Volunteer Day in the Shipyard


Last week, a group from TapJoy Boston came out to lend a hand and clean up our space for Shipyard of Shadows. Employees from TapJoy across the country took a break for a day of volunteering: #tapjoyhasheart. There were groups at the Oakland Zoo, the Ronald McDonald House, Saving the Bay, and many more. The Shipyard is now in much … Read More

Andres Amador, Art on the Shore

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Andres Amador Brings Art on the Shore to Boston Harbor. Andres Amador, a San Francisco-based artist, will be making spectacular art on the metropolitan Boston region’s public beaches from August 7-9 as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches Program.  We’ll be going to the beach this Saturday to help out! Andres’ artwork can span over 100,000 square feet, … Read More

7.23.15 – State of the Arts


HarborArts Presents: State of the Arts Hosted by Trifecta Editions at David Buckley Borden‘s Hibernaculum Thursday, July 23rd. 6-9pm The Innovation and Design Building 1 Design Center Place, Suite 142 State of the Arts features some of Boston’s most inspiring creatives, ranging from studio artists to curators to arts administrators. Multiple speakers present their creative practice in Pecha Kucha format … Read More

Cinemarina! 6.24.15


Cinemarina Wednesday, 6.24.15 Cinemarina is a bike-in movie event by the waterfront, right here in the Shipyard! On Wednesday, June 24, HarborArts will be screening “The Goonies”, a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. Guests will enjoy the film on a massive 25-foot inflatable screen powered by state-of-the-art projection and audio equipment, providing a top-shelf outdoor cinematic … Read More

Set Off the Summer 6.19.15


Friday 6.19.15 HarborArts Presents: Set Off the Summer Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, BLDG 32 256 Marginal St. East Boston, MA 02128 7-11pm | 21+ | $10 Suggested Donation Eastie week will kick-off at HarborArts, with a Summer in the Shipyard kick-off and pop-up exhibition. Join us for Set Off the Summer, an evening of art, music, and libations in … Read More

Call to Artists: Set Off the Summer!


  Hello creative people! HarborArts is putting on a summer kickoff event & pop-up exhibition on June 19 from 6-11pm here in the shipyard, in BLDG 32!  We’ve got space for up to 10 artists to showcase their work.  Here are the basic event details: Set Off the Summer EASTIE WEEK POP-UP • JUNE 19, 2015 – 6 to 11pm … Read More

Why Can’t Painting Just Be Painting


HarborArts Co-Director Rebecca V. has a guest post up on the highly regarded arts and philosophy blog Aesthetics For Birds, drawing inspiring conclusions regarding the possibilities of contemporary painting from a wide range of influences and experiences, including William Gibson, Sherri Irving, and painting shows recently on display at Boston’s ICA and NYC’s MOMA.  She writes: “The fetishization of originality … Read More



We had an amazing time at PORT CALL last Saturday.  Over 350 people came to the Shipyard to join us for a celebration of HarborArts’ new space in Building 32 and the programming we have planned for it.  We were delighted to see our old friends and make plenty of new ones, and we successfully raised funding for several artist … Read More

New Shipyard Mural by Elize Nazelie


Fresh off her recent solo show at Diesel Cafe in Somerville, local tattoo artist, painter, and muralist extraordinaire Elize Nazelie graced HarborArts with her talent this earlier week, adding a colorful and winsome mural of a proud shipyard cat and his Bluefin catch. Over the course of two sunny autumn days, Elize installed her latest work over the side shop … Read More

HarborArts Festival 2014 Photobooth pics are up!


Our friend and intrepid photographer Nate Wieselquist was behind the viewfinder in the photobooth during this year’s HarborArts festival and he brought along an amazing vintage laser background and some goofy props.  As you can see, the results were spectacular. Nate also snapped some beautiful shots outside the photobooth.  There’s a number of portraits of our tireless volunteers, and some … Read More

Grain Wood Shop


HarborArts makes its home within a 14 acre shipyard filled with enormous warehouses, old firehouses, and abandoned office buildings.  A visitor strolling around the Shipyard Gallery may eye the vast brick facades and broken plate glass and (erroneously) assume there are hundreds of artist studios tucked away behind them. Though we’re working on developing some of this fallow space into affordable … Read More

HarborArts Festival 2014 was a huge success!


HARBORARTS FESTIVAL 2014 – EVENT RECAP FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2014 HarborArts Presents: HarborArts Festival 2014 featuring Soul Clap and friends! Saturday, September 20, 2014 – Noon to Midnight at the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery, Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina Presented in association with We Are Music, Soul Clap Records, and Strewnshank Productions East Your Art Out!  HarborArts Festival 2014, … Read More

“Sailor’s Warning” by Gretchen Greene


HarborArts is proud to present another wonderful new addition to our collection!!  Last Friday, we installed a beautiful new piece by local artist K. Gretchen Greene: Sailor’s Warning K. Gretchen Greene Somerville, MA

“Gates of Transcendence” by Michael Alfano


Great News!  HarborArts is proud to present a wonderful new addition to our collection: Gates of Transcendence Michael Alfano Hopkington, MA “Gates of Transcendence is a face, ten times larger than life, split down the middle, representing two sides to every situation. It addresses the idea of transcendence in a number of ways, which the viewer can experience from multiple views. … Read More