opening their studios in Boston’s Fort Point. Pick up a map at any of the participating building and explore the studios of painters, jewelers, ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, textile artists, and more. Talk with artists in their studios and discover new works and treasured favorites. Visit Fort Point’s art galleries and creative design shops. Explore Boston’s changing Fort Point neighborhood and see the unique waterfront warehouse district that is one of New England’s largest and oldest arts communities. Enjoy the opportunity to purchase works of art and fine craft directly from local artists. Art Walk will be held on Mother’s Day Weekend, making it the perfect place to shop with or for your family.
During Art Walk, brief artists’ talks, demonstrations, performances, and special events are scheduled throughout the weekend. A full list of talks and demonstrations will be available online.
Floating Art in the Channel: In conjunction with Art Walk, FPAC presents Heidi Kayser: The RemodelingProject. The Remodeling Project is a performative micro-environment that investigates ideas of public versus private activities in daily life, shared ideas of home, and boundaries between social and personal identities. Throughout the month of May, a small floating platform located between the Summer Street and Congress Street bridges will become a home base for an evolving narrative of constructed reality. The Remodeling Project and Fort Point’s Floating Art Series is supported by the generous support Friends of Fort Point Channel. More information can be found online.
Studios are all located within a three-block area, a short walk from T and commuter rail at South Station in downtown Boston, and the Silver Line Courthouse stop. Art Walk is 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, 300 Summer Street, 347 Congress Street, 346 Congress Street, and 12 Farnsworth Street.
Free parking will be available in the Central Parking Lot directly across from 249 A Street, thanks to Gillette/P&G and Central Parking.
May 11, 2012 4pm-7pm
May 12 & 13, 2012 12pm-5pm
Admission to this event is free.
For more information and details go to www.fortpointarts.org or call 617-423-4299