This free three -day arts festival feautures artists from a wide variety of disciplines, including music, dance, photography, painting, ceramics, glass working, jewelry making, sculpture, videography and more. The event is free.
On October 25 and 26, art venues will be open from noon to 5 p.m. There will be a free shuttle service providing transportation to all of the sites running about once every twenty minutes. A full schedule of events and a map indicating shuttle pick-up spots, venue locations and sponsor locations is printed in map and can also be found online.
Exhibitors featured at the Gibson Sothebys Savin Hill office include painter Trisha ONeill and students of the Dot Art program. Pieces will be available for purchase.
Trisha ONeill is an OFD (Originally From Dorchester) Artist/Designer with a BFA from The Massachusetts College of Art. She has been painting local scenery for two decades here at home and across the country. Her heroes are Bay Are figuratives, Ben Aronsen and Rothko. Included in her work is a series of locally inspired urban landscapes.
Dot Art will proudly showcase artwork by several children who participate in our visual arts program as part of Dorchester Open Studios. Dot Art teaches young children to use line, color, shape, design, texture and form. Founded in 1998, Dot Art offers classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed-media and collage to children age 3 - 10 in Dorchester. They offer workshops in their two studios and in partnerships with local schools. Dot Art also facilitates art making events for children and families which result in works of art for the whole community to witness and experience. These art happenings sometimes reach hundreds. When a community witnesses large-scale public art works made by it's children, there's a sense of pride and ownership. They teach children to be expressive citizens and that what they have to say matters. They also use art to bring our neighborhood together.
Gibson Sothebys 119 Savin Hill Ave. Dorchester MA 02125 (right next to the Red Line T stop at Savin Hill)