31st Annual Open Studios

Saturday & Sunday,
September 16th & 17th, 2017

11AM to 6PM

Over 200 Artists on hand to kick-off Boston’s Fall Open Studios Season

Boston, MA–United South End Artists, Inc. will present the 30th annual South End Open Studios event on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM rain or shine.

Since 1986, South End Open Studios has provided a once-a-year, back-stage pass that invites visitors to explore and enjoy the creative environment of Boston’s largest and most exciting community of working artists.

With locations throughout the South End neighborhood, over 200 artists will showcase their work, with local galleries displaying work by national and international artists.

Free printed guides with maps are available at South End Open Studios information tables, locations include Boston Center for the Arts at 551 Tremont Street, 450 Harrison Avenue, the corner of Harrison Ave. & Wareham Street.

PARKING – The two parking lots off of Albany Street between Randolph and East Berkeley are $5 for event.

South End Open Studios is free to the public.

The 31st South End Open Studios - September 16 & 17, 2017

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The USEA is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of artists who live and work in Boston’s South End. Its mission is to support local artists and to help promote the arts in the community by organizing opportunities and events for artists to show and publicize their work, including group shows and exhibits throughout the year. All events are free and open to the public.

USEA History

In 1986 a group of artists at the Boston Center for the Arts invited friends and neighbors into their studios to view their art. As other artists in the area became interested in the event, the United South End Artists was formed, and the South End Open Studios weekend came into being. Today the event covers a dozen studio buildings and more than 250 artists, encompassing all of Boston’s South End, attracting thousands of visitors from surrounding towns as well as the greater Boston area. In 1996 the USEA was granted 501(c)3 status. The South End Open Studios event allows visitors to see where and how art is made, and to meet the artists. The USEA also sponsors several other art events during the year.

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United South End Artists, Inc.
P.O. Box 181114,
Boston, MA 02118

USEA Board Members

Hope Ricciardi, Chair
Kalimah Rahim, Secretary
Barbara Lucas
Jen Matson
Jenn Sherr
Wendy Shapiro
Beverly Sky
Anne Smart

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