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MassArt Announces Series of Night Market Events Bringing Next Generation of Creative Talent to New Audiences

Events to take place at The Station in Fenway in July, September, and October
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BOSTON – Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the country’s only independent public college of art and design, announced today it will host a series of Night Market events highlighting the entrepreneurial ventures of MassArt students and alumni. This unique pop-up art installation and open-air market is being created in partnership with Samuels & Associates at their outdoor community space, The Station, in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. 

“MassArt prides itself on being a college where artists hone their craft, and also one where they develop leadership, business, and entrepreneurial skills that all contribute to financial success doing what they love,” said Dr. Mary K. Grant, MassArt’s President. “The Night Markets are an innovative way for our students and alumni to introduce their art to new customers and incubate their start-up businesses.” 

MassArt launched the Creative Economy Business Incubator program to support arts entrepreneurship with guidance from MassArt faculty, industry experts, and visiting entrepreneurs. Working individually or in teams, participants spend two semesters developing, market testing, and refining a business idea. 

The Night Markets will take place on Friday nights from 4 to 8 p.m on July 12, September 6, and October 4, 2024.

Visitors to The Station will have the opportunity to view the work of three artists from recent incubator cohorts and an immersive installation curated by MassArt students. Visitors and customers can meet artists, get creative, learn new skills with interactive art demos, and purchase goods from some of MassArt’s next student and alumni entrepreneurs.  

The Night Markets are free to attend. The September and October night markets will also include video projections as the sun sets. The October Night Market will be fashion themed and will take place as an official event during Boston Fashion Week. 



About Massachusetts College of Art and Design: 

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good. Since 1873, MassArt has built a legacy of leadership as the first freestanding public college of art and design in the country, and the nation’s first art school to grant a degree. MassArt offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in art, design, and art education, taught by world-class faculty.  


About The Station:

Designed and operated by Samuels & Associates, The Station is The Fenway’s newest outdoor gathering space, first opened to the public in September 2022. Located at 1400 Boylston St., The Station is committed to the intersection of art and community, a place to celebrate our neighbors, and the new site of a rotating series of playful initiatives. This creative space is designed to foster experimentation, visibility, inclusivity, and amplification of local businesses and creators – with everything from a rotating art gallery to a wine garden, community pickleball court, rotating food and beverage vendors, swings, and games, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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