What are you giving Mom this year for Mother’s Day? Find creative, funky, and one-of-a-kind gifts at these annual events featuring local artists.
Each year MassArt students and alumni offer hand-crafted work at the MassArt Made Spring Sale. All the hand-blown glass, ceramics, paintings, jewelry, and other items you purchase support MassArt artists and student scholarships. Through Saturday, May 10 at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Building, 621 Huntington Ave. Daily hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Info at inside.massart.edu
If you think you can’t afford a piece of original art, think again. Items at the SMFA Spring Sidewalk Sale start at a mere $5. Peruse ceramics, photography, screen prints, handmade cards, jewelry, T-shirts, paintings, and more by 50 artists. School of the Museum of Fine Arts students display their wares along the Museum Road sidewalk on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In case of rain the sale moves indoors. Proceeds support the artists. For info visit www.smfa.edu/sidewalk-sale
Would the moms in your life like some jewelry (of course), porcelain tableware, hand dyed clothing, or a doggie portrait? There’s a lot to choose from at the Fort Port Spring Open Studios. Pick up a map and get ready to navigate studios of 75 artists, galleries, performances, drop-in art making stations, and outdoor public art installations. Preview is Friday, May 9 from 4-7 p.m. Open Studios are Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11, noon-5 p.m. in the Fort Point neighborhood. For information call 617-423-4299 or visit www.fortpointarts.org