June 3, 2018

June Art Walk

The Beacon Hill Art Walk  will take place Sunday June 4th from Noon – 6pm,
throughout the nooks & crannies of Beacon Hill’s North Slope.

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Residents open up their private gardens, alleyways, and courtyards and allow artists to display and sell their artwork. It is a chance for visitors to tour the private spaces of Beacon Hill while viewing original, handmade artwork. Thousands of people attend each year. It is a free popular event in the neighborhood, with a festive atmosphere and volunteer musicians playing in various gardens throughout the day.

Around 100 artists usually participate, with a variety of styles, media, and subject matter. As a visitor you will enjoy a unique atmosphere boasting bursts of colors at the background sound of live classical, klezmer, and folk music playing in various gardens throughout the day. Artists display a variety of styles, media, and subject matter.

Art-Walk-2009-Trio-in-the-GardenEnjoy beautiful music as it resonates off the bricks in the gardens & courtyards of Beacon Hill during the Art Walk.  Music has become an integral part of the Art Walk, and each year dozens of talented musicians donate their time to play at the event.  Visitors enjoy a unique atmosphere boasting bursts of colors and the background sound of live Volunteer Musicians.  Groups have included Klezmer Ensembles, String Quartets, Folk Groups, Fiddle Groups, Native American Flute and more, which play in various gardens and spaces throughout the day.

The Vilna Shul at  18 Phillips Street will be open from 10am – 5pm at the for the Art Walk and will be offering tours of our historic site throughout the day. It is the oldest immigrant-era synagogue building in downtown Boston. Two artists will be hosted there, photographer Nancy Katz and watercolorist Elizabete Guedes.

* Starting Points: 135 1/2 Charles Street, and the corner of Cambridge Street & West Cedar Street.

Please Volunteer to help and take part in this great event! It’s fun and a great way to meet the neighbors.

For additional information about the musicians, email Ivy A. Turner. You can also Apply Online.

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.