Made In Fort Point, founded by FPAC in 2008, and originally located on Farnsworth Street, is celebrating its grand opening at its new location in Fort Point’s innovative and residential complex, 315 on A. Founded and run by The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc. of South Boston, Made In Fort Point is a store, gallery, community space, performance venue, and informal incubator for artists and small arts-related businesses. The store sells and exhibits the arts, crafts, and designs of over 75 Fort Point artists.
With the addition of Made in Fort Point at 315 on A developer Gerding Edlen continues their commitment to connect innovative and local artists with their residences and properties by collaborating with the Boston-based Fort Point Arts Community.
“We are tremendously grateful to the Fort Point developers who have generously supported Made in Fort Point in the past by donating space free of rent: Berkeley Investments, Commonwealth Ventures, and Beacon Capital Investments. We are thrilled to add Gerding Edlen to the list of supporters, and we are very much looking forward to being part of the 315A building” says FPAC's Executive Director, Emily O'Neil.
Additionally, FPAC and MIFP are fortunate to count several local businesses and restaurants as corporate sponsors for the store, most notably Gerding Edlen, the Barking Crab (located at 88 Sleeper Street) and Wagamama (opening at 320 Summer Street). FPAC is a 501-C-3 tax exempt organization, and relies on support to serve the mission of promoting the work of local artists to a broad and diverse audience; preserving the artists community in the Fort Point Channel area; ensuring the continuance of permanent, affordable studio space; building community; and increasing the visibility of the arts in Fort Point.
Jen Mecca, FPAC’s Board President notes, “Having financial support of community oriented, forward-thinking businesses such as Gerding Edlen, The Barking Crab and Wagamama enables FPAC to continue to serve our mission. We are deeply grateful for the support of these businesses, and look forward to engaging our patrons with theirs.”
More about Made in Fort Point:http://www.fortpointarts.org/
The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc. of South Boston, (FPAC) is a non-profit community organization founded in 1980 and run by neighborhood artists and volunteers. Our mission is to promote the work of our artiststo a broad and diverse audience; to preserve the artists' community in the Fort Point Channel area; to maintain and expand access to affordable studio space; and increase the visibility of the arts in Fort Point.
Fort Point artists generate art all year round, present two Open Studios events annually, advocate for the development and preservation of permanent studio space, organize art lending programs, run galleries and a store, create temporary public art, and actively participate in decisions that affect our neighborhood. We encourage new ideas, collaboration, connections, and economic growth.