Just in time for the holidays, a selection of New England’s most talented artisans and crafters will bring the best of their handmade jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, soaps, candles and body oils, sculpture, original illustrations, photography and paintings, chocolates and confections to the Arsenal Project (formerly the Arsenal Mall) for a weekend-long shopping extravaganza. With gift-wrapping on-site with proceeds going to charity and live musical performances from local musicians and choirs, this event is not to be missed!
Vendors at this event maintain online shops on the handmade-focused global marketplace, Etsy.com. They also reside in the Greater Boston area, and meet monthly with a goal to strengthen the local artist/maker/seller community! Saturday, December 20th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday, December 21st, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM The Arsenal Project of Watertown 485 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
and Sunday, December 14, 2014,12:00 noon - 5:00 pm.
Holly Fair has been a Harvard Square tradition for over 60 years and the Center has been the place to shop for top quality, hand-crafted artwork and gifts for the holiday season. This year's fair—Saturday, December 13 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, December 14 from noon to 5pm—features more than 70 vendors spread out in both buildings at 42 & 56 Brattle. Proceeds will go to support the artists and to the CCAE scholarship fund.
"We have a tremendous variety of beautiful and affordable things this year," commented Executive Director Susan Hartnett. "Shoppers can find handmade jewelry, bags, sweaters, scarves, natural beauty items, soaps, ceramics, stained glass, ornaments, photographs, cards, prints, paintings, food items and much more—ranging in price from $2 to $200."
New vendors this year include artist Maeve Mueller, a participant in this year's Comm…
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Featuring over 30 talented local artists!
Browse: Affordable Art, Crafts, Jewelry, Ornaments, Greeting Cards, Records, Paintings, Screen Prints, Posters, Vintage Clothing, Original Drawings, Self-Published Books, Locally Designed Clothing, Stickers, Buttons, Coloring Books, Comics, and MORE!
Adult holiday drinks and kid friendly holiday drinks will be available.
This event is family friendly!
Projected holiday movies and holiday music provided by MMMMaven!
Brought to you by: Central Square Business Association, The Middle East Club, The Central Square Cultural District, Paint Pens Collective, and MMMMaven
Curated by: Elizabeth Siegel of BostonArtistsBlog.com
This event is FREE to the public!
The Middle East
472-480 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA https://www.facebook.com/events/1542226609347466/
Port Call - Shipyard Soirée Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:00pm-12:00am 256 Marginal Street Boston, MA 02128
HarborArts warmly invites you to PORT CALL, their first annual winter shipyard soirée. Join them for an evening of art, music, and libations in BLDG 32, an immense raw industrial space they plan to transform into an incubator for public art in Boston!
This BLDG 32 showcase will include a curated pop-up exhibition featuring works by compelling contemporary artists, paired with sonidos calientes by Ricardo De Lima (of Picó Picante) and friends. Keep the chill off with custom cocktails from Boston’s own GrandTen Distillery and delicious hot bites.
Your $30 ticket includes complimentary food and drinks; all proceeds from the event will support local artists and arts programming in the shipyard.
Feel free to invite friends by sharing the link. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/port-call-shipyard-soiree-tickets-14334919129?aff=rmlist Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/395154460638802
BUST Magazine Announces First ever Boston Holiday Craftacular! November 22, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116 Browse over 120 handmade, vintage, indie craft, and fancy-food vendors at BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular! Get creative and join in on the exciting craft workshops and demos from some of the most talented New England crafters! DJs will be spinning jams all day to set the groove and put you in the holiday spirit. If you heard rumors about a Cat Cafe, you heard correctly! There will be 8 real cats at the Cat Cafe for you to watch and snuggle! To top it off, you'll have the chance to participate in a FREE raffle for your chance to win fantastic prizes from vendors and sponsors! PLUS: Who doesn't love swag? The the first 300 shoppers each day snag a free limited-edition tote filled with holiday goodies (and a free copy of BUST)! Admission is $3; kids 12 and under get in free. A coat and stroller check wi…
Pre-Vinylite Society Showcard Show Curated by Meredith Kasabian of Best Dressed Signs
LAP is pleased to announce the first ever The Pre-Vinylite Society Show Card Show!
Show-card writing, an offshoot of sign painting, rose to proliferation in the late 19th century, making show cards nearly ubiquitous well into the 20th century, before succumbing almost entirely to advancing technologies in printing and mass reproduction. Ephemeral in nature, show-cards are window signs that are traditionally painted on paper or cardstock and serve to promote retail sales, events, or other temporary opportunities. As a method of advertising, early show-cards played an important role in the way that shops and other businesses presented their wares, helping to bring about a marketing tool that thrives to this day.
The Pre-Vinylite Society Show Card Show aims to shed light on this facet of advertising and sign painting history by featuring the work of sign painters, card-writers, and sign enthusiasts of al…
Pots On Wheels (POW!) represents the collaboration of one hundred potters to launch a KickStarter online fundraising effort. The fundraiser began Nov. 4 and runs to Dec. 1.11.05.14 Massachusetts — Pots On Wheels (going by its acronym, POW!) is initiating a fundraising campaign through the website KickStarter to purchase a commercial-size van that will enable local ceramic artists to bring the hand-made experience of pottery to under-served communities. The KickStarter campaign is remarkable for the fact that over 100 potters have donated work to help raise support. Individuals who pledge to the POW! KickStarter will have the choice to receive an original work of ceramic art from among hundreds of donated pieces, or other pledge incentives. The POW! KickStarter campaign begins November 4 and runs until December 1. Hayne Bayless, one of the founding artists behind POW!, said,"Having a hundred artists supporting the success of our KickStarter is very exciting. From emerging artists …
(Somerville, MA) The Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square presents 'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road,' a group exhibition sponsored by Atwood's Tavern and Panopticon Imaging, featuring the work of over twenty-five local and regional artists and musicians, and curated by Jenn Harrington and Susan Berstler. The exhibit runs from November 6-22, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6-8 p.m. and a special event - On the Road: Stories - on November 12, 2014, 7-9 p.m.
'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road' We elevate our heroes. The gods are in the clouds. Superheroes fly. Marbled idols stand on pedestals. And our cameras aim at musicians where they are at their best - on stage. But how do they get there? And, more importantly - with days dedicated to cramped cars, thin wallets, beat-up motels, loneliness - why do they follow that long and winding road from one venue to the next? 'I've Been Everywhere, Man:…
ARTCRANK's second annual Boston show features handmade, bike-inspired posters created by local artists. Limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for $50 each.
Join the creators and their friends, Shinola, Neenah Paper and Clif Bar, for an afternoon and evening of bike-inspired posters, local craft beer, and guaranteed good times.
ARTISTS Aaron Tenbuuren | Alex Carlson | Allison Bamcat | Benjamin K. Shown | Brendan Totten | Chris Piascik | Dave Tschiegg | Doug Harry | Erich Roehre | Gerardo Garduno | Ian Dickens | James Weinberg | Jim Moorehead | Josh LaFayette | Kirk Wallace | Lizzy Dargie | Logan Faerber | Matt Plays | Meredith Miotke | Mikk Olli | Molly Taafe | Richie Stewart | Rob Larsen | Sarah Gay O’Neill & Chris O’Neill…
October 9 – November 1, 2014 Artists reception: Saturday, October 25, 2014
AHA Night! Get here or the internet will beat you to it!!!!
UGLYgallery is proud to present the Evil, UGLY, Monster Show featuring work curated by MCA of Evil Design and Matt Walker of Monster Kolor from over 40 local, national, and international low brow and designer toy artists.
Toys are not just child’s play. The collector designer toy market has been steadily growing since the late 90’s, and our guest curators MCA and Monster Kolor have been there every step of the way. MCA’s roots run deep in the urban contemporary art game. Over the past 20 years, he has produced toys, tees, prints, and stickers, lots and lots of stickers! His evil ape and qee zilla, produced by Hong Kong designer toy company Toy2R, are great examples of the evolution of his work as an illustrator. The development of the sketch that then became a sticker on a street corner, that then inspired the design of a vinyl toy has taken him around …
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) welcomes Stefanos Tsivopoulos for a free screening of his film, History Zero and conversation with SMFA faculty members Jane Gillooly and Tina Wasserman. History Zero, which represented Greece at the 2013 Venice Biennial,depicts three human experiences relating to notions about value systems, exploring the role of currency in the formation of relationships and political and social elements relating to the ownership of money. Thursday, October 9, 7:30 pm History Zero Screening + Conversation with Stefanos Tsivopoulos Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium, SMFA | Free admission Hosted in conjunction with SMFA's fall exhibition, “Reverb: New Art from Greece.” Visit smfa.edu/reverb for details.
"Water — our most precious resource. Easy to take for granted, but without it, there can be no life. Industrial practices, human behaviors, and climate change have caused us to face unquestionable challenges regarding the future of our water supply.
Through paint and sound, artist Anne Neely, in collaboration with sound artist Halsey Burgund, focuses our attention on alarming stories unfolding today. Neely invites inquiry into water's unifying role in our world and the many ways humans affect it." Learn more about artist Anne Neely.
Neely and Islam will visit the Museum of Science on Wednesday, October 1st to discuss Neely’s making of Water Stories: Conversations in Paint and Sound exhibitand Islam’s insights into the water-related issues that affect our lives. Immediately following the program attendees are welcome to tour the gallery and experience the exhibit which includes audioscapes designed by sound artist Halsey Burgund.
The October 1st program, which runs from …
Opening Party: October 3, 2014
Monstrous Family Fun at Boston Children’s Museum Monster Party will unleash your inner party-monster!
Join us for Monster Party with a full on monster-themed installation that includes an interactive mural by Evoker and Tim Sullivan; smelly monster sculptures by The !ND!V!DUALS; a monster safari by MadKnits, Tofu Squirrel, Jess George, Venus Jaw, and Ben Bishop; a sensory box by Fish McGill; monster bean bag toss by Evoker; and a monster animation by Peter Reynolds and FableVision.
For full-on Monster Party Mayhem head over to our neighborhood Flour Bakery/Fort Point for some scarily delicious monster treats!
Boston Children’s Museum is open Friday nights till 9pm with $1 admission per person after 5pm
Monster Party will be on display after the October 3 opening until mid-December. (Here's a sneak peek at the Baticorn, a collaboration plush by MadKnits and Tofu Squirrel, one of the many monsters you can look for in the museum.)
Brought to you by:
Joo Lee Kang Still Life with Insects #72014 ballpoint pen on paper 22x15" JOO LEE KANG Troubled Paradise
PERI SCHWARTZ Composing Paintings September 2 - October 4, 2014 at Gallery NAGA
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
67 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston present eleven emerging and mid-career Greek artists who illustrate how artists are interpreting and responding to the reverberations of social, political, and economic conditions during a crucial time in Greece’s history. Featuring: Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Andreas Ragnar Kassapis, Dimitris Papoutsakis, Eftihis Patsourakis, Nana Sachini, Yorgos Sapountzis, Vangelis Vlahos, Paky Vlassopoulou, and Myrto Xanthopoulou Opening Reception | September 9, 5–7 pm For All the Reasons in the World, performance by Eirene Efstathiou | September 10, 12–12:30 pm (Corner of Massachusetts Avenue + Newbury Street, Boston) Curatorial presentation and tour with Eirene Efstathiou + Evita Tsokanta | September 11, 12:30–2 pm More details at smfa.edu/reverb.