Holiday Happenings

plenty x a welcome surprise x just what i always wanted 


Just What I Always Wanted 

When: Friday December 11th, 2015 7:00-10:00PM

Where: Thomas Young Gallery, 516 E. 2nd  Street, Boston, MA 02127

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Join us for the opening of “Just Want I Always Wanted”, a week long pop-up exhibition of affordable artwork and editions with work by:

Ryan Adams, David Buckley Borden, Anne Buckwalter, Cyrille Conan, Caitlin Duennebier, Tessa Greene O’Brien, Sarah Gay-O’Neil, Eli Irving, Patt Kelley, Marissa Malik, Maria Molteni, Adam O’Day, Chris O’Neil, Kelly Towles, Jenine Shereos, John Vo, Rebecca Volynsky and more…”


PLENTY – 8th Annual Holiday Exhibition

When: On view through Jan 9, 2016

Holiday Party: Thursday, December 17 from 6-9 pm

Where: 13FOREST Gallery, 167A Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Plenty 2015 is our eighth annual holiday show. Opening Saturday, November 21, 4-6 pm, Plenty celebrates the work of 46 Boston-area artists, many showing in the gallery for the first time. Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture are all presented.

Most works in the show are modest in size and budget and make great holiday gifts. As you’ll see, we’ve also been busy stocking up on our unique collection of handmade ceramics, jewelry and glasswork as well as holiday ornaments, cards, and toys for young and old.

And if you can’t make our opening reception, please join us for some holiday cheer at our annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 17 from 6-9 pm.”


Porter Mill Studios Presents: Holiday Open Studios

When:  December 5th 12pm – 5pm

Gallery Reception: December 5th, 5pm – 7pm

Where: Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Season’s greetings it’s close to that time of year again! And this year at the Mill we’re got our Holiday Open Studios in full force this December. 4 floors of 45+ artists will have their studio doors open to the public for business. Doors open at 12pm to everyone interested in check out the studios and gallery.

Painters, photographers, craftmakers, and scultptors will be selling that special something for your special something all day ending with a reception at 5pm in our main gallery celebrating the day.”


Blue: Cambridge Art Association 

When: December 7 – 16, 2015

Where: Cambridge Art Association, 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Small Work Show at the Cambridge Art Association Holiday Party presented at 25 Lowell Street- All work priced at $100 varying in medias”


Chrismukkah @ SoWa

When: December 4th-6th, 2015 Friday, Dec 4: 5-9PM

Saturday, Dec 5: 10AM-5PM

Sunday, Dec 6: 10AM-5PM

Where: SoWa, Thayer Street, Boston, 02118

How: Official Website  

What/Why: “We are happy to kick-off the holiday shopping season with Chrismukkah @ SoWa, our new 3-day holiday festival opening with a very special SoWa First Fridays on December 4th.

In addition to amping up the outdoor decorations, turning on the music, and spreading some holiday cheer, we’ll be erecting a 6,500 square foot heated tent in the 450 Harrison Ave lot, set to be packed with 50 incredibly talented local artisans ready to show off their one-of-a-kind, handcrafted goods & treats.

Outside of the “Big Tent”, along Thayer Street, we’ll of course have our usual assortment of 90+ artist studios and 60+ shops, boutiques & galleries open for business.

For those bringing an appetite, we also have you covered with a few of Boston’s most iconic Food Trucks setting up shop outside, as well as Mohr & Mcpherson Café, Cinquecento & Gaslight Brasserie du Coin just next door.

Oh and if that wasn’t enough to get you here… parking & admission will be FREE for all patrons!”


PRC Holiday Sale/Print Program

When: On view through January 10, 2016

Where: PRC, 832 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

How: Official Website 

What/Why: Give the gift of art, affordable editions, benefit an important non-profit. We’re showcasing selections #PRCPrintProgram in the back gallery, through 1/10/16. The PRC Print Program dates back to 1983 and overall includes 29 limited edition signed and vintage photographs, available exclusively for and only available through the PRC”


Fountain Street Winter Open Studios Event

When: Saturday December 5, 11:00AM

Where: Fountain Street Studios, Bancroft Building, 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA

How: Official Website 

What/Why: ”The art loving public is invited to visit artists in their workspaces as they open their doors for this event. Varied media will be on display including painting, photography, sculpture, prints, watercolor, digital images, hand crafted jewelry, textile arts, and mixed media. Learn more about the art making process. From greeting cards to major pieces of art, there is something for everyone to enjoy and purchase. There is plenty of free parking, with only a 10 minute walk from the Framingham Commuter Rail.”


MassArt Made Holiday Sale

When: December 6 through Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10am – 7pm

Where: MassArt, lobby of the Tower Building at 621 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “The MassArt Made Holiday Sale will be held Sunday, December 6 through Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10am – 7pm in the lobby of the Tower Building at 621 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115. This sale is a great opportunity to purchase unique, quality artwork created by MassArt students and alumni. Handmade items range from hand-blown glass, ceramics, paintings to jewelry and more.”


Row 34 Hosts Holiday Popups Featuring Fort Point Artists

When: Sunday, December 6th, 13th, 20th 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Where: Row 34, 383 Congress St, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Just in time for the holidays- the familiar feeling of expecting one thing and getting another. Sometimes it’s a welcome surprise, a gift you didn’t know you deserved or wanted. On other occasions, it’s another pair of wool socks. Not As it Appears is a show about the differences in how we perceive and process the world from first glance to final, crystalline realization. It showcases the work of artists who are playing with our assumptions and giving us much more than meets the eye.

Sunday December  6

Jodie Baehre prints and painting

Gabrielle Schaffner ceramics

Laura Davidson artists books, prints, drawings, cards & ornaments

Ian Kennelly LEGO wearables, prints, original works, cards & ornaments

Carol Bugarin art glass jewelry, accessories, and ornaments

Hilary Law cashmere accessories & wool skirts made of up-cycled materials as part of a zero-waste project

Lisa Knox sea-inspired artwork and gifts, holiday cards & ornaments

Sunday December 13

Mike Hammecker painting, prints

Petra Siebertova jewelry

Linda Huey pottery and small gift items made of clay

Wendy Bergman, handmade jewelry-pearls/semi-precious gems, Knit For You cards, ornaments

Alys Myers All the Bandages t-shirts, felted jewelry 

Wendy Shapiro painting

Sunday December 20

Fiona Stoltze, hand-printed wearables and accessories

Laura Davidson artists books, prints, drawings, cards & ornaments

Gabrielle Schaffner ceramics

Jennifer Chin modern jewelry

Melle Finelli sculptural jewelry made from silver and 18K gold

Elisa Hamilton drawings”


249 A Street: Holiday Studio Sale

When: Friday December 11th in conjunction with Friends of Fort Point Channel Fort Point Holiday Stroll: 4-8pm

Saturday December 12th: noon-5pm

Where: 249 A Street, Boston, MA 02210

How: Official Website

What/Why: The artists of the 249 A Street Cooperative and their guests invite you to a Holiday Studio Sale on December 11th and 12th. 

As part of the Fort Point Holiday Stroll we are planning a mini-open studios. We’ve invited some guest artists, and we’re decking the halls and making things festive. Stop by to find handmade gifts of art, craft, and design made by more than twenty local artists in one building in historic Fort Point. Shop in a relaxed studio setting, meet the artists, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. “


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Medfield Holiday Stroll

When: December 4, 4-9:00PM

Where: Main Street, Medfield, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “FREE family friendly event with entertainment, food
an ice sculpture, and holiday shopping featuring
over 25 local and regional artists. “


Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting

When: Saturday December 5, 3:30-5:00PM

Where: BCA Plaza, Tremont Street, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Join the BCA, Cambridge Trust Company, SEBA and Ellis Neighborhood Association as we welcome Mayor Walsh on his Enchanted Trolley Tour! There will be music, crafts for the kids, cider and more as we help kick off that most wonderful time of the year with the lighting of the South End Holiday Tree!”


Holiday Pop-Up Shop

When: Through December 4th, and December 18th-22nd,12-6PM

Where: 22 Warren St., Dudley Square, Roxbury

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Back for a 4th year, the ArtROX! Holiday Pop-up Shop features artists from around Greater Boston and beyond selling fine art, crafts, and designs fitting a variety of budgets, sizes, and tastes.”


Art 100 Boston

When: On view December 4th-19th, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday December 4th, 6-10PM

Where: Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont Street Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “This is a free exhibition to the public hosting around 70 artists selling 6-10 pieces each for $100 a piece in support of local contemporary art and the donation proceeds to Susan G. Komen Massachusetts Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.”


Uforge Gallery Holiday Shoppe

When: Thursday, December 3at 5:30pm

Where: Uforge Gallery, 767 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

How: Official Website

What/Why: “This season, shop at Uforge Gallery’s Holiday Shoppe for all your gift-giving needs. Over 50 artists and artisans will have unique one of a kind items for sale for you and yours. Happy Holidays!”


Pray tell, what other #bosarts festivities are going on this month?

Let me know and I will add them to The List:


December wrap-up goes live tomorrow. There is much to celebrate!  ♥

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