Outside the Frame


Your local guide to what’s happening in Boston — with a flair for the avant-garde.

Arts & Culture

From openings by up-and-coming local artists to the best in the museum and university circuit, this is your guide to art and culture in Boston.

Classic and Contemporary Novels Set in Boston
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Classic and Contemporary Novels Set in Boston

September 27th, 2019

At Studio Allston, we’re always going on about visual arts, but what about the art of the written word? Beantown has been the birthplace of writers and the inspiration for countless books. If you’re planning to visit us, take a look at these classic and contemporary novels set in Boston. 

Thinking Green: 5 Ways to Practice Minimalism
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Thinking Green: 5 Ways to Practice Minimalism

September 13th, 2019

The word “minimalism” tends to evoke furniture-free apartments and plain white walls. Right? Not quite. Decluttering, reducing consumption and favoring quality over quantity are part of a personal practice with great benefits. If you’re curious about minimalism but don’t know where to start, follow these five tips. 

Find Art Inspiration in These Instagram Accounts
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Find Art Inspiration in These Instagram Accounts

July 31st, 2019

We all need color in our lives. If you add some eccentricity, quirkiness and creativity, you’ve got yourself a winning combo. Next time you’re in search of art inspiration, look no further than Instagram. If you don’t follow us yet, what are you waiting for? Find us at @hotelstudioallston.

5 Under the Radar Art Galleries and Studios in Boston
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5 Under the Radar Art Galleries and Studios in Boston

June 28th, 2019

We’ve covered Boston’s top contemporary art venues and best university museums and galleries. Now it’s time to turn our attention towards lesser known galleries and studios. While you may not have heard of these places, the artwork within their walls represent local and emerging talents, as well as unique perspectives. 

Benefits of Spending Time in Nature
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Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

May 16th, 2019

Caring for the planet is more important than ever. Everybody knows that. What might not be common knowledge is the importance that nature has to our mental and physical health and wellbeing. If you think that being outside isn’t for you, think again!

Everything you Need to Know about Art Week Boston
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Everything you Need to Know about Art Week Boston

April 3rd, 2019

The most creative time of the year is fast approaching. ArtWeek returns to Massachusetts from April 26 to May 5, 2019. Do you want to know more? Let’s dive right in!

Contemporary Art Venues in Boston
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Contemporary Art Venues in Boston

March 20th, 2019

When you think of Boston, what comes to mind? Colonial history, the Red Sox and baked beans may be the main attractions associated with the city. But were you aware that Boston is bursting with creative and modern art? Take a look at the best places to see contemporary art in Boston.

The Most Colorful Places in Boston
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The Most Colorful Places in Boston

February 25th, 2019

Boston may not initially strike you as a quirky, colorful and eclectic destination, however, we know better. This time, leave the Freedom Trail behind and join us on a tour to explore some of the most colorful places in Boston, all near Studio Allston.

Discover Your Inner Artist with These Creative Classes in Boston
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Discover Your Inner Artist with These Creative Classes in Boston

February 20th, 2019

Immerse yourself in art by signing up for a creative class. You may discover a new hobby or tap into your hidden artistic potential. Whatever you choose, we guarantee that these classes will get your creative juices flowing.

 Yoga and Meditation: The Key to Maintaining and Boosting Your Creativity
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Yoga and Meditation: The Key to Maintaining and Boosting Your Creativity

February 8th, 2019

After Hotel Studio Allston’s recent feature on amazing artists, it seems natural to follow it up with ways to tap into your creative soul. 

5 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Allston
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5 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Allston

February 4th, 2019

Time to freshen up on your Allston knowledge! Wow your friends after your visit to Studio Allston with these 5 fun facts about the neighborhood.

5 Famous Landmarks Near Studio Allston
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5 Famous Landmarks Near Studio Allston

January 21st, 2019

 

Some of the best historic landmarks in Boston can be found just streets away from Studio Allston! Make time to drop by these five during your stay.

Rock Steady: Best Venues for Local Music in Allston/Brighton
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Rock Steady: Best Venues for Local Music in Allston/Brighton

January 18th, 2019

Ready to rock out on your trip? You’re in luck! Studio Allston is surrounded by some of the best local music venues in Boston.

Shop ‘til You Drop at These 5 Vintage/Thrift Shops in Allston
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Shop ‘til You Drop at These 5 Vintage/Thrift Shops in Allston

November 27th, 2018

Love to shop but don’t want to break the bank? Fear not! Allston is brimming with vintage and thrift stores full of unique clothes, shoes, records, and other oddities. Support our local community by shopping at five of our favorite shops!

Must-See College Art Exhibits In Boston This Fall
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Must-See College Art Exhibits In Boston This Fall

November 9th, 2018

Calling all art buffs: Boston’s impressive roster of colleges and universities have some equally impressive art exhibits on deck for fall. Here’s four you’ll wont want to miss during your stay at Studio Allston.

Allston Open Studios is Back!
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Allston Open Studios is Back!

October 8th, 2018

Get your creative juices flowing — Allston Open Studios is back for its 32nd annual art popup!

Navigating the Boston Common
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Navigating the Boston Common

August 29th, 2018

The Boston Common is a must-see when visiting Beantown. Use this guide to learn about the park's rich history, natural beauty, and historic monuments.

 

Our Favorite Summer Museum Exhibits in Boston
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Our Favorite Summer Museum Exhibits in Boston

July 18th, 2018

A trip to the museum is perfect for a rainy day or to escape the heat during your summer stay in Boston. We’ve explored five of our favorite exhibits held in the city this summer, all a short train or cab ride away from Studio Allston.