Parking: Free Parking is available for Open Studios, Fall Open Studios 2024
Save the date! October 18-20 2024

October 18: Friday Preview select studios open 4–7pm
October 19-20, Saturday and Sunday studios open 11–5pm

Every year in the Fall artists of Fort Point open their studios to the public. Join us for a weekend of art! 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 4 artist 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. Performance and special events are also part of this year’s Open Studios.

Open Studios is free and open to the public

Fort Point is a neighborhood of South Boston located next to Downtown, a short walk from South Station.

By public transit:
From South Station: Take the T’s Red Line to the South Station stop. Look for the Summer Street or Federal Reserve exit. Once above ground, orient yourself so that the clustered buildings of downtown are at your back; the steel-gray Federal Reserve building should be to your left and South Station to your right. This is Summer Street.

Walk for one block and proceed straight ahead to cross the Fort Point Channel using either the Summer (or go left for a short block to cross the the Congress Street Bridge). From Summer Street, walk half a block until you reach 300 Summer to find the FPAC Gallery, or you can make the first right at the end of the bridge onto Melcher Street. Melcher curves around to meet A Street.

Alternatively, you may take the Red Line or 9 Bus to Broadway T stop. Walk one block to A Street, turn left and walk along A Street until you come to Channel Center, to find Midway Studios (15 Channel Center Street)

Bus #11 stops right in front of both 249 A Street — you can pick it up in Downtown Boston or just outside of South Station if you don’t feel like the walk across the Channel.

By car: Please use a free online map service, such as Mapquest or Google Maps.  To get closest to the free parking you can enter 284 A Street as your destination and follow final directions below.

Parking: Free Parking is available for Open Studios, in the parking lot at A Street and Binford Streets. Turn onto Binford Street from A Street towards the Channel, then turn right at the end of the street into the parking (there will be signs). You can also download a map using the link at the top of this page. You may have to take a ticket to enter the parking lot, but when you leave you will tell the attendant that you were here for Open Studios and there will be no charge.                                          

You can also find metered parking on Congress Street, Summer Street, and A Street, and in the surrounding area. Read all signage carefully, as much of this parking is Residential Permit Parking at some period of time. There are also several pay parking lots in the area.

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