Arts & Culture of East BostonJan 09, 2019 Blog The Mark
East Boston is flourishing with culture and art establishments. The neighborhood captures Boston’s forward-thinking attitude with its food, culture, and art scene, and for residents of the new condos in East Boston at the Mark, experiencing it all is effortless. Owners of these Boston waterfront condos will have ample opportunities to participate in this thriving arts community.
The Atlantic Works Gallery is one of East Boston’s most renowned art institutions. Located on the third floor of a waterfront warehouse, this space hold views of the Harbor that are nearly as dramatic as the art itself. Recent exhibitions include a stunning show of the works of George Shaw and Dominick Takis. Both artists are well acquainted with multimedia projects. And in this particular show, titled Miranda, the use of rocks and sediment was meditation on how time is fleeting but lasts forever.
Autumn at Atlantic Works Gallery saw the work of Justin C. Rounds who became popular for wall “painting” technique of using black electrical tape with a white background. This time, Rounds used the method with “26 distinct pieces assembled to create a larger-than-life landscape, which crosses the boundaries between realism and abstraction.”
With a growing community of 29 members and new shows every month, The Atlantic Works Gallery offers opportunities to meet art makers and art lovers from all over the Boston area. It’s open every Friday and Saturday during the winter, but keep an eye out for special events, including opening-night receptions for the gallery’s exhibits.
Take in some art al fresco at HarborArts, a 14-acre outdoor collection of sculpture and murals that’s been free to the public since 2009 in a working shipyard. At any time of year, stroll down the pier and take works by local and international artists, like Karl Saliter’s “Apogee” a spherical piece covered in water-smoothed stone that compliments the nautical environment in which it’s been installed. There’s always something new to see at HarborArts, since the pieces rotate after about a year, according to the organization.
But there’s no better work of art than the view of the wharf and Boston skyline as framed from your condo at the Mark.Want to be among the first to experience life at The Mark? Visit our contact page to book your appointment today and learn more about the newest East Boston waterfront condos.