Some days the thought of being inside is almost enough to make your head explode. On those days I like to go out and walk around, usually with my camera in hand. So last Sunday, on a trip that was long overdue, I headed down to SoWa in Boston’s South End to browse the art markets.
SoWa, in case you don’t know, is one of the areas in Boston that has a big artist community. It’s an area where artists live and work along with a bunch of other businesses and people. As well as the Art, Vintage and Farmers Market, it is also the host to galleries, restaurants, monthly open studios, and art walks throughout the year. Honestly, there is a little something for everyone.
I think SoWa is one of those places that everyone knows about but doesn’t always make it to. Then one day, you find your self suffocating at the thought of staying inside on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in early August and you wander on down. Even if you don’t end up buying anything, it’s just kind of nice to hang out. People are up beat and the crowd is diverse not to mention the fact that there is food, entertainment and art.
The SoWa open market has been operating for about a decade now and it’s a nice reminder that the arts community in Boston remains a vibrant and important part of our cultural heritage and one which we should continue to support.
While I am a little disappointed in myself for not having made it over more often, especially since I have friends who have stalls in the market and I was down there in early June covering Martinis and Masterpieces, in the end I made it.
So, I thought I would share a small gallery of images I took while I was there. Enjoy!