Spring Public Art Series


photo credit: Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano














Tropical Fort Point by Peter Agoos

April 28 – June 15, 2014

Peter Agoos’ ‘Tropical Fort Point’ kicks off FPAC public art in 2014 and the lead up to FPAC Spring Open Studios.  In his own words:

“The struggle for quality public open space in the neighborhood and the likelihood of climate change-induced rising sea levels are the conceptual parents of Tropical Fort Point.”

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Location: Fort Point Channel between Summer St and Congress St bridges



I Wandered by Kate Gilbert and Karen Shanley

May 8-June 3, 2014

This project celebrates the joyous arrival of spring and invites you to explore the Fort Point through poetry. Large graphic daffodils and select phrases from “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud”, William Wordsworth’s 1807 poem about discovering a “host of dancing daffodils,” can be found in five different spots around the neighborhood—encouraging us to consider “the sparkling waves of glee,” to closely observe our geography and place, and to reconnect with the lost art of meditative walking.

Locations: Harborwalk at Congress Street (Fort Point side) and multiple locations around Fort Point. May 8-June 3, 2014



Silver Lining by Elisa Hamilton

May 9th: 4-7pm, May 10th and 11th  from 12-5pm

Silver Lining is an inclusive exploration of our relationship with hope that invites the public to engage in the brilliance of possibility.  All are invited to literally “take what they need” in this optimistic intervention that challenges participants to see the good in the world that surrounds us.

Location: Summer Street Bridge over Fort Point Channel.


These projects are supported by a grant from the Fort Point Channel Operations Board with funds from the Chapter 91 Waterways Regulations License #11419 for Russia Wharf, now Atlantic Wharf and will be installed in and around the Fort Point Channel in conjunction with Open Studios. 


Due to unforeseen circumstances the installation of Shimmer has been delayed. An updated schedule will be posted here.

Claudia Ravaschiere and Michael Moss: Shimmer

Shimmer 1Shimmer uses the refractive qualities of translucent plexi glass fragments and wind driven kinetics to activate the Harbor Walk and engage to public’s viewing of the area along the Fort Point Channel. A combination of fluorescent and jewel toned small panels will be installed between the railings to move to catch the wind and light of the water’s surface.

Locations: Harborwalk at Summer Street (Fort Point side) and at Congress Street (Downtown side).

Visit our archive page to see past Fort Point public art projects