Hey Bostonians, looking for a new piece of art to spruce up your dorm room or to purchase for your parents back home? Stop by MassArt Made, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s new boutique, which sells art and merchandise created by MassArt students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
A similar boutique opened up ten years ago, modeled after boutiques at other art schools, such as RISD: Works at the Rhode Island School of Design. However, the school did not have the proper resources to sustain the boutique, and it closed. When the Kennedy Center was renovated in 2009, a new space was allocated for the boutique. It opened its doors on April 12.
While traditional art does make up a large portion of the store – think paintings, photographs, glass, and ceramics, for example – other types of art and design are also sold, such as jewelry, apparel, laptops, flash drives, and MassArt commercial products such as mugs and tote bags. Eighty percent of the merchandise comes from MassArt alumni in order to emphasize the diverse range of industries that alumni enter after graduation.
Ten percent of the proceeds of the boutique goes towards scholarships for MassArt students, so each purchase supports talented, artistic pre-collegiettes™ – the future of the art community!
MassArt students, if you’re interested in selling your work at MassArt Made, submit five to ten images to Manager and Creative Director Ginger Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org. A jury meets monthly to review the submissions, after which Ginger selects the merchandise.
MassArt Made is located at 625 Huntington Ave, Boston.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 – 7. Sunday, 12 – 6.