Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ahts Festival

Last year, right after I moved to Boston I heard about the Boston Ahts Festival. There are tons of artists who showcase their wares and there are demos and interactive art projects. I had a great time last year so I was super excited to go again this year! 
The weather was perfect, a slight breeze, seasonally cool temps. Just the type of weather that makes you want to wander from booth to booth and look at gorgeous artwork. There were paintings and ceramics. 
 Lots and lots or jewelry, modern, abstract, and traditional. Colorful and muted.
 Different types of photography and combinations of photography and paintings.
 Lots of art featuring Boston pride.
 I love the whimsical art the best, I think. It just makes you smile!
 Again this year, there were huge sheetrock panels set up for anyone to paint on. They'll become a mural somewhere in the city eventually. Kids and grown-ups were having a blast leaving their mark on the city.
 I also have a huge soft spot for blown glass. This studio was here last year, and I loved watching the glass making demo. They were making a vase and talking to the crowd. They are just so amazingly talented.
I think this is going to be a new tradition. It was great weather and a great way to spend a gorgeous late summer/early fall afternoon!

9 thoughts on the matter:

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said... {Reply}

Soooo great that the kids get to join in! We would LOVE that festival.

deb duty said... {Reply}

That looks awesome! I would love to spend the day there.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I love that everyone could 'leave their mark' on the panel and be part of the art that would eventually be displayed in the city. How awesome is that! :)

Lisa said... {Reply}

OH! MAN!!!! You gotta LOVE "BAHSTUN" :)

Tiffany said... {Reply}

That looks so amazing! What a great way to spend the day thanks for sharing all of that beautiful art...I so love the little animals, cute!


Sian said... {Reply}

Wow I would love to go to that! it looks amazing!

tinajo said... {Reply}

Seems like fun - and I LOVE the artwork! :-)

Haha, that´s fantastic that he´s learning you swedish - so rewarding for you both! I think he must have been living in Lund (what I guessed from the spelling) and in that case it´s even further south in Sweden than where I live (in Linkoping). Lund is beautiful! :-)
What are the parents doing over there?

Chic Homeschool Mama said... {Reply}

WOW- the glass blowing is fantastic!!!

Salma @ Chasing Rainbow said... {Reply}

Wow, that's pretty neat.
With great weather, and lovely arts and craft, I couldn't think of a better way to spend an afternoon either.