1.5 min readBy Published On: May 7th, 2013Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Got Art ?

May 2013

Two free outdoor art activities in Fort Point. Fun for the whole family!

Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)  is hosting its Spring Art Walk/Spring Open Studios on May 10-12!  The event is free and open to public!

From their website:  “Art Walk, our spring open studios weekend is just a little over a week away, May 10-12. With 75 studios and galleries open, special events, hand-on art activities, and public art–you won’t want to miss it!!

More info: http://www.fortpointarts.org/open-studios/

Also while you are exploring the Fort Point neighborhood (which is part of South Boston) keep and eye our for:

Design Museum Boston presents: Street Seats Re-imagining the Public Bench

“Design Museum Boston’s Street Seats is a unique opportunity to think differently about public seating. Design brings communities together, and public seating sets the stage for chance encounters, people watching, connecting with nature, or simply taking a break. This outdoor exhibition is the culmination of a design competition which gave creative people from around the world a chance to rethink the humble public bench. Over 170 teams participated and 23 countries were represented. Designers were challenged to create environmentally-friendly outdoor sidewalk furniture for Fort Point Channel with a focus on reuse, renewable materials, and innovative construction methods. The outdoor exhibition features the Semi-Finalists from the Street Seats Design Challenge – 19 unique public benches that help us see the city in a whole new light.”

Guided tours are every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 1pm and 7pm.

More info:  http://designmuseumboston.org/exhibits/streetseats

Kathleen Bitetti is a practicing visual artist, a curator/art administrator and a public policy and advocacy expert based in South Boston. www.kathleenbitetti.com