Save The Date!
As featured in the Boston Globe! Spring Art Walk will take place May 12-14, 2017.
Friday, May 12: Preview all galleries and select studios 4-7 pm
Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14: 12-6 pm
The weekend of May 12th – 14th, Fort Point Arts Community’s numerous galleries and artist buildings will welcome the public to enjoy FPAC’s Spring Art Walk, a sister event to its landmark Fall Open Studios (October 13-15, 2017). Planning for the event is underway and a full schedule of activities will be available at fortpointarts.org in early May.
Fort Point is Boston’s oldest artist community and home to several galleries, including the FPAC Gallery (300 Summer Street), the Midway Gallery at Midway Artists Studios, 15 Channel Center, 249 A Street Gallery, and the Atlantic Wharf Gallery at 290 Congress Street.
Spring Art Walk Gallery shows include FPAC’s member show at 300 Summer Street, group shows at Midway Gallery and Channel Center, and Planes in the Sky at the Atlantic Wharf Gallery. Planes in the Sky queries the significance and consequences of human progress, highlighting how advancement alters the landscape. The fifteen artists presented here examine how ingenuity evolves personal and cultural perspectives. Exploring modern science, stargazing, evolving architecture, nature and machine, Planes in the Sky offers a new idea of discovery.
This year’s participatory art piece is William Chambers’ Service Station. The Service Station is an interactive experience. The attendant asks the question: “What is missing in your life or the world?” Participants are invited to talk about their experiences and consider embroidering their answers on the rest room towel. It began in 2015 and has travelled to 10 cities and collected more than 300 embroidered answers. Each roll is 40 yards long, leaving space for many words and images.
Fort Point can be reached by the Red Line at South Station or Broadway, the Silver Line at Courthouse, and is easily accessible from RT 93 and The Mass Turnpike. Studios are within easy walking distance of each other. Free parking is available all weekend at Central Parking Lot across from 249 A Street, access from Binford Street.
In addition to galleries, studios, and participatory art, Spring Art Walk highlights Fort Point’s public art installations. Works on display:
Starry Night by Lisa Greenfield and Daniel J. van Ackere
The A Street underpass is transformed into a place to linger, combining creativity, public access, and state- of-the-art technology, using fully programmable LED lights. Location: A Street beneath Summer Street.
PYR2014 by Don Eyles
Boston cobblestones, floating on water in the shape of a pyramid, mark past and future histories. Location: Fort Point Channel, south side of Summer Street Bridge.
Channel Center Garage, installation by Joanne Kaliontzis + Spalding Tougias Architects
Painted perforated metal panels enclose this 9-story parking garage which also serves as a backdrop for the neighborhood’ s newest park. Light and shadows play inside and outside during the day, and mesmerize with flowing color LED lights at night. Location: off A Street + Iron Street, near Channel Center development park.
The Fort Point Arts Community builds cultural vibrancy in Boston by cultivating an empowered community of artists, organizations, and supporters. FPAC promotes the work of our artists to a broad and diverse audience, advocates for art opportunities, develops permanent, affordable live-work studio space and ensures that art is an essential part of the life of a creative city.
Fort Point is one of New England’s largest artist communities, home to over 300 artists who produce work in a wide array of media.