ARTS FIRST Allston

ARTS FIRST Allston! 

Welcome to ARTS FIRST in Allston! Free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Both Harvard and the MBTA provide bus service between Harvard Square and Allston. Download the complete ARTS FIRST Guide for detailed information about all the events during the festival, which runs May 2-5. 

On Pointe: Transforming the Boston Ballet in Modern Times
Friday 1:30 pm

Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, Executive Director Max Hodges '03, MBA '10, and other alums discuss arts leadership in a rapidly changing world. More information.
Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Soldiers Field Road, Boston

Look Up, Allston! and Mural Unveiling
Friday 6–7:30
pm
Celebrate the end of the K–12 mentoring semester with student presentations and the unveiling of a new mural, designed by the middle school Mural Club, and student-created street banners.  
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston ​​​

Art in Print Gallery Show and Reception
Friday 6
9 pm
Join Zone 3 for a night of mixing and mingling with the artists of your favorite Art in Print pieces! Zone 3 will be hosting a gallery and reception showcasing the newsprint program that has reimagined how public art is presented by making limited-edition prints available for 25 cents throughout newspaper bins along Western Ave in Allston. Grab a drink, browse the collection of sold-out posters and see the reveal of Volume 3! More information.
Zone 3, 267 Western Ave, Allston

Western Ave. Arts WalkWestern Ave. Arts Walk
Saturday 1–4
pm, departures on the hour
Discover public art treasures of north Allston-Brighton with student guides. Contact with accessibility questions: 617.496.5022. RSVP online.
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Ice Cream Social 
Saturday 3–6 pm

Join the Harvard i-lab for ice cream and entertainment. The i-lab will be serving up scoops while pianist Phil Greenwald plays favorite family-friendly singalong rock tunes. No RSVPs needed, just come on by for afternoon fun, rain or shine!
Harvard i-lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave., Allston

 

Artist Demonstrations
Saturday 57 pm

Preview artworks on view for the Ceramics Program’s Spring Show and Sale (May 9–12) and watch seasoned artists demonstrate throwing on the potter’s wheel and sculpting with clay.
OFA Ceramics Program, 224 Western Ave., Allston

 

The Bauhaus Studio Exhibition Reception
Saturday 57 pm
The course VES 119, Material Research: The Bauhaus Studio, highlights the legacy of this influential school of art, architecture and design through artistic responses by students. More information.
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. & ArtLab, 140 N. Harvard St., Allston

 

Drinking and DrawingDrinking and Drawing
Saturday 6
–9 pm
Everyone's favorite art-making sessions are back for a special Saturday edition of Drinking and Drawing at Zone 3. Join Allston's own painter, illustrator and Zone 3 muralist Pete Cosmos, for doodling, drinks and creative inspiration. RSVP online.
Zone 3, 267 Western Ave, Allston

 

WAYS TO GET TO ALLSTON 

Walking: From Harvard Square, walk down JFK St. Continue over the bridge and down N. Harvard St., 2 blocks past the Stadium. 
Public Transportation: Take MBTA buses #66 or #86 to N. Harvard St. at Western Ave. 
Shuttle: Visit shuttle.harvard.edu for a complete shuttle schedule.