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

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