Open Studios 2020
What does a local art and event center do when it faces a COVID-19 pandemic closure with no end in sight? In Fort Point, it transforms into an online art and event center, effective immediately.
For forty years Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) artists welcomed visitors into their live-work studios annually to share the arts, industry, and creative culture of this unique community with the public. FPAC pioneered Boston’s original Open Studios event, “Fort Point Open Studios,” which has since been replicated in dozens of artist communities throughout the city.
Usually this means that in addition to meeting artists in their live-work studios, visitors to Fort Point can enjoy a weekend of music, performances, demonstrations, children’s art-making activities and public art installations, including our one-of-a-kind floating public art program.
In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic presented us with new challenges in planning Open Studios and FPAC staff, members, and volunteers rose to the challenge by creating fortpointos.org.
The online gallery and event space showcases 70 artists from across New England. The public can engage with artists on fortpointos.org, or via the artists’ websites and social media profiles, and by viewing online events and virtual studio tours. We’re proud to have continued the tradition of supporting artists and creative businesses in our 41st Fort Point Open Studios.
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