coming soon:

Holiday Sale and Open Studios at 249 A Street


Artists at the 249 A Street Cooperative and guest artists will open their doors for the annual Holiday Studio Sale on December 8th 2018. Fort Point’s original artists ‘ building will hold a mini-open studios for holiday shopping. Visitors can find handmade gifts of art, craft, and design made by local artists in one building in the historic Fort Point section of South Boston.

Shop in a relaxed studio setting, meet the artists, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. 

Free to the public

Hours: Saturday December 8th: 11am-5pm

Free Validated Parking 

list of participating artists coming soon



past events:

Fall Fort Point Open Studios

October 12-14,  2018

Friday Preview October 12 4-7pm

Saturday and Sunday 10/13-14 noon-6pm


 llustration by John S. Dykes

llustration by John S. Dykes

Artists all around Fort Point open their studio doors to the public each October. 

See art, explore studios, meet artists, and buy art directly from artists

You’ll find more info about Open Studios on the Fort Point Arts Community website here,

The artists opening at 249 A Street are listed here (below).

249 A Street Cooperative participating artists

249-251-259 A Street

Our building has four separate entrances. Elevator access via the 249 A Street door. once inside you can move throughout the building.

259 A Street Entrance

1st floor

* Steven Muller hand altered photographs/ink jet reduction, sculpture and artist books

2nd floor

Eli Alperowicz painting

* Bonnie Mineo printmaking, painting, new bird art and workshops

251 A Street Entrance (also can be reached through rear alley entrance)

1st floor

Mark LeSaffre oil and watercolor paintings and multimedia collage     


249 A Street entrance 

1st floor 

* Anna Leliwa paintings and illustrations

* Lenore Tenenblatt sculpture from found material, printmaking-wood block, solar intaglio, monoprint

* Charles Win large contemporary paintings

* The Gallery at 249 A presents The Artists of the 249 A Street Cooperative, an annual group show features works by members of the cooperative and artists who exhibited with us during Open Studios. 

2nd floor

Kristen Alexandra handmade silver jewelry with attitude and fanciful flatware

* Elaine Buckholtz archival pigment prints and optical devices

* Hilary Law clothing and accessories of cashmere and fine wools. 

* Sarah Gay O’Neill original drawings, prints, handmade books, & small witchy wares

3rd floor

* Martin Berinstein photographic images of liquids in motion

* Laura Davidson artist books, drawings and prints

* Jane Deutsch stone sculpture, encaustic mixed media paintings, and mono prints

* James Guggina ceramics

* Gabrielle Schaffner hand-painted functional porcelain

Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano lifestyle and portrait photography

4th floor

Susan Anderson paintings and drawings

* Lisa Greenfield contemporary abstract paintings and photographs of cranes and buildings

* Lisa Knox ocean-inspired paintings, drawings and shrines

Kirk McNeil photography & video

* Ana Noordzij ceramics

* Bruce Rogovin oil painting 

* Daniel J. van Ackere fine art photography

5th floor

Bebe Beard drawing, sculpture and video concerned with ecological anger and grief

* Jennifer Chin precious metal jewelry with delicately industrial themes

* John S. Dykes illustration, painting, mixed media

Ruth Fields drawing/painting

Dorothy Hebden Heath watercolors and drawings

* Linda Huey functional pottery and clay sculpture inspired by natural organic forms

Dan Osterman drawing and painting

* Robert Siegelman drawings, photography, works on paper, and all manner of other cool stuff !!!!!!!!

6th floor

Domingo Barreres painter

Rebecca Leviss Dwyer paintings and drawings

* Duane Lucia mixed media painting, sculpture, documentary film

Domingo-Martin Barreres mixed media

Ruth Mordecai

* Tony Savarino photography

Valda Zalkalns An exhibition of the life’s artwork of Valda Zalkahns (1940-2017), presented by her husband, Richard Sampson 

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May 12 & 13th noon-5:00 pm


Artists at the 249 A Street Cooperative building will open their doors for a spring Open Studios event this May. Many studios in the South Boston artists’ cooperative will be open, and invited guest artists will be joining in to exhibit.  The event offers an opportunity to view and purchase artwork from a variety of artists, including painters, photographers, printmakers, book artists, potters, sculptors, mixed-media artists, and jewelers, all conveniently located in one building. 

The 249 A Street Cooperative is Massachusetts’s first limited-equity live/work cooperative for visual artists, and one of the few that currently exist in Boston.  Founded in 1984, the building is home to more than 45 artists and their families, and has served as a model for artists’ housing nationwide.  This unique artist-owned building has successfully survived the massive development of the neighborhood and nearby Seaport district. It continues to provide secure and affordable live/work space in the Fort Point neighborhood of South Boston.

Free Validated Parking during the event

thanks to Gillette/P&G and Channelside Parking

Enter the Channelside Parking Lot at Binford Street near the Fort Point Channel

You must take a ticket to enter

When you leave the lot, you must scan the ticket and then  the barcode (below) 

Participating Artists


259 A Street entrance

Steven Muller: hand-altered photographs

259 entrance 2nd Floor

Eli Alperowicz: painting

Dorothea Van Camp: Viscosity Monoprints (Saturday only)

Jeffrey Heyne: Family Tree, installation on view in the hallway


251/ back alley 1st floor

Ian Kennelly- Drawing, Painting, LEGO, Mixed media

(find Ian’s studio by  going out our back door and entering from the alley)


1st floor (249 entrance)

Lenore Tenenblatt — Prints, Cards, Sculpture

In the Gallery at 249 A: George Vasquez- Windows and Mirrors : Transformation in the Seaport

Photographs of Boston’s Seaport as buildings of steel and glass emerge and merge with sky and water on the edge of Boston Harbor.

2nd floor

Karen McFeaters: Cityscapes, landscapes, dog portraits

3rd floor

Carol Bugarin: glass arts - jewelry and home accessories

Martin Berinstein: Mirrored Box Images (photography)

Jane Deutsch: encaustic mixed media and mono prints

Laura Davidson: artists books, prints and drawings

Elisa H. Hamilton: mixed media drawings

Gabrielle Schaffner: handmade functional pottery, illustrated porcelain wares.

4th floor

Susan Anderson: paintings and drawings

Lisa Knox: Ocean inspired paintings, drawings and shrines

Kirk McNeil: Photography

ABMacD (Amy B. MacDonald): painting, animation, and portraits

5th floor

Linda Huey: pottery and sculpture relating to nature, lots of cups and bowls

Dan Osterman: painting

Jen Chin: Lush Metals, jewelry (Saturday only)

6th floor

Domingo-Martin Barreres: mixed media

Domingo Barreres: painting

Wendy Shapiro: painting


Free validated parking in the Channelside lot during our Spring Open Studios.

Turn onto Binford Street heading towards the Fort Point Channel and turn right into the lot at the end of the road. You will need to take a ticket to enter the lot. When you exit you must scan your ticket at the kiosk, and then scan the barcode to exit.

 Use this barcode as directed above to validate your parking in the Channelside Parking Lot for the event. You may arrive to park as early as 11:30, and must exit the lot by 10pm (so feel free to check out Fort Point's fabulous restaurants after you visit the studios!) Enter the lot from Binford Street near the Fort Point Channel.

Use this barcode as directed above to validate your parking in the Channelside Parking Lot for the event. You may arrive to park as early as 11:30, and must exit the lot by 10pm (so feel free to check out Fort Point's fabulous restaurants after you visit the studios!) Enter the lot from Binford Street near the Fort Point Channel.


As part of our current show Difficult Women, on Saturday March 10th there will be a free millinery demonstration in the gallery with Denise Wallace-Spriggs:


 illustration by Laura Davidson

illustration by Laura Davidson

Fort Point Holiday Stroll

+ our annual Holiday Sale

December 8 and 9, 2017

Friday 12/8 We'll be open for the Fort Point Holiday Stroll--an annual celebration of winter in Fort Point presented by Friends of Fort Point Channel

Walk through our historic neighborhood, nibble on sweet & savory treats from restaurants and bars, explore galleries & artist studios, and shop in boutiques steeped in local flavor. More Stroll details here

Participatig artists at 249 A will also be open on Saturday 12/9, from noon-5pm

FREE VALIDATED PARKING thanks to P&G/Gillette and Channelside Parking

Participating artists

1st floor

The Gallery at 249 A presents: Jean Cain - Boston and Beyond Jean will be here in the gallery during Friday's Stroll hours

Lenore Teneblatt prints and sculpture


2nd Floor

Kristen Alexandra: silver jewelry with attitude and fanciful flatware

Karen McFeaters: paintings, prints, cards


3rd floor

Ian Kennelly Note cards, prints, LEGO wearables, mixed media fun and random surprises

Gabrielle Schaffner: functional pottery - painted porcelain

Dawna Davis wiredgems - holiday ornaments, suncatchers and wire  jewelry creations 

Martin Berinstein: photographic images


4th floor

Lisa Knox  ocean inspired paintings, drawings, cards and ornaments

Heather Meri Stewart handmade ornaments and paintings

Kirk McNeil photography & video

Emily Welsch - Acrylic and Oil Paintings


5th floor

Carrie Chang preserved gift flowers & holiday bulbs

Madeline Fine: fine creations jewelry

Linda Huey: pottery and affordable items in clay

Ahn Sawyer


6th floor

Studio 61 (photography, paintings, mixed media and lithographic prints): the work of Duane Lucia, Tony Savarino, and Paola Savarino

Domingo-Martin Barreres: paintings


Free Validated Parking during the Friday Holiday Stroll and the Sale on Saturday thanks to Gillette/P&G and Channelside Parking

Enter the Channelside parking lot at Binford Street near the For Point Channel

You must take a ticket to enter

When you leave the lot, you must scan the ticket and then  the barcode (below) 




2017 shows and events in our gallery

January 7 - February 13: Don Eyles -Stone and Steel

February 17 - March 27: Eli Alperowicz - Politics Life and Death

March 31 - May 14:  DNA Visual Exercises - Martin Berinstein and Sofia Berinstein

May 19 - June 26 : Men, the Invitational, a group show curated by Steven Muller

July 1-August 15:   Lisa Knox and Kirk McNeil

August 15- September 30: Paola Savarino retrospective

October 6 - November 10  Cooperative group show - Open Studios

November 15-December 31: Jean Cain