Boston’s South End Hosts 29th Annual Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, September 19th & 20th, 2015
11AM to 6PM
Over 200 Artists on hand to kick-off Boston’s Fall Open Studios Season
Boston, MA–United South End Artists, Inc. will present the 29th annual South End Open Studios event on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 & 20, 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM rain or shine.
Since 1986, South End Open Studios has provided a once-a-year, back-stage pass that invites visitors to explore and enjoy the creative environment of Boston’s largest and most exciting community of working artists.
With locations throughout the South End neighborhood, over 200 artists will showcase their work, with local galleries displaying work by national and international artists. Free shuttle service will be available to transport visitors to studios and galleries.
Free printed guides with maps are available at South End Open Studios information tables, locations include Boston Center for the Arts, 551 Tremont Street and the sidewalk area of 560 Harrison Avenue.
South End Open Studios is free to the public.
A Shuttle Bus will run during the event and make Stops, leaving every hour on the hour from the Boston Center for the Arts campus after a 15 minute wait.
551 Tremont Street – Main Stop (in front of BCA campus, waits 15 min. & leaves on the hour)
46 Waltham Street
725 Harrison Avenue (gallery@artblock)
59 Wareham Street
531 Albany Street (corner of Wareham Street)
450 Harrison Avenue (Thayer Street)
1180 Washington Street (Urbanity)
The directions for the 2015 South End Open Studios are listed below. There is also an interactive Google Map with all of the Bus Stops and Member Artist Buildings.
From the North
Take I-93 to Exit 20 (I-90W toward Worcester/Albany Street).Take Albany Street exit on the left toward South Boston. Either stay straight and cross Berkeley (there is a Mobil Gas Station on the corner) and continue to a parking lot across from 535 Albany or turn right at Berkeley Street and proceed one block to Harrison Avenue and turn left for parking at 540 Harrison Avenue. You can also continue down Harrison Avenue to the $5.00 per day parking garage at the Boston Medical Center lot at the corner of Harrison and East Brookline Street.
From the West
Take the Mass Pike to the Copley Square/Prudential Center exit. Inside the exit, bear to the right following the signs to Copley Square. As you exit the tunnel, cross Dartmouth Street then turn right on Clarendon Street. Turn left onto Tremont Street, go one short block and turn right onto Waltham Street. Follow Waltham Street to Harrison Avenue. Turn left onto Harrison for parking at 540 Harrison Avenue or turn right on Avenue to the $5.00 per day parking garage at the Boston Medical Center at the corner of Harrison and East Brookline Street.
From the South
Take I-93 to the Mass Ave/Roxbury Exit (Exit 18). Follow off ramp to the 5th traffic light (sign at corner says “South End/Back Bay). Either use the Albany Street “u” turn and park in the lot across from 535 Albany Street or turn left onto Berkeley Street and proceed one block to Harrison Avenue. Turn left for parking at 540 Harrison Avenue. You can also continue down Harrison Avenue to the parking garage at the Boston Medical Center lot at the corner of Harrison and East Brookline Street.
Using the MBTA
Take the Orange Line to the Back Bay/South End stop. Cross Columbus Avenue and walk down Clarendon Street to Tremont. Turn left at Tremont Street and you will be in front of the BCA. The South End can also be accessed from a number of Silver Line stops including 1200 Washington and the corner of Waltham and Washington Streets or from the Broadway Stop on the Red Line.
The USEA is a volunteer run non-profit organization made up of artists who live and work in Boston’s South End. Its mission is to support local artists and to help promote the arts in the community by organizing opportunities and events for artists to show and publicize their work, including group shows and exhibits throughout the year. All events are free and open to the public.
You can also contact us via mail at:
United South End Artists, Inc.
PO Box 181114,
Boston, MA 02118
USEA Board Members 2015
Laz Montano, Co-chair
Hope Ricciardi, Co-chair
Kalimah Rahim, Secretary
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