r Letter From Eastie: Eastie Open Studios This Weekend.
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Letter From Eastie

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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Eastie Open Studios This Weekend.

Always wanted to see what's outside the airport? Maybe you've been dying to try that pizza at Santarpio's? Like art? Well now is your chance. The East Boston Artists Group will hold it's annual open studios June 4th and 5th from noon to 6:00 p.m. I went to this last year and it was so much fun. All of the artists were so nice, there was wine and cheese and other snacks for the visitors, and if you are looking to purchase some art this is a great opportunity to do that. I love the idea of having a studio. I want to have a studio. I'm not an artist, but maybe I could be if I had a studio and a community of artists to work with. Does crochet count?

For more information, check out the Eastie Artists Group web site here.

P.S. If you are going to Santarpio's, keep in mind that they do not take credit cards and they don't serve dessert, so head over to Cafe Italia for dessert. If you don't want pizza here are some other suggestions. (FYI: Angelo & Son's Seafood does not exist anymore, but Boston.com has not caught on yet.)

Update: Another reason to come to the open studios on Saturday. From today's Boston Globe:

Drill will simulate terror attack at Logan

The mayor's Office of Homeland Security and the Massachusetts Port Authority announced that they will conduct a simulated terrorist attack Saturday at Logan International Airport. Code-named Operation Atlas, the full-scale exercise will simulate a terrorist hijacking of an airliner en route from Paris to Chicago. The exercise will help officials assess the ability of first-responders to react to a high-level threat under US Department of Homeland Security guidelines.

Massport's description of the exercise here. I find it amusing that there is a "rain date" scheduled in case of severe weather conditions. This must be because the terrorists are deathly afraid of severe weather. They would never attack unless the weather was fair.

3 Comments:

  • At 4:07 PM, Anonymous carmeller said…

    Aw, what a bummer. In 2002 I got a painting at Open Studios. Every year since then I have been out of town on the weekend they hold it, and once again this year, I will be away!

     
  • At 1:19 AM, Blogger medea1234 said…

    Thanks so much for letting people know about East Boston Studios and thanks so much if you got a chance to attend. My biggest worry was that no one was going to attend and I really tried hard to get the word out...But to see our own neighbors promote Open Studio means a LOT to me and mean a lot to us Artist. If you missed Open Studios don't fret!! We will be having a closing recepetion for the People's Choice/ 375 annniversery Exhibit at the end of the month and if you get sign our mailing list you can get information about up comming shows. Which if you haven't heard are pretty amazing. If anyone attended let me know what you thought about it...but please be gentle...it was the first time I ever did anything like this.

    Thanks again!

    Sandra Castillo
    East Boston Open Studio 2005 Coordinator

     
  • At 8:49 AM, Blogger Marc said…

    Just a couple of notes on Santarpio's and Cafe Italia: Santarpio's really just does pizza; no pasta, no real appetizers to speak of (other than hot peppers and a couple of other items). But the pizza in amazing. I also hear that Cafe Italia has excellent pizza, but they don't serve it on Saturday night, when I tend to go (I get the pasta and desserts there--both excellent).

    One other place nearby for great Italian is Rino's on Saratoga Street. Excellent pasta and veal there!

    -Marc

    Founder,
    Boston's Hidden Restaurants

     

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