Friday, Oct 16, 2015 4:00p -
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 6:00p
Fort Point Arts Community
300 Summer Street, M1
Boston, MA 02465
Art, Kid Friendly, Music, Performing Arts
Fort Point Open Studios weekend will be held Friday through Sunday, October 16th-18th. More than 150 artists will open their studio doors to thousands of visitors as we celebrate 36 years of Open Studios in Fort Point. In addition to the Saturday and Sunday hours from 12 to 6pm, selected studios are open during a Friday Preview Evening, from 4pm to 7:00 pm on October 16th.
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.
In conjunction with Open Studios, FPAC presents two temporary public art installations in the water, and one on land. This year’s Public Art Series will be anchored by Hilary Zelson’s large-scale floating installation, Who Wears Wool, which depicts two sheep, a call to Fort Point’s history in the wool industry. Also on view are Don Eyles PYR 2014, a floating pyramid in the Fort Point Channel made to represent Boston cobblestoned streets and John Hansen’s Artist at Work, a plexiglass sculpture and solar LED lights that presents a collection of imagery that is structurally supporting, visually entertaining and open to interpretation.
The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery at 300 Summer Street features The Annual Members Group Show, with individual works in all media by more than 75 Fort Point artists. The opening reception for FPAC’s annual members Group Show is Thursday, October 15th from 5:00-7:30pm. At the Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, Big Picture III showcases large-scale works by FPAC members.
Open Studios is organized by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC), which represents the over 300 artists working and living in this unique waterfront neighborhood. Fort Point is recognized as one of New England’s largest and oldest arts communities. FPAC pioneered the concept of Open Studios in Boston.