The Fort Point Channel area of Boston has quickly gained a reputation as being a haven for artists. Innovative real estate developments have helped pave the way for residents to foster their creativity in a variety of new ways. All of that will be on display Wednesday at the Made in Fort Point art exhibition which will open at its new home, sustainable property 315 on A.
Made in Fort Point is a gallery that displays and sells the work of local artists and also plays host to a number of events and community gatherings. From pottery and jewelry to prints and portraits, Made in Fort Point is dedicated to helping aspiring neighborhood artists make a name for themselves.
Founded and run by The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc. of South Boston, Made in Fort Point will have a soft launch that’s slated to take place on Wednesday, August 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. so be sure to bring an appetite with you. Those will also be the weekday hours of operation, save for Saturdays and Sundays when it will be open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A flashier opening is tentatively scheduled for October 2 but additional details have yet to be determined.
“315 on A partners with local community organizations, artists and designers to create programs to deepen the building’s ties to its rich cultural neighborhood,” 315 on A developer Gerding Edlen’s director of marketing, Jennie Kalberer, told BostInno in an email. “The Made in Fort Point store located at 315 on A is a perfect example of this type of dynamic partnership.”
The relationship between Made in Fort Point and 315 on A displays how collaboration has transformed the industrial area of yore into one where trendy restaurants, luxury housing and edgy office spaces yearn to be located. Public art projects have played a significant role in Fort Point’s revitalization, proving that it can harness and hone the limitless imagination of Boston’s creative class.
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