If you are looking for ways to indulge your artistic side, here are some great events you might want to consider enjoying in Boston this month.
Made in Fort Point Presents the June Art Walk and Open Studios
Twice per year, Made in Fort Point brings 75 Fort Point artists to the public eye as they open their studios for this special event. Situated in a former warehouse district, Fort Point is now home to one of the largest art communities in New England. During the June Art Walk and Open Studios event, you have the opportunity to view sculptures, painting, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, textiles and more as you talk with local artists and admire their art.
The June Art Walk and Open Studios event will take place on June 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and June 18th and 19th from noon to 6:00 pm. The free event will be held at the Fort Point area of South Boston Waterfront across from Fort Point Channel. Event parking is free in the large lot across from 249 A Street, which should be entered from Binford Street.
South End Garden Tour
On June 18th, the South End Garden Tour will provide visitors with the opportunity to explore numerous gardens for a self-guided tour. South End artists will also be in the tour gardens creating works of art, which can then be purchased at a reception at City Year after the tour.
The South End Garden Tour starts at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza, which is located at the corner of Clarendon and Tremont Streets. The area included within the tour is bounded by Columbus Avenue, Berkeley and West Newton Street. City Year, where works of art can be purchased, is located at 287 Columbus Avenue, which is at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Clarendon Street. The event will take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine. Tour proceeds will benefit the South End/Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust.
Chefs in Shorts
The 19th Annual Chefs in Shorts is right around the corner. This epic outdoor grill-off features 40+ top chefs from local restaurants. Chefs who typically participate include Jason Albus (Fairsted Kitchen), Patrick Campbell (Café ArtScience), Kevin O’Connell (The Salty Pig), Jeff Fournier (51 Lincoln), Adam Kube (Bastille Kitchen), Lucca (Andres Cruz), Mark Pocaro (Top of the Hub) and Brian Poe (Tip Tap Room). During the event, participants have the opportunity to sample the various chefs’ creations while drinking beer and wine.
Chefs in Shorts will take place June 24th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at The Seaport Hotel, which is located at 200 Seaport Boulevard. Tickets to the event are $80 each. Proceeds from the event go toward supporting Future Chefs, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing local youth for opportunities in the culinary field. Call 617-385-4000 for more information about the event.
Tour of Boston Public Library
Boston Public Library offers free public tours nearly every day. During the tour, you will see highlights of the library’s Renaissance Revival architecture by Charles Follen McKim as well as the late 20th century building by Philip Johnson. The tour also features the many works completed by famous artists that are located throughout the building.
Since tour times vary, you will need to call 617-536-5400 to determine the day of your tour. All tours meet at the Dartmouth Entrance of the McKim Building of the Boston Public Library, which is located at 700 Boylston Street in Copley Square.