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 Spring Art Walk 2017

As featured in the Boston Globe!

Friday, May 12: Preview all galleries and select studios 4-7 pm
Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14: 12-6 pm

Spring Art Walk 2017 Map

Participating Artists & Events

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Spring Art Walk Gallery shows included 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.

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.

Parking Info

  • Free parking is available all weekend at Central Parking Lot across from 249 A Street, access from Binford Street.
  • The Necco entrance is closed to the parking lot. You must enter and exit from Binford St.
  • Guests must pull a ticket to enter the lot.
  • To leave, guests must insert original ticket and then scan the validation bar code we provide. These will be distributed through info tables and galleries.
  • An attendant will be on duty 7 AM – 7 PM to assist with problems.
  • After 7 PM, there is an intercom button to push. Guests just need to say they are attending Art Walk and they will be able to exit. The lot would like to minimize use of this as much as possible.

Fall Open Studios 2016

October 13: Kickoff reception for the Open Studios Group Show at FPAC Gallery, 6-8 pm
October 14:
Friday Preview select studios open 4–7pm
October 15-16: Saturday and Sunday studios open 12–6pm

download our brochure with studios, galleries, and public art here

Twice a year, FPAC artists open their studio doors to share the arts, industry and culture of this unique community, with the public. FPAC’s Fall Open Studios event features the work of over 150 artists, crafts people, and designers.

Works are on view in studios, galleries, on the streets and in the water around Fort Point. Explore the historic warehouse buildings that are home to painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers, potters, weavers, graphic and industrial designers, dancers, musicians, performance artists, and more.



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SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers), by Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier | A+J Art+Design

SOS is composed of 20+ figures painted in “Safety Orange” and swimming with salvaged black inner tubes used as personal floatation devices. SOS invokes the Fort Point Channel Basin as a metaphor for the seas across which people have always traveled in search of shelter, freedom, prosperity and safety; seas in which they have often lost their lives. The Swimmers reference the world’s refugees and migrants, and the long history of global migration on which our city and nation are largely built.

















Watch Leslie Miller create her intricate paper cuts, and see her selection of different paper cuts from artists around the world. 249 A Street Cooperative #51, Sat. 12-6

A live painting demonstration by internationally recognized street artist Nineta. She will be sharing tips and techniques for transforming your work from the page to walls, as she paints throughout the day. Midway, 5th Floor, Sat. Sun. 12-6

Philip Sawyer will demonstrate and discuss old-school and contemporary tailoring techniques. Location: Midway Artist Studios #610, Sat. 2pm

Eli Portman demonstrates the basic use and handling of a dip pen, and you can come try it for yourself! Get ready to learn a new tool and make some bold strokes! Location: Midway Artist Studios Lobby, Sun., 2 pm



A series of movement based performances using human-scale sculpture to hide and reveal the body and to explore contained space and vastness. Midway Artist Studios Lobby, Sat: 2pm, 4pm, Sun. 3pm






Roberto will screen 3 films: “Peach Pie”, a drama filmed in Fort Point Channel that is an Official Selection at national film festivals; a sneak preview of “Jesseca Ferguson: Cabinet of Curiosity,” about the renowned Fort Point artist and pinhole photographer; and a sneak preview of “Charles Coe: Man of Letters”, about the Cambridge author and musician. Location: Midway Studios #419, Fri. 6pm, Sat. 2pm, 4pm, Sun. 12pm, 2pm, 4pm





sahula_johhny_heatherandjohnny_0092JOHNNY & FRIENDS Elevator Music
Location: Midway Artist Studios passenger elevator, Fri. 4-7 pm, Sat./Sun. ‪‬‬‬‬‬‬‬12-6

Vocalist Sharon Montella sings popular and Broadway show tunes with Allen Razdow on keyboards and Bill Frese on acoustic bass Location: Midway Artist Studios Lobby Fri, 6pm

vocal/guitar duo featuring Kathryn Howell, lead vocals, and Roberto Mighty, guitar and vocals, perform live jazz, showtunes, pop and original music. Location: Midway Artist Studios Fri. 5pm, Sat. 1pm, 5pm; Sun. 1pm, 5 pm

Acoustic set by all-female band managed and produced by Liz Borden. Location: Midway Studios Lobby, Sun., 4pm