Chelsea artists and friends are exhibiting their work this weekend from 12 noon to 6 pm. Ten exhibitions at ten locations include the Gallery @ Spencer Lofts, the Historic 1657 Bellingham-Carey House (a former governor's mansion) and One North (a residential building). Those who like good coffee should stop by for a well-brewed cup and see the show at The Chelsea City Cafe & Gallery, where one meets local artists and a pleasant coffee crowd. For the beer fans, Mystic Brewery offers micro-brews, food and the exhibition "Street Art".
Port Park at 99 Marginal Street is a favorite spot. A curated selection of videos on jumbo screens can be viewed inside two shipping containers next to the basketball court. Filmmaker Allison Cekala's 27-minute video, Fundir, narrates the story of the giant salt pile sited adjacent to Port Park story. The film documents the mining of the road salt in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile and ends with the municipal facility's routines during the seasons.
Port Park is a brand new waterfront hangout with great views of the Tobin Bridge and surrounding harbor-side. The design by Landing Studio of Somerville, MA features industrial remnants unique to Chelsea's history as an industrial harbor. Old truck load racks have been turned into look-outs and giant skeletons of former oil tanks now bound an amphitheater and a water play area.
More info on the Chelsea Art Walk at chelseaartwalk.com.