Exercise both your mind and your body at the 11th Annual Fort Point Art Walk beginning on May 6 from 4-7pm and continuing May 7-8, 12-5pm.
Art Walk features more than 75 artists opening their studios in Boston’s Fort Point. So here’s your chance to check out the studios of some of Boston’s finest painters, jewelers, ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, and textile artists. It’s free and it’s good for your right brain.
Brief artists’ talks and demonstrations are also scheduled throughout the weekend. Sculptor and potter Linda Huey will demonstrate the making of a vessel from ceramic leaves, mixed media artist Bonnie Mineo will be demonstrating printing with foam plates, Jim Shea will be wheel throwing pottery, and Jay Higginbottom will be showing his watercolor painting techniques.
Boston Street Lab will also be participating as a guest, with their Work In Progress series. Art Walk visitors can view open dance rehearsals in the raw, ground-floor space at Midway Studios, plus an installation that shows a writer at work, his words projected nearly two stories tall as he writes. Details and schedule on www.fortpointarts.org.
ArtSake thinks that if you can’t find something you like on this Art Walk, then chances are, you’re an official, capital “C” curmudgeon! So get out there and have some fun – and support each other in our artistic endeavors.
Studios are all located within a three-block area, a short walk from T and commuter rail at South Station in downtown Boston, and the Silver Line Courthouse stop. Easy, breezy walking if you’re not in massively high heels.
Art Walk is self guided: maps and directories will be available at information booths at the corner of A and Binford Streets and in all participating buildings. Locations of studios and galleries include: 15 Channel Center, 25 Channel Center Street, 249 A Street, 319 A Street, 347 Congress Street, 346 Congress Street, and 12 Farnsworth Street. Free parking will be available in the Central Parking Lot directly across from 249 A Street, thanks to Gillette/P&G. Questions: 617-423-1100.
Image credit: All images courtesy of FPAC. Photographs from top to botton: Kate Davis Caldwell by Packert Photography; Linda Huey in her clay studio, photo by Stagg Giuliano; Paintings by Maggie Connors and Nataliya Bregel, from Lost and Found at the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery (May 5 – July 1, 2011); Bracelet by Julia Groos; Michael Shea throwing.