2018 Fall Open Studios
One of the best things about is Boston is that every neighborhood is teeming with artists and creatives. Several neighborhoods across Boston host Open Studios during the year. So if you’re looking for unique gifts, art for your own personal collection, or just looking to check out the local talent we’ve put together a helpful schedule of all the Open Studios happening in Boston this fall.
Meet artists, see demonstrations, listen to music, try new restaurants, and buy artwork. You can also peruse off-the-beaten path retail shops in Boston’s historic neighborhoods!
South End Open Studios | September 15 – 16
A free, weekend-long event that includes a dozen studio buildings and more than 250 artists, encompassing all of Boston’s South End, attracting thousands of visitors from surrounding towns as well as the greater Boston area.
Jamaica Plain Open Studios | September 22 – 23
Located in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhood, JP Open Studios free showcases the artwork of up to 200 artists at 40 sites including artists’ studios, the historic Eliot School, the Haffenreffer brewery complex and more.
Roxbury Open Studios | October 6 – 7
Roxbury Open Studios showcases the work of Roxbury’s artists. Visit a range of private studios and public spaces hosting artists, and then explore artistic excellence in the heart of Roxbury.
Fort Point Open Studios | October 12 – 14
Located in one of Boston’s oldest artists communities, Fort Point Open Studios features more than 50 artists studios, galleries, shops, performances, music, artists’ talks and demonstrations, and hands on art activities for all ages.
Mattapan Arts Fest | October 13 – 14
The Mattapan Arts Fest is the Mattapan Arts Council (MAC) annual family-friendly “Open Studios” event featuring local artists, makers, vendors, pop-up art exhibits, creative demonstrations, and more.
Allston Open Studios | October 13 – 14
This weekend celebration of arts in the Allston area features artists open studios, plus the annual Harvard Ceramics Program show and sale.
Roslindale Open Studios | October 20 – 21
Roslindale Open Studios is a family-friendly event featuring artists from Roslindale and beyond selling paintings, jewelry, pottery, textiles, photography, mixed-media, and more.
South Boston Open Studios | November 3 – 4
Artists in the community will display their work, invite guests to learn about their process and provide an opportunity for them to purchase original work.
Fenway Open Studios | November 10 – 11
This event provides a rare opportunity to meet and talk with artists of the Fenway Studios as well as to see the inside of this National Historic Landmark.
Charlestown Open Studios | December 1 – 2
Visit Charlestown’s Stove Factory Gallery and with artists selling painting, fiber arts, paper making, photography and even violin making.
Chad Sirois is the Senior Marketing and Engagement Manager at ArtsBoston. He is an art and museum addict and can frequently found taking a selfie in a gallery near you. @chadsirois @chadmsirois