Friday October 17-Sunday October 19, 2014
More than 150 artists open their studio doors to visitors as we celebrate 35 years of Open Studios in Fort Point.
Friday October 17th Preview: 4-7pm
Saturday & Sunday 10/18 &19: 12-6pm
Explore the historic waterfront warehouses that are home to painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, printmakers, book artists, photographers, and more. Meet local artists and craftspeople, and get a behind the scenes look at where Boston artists create their work. Find established artists, and discover new emerging talents. Stroll, ponder, and browse. Buy original art from the people who make it.
Visitors to Open Studios can tour artists’ studios in 14 buildings in the Fort Point neighborhood, as well as galleries and pop-up exhibit venues. All buildings are in easy walking distance of each other. Free participatory art-making activities for all ages will take place on Saturday and Sunday at multiple locations. Performance and special events are also part of this year’s Open Studios.
New this year: thanks to the City of Boston’s Department of Arts & Culture, we’ll have a free shuttle to help you get around the neighborhood!
Free to the public
Free parking thanks to Gillette/P&G and Central Parking: in the parking lot at A Street and Binford Streets-please note this is a new parking location, across the street from the lot you may be used to using. Turn onto Binford Street from A Street towards the Channel, then turn left into the parking (look for signs). If that lot is full, proceed farther down Binford and turn right to enter the large open lot. You will need to take a ticket to enter, but when you depart tell the cashier you were here for Open Studios and your parking will be free.
View the list of participants by location here
Search the list of artists here
See the full schedule of special events, artists’ demos and performance here
Get directions here
Download a map of Open Studios here
Preview the Open Studios Brochure here. Please note: four artists were accidentally omitted form the listings: Jenifer Stark, Petra Seibertova, Wendi Shapiro, and Heather Meri Stewart can all be found at 319 A Street 1st floor.
In conjunction with Open Studios, FPAC presents an expanded series of temporary public art installations throughout the neighborhood. This year’s Public Art Series is anchored by Don Eyles’s PYR 2014, a sculpture floating in the Fort Point Channel, and includes four new installations around Fort Point. Read more about our public art here
SAVE THE DATES:
Our Fall Open Studios always occur on the third weekend of October, and Spring Open Studios happens every May. All of our Open Studios events are free to the public. In December we host a holiday sale in conjunction with Fort Point’s Holiday Stroll.
Future Fort Point Open Studios dates are:
Spring Open Studios/Art Walk: May 15-17, 2015
Fall Open Studios: October 16-18, 2015
and our 2014 Holiday Sale takes place December 5-7, 2014