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Saturday May 4th 2024

Tour of the 2024 Exhibition

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tour of the 2024 Exhibition

Presented by North Bennet Street School

150 North Street, Boston 02109

FREE

As we celebrate ten years in our expansive “new” home at the entrance of Boston’s North End, we think about our beginnings as a School, our evolution as craftspeople, and the many, varied backgrounds of our community members prior to joining their chosen trades. Join us at North Bennet Street School for a tour of our 2024 Exhibition: Then & Now and see in-person the various ways we celebrate our "then and now." Read more...

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zero Empty Spaces

Presented by Zero Empty Spaces

Zero Empty Spaces #23, Natick Mall Road, Natick, MA 01760 

FREE

Join us for an exciting celebration as Zero Empty Spaces commemorates its 2-year anniversary at the Natick Mall during Boston Design Week!  Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a curious visitor, or simply looking for an inspiring experience, this event promises something special for everyone. This event provides an opportunity to celebrate creativity, community, and the future of design together!  Read more...

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Citywide Free Art Event - Somerville Open Studios

Presented by Somerville Open Studios

350 Artists in 103 Locations - Free Trolleys

FREE -- Details: www.somervilleopenstudios.org

Now in its 25th year, SOS celebrates and amplifies culture in our diverse community of visual artists, arts organizations, and supporters.  For our silver anniversary, join us in reflecting upon the power of creativity, in 103 locations across the city. Visit over 350 Somerville artists who open their doors to the public to view and learn about their works and art-making processes. Whether you’re browsing an artist's home studio, a large studio building or one of our art exhibits, all SOS events and locations are entirely free. Read more...

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Public Art!

Presented by Friends of Armenian Heritage Park

at the Armenian Heritage Park, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Ave & Mercantile St, Boston, MA 02110

FREE - RSVP hello@ArmenianHeritagePark.org

CELEBRATE PUBLIC ART! opens with World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1pm In Peace & Harmony, joining all ages in cities and towns in countries worldwide walking a Labyrinth by the Reception to Celebrate the Reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture, its new sculptural shape. Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, Boston, graces public space with a design and key features that tell the story of the immigrant experience. Friends of Armenian Heritage Park offers programs in collaboration with civic, art, educational, and community organizations. 

Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder

Unveiling Beauty

1:00 PM

Unveiling Beauty though Color and Pattern

with Swedish Designer Pernilla Bergquist

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center & Library

206 Waltham Street Newton, MA 02465 

FREE

Step into the world of design with Pernilla Bergquist, celebrated for her innovative approach to interior aesthetics. Pernilla will take you on a journey through the transformative power of color and pattern, revealing the secrets behind creating spaces that truly resonate with beauty.

This session will include a Q&A segment, allowing attendees to engage directly with Pernilla and delve deeper into the nuances of her design philosophy. Whether you're a seasoned design professional or a passionate enthusiast, "Unveiling Beauty through Color and Pattern" promises to be an enriching experience that transcends cultural boundaries and celebrates the universal language of design. Read more...

Muddy River Site Walk

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Muddy River Site Walk in the Back Bay Fens

Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

125 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 

FREE - RSVP\: https://tinyurl.com/MuddyRiverBDW

Explore the newly-restored Muddy River, the central waterway of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace! The Muddy is so much more than a pretty stream: it is an intricate water management system for over a dozen neighborhoods that stands as America’s oldest example of green infrastructure. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Field Operations Manager will guide visitors on a walk through the design history of the river and the parkland around it, highlighting elements of Olmsted’s original landscape design and discussing the recently-completed Muddy River Restoration Project—conducted with the US Army Corps of Engineers—which has brought the river back to its full potential for the first time in decades  

Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder

Sunday May 5th 2024

SoWa Open Market

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sowa Open Market

550 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118

FREE - No RSVP Necessary

The SoWa Open Market is one of the largest open-air farmer and artist markets in Boston. With a variety of regional and local vendors, plus food and beverage trucks nestled among artist studios, galleries, and retail shops on the pedestrian-only Thayer St., the SoWa (South of Washington) community becomes a vibrant gathering place every Sunday, May – October. Check our Open Market calendar for family-friendly art activities, live art demos, run club meetups, fitness classes, and more:

https://www.sowaboston.com/sowa-open-market/

 

12:00 PM -6:00 PM

Citywide Free Art Event - Somerville Open Studios

Presented by Somerville Open Studios

350 Artists in 103 Locations - Free Trolleys

FREE - Details: www.somervilleopenstudios.org

Now in its 25th year, SOS celebrates and amplifies culture in our diverse community of visual artists, arts organizations, and supporters.  For our silver anniversary, join us in reflecting upon the power of creativity, in 103 locations across the city. Visit over 350 Somerville artists who open their doors to the public to view and learn about their works and art-making processes. Whether you’re browsing an artist's home studio, a large studio building or one of our art exhibits, all SOS events and locations are entirely free. Read more...

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