While it may not seem as though spring has finally arrived here in Boston just yet with the unexpected snowstorm this week, the rest of this week’s forecast calls for warmer weather. To get yourself spring ready, it’s time to start planning for those outdoor gallery walks. Here’s a look at five of the hautest ones in Boston.
1 Beacon Hill Art Walk
On Sunday, June 5 from noon to 6 p.m., Beacon Hill will host its annual art walk. Residents and visitors alike have the opportunity to view artwork on display (and for sale) throughout beautiful private gardens, walkways and courtyards. The walk got its start in 1990 and has become a highly anticipated summer event since.
135 ½ Charles Street Boston, MA 02114
2 SoWa Art Walk
In May, get ready for the South End's annual arts celebration. The event is being held on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. where more than 150,000 square feet of studio rentals will come alive with hundreds of artists showcasing their talent. From beautiful paintings to antique collections, you can find that special gift for everyone on your list (including yourself).
450 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118
3 Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios
From June 17 to 19, the artists of the Fort Point Arts Community will host a weekend of open studios. A special preview event is being held on Friday night from 4 to 7 p.m. with the main weekend opening from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with photographers, jewelers, painters and book artists displaying their works in 14 buildings throughout the neighborhood.
300 Summer Street Boston, MA 02210
4 Public Art Boston
If you need to get your art fix on now, you don't have to wait until May or June for a public art walk throughout the city, thanks to the Boston Art Commission. They have created a listing of historic and contemporary art installations throughout the neighborhoods of Boston that you can visit anytime of year. The walk includes stops in Back Bay and Beacon Hill as well as the Financial District and North End. There is a downloadable map on the site to get you started.
Boston City Hall Boston, MA 02201
5 Museum of Fine Arts Outdoor Tour
From April 30 to May 2, the Museum of Fine Arts will host an outdoor walking tour. The hour long walk (held from 1 to 2 p.m.) offers visitors the chance to journey through the gardens and view some of the museum's intricately designed architecture and outdoor sculptures,. The tour departs daily from the Sharf Visitor Center.
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115