“First Fridays” Provides Networking Opportunities for Student Artists

On the First Friday of every month, the BC Art Club students head down to the South End for “First Fridays” hosted by the SOWA Artists Guild – a non-profit association of professional studio artists at 450 Harrison Avenue. The Guild’s purpose is to promote the diversity and individuality of the artists working in this flagship space, the center of the SOWA Art District.  The central space is home to 15 galleries and over 50 artist studios, but the guild itself has hundreds of member artists.  They are  an eclectic group from different parts of the world, working in different mediums, each with a unique approach to creative expression.

“First Fridays” give visitors access to the artists in their element – offering a different and more personal way to experience art firsthand. By opening their working space to the public, the artists hope to give people an avenue for viewing quality contemporary art that complements yet goes beyond the gallery experience.

The Art Club started participating as a group in First Fridays a couple of years ago, and it has become an important part of the group’s calendar.  The group meets at the Reservoir Stop of the D-line at 4:30 and heads into town for hors d’oeuvres, art, and a chance to talk with the artists. For more information, contact India Winter at winteri@bc.edu or just come on down this Friday, December 4!

SOWA artists open their studios from 5:00-9:00 PM every First Friday of the month.


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