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About Made in Fort Point

Made in Fort Point sells and exhibits art, craft and design of over 50 Fort Point Arts Community members.
Find paintings, jewelry, prints, photography, ceramics, furniture, lighting, artists’ books, wearables, greeting cards, and more, all made by local artists.

Interested in joining the store? Please see our requirements and FAQs here.

Email mifp@fortpointarts.org

Twitter @madeinfortpoint

Instagram @made_in_fort_point

We are now located at 315 on A, thanks to the generosity of Gerding Edlen.

Made In Fort Point is run entirely by the volunteer efforts of our artist members. Where you see a name or event listed on the calendar below, we are open. If you have any questions please call us at 617-423-1100 or check our Twitter feed for up to date information.

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MADE IN FORT POINT  

315 A Street

Boston MA 02210  

617-423-1100

Thank you to Gerding Edlen for support of Made in Fort Point.

Thank you to the City of Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh, and The Boston Redevelopment Authority.

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Current and Previous Events

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Paper Cutting Around the World

Paper Cutting Around the World Workshop with long-time art educator Leslie A. Miller, who discovered this very human craft while teaching elementary school art classes.
Leslie will be at on site from 11 AM until 3 PM with examples of this interesting craft from many places. Indeed, in most countries, each area of the country has it’s own special form of paper cutting. We will discover these ancient forms, modern takes, and its use in our media and art today.

Several materials and tools will be available for your use and experimentation…did we say experimentation? If you have no knowledge of this craft, or if you are an expert, purchased some, or have a favorite tool, from tiny scissors to sheep cutting shears. Come share, experience and learn.

Will you form a card, a creation for your wall? a decoration for an egg (!), or ornamentation for your house, as you will find in many houses around the world? There are no rules, or regulations except discovering what is possible.

Join us Friday April 22nd any time between 11 AM and 3 PM! RSVP here.

Demonstration will take place in the lobby of 315 on A, immediately outside the entrance to the Made In Fort Point store.

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Make your own graffiti art with artist Wendy Shapiro – SOLD OUT!

Come make your own street-art inspired pieces with the help of painter Wendy Shapiro! She will show you how to make unique graffiti panels you can take home using non-toxic, food-based spray paints. If you’ve ever wanted to try spray painting but were scared off by the chemicals, this is your chance to experiment! You’ll learn some of Wendy’s special layering techniques and channel them into your own original expression.
This workshop is open to all ages, limited to 10 participants. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the South Boston Community Development Foundation.

Two dates: April 20th 11 am – 1 pm and May 3rd 11 am – 1 pm.

Workshop will take place in the lobby of 315 on A, immediately outside the entrance to the Made In Fort Point store.

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Made In Fort Point @ Boston Design Week

One at a Time: Slow Fashion in a Fast World

What is the meaning of handmade clothing in a world that moves at the speed of 4G? Why should we value heirlooms when knockoffs can be had at a fraction of the price?
Local celebrity designer Amy Nguyen headlines a group of Fort Point artists passionate about sustainable, long-lasting fashion.

Come see their handmade designs, and hear Amy explain the ethos, process, and purpose behind her bespoke textiles. You can also read about all our participating artists here!

Join us at Made in Fort Point at 315 A St. on Thursday, March 31st from 5pm-7pm for this free event! RSVP HERE.

Enjoy treats from Fort Point hot spot Row34 and 10% off all purchases made in store that evening! More information about all our participating artists to come shortly, so check in with us regularly on Twitter and Instagram for updates!
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Join us at Made in Fort Point at 315 A St. on Saturday, February 13th from 2pm-4pm for a free Valentine making workshop!

Nibble holiday-inspired chocolates and make a handmade card for your sweetheart (theres something we haven’t done since grade school!) with the help of local artist Ana Noordzij Crowley.

We’re also offering 10% off all purchases during the workshop! Handmade card AND a locally handmade gift? That’s a win-win.

Thanks to 315onA for hosting this event in their beautiful (and warm and cozy) lobby.

Photo and Valentine’s Day promo by Kathy Chapman.
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Seaport Summer Camp: Works Inspired by the Season

Enjoy paintings, collage, photography and more all created by members of the Fort Point Arts Community exploring themes of summer. You’ll find pieces inspired by baseball, bright colors, or reminders of the south of France, all available for purchase in support of the vibrant arts community in Fort Point.

Join Made in Fort Point at 315 A St. on Thursday, July 9th from 5pm-7pm for our Wienies and Wine opening reception. Nosh on hot dogs and summer snacks with wine from Sagarino’s to celebrate and enjoy the show! RSVP

Show runs from July 6th through August.

Thanks for the continued support of the Made in Fort Point Sponsors, The Barking Crab and 315onA.

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Join Made in Fort Point on Wednesday June 10th from 5-7pm for a celebration of our June Featured Artist, Liliana Folta. Wine and refreshments will be served. RSVP

Liliana Folta was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She currently has her studio in Fort Point since 2009 and soon will relocate her studio in Berlin, Germany. She has studied Fine Arts and ceramics at Tarrant County College NE Texas, were she received an “Outstanding Merit Award” and a “Distinguished Scholarship.”

 

Art Statement:

“I have chosen the raven as a powerful symbol and an intelligent bird; The Sentinel, appears as a strong figure protecting his habitat.

In this ongoing series of paintings and white sculptural ceramics titled Desplazados y Enredados (Displaced and Tangled), I am exploring the reactions of fauna and flora in response to human behavior. My ceramic works coalesce into a variety of forms, from wall sculptures and the tridimensional to installations. These surface treatments and hand-built methods are a slow process that allows me the opportunity to understand my chosen medium.”

 

Every month Made in Fort Point, located in the rear of the 315onA residential building, dedicates an expanded space to featuring the work of one artist participating in the store. After expressing interest, artists are randomly selected. The work shown is of their choosing.

 

Thanks again to our store sponsors 315onA and The Barking Crab.

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FORT POINT SPRING OPEN STUDIOS

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Made in Fort Point will be open during Open Studios!

 

Take a load off in the lobby of 315onA and see a great selection of artwork! We’re hosting a ‘Cow Appreciation Day’ on Friday, 5.15 from 4-7pm. Bee’s Knees Supplies will be here to toast Miklos Pogany’s ‘Standing Out from the Herd’ bovine portraits with a tasting of local cheeses.

 

 

 

On Sunday, 5.17 at 3pm join us for a book signing with Flour’s Joanne Chang! She brings her newest, Baking with Less Sugar, available for purchase. From the book: “Trust Joanne Chang—beloved author of the bestselling Flour and a Harvard math major to boot—to come up with this winning formula: Minus the sugar equals plus the flavor. The 60-plus recipes here are an eye-opener for anyone who loves to bake and wants to cut back on the sugar. Joanne warmly shares her secrets for playing up delicious ingredients and using natural sweeteners, such as honey, maple syrup, and fruit juice. In addition to entirely new go-to recipes, she’s also revisited classics from Flour and her lines-out-the-door bakeries to use minimal refined sugar. More than 35 mouthwatering photographs beautifully illustrate these revolutionary recipes, making this a must-have book for bakers of all skill levels.”

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Join Made in Fort Point on Thursday, May 7th from 5pm-7pm for the opening reception of the work of May’s Featured Artist Miklos Pogany.  Wine and light refreshments will be served. The show will be on view from May 1st through May 30th.

 

Standing Out from the Herd overtakes the space with unusual painted, drawn, and collaged bovine. Be sure to save a spot in your home and take one home with you!

 

Every month Made in Fort Point, located in the rear of the 315onA residential building, dedicates an expanded space to featuring the work of one artist participating in the store. After expressing interest, artists are randomly selected. The work shown is of their choosing.

 

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pearl W.BergmanNothing says “Perfect for Mom” like the gift of locally made jewelry and art! Join FPAC artists at Atlantic Wharf, at the intersection of Congress St. and Atlantic Ave. on Wednesday, May 6th between 11am and 2pm for a unique selection of thoughtful gifts. Participating artists include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian_Sage_1Wendy Bergman: Classical Jewelry Fresh Water Pearls/Semi-precious Gems Knit Cards

Lush Metals by Jennifer Chin: Silver and gold jewelry with a delicately industrial style

Mike HammeckerAcrylic paintings

Brian Sageoriginal oil paintings and limited edition prints

 

Thanks again to Atlantic Wharf for their continuing partnership with FPAC and MIFP

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Join Made in Fort Point on Thursday, April 9th from 5pm-7pm for the opening reception of the work of our April Featured Artist, Dawna Davis. Wine and light refreshments will be served. The show runs from April 1st through April 28th.

Evolution Part II

Working with wire allows the freedom, playfulness, color, shine and hands-on ability I desire. Each time I work on a wire project, it evolves into a new and different project!

 

Every month Made in Fort Point dedicates an expanded space to featuring the work of one artist participating in the store. After expressing interest, artists are randomly selected. The work shown is of their choosing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Join us this month for “Outside the Lines” showcasing the work of the Made in Fort Point March Featured Artist, Rebecca Leviss Dwyer. Celebrate on Thursday, March 5th from 5pm-7pm for the opening reception. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments will be provided.

As a kid, I loved coloring books and paint-by-number sets, but just couldn’t help “improving” on them by working ”Outside the Lines.” Dwyer lets her paint and brushstrokes overtake the existing confining outlines.

RSVP here

Every month Made in Fort Point dedicates an expanded space to featuring the work of one artist participating in the store. After expressing interest, artists are randomly picked. The work shown is of their own choosing. For more information about Made in Fort Point, please see our FAQs.

 

 

After the Flood Rebecca Leviss Dwyer

 

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If you haven’t made it to our little corner of 315onA Made in Fort Point is bringing our great selection of handmade gifts to you,  just in time for Valentine’s Day! Find an amazing gift handmade by artists living and working in the Fort Point neighborhood. Choose from a seasonal selection of jewelry, cards, floral objects and more, all locally made.

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We will be in the lobby of State Street at Channel Center from 11am-6pm on Thursday, February 12.

 

 

 

On Friday, February 13 and Saturday the 14th we will be in the lobby of the Atlantic Wharf building between 3pm and 6pm.

Artist Elisa Hamilton will be  presenting “Spreading the Love,” an annual project in which she creates handmade valentines, and then give them away to the public.  She says, “This year I will be making an installation of 500 valentines, and invite the public to take as many as they wish, asking only that they be given away to someone else. The goal of this project is to promote sharing, appreciation, and to connect to one another through giving.”

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Made sure to stay for the Fort Point Theater Channel’s FREE evening of dance following at 8pm.

If you need last minute flowers, floral lab will set up shop in the store on Friday, February 13 from noon until 5pm selling uniquely beautiful stems and bouquets.

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February Featured Artist: Jen Hill

Opening Reception Thursday, February 5th 5pm-7pm

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Artist Statement

The art that I make is an expression of the thousands of things that are spinning around in my head at any given moment.  I sometimes find it difficult to take these scattered and intense thoughts and pictures and turn them into something cohesive that I can express to others.  Making art has given me a way to graphically express and focus those thoughts.  It also allows me to share the beautiful things I see that are scattered within the massive jumble of seemingly unrelated chaos.

 

I am very drawn to bright colors, things that sparkle, and objects that stand out from the societal norms.  I strive to bring color and sparkle to others through jewelry, wearable art, mixed media artwork, and decorative installations at events and festivals.

 

 

Biography

 Jen Hill is a multimedia artist, originally from Albuquerque, NM, who now resides in the Greater Boston area.  She spent five years on the Board of Directors for the Firefly Arts Collective, was a member of the Broad Spectrum Art Collective in Fort Point and is an active member of the Fort Point Arts Community.  She has planned and provided deco and visual art for a number of art and music events in the New England area, as well as several gallery shows and artist bazaars showcasing art from local artists.  She volunteers at a number of arts and music events, including Figment, which takes place on the Rose Kennedy Greenway each July.  Her most recent project, Neon Icons was a tree lighting project at First Night Figment as part of the First Night activities at the Boston Commons.  She has also done participatory craft projects in the Fort Point area as part of the Boston’s First Night activities.

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Small Works Show December 5th-January 24th
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Previous Small Works Show

The Small Works Show opens on Friday, December 5th and features over 40 works no larger than 16”x16” including drawing, painting, photography, wall sculptures and mixed media by the artists who live and work in Fort Point. Pick up the perfect small piece as a gift or stop by after the holidays to find something for yourself!

 

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Jewelry Showcase November 2nd throughout holiday season

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Get a head start on your holiday shopping and peruse necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings in metals, precious stones, amber, glass, and more.

Featuring the work of FPAC members:

Wendy Bergman, Linda Leslie Brown, Carol Bugarin, Jennifer Chin, Dawna Davis, Julian De La Garza, Alys Myers, Jenne Rayburne, and Carol Stolze