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Fort Point Open Studios 2012

Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios
Oct 19 - 21, 2012

Fort Point Arts CommunityExplore the historic waterfront warehouses that are home to painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, fashion designers, 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 explore 10 buildings in the Fort Point neighborhood, plus galleries and creative design shops. All buildings are in easy walking distance of each other.

The 33rd-Annual Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios, which will feature over 150 artists from painters to glass blowers, will officially start Friday, Oct. 19 and run through the weekend.

The tour will feature a collection of neighborhood artists, hands-on activities and performances.

Open Studios Events are free to the public,  with FREE PARKING in the Central Parking Lot on Binford Street off of A Street

Open Studios at the Fort Point Community Website


Download the map and a schedule of special events

SATURDAY 10.20.12 Demonstrations:

2pm Jenifer Stark
knitting machine and textile art demos 300 Summer St., 4th floor

3pm Nicole Aquillano
Nicole demonstrates slip casting techniques in her ceramics studio Midway Studios, 2nd floor


Mini Music Fest: music at Fort Point Framers 300 Summer Street, mezzanine

    12:30 Jack Parizo sings the Great American Songbook
    1:00 Robert Avila
    2:30 Tony Savarino and the Savtones
    3:30 John cremona & friends Psychedelic folk hymns
    4:30 Heather and Johnny
SUNDAY 10.21.12 Demonstrations

1pm Lisa Knox
Transforming a Simple Piece of Fabric into a Work of Art, a drawing demonstration 249 A Street, 4th floor

2pm Amy MacDonald
Animation: creating a frame by frame character animation using Adobe Flash 319 A Street

3pm Jenifer Stark
knitting machine and textile art demos 300 Summer Street, 4th floor

4pm Jacob Higginbottom
watercolor demonstration, Midway Studios, 3rd floor


3pm John Cremona & Friends

Psychedelic folk hymns 319 A Street Loading Dock

5:15pm  Inside/Outside featuring Cam Sawzin performing Cello Suite No. 2 Allemande in C Major by J. S. Bach Midway Studios Group Space


Make your own Art with Bridget Matros at Midway Group Space

While artists are opening their studios, we’re MAKING one! Stop by and help build and  decorate our cardboard loft. Hang a piece of your own artwork in it before you go! All ages welcome

More About FPAC

FPAC is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 founded in 1980.

Their mission is to enrich the Fort Point area with a resident live/work artist population that contributes to the district's and the City of Boston's cultural life. In addition to fees from our artist members, we depend on support from individuals, corporations, and foundations who appreciate the value of a vibrant arts community in Fort Point. Please consider becoming a supporting member or sponsor. Help keep art alive in Fort Point!

Posted: October 18, 2012     Nancy J Conrad

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