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Tue 30

Wed 01

Thu 02


Sat & Sun

04 & 05

Friday May 3rd 2024

A Whole Day of Events in SoWa

Marfa Stance and Susan Ryder

Trunk Show Continues Thursday 10-5 and Friday 10-3


Presented by Artefact Boston, with Marfa Stance and artist Susan Ryder at 1317 Washington St #120, Boston, MA 02118

FREE - No RSVP Necessary

Join us for the Marfa Stance Collection and artist Susan Ryder’s collection of paper designs.  Marfa Stance is dedicated to challenging the status quo by creating pieces designed to be enhanced. Marfa Stance puts people in control by creating versatile garments and accessories with clever layering capabilities, making them able to be worn year-round. Susan Ryder uses high quality Bristol Bond paper and methods from apparel pattern making to create cut paper art. Ryder manipulates flat paper by folding, gluing, and stitching to manipulate them into art. 

Now View All Five Full-Length Presentations on YouTube Here

Starting 11:00 AM and Continuing To 6:00 PM

Designing Inclusively, Educating Globally

Presented by the Institute for Human Centered Design

560 Harrison Ave, Unit 401, Boston, MA 02118 

FREE - No RSVP Necessary

Join the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) for an immersive open house highlighting Inclusive Design. This event underscores IHCD's expanded educational commitment. We believe that sharing stories and real experience delivers the most impact. Attendees will partake in curated programming led by staff and industry experts, fostering a deeper understanding and application for Inclusive Design in the built environment. Live and virtual lectures, along with access to the largest Inclusive Design collection in the U.S., promise an enriching experience.  Read more... 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Weaving Artistry and Craftmanship into Interiors 

Presented by J.D. Staron

J.D. Staron Showroom, 460-A Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118 


Join J.D. Staron for an engaging discussion on the fusion of artistry and craftsmanship in the interior. Moderated by Jaci Conry, Editor-in-Chief, Boston Home, and featuring Dane Austin, Robin Gannon, Liz Caan, Cathy Purple Cherry, and Jakub Staron, explore dynamic design narratives, from decorative objects to textiles, architectural elements, and beyond. Uncover how these elements imbue interiors with intricate layers and nuances, enriching spaces with innovative perspectives and creative expression Read more... 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Living with Art, A Conversation with Insurance, Art Advisory and Logistics Experts 

Presented by The Fortress, Moderated by Northern Trust

at Lanoue Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue #31, Boston, MA 02118 


Please join Pure Art Services, Powell Fine Art Advisory and Fortress Storage for a panel discussion on living with art. Learn how to thoughtfully build your collection while preserving both the physical condition and financial value of your artworks. Discussion will focus on collection management best practices, risk mitigation, conservation, and fine art logistics. How do these considerations intersect with design and aesthetics?    Read more... 

SoWa First Friday

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SOWA First Friday

450 and 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118


Open to the Public. - No RSVP Necessary.

First Friday! The artist studios at 450 Harrison Avenue are open to the public from 5 – 9pm! See the artists in their element, browse the historic building, and find inspiration in every corner. Meander down the pedestrian only Thayer Street and discover retail shops, and art galleries. Keep following the brick sidewalk toward Albany Street to 460 Harrison Avenue, and discover even more galleries – all open to the public.  For the first time, numerous artists will be giving individual presentations and talks.  Read more... 




More Events Friday May 3rd 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Elevating Real Estate:

The Intersection of Selling, Staging, and Sustainability

Presented by cycleStyling and Angelina Spiropoulos

at Circe Furniture, Seaport. 100 Northern Ave #102, Boston, MA 02210 


Join our panel discussion on the nexus of selling, staging, and sustainability in real estate development. Gat Caperton, Gat Creek CEO and Kaitlin McCarthy, founder of Ionic Development are hosted by Angelina Spiropoulos, seasoned real estate professional, and Stephanie Rivera Ortiz, founder of cycleStyling. These industry experts explore the influence of social media, the transformative power of staging and professional photography and ways of sustainably sourcing materials, furnishings & decor. This discussion promises valuable insights into creating eco-conscious spaces that captivate, inspire and sell!  Read more...

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5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

2024 Boston Design Week Awards

at Boston Architectural College, Cascieri Hall

320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Ample garage parking nearby.

Sponsored by 

Our 11th Annual Boston Design Week Awards celebrate the diversity of the design community in greater Boston with a spirited gathering .

5:30 - 7:00 PM enjoy a catered reception and the exhibition

A Legacy of Design Innovation: Shepley Bulfinch at 150 and Beyond 

in the McCormick Gallery, first floor.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Awards Presentation in Casceri Hall, 2nd floor, same location.


Additional Awards Event Information Here

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