ArtWeek Boston is always a great time to explore different types of art around the city, and it’s coming up again at the end of this month! It’s a reminder that there’s way more to Boston art than what you would traditionally expect. Here are five unique events that we think you should check out during ArtWeek this year:
Every year the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a three-day celebration called Art in Bloom, where designers from across New England create floral arrangements inspired by art at the MFA. During this ArtWeek Ikebana event, they will showcase floral designs by Ikebana masters. They feature designers from the three major Ikebana schools, Ikenobo, Sogetsu, and Ohara. Stop by for their demonstration to get the first tastes of summer.
The Life is Good headquarters in Fort Point will join forces with limeSHIFT to host a panel, tour, and art activity for professionals looking to incorporate art into their business environment. In their discussion, they will talk about how art can build community, improve a business space, and empower employees within a company. Find out the ways art and business can can work harmoniously to create a unique culture.
The MIT Museum’s creative technology space, Idea Hub, will be host to a demo and workshop on 3D printing and design, an essential part of the Maker movement. This event open to ages 12 and up, for those of you exploring ArtWeek Boston with families. You’ll be able to learn how to design your own 3D sculpture using TinkerCad and explore how 3D printers can make ideas into reality
Artisan’s Asylum is a Somerville hub for Boston innovation. It is a community workspace for teaching, learning, and practicing fabrication. This is a great opportunity for people who are new to fabric arts and want to learn more about it. Member and sculptural weaver, Jeanne Flanagan, will be talking about her work and presenting a demonstration. This event is also part of Artisan’s Asylum’s Fiber Arts Night, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own projects to share and discuss!
Learn the art of interior design using recycled antiques and salvaged artifacts to create one-of-a-kind looks to suit any space. Complimentary wine, beer, and snacks will be provided for a laid-back lecture with two industry experts Brendan Haley and Bill Raymer, and a tour of Restoration Resources, a 7000 sq ft antique salvage showroom to get you started.
And don't forget to swing by the SoWa Arts District during ArtWeek Boston as well!
Wednesdsay, April 13, 2016: Puloma Ghosh