Sunday, November 12, 2006

Dorchester Open Studios 2006

This year's Dorchester Open Studios was great! Although Open Studios was all over Dorchester, we only visited those in our neighborhood. Here is a run-down of this year's art.

Lower Mills: Walter Baker Artists Lofts
The diversity of art was fresh and exciting. There were painters, sculptors, a jewelry and clothing designer and more... an artist who draws with his feet, and another who worked with ceramics. The open lofts were inviting and art interesting, and it was such a treat to see inside the beautiful building. This should be a DEFINITE stop for anyone exploring Dorchester Open Studios next year.

Red Dot
This brand new art gallery showcased a variety of artists. The paintings were bright, colorful and thought provoking. If you haven't stopped by this gallery yet, make it a point to do so soon!

Dot Art
This community-based art group is housed in a small building on Dorchester Ave and also the Baker Lofts Building. Their featured artists were their youth and teen artists, which was impressive to see their talent. Courses for adults and youth are offered throughout the year. You can pick up a schedule at their building.


Anonymous said...

A couple of corrections are needed here... Red Dot is the gallery. Dot Art works with the kids and has a space on Dorchester Ave as well as in the Baker Lofts building. Dorchester Arts Collaborative organizes the open studios.
Cheers, --PH

Chris & Erin said...

Thanks - changes made!

gala said...

Please mention Galatea in Milton Village as a cool business. We are up on the 3rd floor at 60 Adams Street next to Santosha yoga studio. We sell jewelry, clothing, handbags etc. We will be showing the work of David Thompson during the Dorchester Open Studios this weekend.