Once upon a time, all the art galleries in Boston were located on Newbury Street in Back Bay, then a few galleries moved to the South End, then a few new galleries opened up there too, and now Boston has a multi-neighborhood gallery scene.
Getting gallery enthusiasts to visit venues in both neighborhoods has always been a bit of a challenge, but the Boston Art Dealers Association (BADA) has come up with a new solution: The Art Bus - - a once-a-month free shuttle service between Newbury Street and the South End art district. The Art Bus will begin it's journey this Saturday, April 3rd.
The bus will transport gallery visitors between Back Bay and the South End free of charge from 12 to 4pm on the first Saturday of each month from September to June. To ride the bus, gallery visitors will need to pick up an Art Bus pass by visiting any BADA member gallery, and they can catch the bus as it runs a continuous loop making stops at:
• Thayer Street at Harrison Avenue
• Newbury Street at Berkeley Street (in front of the Church of the Covenant)
• Newbury Street at Dartmouth Street (in front of Fitz Inn parking lot)
If riders need to get back to where they came from, they can pick up another pass at any BADA gallery. Planning to ride the monthly Art Bus? Come back here to leave your comments on the service. For a list of BADA galleries click HERE.