Humphreys Street Studios to Anchor Bi-Annual Event
October 3, 2023 [Dorchester, MA] — The fall neighborhood-wide Dorchester Open Studios will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, from 11am to 5pm. Humphreys Street Studios (HSS), now majority artist-owned/operated, will anchor the event, located at 11-13 Humphreys Street in Uphams Corner, Dorchester.
Visiting Open Studios is a wonderful way to meet neighborhood artists, learn about their craft, and see their work practices behind the scenes. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions, learn how art is made, and even purchase original work directly from the artists on site. At Humphreys Street Studios, visitors will meet painters, sculptors, jewelry-makers, print-makers, graphic designers, photographers, woodworkers, blacksmiths, and more.
HSS artists will also host creatives from DS4SI on site, and other organizations like Brain Arts and Little Saigon, as well as sites like Comfort Kitchen will host creative programs during Dorchester Open Studios. For more information, visit here!
About Humphreys Street Studios
Humphreys Street Studios’ mission is to foster a collaborative, diverse, affordable, and accessible artist workspace community in the Uphams Corner neighborhood of Dorchester, MA; to share its wealth of artists’ talents to serve the community through classes, workshops, apprenticeships, mentorships, exhibitions, and creative services; to work in partnership with neighboring artists, organizations, and initiatives to keep arts and culture vitalized; to encourage active participation in the Uphams Corner and surrounding neighborhoods ensuring the cultural and economic health and well-being of its residents; and to provide creativity, inspiration, and fellowship to friends and neighbors. HSS also hopes to serve as a model for non-displacement of artist studios in Greater Boston.
Humphreys Street Studios (HSS) is a dynamic and expansive property in the Uphams Corner neighborhood of Dorchester, MA, housing working artists and creative small businesses since its beginnings in 2002. Developed by artist Joseph Wheelwright and artisan Gneal Widette, HSS provides workspace for a diverse community of up to 50 tenants. HSS members have been valuable contributors to the beauty and cultural vitality of the Boston area–engaged in art, craft, design, and artisanry providing services, experiences, public, private, and commercial Artwork.
HSS workspaces are joined in two groups within a gated compound. The size of the property is 34,000 square feet, including a courtyard and a large back yard. The buildings contain approximately 26,000 square feet of rental space yielding a total of 40 workspaces. The variety of workspaces for artists include a three-story mill building, a two-story brick building and a lofty cement block structure with rows of skylights. www.humphreysstreetstudio.com