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Animal_Magnetism_Exhibit“Animal Magnetism: Celebrating the Radiant Spirit of Animals” is an exhibit of art prints by yours truly at the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston. You have until June 3 to stop by and enjoy this colorful celebration of fine furry beings, and while you’re there, you might just find a fabulous new friend to adopt!

This art exhibit features four dogs, four cats and a rather saintly cow. All pieces are for sale, and for each piece sold I am donating 50% of the net profit to the ARL. You get an imaginative and colorful work of art, and the ARL gets extra support for all the work they do on behalf of animals. It’s a win-win.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston is at 100 Chandler Street in Boston’s South End.

Adoption Center hours are:
Monday: by appointment only
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1-7pm
Friday, Saturday: 1-4pm
Sunday: 1-4pm (adoptions only)
Phone: (617) 426-9170

You can also follow the ARL of Boston on Facebook or on Twitter.

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Lola's Urban Vintage Truck

Lola’s Urban Vintage Truck

Local truck art has been catching my eye these days. Yesterday, just as the first SoWa Sunday of the 2013 was opening, I spotted several painted trucks in the Artisan’s Market lot.

Above is the roving Lola’s Urban Vintage store truck, whose motto is “Where Street Meets Chic.” Lola’s carries a collection of new vintage and handmade clothes, and many one of a kind pieces.

 

The Fashion Truck open for business at SoWa Sunday on May 5th

The Fashion Truck open for business at SoWa Sunday

The Fashion Truck is scheduled to be at a full roster of events during the month of May around Boston, South Yarmouth, Milton and Charlestown. Their mission, “Driving Style Forward,” appears to be working for this boutique on wheels with a curated mix of women’s clothing and accessories.

No story about truck art in Boston would be complete without a mention of the food truck scene that has grown fast and furious here in the last several years.

Cookie Monstah truck

Cookie Monstah truck

This past Sunday, “Boston’s Mobile Cookie Truck, ” otherwise known as the Cookie Monstah truck, was at SoWa Sunday bright and early.

Food trucks are taking the country by storm. Mobile Cuisine, an online resource for the mobile food community, has just started the 2013 Best Food Truck Graphic Design Contest, in search of the best custom designed food truck or food cart design. Elle Decor magazine published this food truck art slideshow with some examples from all around the United States.

As the 2013 outdoor season gets into full swing here in Boston, I’ll be on the lookout for great graphic design on wheels. Stay tuned.

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DSC02278Another season of SoWa Sundays begins! Sunday, May 5 marks the first day of this neighborhood staple that runs 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. through mid-fall. There is an outdoor artisans’ market, an outdoor farmers’ market, an indoor vintage market and delicious food truck meals in an open air shelter in the parking lot on Harrison Avenue between Gaslight restaurant and Randolph Street.

Some artists at the 450 Harrison Avenue studios will even open their doors to the public on Sundays. There’s a sandwich board sign just inside the building’s Thayer Street entrance that will tell you which artists are in that day.

Here’s a handy map of the South End’s SoWa (South of Washington Street) District.

A very cool event happening Sunday, May 19th is the SoWa Plant Swap. If you’ve got too much of something growing in your garden, you can take some of it there and trade it for something else. What a neighborly idea!

 

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