Open Air: A Public Art Walk and Open-Air Museum Experience

Gallery Allston | A public art walk and open-air museum experience

Curated by AIGABoston, in collaboration with Zone 3

Recommended Museum Hours 7:00 am – 4:15 pm | Duration is roughly 2.5 hours

**Please note that the lighting installations at The Grove are best viewed after hours.

Public art holds the opportunity for civic engagement, interpretation, and connection. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Gallery Allston is a museum experience unlike any other. Activated by Allston’s rich history and bustling creative community, these exhibitions live and breathe with their audiences as they keep a close eye on what is known and look forward to what can be. As you explore the gallery, we challenge you to not only view and appreciate it from your own perspective but to immerse yourself in the lens of each piece. 

To tour Gallery Allston, download the Google Maps app and follow along with our curated map at shorturl.at/rT178. For specific directions to each point on the map, click your location of interest and select the directions (this symbol looks like a diamond with an arrow in it) or start (this is a triangular symbol). Audiences can also download our printable checklist as a guide to keep track of visited artworks. All viewpoints are accessible by public transportation, driving, and/or walking. 

Enter into our raffle for a chance to win prizes!
How to Participate:

  1. Using the curated map, take our self-guided tour of Gallery Allston. 
  2. Post your favorite photos and selfies you took along the walk and tag @aigaboston and #AllstonOpenAirMuseum. Photos must be all in one post, we will not keep track of multiple posts.
  3. All participants who visit and share photos with us will be entered into a raffle to win a variety of prizes, including coloring books created by Zone3, gift certificates to Pavement, and a free Skillshare membership. Raffle ends February 28.

ARTISTS:
We want to see more of you! Take a picture with your public artwork and tag @aigaboston, #AllstonOpenAirMuseum, and the location. Check out these artists below for a sneak peek at our open-air exhibition. 

@bigsamspaints
@bysamfish
@calebneelonart
@chrisdelorenzo
@debs.dreaming
@greggbmurals
@heyitsmatthew
@hieroveiga
@imagine876
@itsmad3line
@jessieandkatey
@juliaemiliani
@kngee
@lenamccarthyart
@mayorsmuralcrew
@oh_sabeedee
@olsendt77
@petecosmos
@ryanwritesonthings
@sophytuttle
@thesnoeman
@zone3westernave

LINKS & RESOURCES:
For more information and links on public art in the Allston area, please visit the resources below.

About the Western Ave Arts Walk:
Enjoy fresh air and learn about local artists by taking a self-guided tour of public art in Allston. The Western Ave. Arts Walk chronicles public art all along the Western Ave. corridor, and includes both permanent and temporary works of art on view outside the Harvard Business School and Harvard Ed Portal, as well as works affiliated with Zone 3. Audio commentary is provided for most of the artwork with more coming soon. Flat, easy-grade, wheelchair accessible, 1.3 miles.
https://hrvd.me/tour-waaw
https://isenbergprojects.com/
https://www.zone3westernave.com/
https://www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/mayors-mural-crew

PARKING:
We recommend starting the artwalk at "Gateway to the Garden" by the Mayor’s Mural Crew, directed by Gregg Berstein on Harvard Avenue. Most parking spots available in Allston are by paid metered parking. Metered parking closest to this location is available in various spots along Harvard Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
Boston’s MBTA provides regular service to Allston. To start the walk at "Gateway to the Garden" by the Mayor’s Mural Crew, directed by Gregg Berstein, hop on the Green Line outbound towards Boston College and get off at the Harvard Ave ‘T’ stop. The 66 Bus stop at Harvard Ave will be the closest bus stop to this location as well. 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Like the city it resides in, this artwork is alive and in a state of constant transition. AIGA Boston aims to provide a map for audiences to engage in the artworks as they exist within the city. The messages of the artworks in both their purest or altered states do not reflect the views of AIGA Boston or its affiliate organizations.

Please remember to maintain state and federal public health guidelines as you participate in this walk. For more information and updated health guidelines please visit https://www.mass.gov/

For more information, questions, concerns, or suggestions on how to improve the experience, please contact Brittany Latham at brittany@boston.aiga.org.

EVENT PARTNER:
ZONE3

Graphic by Brittany Latham, Amy Parker, Grace Abe


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When & Where
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 - Wed, Jun 30, 2021 7:00 AM - 4:15 PM EST
Gallery Allston
204 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA 02134